“They wanted fair food prices to feed their families…”
“They got a battle that changed the country and made history.”
The Real-Life Events Serving as a Dramatic Historic Fiction Period Thriller Television Series
Inspired by the
1902 Kosher Beef Boycott
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In 1902, the women of New York City’s Lower East Side banded together to create the first-ever all-female led Boycott to protest a dramatic increase in the price of beef by the nation’s most powerful monopoly.
Boycott is a four-quadrant limited-series historical drama (Five one-hour episodes-written; with limited-series spinoff potential) that portrays the nation’s shocking reaction to the first-ever women-led protest at the turn of the 20th century in New York City’s Lower East Side.
The 1902 Kosher Beef Boycott is the never-before-told story of how two unremarkable women, armed with fierce spirit and determination, challenge the titans of the Beef Industry, create the template for female-led grass roots social activism and fight religious, secular and familial resistance forever changing business practices in America.
INSPIRED BY TRUE EVENTS
The real-life incidents of the 1902 Kosher Beef Boycott lasted about three weeks, made national headlines, capturing the attention of President Theodore Roosevelt.
The Boycott’s feverish rallies, public agitation, violent protests involving tens of thousands, property destruction and mass arrests spread to cities throughout the country.
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Set in New York City’s Lower East side, circa 1900, this co-female-lead period thriller, supported by a mostly female ensemble cast, is set in motion when the Big Six, the nation’s largest cattle barons, Swift and Armour among them, illegally conspire to increase the price of Kosher Beef.
The price increase infuriated the Jewish community, threatening to prevent Jews from purchasing kosher meat, essential to their community’s cultural tradition and an important part of their diet.