‘Sister Rose’s Passion’ Plays at Seton Hall University
October 28, 2013

Seton Hall University is celebrating its 60th Anniversary of Jewish-Christian dialogue with a series of film screenings from  Oct. 2 to Nov. 6.  The films, each sharing stories of inter-faith relations, include Oren Jacoby’s “Sister Rose’s Passion,” which played on Oct. 23.  The long tradition of dialogue celebrates inter-faith alliance as a tool against prejudice.  Read more here.


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Oren Jacoby Featured at Aquinas Institute of Theology

Oren Jacoby was featured in “Illuminating the Christian-Jewish Relationship: The Films of Oren Jacoby,” an event co-sponsored by the Aquinas Institute of Theology, Eden Theological Seminary, and the Jewish Community Relations Council of St. Louis.  The event included clips of Jacoby’s “Constantine’s Sword” and Academy-Award Nominated “Sister Rose’s Passion.”   The program, held at the Aquinas Institute of Theology on September 22, concluded with a panel discussion and Q&A.  Read more about the event here.
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Talking About It! Associated Press Features Storyville’s New Film “Don’t Talk About It”
October 23, 2013

We’re so excited to see the story of Gino Bartali, a featured character in our new film “Don’t Talk About It: Italy’s Secret Heroes,” honored by the Jerusalem Holocaust Museum.  The Associated Press covered the story and reported on Storyville’s new film.  Read the full story here.




LAFAYETTE encore broadcast on PBS – 8/11/13
August 1, 2013

PBS will be airing an encore broadcast of our film LAFAYETTE: THE LOST HERO on Sunday, August 11th, 2013.

Check here to find out the broadcast time where you live.


Sister Rose’s Passion is now on iTunes!
May 29, 2013

Our Academy Award© Nominated documentary Sister Rose’s Passion is now streaming online! Grab your own digital copy from iTunesMovies.

This story tells of Sister Rose Thering’s crusade against Anti-Semitism. Follow Sister Rose’s journey as she unravels the obstacles she had to face as a devout Catholic nun defending the Jewish spirit.

Sister Rose's Passion on iTunes

Press Coverage From Italy!
May 3, 2013

We just got back from shooting recreations in Abruzzo, Italy for our documentary on Italy during WWII. Abruzzo’s local news publication, Il Centro, covered this story about our journey.

Check out the article (translation available) and stay tuned for more updates!

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May 1, 2013

Storyville’s Betsy West is Executive Producing The Lavender Scare,” the untold story of the most vicious witch hunt in American history.  Filmmaker Josh Howard (24-time Emmy award winner / CBS News 60 Minutes – Former Executive Producer) exposes the shameful witch hunt of the 1950’s & 60’s that targeted gay and lesbian federal workers and gave birth to the LGBT rights movement. To this day, there are still 29 states in which employment discrimination against LGBT workers is completely legal.

Watch the trailer and get involved. The film is in post production, but they need your support for funding it’s completion. The Kickstarter campaign has attracted 156 backers raising $31,881 so far, but they must raise at least $50,000 by May 26, 2013 for the project to be funded. Click here to learn more about the film & make a contribution.

Stay up to date with the film’s progress by following it on facebook & twitter. Thank you for your support and for sharing this story!



MAKERS Premiers!
March 1, 2013

Storyville is excited to announce that MAKERS premiered on PBS last Tuesday night. If you missed the show, you can watch it at www.makers.com.

Betsy West, the executive producer for the film, wrote an article for The Daily Beast as well as a blog entry capturing the reactions and her thoughts. Keep up with the blog and all MAKERS news here.

Congratulations, MAKERS and happy Women’s History Month!

NPR – Racial Issues, Far From ‘Invisible’ On D.C. Stage
October 9, 2012

NPR recently did a story about Oren Jacoby’s adaptation of the classic novel, “The Invisible Man” by Ralph Ellison.  You can take a listen or read the entire story over on their website.

“Invisible Man” adaptation by Oren Jacoby opens in Washington, D.C. Sept. 9th!
August 13, 2012

Oren Jacoby’s adaptation of the classic novel, “The Invisible Man” by Ralph Ellison, will open at the famous Studio Theater in Washington, D.C. on September 9th. The play has been called “remarkable”, “hypnotic”, and “should be seen far and wide”. Previews on September 5th. Buy tickets here and read the Washington Post article here or click on the photo below.



RISK TAKERS: Meredith Whitney premieres on BLOOMBERG TV
June 25, 2012

Storyville Films latest profile of banking analyst Meredith Whitney premiered June 20, 2012 on BLOOMBERG TV’S RISK TAKERS series!

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For a sneak peak at the show, click on the following link:


Storyville produces video for Yo-Yo Ma’s SILK ROAD PROJECT
February 16, 2012

Storyville recently finished production on a short promotional film for Yo-Yo Ma’s SILK ROAD PROJECT.  Click here to watch it.



Invisible Man opens to rave reviews!
February 15, 2012

Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune
3 1/2 Stars. “a remarkable, 205-minute, must-see, three-act dramatic achievement adapted by the writer and filmmaker Oren Jacoby”
“a remarkable piece of made-in-Chicago theater that deserves to attract national attention and will, for sure, thrill and inspire Ellison’s fans”

Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times
Highly Recommended. “A dense, eerily luminous, otherworldly cloud of bulbs and chandeliers hovers over the stage of Court Theatre now, as an altogether hypnotic adaptation of Invisible Man, Ralph Ellison’s classic novel about race, power, freedom and identity, receives a galvanic, emotionally fevered world premiere.”

Kris Vire, TimeOut Chicago
5 Stars. “Each member of the ten-person ensemble shoulders his or her weight, but Teagle F. Bougere puts out a Herculean effort as the nameless title character, fully commanding the stage he essentially never leaves … This Invisible Man should be seen far and wide.”

Oliver Sava, TimeOut Chicago
Performer of the Week: “In the title role of Court Theatre’s five-star adaptation of Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man, Teagle F. Bougere gives an astounding, exhausting performance”

Tony Adler, Chicago Reader
“mesmerizing … I can tell you right now that you won’t see a stronger ensemble this season.”

Mike Fishcher, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
“Appearances don’t deceive with this show: It looks good, and it is. It’s worthy of Ellison’s great novel, and like the Invisible Man himself, it deserves to be seen.”

Steven Oxman, Variety
“As the unnamed, first-person narrator who learns to embrace his self-described “invisibility,” actor Teagle F. Bougere possesses an easy eloquence (that, given the torrent of words, can’t be easy) and charisma, with a smile that can portray joy, optimism, puzzlement and anger discretely or simultaneously.”

Brian Hiegglelke, Newcity
“The performance of Teagle F. Bougere as “Invisible Man” is a wonder.”
‘An invisible man, live on stage’ – Chicago Tribune
January 18, 2012

An invisible man, live on stage

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INVISIBLE MAN in development at University of North Carolina Wilmington
November 16, 2011

Invisible Man at UNCW

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July 12, 2011

We’re excited to announce the premiere of RISK TAKERS, a documentary series we produced for BLOOMBERG TV.  It premieres at 9 o’clock in the evening on Tuesday, July 12, on Bloomberg TV.  A new episode will air every Tuesday through the summer.
In New York, you can find RISK TAKERS on channels 30 and 730 (HD) on Time Warner, and channel 325 on RCN. Everywhere else, you can find your local channel at this website.

Thanks for watching!

The official Bloomberg page for the show is:


BENNY GOODMAN screens at the Jacob Burns Film Center
June 22, 2011

The New York Times covered the Benny Goodman: Adventures In the Kingdom of Swing screening as part of the Jazz Sessions film series at the Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville.

Read more here >

Our new Website has launched!
June 21, 2011

We’re excited to launch our new website today. Feel free to look around and let us know what you think.