Sheila Nevins - Honorees - The Gordon Parks Foundation

Sheila Nevins is President, HBO Documentary Films, for Home Box Office responsible for overseeing all documentaries and family programming for HBO and Cinemax and their multiplex channels. During her tenure, HBO’s critically acclaimed programs have won numerous awards. She has received 17 Prime Time Emmy Awards, 24 News and Documentary Emmys, and 25 George Foster Peabody Awards. She has supervised and assigned projects to filmmakers that have gone on to win 18 Academy Awards. Nevins has been honored with several career achievements awards, including a 2005 Emmy Lifetime Achievement Award and a Personal Peabody Award in 1999.


"I never met anyone like Gordon Parks. Kind, wise, and above all, immensely talented."