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Sheila Nevins Biography
Sheila Nevins is an American television producer and the former President of HBO Documentary Films who has produced over 1,000 documentary films for HBO and is one of the most influential people in documentary filmmaking.
Sheila has worked on productions that have been recognized with 35 News and Documentary Emmy Awards, 42 Peabody Awards, and 26 Academy Awards.
She has won 32 individual Primetime Emmy Awards, more than any other person.
Sheila Nevins Age
Sheila is 79 years old as of 2018. He was born on April 6, 1939.
Sheila Nevins Husband
Sheila is married to investment banker Sidney Koch. Sheila and Sidney got married in 1972 and they had a home in Litchfield, Connecticut and an apartment on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. The couple has one son David Koch who was born in 1980.Sheila Nevins Photo
Her son has been struggling with Tourette syndrome and Sheila has discussed the struggle has had with the ailment and her struggle to be a working mother with a son who was ill. She has said that the 2007 HBO series, Addiction, was inspired by her son’s struggles with substance abuse.
Prior to her marriage with Sidney Koch, Sheila was married to a lawyer who had also attended Yale. They had gotten married in 1963. By then Sheila wanted to pursue a theater career, but her husband wanted her to be home evenings and weekends and this forced her to find a daytime job. Their marriage eventually ended in a divorce.
Sheila Nevins HBO
Sheila was hired by HBO in 1979, as Director of Documentary Programming on a 13-week contract and she continued in that position until 1982.
From 1983 to 1985, she had a production company called Spinning Reels and created the animated educational program Braingames.
She later returned to HBO as Vice President of Documentary Programming and in 1995, she became the Senior Vice President of Original Programming.
Sheila was the Executive Vice President of Original Programming at HBO from 1999 to 2003. In 1998, she said that she produced 12 documentaries a year at HBO, with budgets that were typically US$600,000 in 1998 dollars.
She was HBO’s President of Documentary and Family Programming since 2004 and only retired from the position in March 2018.
Sheila Nevins Net Worth
Sheila has an estimated net worth of around $1.5 Million.
Sheila Nevins Salary
Sheila earns a salary of around $92,220 per year.
Sheila Nevins Book
In 2007, Sheila wrote the forward to the book Addiction: Why Can’t They Just Stop?. The book was based on the HBO documentary series of the same name and was produced in association with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.
Sheila Nevins Documentaries | Sheila Nevins Movies And Tv Shows
|2019||I Love You, Now Die: The Commonwealth Vs. Michelle Carter (Documentary)|
|2018||Bleed Out (Documentary)|
|2018||The Emperor’s Newest Clothes (TV Movie)|
|2018||Outside the Bubble: On the Road with Alexandra Pelosi (TV Movie documentary)|
|2018||A Dangerous Son (Documentary)|
|2018||Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind (Documentary)|
|2018||The Number on Great-Grandpa’s Arm (Documentary short)|
|2018||RX: Early Detection – A Cancer Journey with Sandra Lee (Documentary short)|
|2017||Classical Baby: The Lullaby Show (TV Movie)|
|2017||15: A Quinceañera Story (TV Series documentary)|
|2017||The Newspaperman: The Life and Times of Ben Bradlee (TV Movie documentary)|
|2017||Meth Storm (Documentary)|
|2017||Baltimore Rising (Documentary)|
|2017||Traffic Stop (Documentary short)|
|2017||Rolling Stone: Stories from the Edge (Documentary)|
|2017||Happening: A Clean Energy Revolution (Documentary)|
|2017||Arthur Miller: Writer (TV Movie documentary)|
|2017||If You’re Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast (Documentary)|
|2017||32 Pills: My Sister’s Suicide (Documentary)|
|2017||Warning: This Drug May Kill You (Documentary)|
|2014-2017||Saving My Tomorrow (TV Series documentary)|
|2017||Mommy Dead and Dearest (Documentary)|
|2017||Becoming Warren Buffett (Documentary)|
|2017||Cries from Syria (Documentary)|
|2016||Ebola: The Doctors’ Story (TV Movie documentary)|
|2016||Risky Drinking (Documentary)|
|2016||Marathon: The Patriots Day Bombing (Documentary)|
|2016||Underfire: The Untold Story of Pfc. Tony Vaccaro (Documentary)|
|2016||Three Days of Terror: The Charlie Hebdo Attacks (TV Movie documentary)|
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Sheila Nevins Interview
How often does your lack of a filter get you into trouble?
SHEILA NEVINS Very often. A boss once said to me, “Do you ever have an unexpressed thought?” Probably not. But there was a point in my career when I did have to learn to lean back. My candor now depends on who is in the room. How high up the ladder those men are.
Men. Interesting. I think your frankness makes the book. I’m not sure I needed to know the details of your gallstone removal, though.
NEVINS The hospital gave them to me afterward, and I brought them to the office in a little cup. I made people guess what they were. No one got it right. (Howl of laughter.) I think I might not be normal. Do you want them? I still have them somewhere.
I think I’ll pass.
NEVINS I think you are really rude.
You write that you felt it was necessary at HBO to hide your age. Really?
You got an incredible group of celebrities to read chapters — Kathy Bates, Martha Stewart, Gloria Vanderbilt, Lily Tomlin, RuPaul. How did you manage that?
NEVINS And I didn’t pay anyone. Hah! I don’t really know how I did it. It’s impossible to think that Meryl Streep might agree to read your story. So you don’t think. You just do. With her, I knew someone who has an office next to hers, and we got it to her assistant. Suddenly I’m opening a letter from Meryl Streep saying she wants to do it. I almost passed out.
You know you’re one of the true originals, right?
NEVINS No, I don’t. I don’t like that. I think you pay an enormous price for being “an original.” I think I’m empathetic. I catch rising stars. I catch falling stars.
I don’t know what that means.
NEVINS It’s not my fault you’re not smart enough to figure it out.
NEVINS Oh, so true. Older women are terrified they will be disregarded or discounted. Older men get to be called “distinguished.” There is no equivalent word for women. Nobody wants to listen to an old broad.
How do you know?
NEVINS I work in media! All people talk about is wanting a young audience — young, young, young — and you read the writing on the wall. It’s not like you pipe up in a meeting and say, “Actually, older brains can think smart and young too.” You go and get Botox.
Why are you talking about your age now?
NEVINS It’s time to be old out loud. I’m trying to own it. I’m trying to be a role model. There aren’t many old lady role models. But it’s not easy. In fact, even saying that I start to feel a little weepy. I don’t seem to be able to embrace being in my late 70s. I just can’t tolerate it on some level.
Toward the end of the book you have a punch-in-the-gut line: “I’m angry that it’s almost over, just when I understand I’ve just begun.” Was that hard to confront?
NEVINS It was much harder to write about my son, who has Tourette’s, although he told me I could. The next hardest was the story about my mother. I really didn’t want to go back there. In fact, that was the one I almost didn’t write. And that one — that one! — was the one Meryl Streep most connected with and wanted to read for the audiobook. What a dope I am.