Sheila Nevins '60, president of HBO Documentary Films, joins Barnard President Debora Spar for a conversation on leadership in the film industry. Widely regarded as the most powerful executive in the documentary community, Nevins is often described as the “de Medici of Television” for her unwavering support of nonfiction filmmakers. Projects bearing her imprimatur have won 24 primetime Emmy Awards, 28 news and documentary Emmy Awards, 23 Academy Awards, and 35 George Foster Peabody Awards—including, in 1999, a personal Peabody for being “one of the true independent spirits in television today, whose passion and vision consistently create excellence.”
The Athena Center for Leadership Studies Power Talks feature today’s leaders in conversation on provocative topics of the moment. Each talk will be followed by audience Q&A. Come join the conversation.