History Studio

Historical Research for Film, Television & New Media

If your entertainment project is historical, you've come to the right place. The History Studio offers expert historical research and consulting by professional historians. We know history. We know sources. We have access to resources open only to credentialed academics.  You give us the questions, we give you cutting-edge information about any historical period, delivered quickly and intelligently.

We are a team of Ph.D. historians with a deep knowledge of the field, impeccable credentials, and connections to historical experts worldwide. 

Our credits include historical consulting for projects at HBO, PBS, ABC-TV & independent feature film productions

 

"Your work was speedy, efficient, and very precise. I'd ask a specific question or express curiosity about a particular subject, or tangent within that subject, and before I knew it, you'd provided answers and an extensive bibliography of primary sources - stuff I never knew existed nor had seen cited anywhere else."

-Randall Jahnson, screenwriter The Doors and The Mask of Zorro

 

"The History Studio was so instrumental in assisting in the development and the formation of our film 'Under the Apple Tree.'  The research they did on the life, speech, lifestyle, clothes, behavior, and politics influencing Americans during the 1940s gave our script the realism it needed.  I am a strong believer in research and making sure that you have all your information clear and authentic before your project goes to film.  Having a pleasant and organized company giving us all the materials we needed was the biggest benefit to me, as a producer."

-Leslie LaPage, film and TV producer and director, founder of LA Femme Film Festival


 Ad for Jackie Coogan movie at The Leader Theater, Washington, D.C. ca. 1922

Ad for Jackie Coogan movie at The Leader Theater, Washington, D.C. ca. 1922