Wolper to Develop Ringling Bros. Circus-Related Programs

Jun 28, 2005  •  Post A Comment

Producer Mark Wolper and the Wolper Organization have inked a deal with Feld Entertainment, producer of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, to develop a range of programs related to the circus, such as celebrity-driven reality shows and a documentary about the circus, the companies announced Tuesday.

“The circus tradition is one that is rich with drama, humor, intrigue, thrills, excitement and laughter-all qualities that make great television,” said Kenneth Feld, chairman and CEO of Feld Entertainment.

“This is television that the entire family can watch,” Mr. Wolper said.

Mr. Wolper said in a press release Tuesday he was preparing presentations for both cable and broadcast networks based on the concept.

The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus has been touring and performing since 1871.