Session

AGENDA

Keynote Conversation: HBO Documentary Films' Nancy Abraham and Lisa Heller

Monday, June 11, 2018
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Cascade

This year marks an evolution for HBO Documentary Films, with Nancy Abraham and Lisa Heller jointly assuming leadership of the premium cable network's highly regarded documentary and family division. Building on a deep history with the broadcaster, Abraham and Heller between them have worked on hit HBO documentaries including Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds and The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst. Join Abraham and Heller at Banff for a conversation about their vision for HBO documentaries, the strategy behind the buzzed-about 2018 slate of films, which includes Jane Fonda in Five Acts, Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind, Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland and I Am Evidence, and what they are looking for now.

Moderating:


Barry Walsh
Editor & Content Director
Banff World Media Festival


Featuring:


Nancy Abraham
EVP, Documentary & Family Programming
HBO

Lisa Heller
EVP, Documentary & Family Programming
HBO

In Partnership With

At the Banff Media Festival, we met with Netflix and took a ride up Sulphur Mountain on the gondola. That’s where we made the pitch.
- Naveen Prasad, EVP and GM, Elevation Pictures?

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