Magazine article Screen International

Sheila Nevins Heads New MTV Documentary Films Division

Magazine article Screen International

Sheila Nevins Heads New MTV Documentary Films Division

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MTV Studios unit will develop films, specials for third-party streaming services, premium networks, MTV platforms.

Longtime HBO documentary head Sheila Nevins is joining MTV to launch a documentary films division for the Viacom-owned, youth-oriented cable network and production company.

As part of MTV Studios, MTV Documentary Films will develop films and specials for third-party streaming services, premium networks and MTV platforms. In a statement, the company said the division will “embrace a new generation of filmmakers exploring the social, political and cultural trends and stories important to young people.”

Under its MTV News and Docs and MTV Films banners, MTV has in the past produced projects including documentary series True Life, features Hustle & Flow and Bad Grandpa, and theatrical documentaries Tupac: Resurrection and The Original Kings Of Comedy. …

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