Harpo Productions

Harpo Productions

Harpo Productions is an incorporated US-based multimedia production company founded by media mogul Oprah Winfrey (the name 'Harpo' is 'Oprah' spelled backwards, and is not to be confused with Harpo Marx). It also includes Harpo Films. It is based in Chicago, and Harpo Studios is located in the Near West Side neighborhood of Chicago.

The land where the studio now sits once housed a cold storage warehouse that was used as a makeshift morgue for victims of the capsizing of the steamer "SS Eastland".Fact|date=September 2008 The 88,000 square foot facility was renovated and opened in the late 1980s for use by "The Oprah Winfrey Show". [cite news | url=http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=950DE3DC1038F931A25750C0A96F948260 | title=Oprah Winfrey's Odyssey: Talk-Show Host to Mogul | author=Colander, Pat | publisher="The New York Times" | date=1989-03-12]

Harpo productions


* 2005: Zora Neale Hurston - "Their Eyes Were Watching God", with a teleplay by Suzan-Lori Parks and Misan Sagay
* 1989: Gloria Naylor - "The Women of Brewster Place", with a teleplay by Karen Hall
* 1990: "Brewster Place", a spinoff from the 1989 miniseries
* "The Oprah Winfrey Show"
*"Oprah After the Show"
*"Dr. Phil".
*"The Rachael Ray Show"


*2007: Denzel Washington (dir.) - "The Great Debaters", with a screenplay by Suzan-Lori Parks and Robert Eisele
*1998: Toni Morrison - "Beloved", with a screenplay by Akosua Busia
*1998: "The Wedding"


*"Oprah & Friends"


*Harpo Records


External links

* [http://www.harpocareers.com/harpoFilms.asp Harpo Films]
* "Color Purple" SlideShow [http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2005/12/01/theater/20051202_PURPLE_SLIDESHOW_1.html ]
* [http://www.oprah.com/about/press/about_press_bio.jhtml Oprah Winfrey's biography]

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