Authenticity Review

Authenticity reviews are always conducted by a team of experts, headed by a History Studio partner. Our team vets for authenticity and accuracy. We review every detail, while also assessing the project’s overall context and cultural representation. Our authenticity reviews include two work products: a fully annotated script / manuscript, with detailed comments and suggestions,…

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On-Air Experts

Drawing on our vast network of experts and subject specialists from around the globe, History Studio identifies and vets on-air talent.  We ensure productions feature the most relevant and reputable voices in the field.

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Cultural Sensitivity Review

Every project needs to appeal to as wide an audience as possible and not unwittingly invite bad reviews for its portrayal of certain characters or controversial events, and lead to an unexpected Twittterstorm.  Are characters portrayed as authentically and sensitively as they need to be? Are depictions of groups or individuals in line with how…

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Development Consulting

History Studio provides research consulting when a project is in the crucial developmental stage.  Our teams understand that creative process.  We support writers and creators by digging up rich resources and new leads, tapping into sources behind academic paywalls and fueling ideas for story threads, characters, scenes, and even sensory experience.  We can help unearth…

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Scouting

History Studio experts have access to reams of untapped material and riveting untold stories from the past and present. As scholars we are immersed in these narratives and pull our clients into this rich world of story ideas, unknown to Hollywood and beyond. Clients tell us what subject, genre, period and/or type of content they…

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General Research

History Studio provides creative professionals with the research needed to make every project as gripping, powerful, and accurate as it can be. No question is too big or too small for our team of award-winning experts. History Studio handles any research question, drawing on our training to mine archives, libraries, and other resources available only…

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Evelyn Alsultany

Evelyn Alsultany is a leading expert on the history of representations of Arabs and Muslims in the U.S. media. She received her B.A. at the University of Michigan, M.A. at the New School for Social Research, and Ph.D. at Stanford University. She is the author of Arabs and Muslim in the Media: Race and Representation…

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Elizabeth Hinton

Elizabeth Hinton is a historian of American inequality and is considered one of the nation’s leading experts on policing and mass incarceration. She earned her B.A. from New York University and her Ph.D. from Columbia University and is a professor of history, African American Studies, and law at Yale. Hinton’s articles and op-eds can be…

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Maria Ivy

Hailing from South Florida, Maria Ivy relocated to Los Angeles to attend the University of Southern California, where she earned her BS in Business Administration and Cinematic Arts. Upon graduation, she provided script services for organizations such as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Austin Film Festival, and the Writer’s Guild of…

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Malinda Maynor Lowery

Malinda Maynor Lowery is a historian and documentary film producer who is a member of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina. She is a Professor of History at UNC-Chapel Hill and Director of the Center for the Study of the American South. Films she has produced include the Peabody Award-winning A Chef’s Life (PBS, 2013-2018),…

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