Sheila Nevins is an institution.

A legend.

An American television producer and head of MTV Documentary Films division of (Viacom-owned) MTV Studios since 2019, the 82-year-old Nevins previously was the President of HBO Documentary Films, where she produced over 1,000 docs.

She is, and remains, one of the most influential figures in documentary filmmaking.

So why exactly did she leave HBO?

She says she was given the gate, pushed out after 38 years of meritorious service — 26 Oscars; 32 Primetime Emmy Awards; 35