As a fearless female reporter in the early 1900’s, Ida Tarbell worked tirelessly to take on and expose the corruption of John D. Rockefeller and Standard Oil. Her 1904 book, “The History of the Standard Oil Company,” would eventually become a best-seller;
“Ida Tarbell was a groundbreaking figure in the field of investigative journalism and our script chronicles her unique story of bringing justice to the white collar crime world of corrupt business practices,” said Shannon Factor, writer, producer and founder of Cinespire. “We expect strong interest in developing this into a full-length feature film as the issue is still relevant in today’s post-Enron environment.”
Based on exhaustive historical research and public domain sources, Factor and her writing partner, Lex Hrabe, comprised a comprehensive film script that addresses various aspects of her life as a female pioneer who discovered that the lines of right and wrong are not always what they seem.
Piecing together information from her own factual evidence, Tarbell’s reporting turned her into an archenemy of Rockefeller, America’s first billionaire. Her compelling account of his business practices garnered a wave of public outcry that eventually lead to the breakup of Standard Oil, resulting in the creation of Chevron, Exxon, Mobile and many of the large oil companies that still exist today.
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