DIRECTED BY: Marc Levin, Mark Benjamin

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Mark Benjamin, Marc Levin & Forest Whitaker


LINE PRODUCER: Kara Rozansky

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS (Sundance): Evan Shapiro, Sarah Barnett, Michael Klein


SERIES FILM EDITING BY: Jenner Furst, Daniel Praid & Vanessa Procopio


Sundance Channel hit the streets of Newark in BRICK CITY, a powerful docu-series that premiered in September 2009.  Executive Produced by Oscar-Winning Actor Forest Whitaker and acclaimed filmmakers Marc Levin and Mark Benjamin.


BRICK CITY follows Newark Mayor Cory Booker, Police Director, Garry McCarthy, and Blood gang member turned youth counselor, Jayda Ru -- along with a supporting cast of citizens on the frontlines – from Memorial Day to Election Day 2008. Their diverse stories converge in the struggle to change a city plagued with violence, poverty and corruption, into a new beacon of hope for urban America.


"Quite simply, you have never seen a docudrama that looks like this five-night, five-hour series." - Andy Dehnart of


"Brick City plays like a verité version of The Wire, one of TV's finest series ever. It's the ultimate reality show."-Bruce Fretts of TVGuide Magazine.