Harpo ProductionsHarpo Productions (also referred to as Harpo Studios) is a U.S.-based multimedia production company founded by Oprah Winfrey (the name "Harpo" is "Oprah" spelled backwards, and was the name of her on-screen husband in ''The Color Purple'') and is the sole subsidiary of her media and entertainment company, Harpo, Inc. Harpo Productions' subsidiaries consist solely of Harpo Print, LLC (the company's publishing house).
One of its subsidiaries, Harpo Films (the company's film studio), was shut down in early 2013. Another, Harpo Radio (the company's radio broadcasting division), was shut down January 1, 2015 after satellite radio provider SiriusXM decided not to renew the deal with the radio service. Announced December 4, 2017, the company previously held 50% of the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) (the company's joint venture cable network with Discovery Communications) now hold 25.5% of the stake in OWN. Discovery Communications purchased 24.5% of OWN for $70 million and have majority control of OWN.
The company was based in Chicago, and Harpo Studios (the company's TV production studio and corporate headquarters for Harpo Productions) was located in the Near West Side neighborhood of Chicago until the studios closed in 2015. Harpo Productions and OWN are both currently based in West Hollywood, California. Provided by Wikipedia
Published 2008“...the Weinstein Company presents a Harpo Films production ; produced by Todd Black, Kate Forte, Joe...”
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Published 2000“...Oprah Winfrey presents a Harpo Films Production ; directed by Mick Jackson....”
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