OREN JACOBY (Director / Producer / Screenwriter) is an Oscar® nominated filmmaker who has been making award-winning pictures for more than two decades. He has produced documentaries for the BBC, ABC, HBO, PBS, National Geographic, VH-1, and NHK (Japan).
He recently completed production on “Lafayette: The Lost Hero” which will be broadcast this summer on Arté and in Septwmber on PBS. He recently made “The Last Girl on Earth” a romantic-comedy short commissioned by the Tribeca Film Festival based on a screenplay by Richard Dresser; see it online @ http://surround.verizon.net/presents/tff/
Jacoby has directed plays at Theater for the New City, the Williamstown Theater Festival, Ensemble Studio Theater, the West Bank Café and regional theaters, including new works by Richard Dresser, Quincy Long, and Franz Xavier Kroetz. He collaborated with Adrian Hall on an adaptation of Robert Penn Warren’s “All the King’s Men”, with songs by Randy Newman, at the Dallas Theater Center and Trinity Rep. His stage adaptation of Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man was performed in a reading at the Tribeca Theater Festival, in a co-production with the Classical Theater of Harlem. He wrote the screenplay for “Shores of a Dream” (in development) and is co-author with Forrest Stone of the original screenplay “Tarzan Brown” for the Oxford Film Company.
He attended Brown University, RISD and the Directing Program of the Yale School of Drama and is a native New Yorker.