Oren Jacoby

Oren Jacoby is an Oscar-nominated director and producer of documentary films, about historical and contemporary subjects, including such iconic figures as Mikhail Gorbachev, Michael Jordan, Duke Ellington and The Beatles. His films include: "Lafayette: The Lost Hero"(2010), Constantine's Sword (2008), "Sister Rose's Passion" (2005), The Shakespeare Sessions (2003), Stage on Screen: The Topdog Diaries (2002), The Beatles Revolution (2000), and Sam Shepard: Stalking Himself (1998). His stage adaptation of Ralph Ellison's "Invisible Man" premiered in 2012 at the Court Theater in Chicago, starring Teagle Bougere. Jacoby was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Short Subject in 2005 for "Sister Rose's Passion" which also won Best Documentary Short Film at the 2004 Tribeca Film Festival. He has written, directed, and produced award-winning films for two decades. His work has been recognized by the American Film Institute, the Alfred I. DuPont / Columbia awards, the MacArthur Foundation, the Sundance Institute, ITVS, Britain’s Royal Television Society, and by AMPAS.

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