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Dick Clark Productions
Type Private
Founded Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA (1957)
Founder(s) Dick Clark
Headquarters Santa Monica, California, USA
Key people Orly Adelson, President
Industry Television Production
Website www.dickclarkproductions.com

Dick Clark Productions (stylized as dick clark productions by the company) is an entertainment production company founded by entertainer Dick Clark. Since its inception in 1957, the company has produced a number of television shows, television specials and televised movies. Such programs include American Bandstand, Where The Action Is, TV Bloopers & Practical Jokes, Camp Midnite, and the NBC series American Dreams (which includes classic footage from American Bandstand).

Its work also includes such specials as its first awards show, American Music Awards, the Academy of Country Music Awards, the Golden Globe Awards and Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin Eve.

On June 19, 2007, Dick Clark Productions was sold to Daniel Snyder, Washington Redskins owner and chairman of Six Flags, for $175 Million.[1]

The origins of the name and the non-capitalization

The name of the company dated back to, at latest, 1964, when Dick Clark's public relations manager, Henry Rogers of Rogers & Cowan, suggested naming his production company after himself, so he can be more visible following Bandstand's move to Hollywood. Later, Clark rented a building on the Sunset Strip, in an area among visible, legendary clubs and landmarks. According to his 1976 book, "Rock, Roll and Remember": "I hung up a very modest sign in lowercase print -- dick clark productions -- and started producing."[2]

References

  1. ^ Lieberman, David (June 19, 2007). "Dan Snyder buys Dick Clark's TV, music company". USA Today. http://www.usatoday.com/money/media/2007-06-19-redzone-dick-clark_N.htm. Retrieved 2009-09-07.  
  2. ^ Clark, Dick; Robinson, Richard (1976). Rock, Roll and Remember. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Company. p. 253).  

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