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MTV To Launch Documentary Films Unit To Bring Pressing Social Issues To The Younger Generation

Los Angeles, CA, United States (4E) – MTV will soon launch its own documentary films unit and it has enlisted former HBO executive Sheila Nevins to spearhead the unit.

Nevins has been tasked to develop a slate of documentary features, specials, and shows for MTV Documentary Films, which will be under MTV Studios. The material the unit seeks to produce aims to inform young adults about pressing social issues and inspire them to take action, Variety reported. The Emmy-winning producer will lead a new generation of filmmakers as they work on projects focusing on cultural, political, and cultural trends that are important to the younger generation.

“The whole purpose here is to energize the large population of young people that MTV embraces,” Nevins said in a statement. “The world is in a sorry state. We need to energize people in some way to make regular people feel that they can make a difference.”

Nevin’s move to MTV takes place one year after she ended her 38-year run with HBO. During her many years with HBO Documentary Films, she has earned 34 Emmy awards and has produced more than 1,5000 series and films. Among her most notable work include ‘When the Levees Broke’, ‘America Undercover’, ‘Paradise Lost’, ‘Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief’, The Hollywood Reporter wrote.

With her new stint at MTV, Nevins hopes to approach documentaries in a new way that will appeal to younger adults. Among the core issues they hope to unpack and present to the audience is the 2020 presidential election to encourage the younger generation to register and vote.

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