Morgan Neville

Director/Producer, 20 Feet from Stardom
Nominated for: Best Documentary

Over the past 18 years, MORGAN NEVILLE has made films about many of the musicians who have helped shape 20th Century music. Neville has been nominated for three Grammys for his music films: Respect Yourself: The Stax Records Story and Muddy Waters Can’t Be Satisfied, Johnny Cash’s America and won an Emmy for Hank Williams: Honky Tonk Blues.  His film Troubadours, with James Taylor and Carole King, premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival.

Neville founded Tremolo Productions in 1999, and the company is now regarded as a top producer of cultural documentary films. Productions include: Crossfire Hurricane for The Rolling Stones/HBO, Beauty Is Embarrassing, The Cool School, Burn, Pearl Jam Twenty and The Union for director Cameron Crowe, The Night James Brown Saved Boston (VH-1), and Ray Charles America (A&E Indie Films). Neville is now working on a film about the rivalry between Gore Vidal and William F. Buckley.