♦ NEWS – Linda Aspey presented Sheffield DocFest’s first-ever Creative Leadership Award June 2016

May 22, 2016 Linda Aspey No Comments

Linda Aspey with Sheila Nevins smallI was thrilled when Liz McIntyre (CEO and Festival Director, Sheffield DocFest) called to offer me the opportunity of presenting their first ever Creative Leadership Award at the Crucible Theatre in June 2016.

The Festival programme was an exciting line-up that tapped into the zeitgeist of the personal, political and economic from around the world. Film-makers explored some of the biggest themes we face, through stories about real people – stories that touch our hearts and makes us feel alive and connected.

And I was honoured to meet Sheila Nevins to present her with the DocFest 2016 Creative Leadership award.  Sheila is an American TV Producer and the President of HBO Documentary Films who has produced over 1000 documentary films and is one of the most influential people in documentary film-making. Sheila has worked on productions that have been recognized with 65 Emmy Awards, 46 Peabody Awards,  and 26 Academy Awards. She has personally won 29 individual Primetime Emmy Awards, more than any other person!

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