Vox Media acquires Epic Magazine and Epic Digital

Vox MediaVox Media has acquired Epic, which includes Epic Magazine, the nonfiction publisher, and its sister company Epic Digital. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Epic, which has over 40 film and TV projects currently in development and has a first-look deal with 21st Century Fox, will remain an independent division within Vox Media Studios.

Epic was founded six years ago by journalists Josh Davis and Joshuah Bearman in an effort to publish “true stories that get noticed,” according to the company. Epic works with Fortune 500 companies like Google and IBM to provide brand insights and their first television show, Little America, is forthcoming on the new Apple streaming service later this year.

Marty Moe, President of Vox Media Studios, said, “In Epic, I see not only a company known for sophisticated, character-driven work, but also a group of innovators who, like Vox Media, set out to build a new business model to sustain great storytelling — for the benefit of both consumers and brands. With the distribution power and infrastructure that Vox Media has honed over the past decade, Epic’s important work will entertain and inform more fans than ever before.”

Current projects include “Little America,” the anthology series coming to Apple’s streaming service; a film about the Silk Road drug empire scripted by the Coen brothers; the forthcoming feature film “King of the Jungle,” starring Seth Rogen and Michael Keaton, based on the Wired article by Davis; and a film that will center on John DeLorean, with George Clooney set to direct.

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