The Story That Inspired the Joe Weider Movie

By Dan Solomon

As many of you have already heard, the remarkable story of Joe Weider is headed to the big screen, set for a 2018 release date.  As a co-executive producer of the film, one of our objectives in the early stages of the project was to educate some of Hollywood’s most talented actors about Joe’s life in an effort to inspire them to play key roles in the movie.  Under the watchful eye of award-winning producer Steve Lee Jones we created a brief video that tells a little about Joe’s crusade.  I was honored to narrate the story with some help from my long time friend Shawn Perine, editor-in-chief at Muscle & Fitness and Flex Magazine.  For the last 4 years this video was held confidential, used for internal purposes only.  Now, for the first time, I am able to share it with you.

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For two decades, Dan Solomon has earned a reputation as a leader in the world of fitness & bodybuilding publishing. Having conducted many of the industry’s most wide reaching and high profile interviews, Dan has served as host and lead commentator for the Mr. Olympia contest, the Arnold Schwarzenegger Classic, while also having appeared as host & moderator at the Olympia Press Conference. In 2018 Dan was named Chief Olympia Officer by American Media Inc to oversee the Olympia brand and its annual showcase event held annually in Las Vegas.  Dan was Co-Executive Producer for the movie BIGGER, The Story of Joe Weider (in theaters 2018) and he developed the Pro Bodybuilding Weekly radio show in 2005, a first of its kind program, for which he was awarded the IFBB’s Lifetime Achievement Medal by co-founder Ben Weider. Prior to creating Digital Muscle, Dan was the Senior Features Editor at Muscular Development Magazine and has worked with many of the top brands in both nutrition and media.
His favorite thing to talk about? Baseball.