Emmy winner Max Lewkowicz (“Morgenthau”) and Dog Green Productions have acquired the rights to legendary songwriter Irving Berlin’s life and music. The plan is to turn the famed composer and lyricist’s life into a scripted TV series titled “Irving” with a pilot aiming to begin production in 2018.
Born in Russia in 1888, Berlin sailed to America and settled on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. He worked his way up from a singing waiter in Chinatown to creating songs for hit shows on the stages of Broadway and Hollywood. Berlin died in 1989.
Valerie Thomas and Elena Berger Melman will produce and Lewkowicz and Theodore Chapin will executive produce the series which is currently not attached to a network.