Producer Matthew Einstein to Adapt Liberty Magazine Articles for Film, TV (Exclusive)
Einstein's new production shingle will produce films, tv series and digital content based on the magazine's properties.
The pages of Liberty Magazine are set to come the big and small screen.
Matthew Einstein (300: Rise of an Empire) and his newly minted Tradition Pictures are partnering with the decades old publication to produce films, television series and digital content based on the magazine's over 17,0000 literary properties.
"As a lover of history," said Einstein, "I wanted to provide a platform for some of the absolutely amazing events, both contemporary and ancient, that are little known to modern audiences.”
"Once Matthew and I met, it was immediately clear to me that we shared the same vision and passion and I feel our library is in very capable hands,” said Robert Whiteman, who has owned and published Liberty for the past half century.
Starting in 1924 by Robert McCormick of the Chicago Tribune and Joseph Patterson of The New York Daily News, Liberty saw original contributions from F. Scott Fitzgerald, Albert Einstein, Mahatma Gandhi, George Bernard Shaw, Al Capone, Walt Disney and Dr. Seuss, among many others.
Einstein is the former director of development at Atmosphere Entertainment; he recently launched his own Los Angeles-based production company that will focus on historical content.
Tradition Pictures is repped by UTA and SGSLLP.