What is my Why?
I LOVE THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY!
After six months of the pandemic, social and political unrest, SBS is my new life's purpose, my personal passion, my professional reinvention! I am now allowing the pandemic to happen, FOR me and not TO me! This strange, challenging, crazy, unreal and surreal time has given me new purpose but mostly, an opportunity to reinvent myself and to serve a greater community. I am 100% committed to collecting and sharing and preserving the personal and true stories of celebrities, professionals and fans while serving this unique angle of our entertainment history to a global community. We are the Truth Behind the Curtain! Also my personal and spiritual who, what, when, where and why, is to be the best father I can be and provide for my family. That is my everything!
Marion J. Caffey, Founder, CEO ~ July 8, 2020
Since the DAWN of time humans have used STORYTELLING to COMMUNICATE, ENTERTAIN and EDUCATE!
The company was founded by Marion J. Caffey during the late summer of 2020, the year of the Coronavirus pandemic. Being a producer, director and creator for the American Theater and concert stage, he is a veteran storyteller. When the theater world was stopped in its tracks by COVID-19, Mr. Caffey decided to make lemonade out of the pandemic lemons. He was inspired by the many passionate, poignant, revealing, funny and raw stories he heard and told over his 40+ years in the entertainment industry. He was also inspired by the stories, feelings, spirit and evolution coming out of the #MeToo, #TimesUp, the pandemic and #BLM movement following the horrific murder of George Floyd.
He thought these personal and true stories deserved a permanent video home and ShowBiz Stories was born! SBS’s goal is to be the new and unique home for online personal and true video stories told by all entertainment industry celebrities, professionals and fans alike. Over 40 years of working in theater, TV, on movie sets and in the music world, he's heard all kinds of insider stories. Some were amazing, funny, inspiring, sad, fascinating, crazy, tea spillin’ and passionate stories. SBS is where the world can come to experience, like, share and contribute to these intriguing stories. Welcome to our dream come true. ShowBiz Stories: The Truth Behind the Curtain! WHAT’S YOUR STORY? Lights, Camera, Action…
Marion J. Caffey
MARION first and foremost is proudest of being a father to two amazing children, Christopher Howard and Mari Caffey. He has the rare distinction of having written, directed, performed and choreographed for Broadway, Off-Broadway and countless north American regional theaters. He is an award winning director and the current producer of the iconic show Amateur Night at the Apollo. He was key in bringing to reality and overseeing the opening of Amateur Night Japan in 2019 with the largest entertainment company in Japan, Yoshimoto Kogyo LTD as producer. He was Amateur’s Casting Producer for Showtime at the Apollo with Steve Harvey on FOX Television. His creations have appeared on and Off-Broadway, Television, PBS Great Performances, The White House, J.F. Kennedy Center, HDNet and on three continents. Projects in development: World Tenors Unleashed and The Musical Adventures of Three Mo’ Tenors: (An Animated Series). Previous projects: Apollo Live on BET, Three Mo’ Tenors, MLK Memorial Groundbreaking Ceremony, The Voice of Alegria, 3 Mo’ Divas (NAACP Image Award Nomination-Best Album), Street Corner Symphony, Bowfire and Cookin’ at the Cookery: The Music and Times of Alberta Hunter (NAACP Best Musical and Director winner). Marion is a proud army veteran and member of Omega Psi Phi fraternity!
Christopher is currently an executive producer at Peloton. He first established himself behind the lens at the age of 13 training at his grandfather's photography studio. It was there he fell in love with creating images. After moving to New York he began the art of videography where he connected with a deeper passion in the art of visual media. He has worked for networks such as MTV, BET, TV One, and has also worked with major venues like the Apollo Theater. He has had the pleasure to work with esteemed brands like Tory Burch, Allure Magazine, PBS American Masters, Stella Artois, Marchesa, Verizon and NBC just to name a few. Christopher's celebrity photography includes President Bill Clinton, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Quincy Jones, Michael Bloomberg, Diahann Carroll, Cicely Tyson, Elizabeth Moss, Louis C.K., Elijah Wood, Sigourney Weaver, and he is the last artist to photograph the late Dr. Maya Angelou. He has worked for several independent news outlets including VICE News. In 2016 he established the first ever media film unit for the New York City Department of Correction, Rikers Island and created the documentary film “We Were There,” which in 2019 was inducted into the 9/11 Museum in New York City. He is the co-owner of Second Screen Media and was a Producer at FOX News. Howard is also involved with several non-profits including: My Brother’s Keeper; a program at Santa Fe College that targets at risk youth, The Westchester Barber Academy Foundation which is aimed at training barbers and beauticians to administer HIV testing to their clients in an attempt to eradicate the disease in the minority population, as well as ‘The Dream Project’ which is an organization raising money to construct a functioning and self-sustaining community for the homeless.