Award - winning Producer, Composer, Recording and Performing Artist Shuki Levy Named Co-Chair of The Einstein Legacy Project

Co-creator of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Pledges His Support in the Search for Future Einsteins

TORONTO, March 14, 2017 /CNW/ - The Einstein Legacy Project is pleased to announce that award-winning producer, composer, and recording artist Shuki Levy has been named Co-Chair of the Einstein Legacy Project.  The project celebrates the 100 year anniversary of Einstein's General Theory of Relativity, with a mission to honour his life and legacy and to identify and inspire the next generation of brilliant minds on the planet.

"We are honoured to have Shuki Levy join us as co-chair at The Einstein Legacy Project," said Rami Kleinmann, Founder, Einstein Legacy Project and CEO, CFHU. "Our vision is to unite the best and brightest to lead our celebration of Einstein's legacy, and he is a perfect addition to our team. Shuki is one of those rare individuals who, through his imagination and passion, creates inspirational works touching people's hearts and creating a connection to the world. His pledge to support the Next Einstein through his upcoming projects is a very meaningful gift for Einstein's birthday."

In support of the Einstein Legacy Project, Levy is donating a portion of the proceeds from two upcoming feature film productions. The first project, Masada 1942, is a musical drama based on Levy's stage musical Imagine This, which was most recently produced by the Freies Musical Ensemble in Munster, Germany. The second feature film, Eli & Mali, is an animated musical for kids. The donated proceeds will help fund The Next Einstein (www.thenexteinstein.com), an online competition launching March 28th, that searches for the next big idea with the potential to change the world for the better. The South African version of the competition is currently underway with the participation of 10,000 school-aged kids in partnership with the European Space Agency (www.space4thenexteinstein.com).

"I am honoured to co-chair the Einstein Legacy Project working alongside Judy Tanenbaum. Einstein said that imagination is more important than knowledge, and this resonates with me on so many levels," said Shuki Levy, adding: "Everything I have I owe to imagination. I am thrilled to support Einstein's legacy through my own creative projects." Levy co-created the hit TV series Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, and was the driving creative force behind Saban Entertainment, a children's programming giant that he co-founded with his long time business partner Haim Saban. The new "Power Rangers" movie is in theatres March 24th.

For more information on the Einstein Legacy Project, please visit www.einsteinlegacyproject.com

About the Einstein Legacy Project:
It has been 100 years since Albert Einstein created the General Theory of Relativity changing the world with the power of his intellect and vision. To celebrate this historic milestone, the Canadian Friends of the Hebrew University (CFHU) through The Einstein Legacy Project is embarking on a number of global initiatives to recognize and honour the world's greatest minds and innovators.

SOURCE Canadian Friends of the Hebrew University

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