What is HBO? - Sheila Nevins MAKERS Moment
Sheila Nevins on falling in love with the idea of possibility.
- And then I heard about a job at HBO, and I thought what is HBO? So I went to the library on 42nd Street, which is ironic 'cause that's where HBO finally wound up and I looked up HBO, and it was movies, and they were looking for someone to direct documentaries, so I thought I was gonna be directing. And I thought that's good because I'm a member of the Writers Guild and now I'll be a member of the Directors Guild so I'll be able to double file my psychiatric bills, you see. But it didn't work out that way. And then I just fell in love with the possibility. And I thought I was gonna be directing and then they told me that was a corporate job, that I would be sitting. And then I thought, oh, that's good 'cause then I can wear heels.