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Industry Editor Exclusive: Who Are the 2022 Tony Nominators? Photo Industry Editor Exclusive: Who Are the 2022 Tony Nominators?
by Cara Joy David - May 8, 2022

As we focus on the Tony nominations announcement on Monday, you may be wondering – who does the nominating? This year over 50% of the announced nominators will not in fact be nominating anyone. There are now only 29 essential players in the Tony nominator pool.

Honorees Announced for 2022 Women of Vision Awards: The Future is Feminist Photo Honorees Announced for 2022 Women of Vision Awards: The Future is Feminist
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 27, 2022

Today, the Ms. Foundation for Women announced the honorees for the 2022 Women of Vision Awards: The Future is Feminist. The annual gala will take place at Ziegfeld Ballroom in New York City on May 17, 2022.

Paramount+ to Premiere MTV Documentary Films' Award-Winning Slate Photo Paramount+ to Premiere MTV Documentary Films' Award-Winning Slate
by Michael Major - Nov 15, 2021

Paramount+, the streaming service from ViacomCBS, today announced it will exclusively premiere MTV Documentary Films’ award-winning slate including two feature-length documentaries, titled 'Ascension' and 'Sabaya'. four documentary shorts and one animated short. The films are Executive Produced by Sheila Nevins.

MTV Documentary Films Acquires Skye Fitzgerald's HUNGER WARD Photo MTV Documentary Films Acquires Skye Fitzgerald's HUNGER WARD
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Feb 23, 2021

The film, directed by Oscar® nominated and Emmy® nominated director Skye Fitzgerald, documents the devastating human cost of the on-going conflict in Yemen, which disproportionately affects children.

MTV Documentary Films to Make Doc 76 DAYS Free on Jan. 23 Photo MTV Documentary Films to Make Doc 76 DAYS Free on Jan. 23
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Jan 19, 2021

MTV Documentary Films announced a first-of-its-kind initiative to make the award-winning documentary 76 DAYS available for free free via virtual cinema to independent art house cinemas across North America on January 23rd, the one-year anniversary of the start of the COVID-19 lockdown in Wuhan, China. 

76 DAYS, A Vital Look at the Earliest Days of the Pandemic in Wuhan, China, Launches  Photo 76 DAYS, A Vital Look at the Earliest Days of the Pandemic in Wuhan, China, Launches in Virtual Cinemas on Dec. 4
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Nov 3, 2020

MTV Documentary Films is pleased to announce the release of 76 DAYS, a raw and emotional look at the struggles of the people of Wuhan, China

Showtime Documentary Films Announces Premiere of AMERICAN SELFIE Photo Showtime Documentary Films Announces Premiere of AMERICAN SELFIE
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Oct 8, 2020

Showtime Documentary Films announced today it will premiere acclaimed filmmaker Alexandra Pelosi’s new film AMERICAN SELFIE: ONE NATION SHOOTS ITSELF on Friday, October 23 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

Tribeca Film Festival Announces Winners For 2020 Jury Competition And Art Awards Photo Tribeca Film Festival Announces Winners For 2020 Jury Competition And Art Awards
by Kaitlin Milligan - Apr 30, 2020

The Tribeca Film Festival, presented by AT&T, announced the winners for the 2020 juried competition, awarding top honors from this year's program.

Tribeca Film Festival To Debut Select Programming Online Photo Tribeca Film Festival To Debut Select Programming Online
by Kaitlin Milligan - Apr 3, 2020

The Tribeca Film Festival, presented by AT&T, announced plans today that select programming from the 19th annual Festival will be presented online.

HBO to Debut FINDING THE WAY HOME on December 18 Photo HBO to Debut FINDING THE WAY HOME on December 18
by Kaitlin Milligan - Nov 21, 2019

Approximately eight-million children are currently growing up in orphanages and institutions around the world. Inspired by the work of J.K. Rowling's Lumos Foundation, whose mission is to end the institutionalization of children worldwide by 2050, FINDING THE WAY HOME, debuts on HBO on WEDNESDAY, DEC. 18 (9:00-10:05 p.m. ET/PT). Directed by Emmy® winning and Oscar® nominated Jon Alpert and Matthew O'Neill and narrated by Oscar® winner Eddie Redmayne, the film shines a light on six extraordinary stories of hope and resilience. Given intimate access to families across the globe, the filmmakers feature children who have found their way to loving homes after experiencing the traumas of child trafficking and institutionalized life. 

Sheila Nevins Videos

HBO to Debut LIBERTY: MOTHER OF EXILES on October 17 Videoplay
HBO to Debut LIBERTY: MOTHER OF EXILES on October 17

by Kaitlin Milligan - Oct 1, 2019

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for THE EMPEROR'S NEWEST CLOTHES Featuring Original Music fr Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for THE EMPEROR'S NEWEST CLOTHES Featuring Original Music from William Finn

by Stage Tube - Oct 26, 2018

Hans Christian Andersen's legendary tale is reimagined into a playful animated special for today's children. The classic fable gets a colorful, music-filled makeover in the whimsical THE EMPEROR'S NEWEST CLOTHES, written and produced by Sheila Nevins, directed by Simon Wilches-Castro and featuring the voices of Emmy© winner Alan Alda, Emmy© winner Jeff Daniels, and Alison Pill. The special features original songs by Tony Award-winning composer William Finn ('Falsettos, 'The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee').

VIDEO: HBO Debuts Trailer For ROBIN WILLIAMS: COME INSIDE MY HEAD Documentary Videoplay
VIDEO: HBO Debuts Trailer For ROBIN WILLIAMS: COME INSIDE MY HEAD Documentary

by Stage Tube - Jun 7, 2018

VIDEO: HBO Debuts Trailer For ROBIN WILLIAMS: COME INSIDE MY HEAD Documentary

STAGE TUBE: Watch Elie Wiesel's NIGHT Reading, Featuring Broadway's Jessica Hecht, Tovah Feldshuh, Sheldon Harnick and More
by Stage Tube - Feb 8, 2017

Prominent figures from the arts, politics, human rights, social justice, the media, and academia gathered for a continuous reading of Nobel Peace laureate Elie Wiesel's seismic Holocaust memoir, 'Night,' at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Place, on Sunday, January 29, 2017. The all-day 'Night' event took place in front of an overflow audience at the Museum. You can watch footage of the entire event, produced by Folksbiene executive producer Christopher Massimine (edited to 4:30 hours), below!

VIDEO: First Look - Carrie Fisher & Debbie Reynolds in Upcoming HBO Documentary BRIGHT LIGHTS
by Caryn Robbins - Sep 6, 2016

The new documentary BRIGHT LIGHTS, starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, chronicles two golden ages of American cinema through the life and intimate relationship of Carrie Fisher and her mother, Hollywood legend Debbie Reynolds.

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Trailer for 'Mapplethorpe: Look At The Pictures'
by Stage Tube - Apr 4, 2016

The only thing more outrageous than Robert Mapplethorpe's photographs was his life. He was obsessed with magic and in particular, with what he saw as the magic of photography and the magic of sex. He pursued both with insatiable dedication.  “Look at the pictures.” With these words, Jesse Helms denounced the work of Robert Mapplethorpe. Twenty-five years later, the first and most complete documentary about the artist since his death, by acclaimed directors Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato, does just that,with unprecedented unlimited access to his archives and work.  Check out the trailer below!

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - HBO Premieres Documentary REQUIEM FOR THE DEAD Tonight
by TV News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

Directed by Shari Cookson and Nick Doob (HBO's Emmy®-winning “The Memory Loss Tapes” and Emmy®-nominated “Paycheck to Paycheck: The Life & Times of Katrina Gilbert”), this timely documentary debuts TONIGHT, JUNE 22 (9:00-10:15 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO.

VIDEO: First Look - HBO to Premiere Documentary REQUIEM FOR THE DEAD, 6/22
by Caryn Robbins - Jun 16, 2015

Directed by Shari Cookson and Nick Doob (HBO's Emmy®-winning “The Memory Loss Tapes” and Emmy®-nominated “Paycheck to Paycheck: The Life & Times of Katrina Gilbert”), this timely documentary debuts MONDAY, JUNE 22 (9:00-10:15 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO.

STAGE TUBE: Watch Just-Released Trailer for HBO Documentary- LARRY KRAMER IN LOVE & ANGER
by Stage Tube - Jun 2, 2015

Last night HBO hosted the premiere of LARRY KRAMER IN LOVE & ANGER, airing June 29 at 9pm, at the Time Warner Center. In attendance to support both Kramer and the documentary were stars of stage and screen including Mark Ruffalo and Joe Mantello, both of whom starred in THE NORMAL HEART (on HBO and Broadway, respectively) as Ned Weeks, the character that Kramer based on himself. Documentary director Jean Carlomusto, Christine Baranski, Kelly Bishop, Cherry Jones, Stephen Spinella, and President of HBO Documentary Films, Sheila Nevins were also in attendance to screen the film and present Larry with a cake celebrating his upcoming 80th birthday on June 25. Check out a just-releasd trailer for the film below!

VIDEO: New Trailer for HBO Scientology Doc 'GOING CLEAR'
by Movies News Desk - Feb 20, 2015

The HBO DOCUMENTARY FILMS presentation GOING CLEAR: SCIENTOLOGY AND THE PRISON OF BELIEF, directed by Oscar winner Alex Gibney (HBO's 'Taxi to the Dark Side' and 'Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God'), will debut in prime time SUNDAY, MARCH 29 (8:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO, with an encore the next night, Monday, March 30 at 9:00 p.m. Click below to watch a trailer!