R. Eric Lieb

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R. Eric Lieb is a writer and was a founding partner of Blacklight Transmedia.[1] At Blacklight, Lieb focused on the creation and development of all film, video game, television, comic book and new media franchises.

Career history[edit]

Prior to Blacklight, Lieb was the Editor-in-Chief of Fox Atomic Comics and the Director of Development for Fox Atomic,[2][3] the youth-market film studio. Theatrical releases from the studio included Jennifer's Body, and I Love You Beth Cooper, and 28 Weeks Later. At Fox Atomic, Lieb created Fox Atomic Comics, working with publishing partners HarperCollins and Boom! Studios.[4]

Before joining Fox Atomic, Lieb held positions at Artisan Entertainment and Lionsgate, where he worked on such films as the Academy Award-winning Crash, as well as The Punisher, Saw, Saw II, The Devil's Rejects, and Hostel. While at Lionsgate Lieb pioneered the motion comic trend by spearheading an animated version of the Saw: Rebirth comic book, for which he also wrote the story.[5]


Lieb graduated in 2001 with a BA from the University of Southern California School of Cinema-Television.


  1. ^ Imagine's "Transmedia Storytelling" Deal http://www.deadline.com/2010/01/imagine-does-transmedia-storytelling-deal/
  2. ^ Public symposium exploring the role of transmedia http://www.tft.ucla.edu/calendar/academic/transmedia/
  3. ^ First Titles from Fox Atomic Comics by Trevor Soponis, PW Comics Week -- Publishers Weekly, 4/10/2007
  4. ^ Ross Richie and Eric Lieb on the Boom! / Atomic Partnership http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=20212/
  5. ^ Saw: Rebirth IMDB http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0818519/