Longtime HBO executive Sheila Nevins will be leaving the company after 38 years with the pay-cable network. HBO announced today that Nevins, the president of HBO Documentary and Family Programming, will leave in early 2018.
Nevins commented in today’s announcement that she is leaving to “pursue the rest of my life.”
“HBO is in my DNA and I will always consider it to be my alma mater,” she added.
HBO Chairman and CEO Richard Plepler says in the announcement: “The word legend is often thrown around loosely in our business, but in Sheila’s case it actually applies. She has been an integral part of HBO’s extraordinary success. Her impact, not only in the documentary field, but throughout popular culture is nothing short of remarkable, and she has built an extraordinary team that is second to none in our industry. To say that we will miss her is insufficient, but we are thrilled that she will continue to wear her artistic hat on a number of documentary projects for HBO in the coming years.”
The announcement notes: “During her tenure at HBO, Nevins oversaw the production of more than 1,000 documentary films and earned more Primetime Emmys than any other individual. As an executive producer or producer, she has received 32 Primetime Emmy Awards, 35 News and Documentary Emmys and 42 George Foster Peabody Awards. HBO’s critically acclaimed documentaries have also gone on to win 26 Academy Awards.”
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Sheila Nevins (CBS interview)