Whoopi Goldberg Reality Series Heading to TV
About 44 Blue Productions
44 Blue Productions is an award-winning producer of non-fiction, reality, lifestyle and action-adventure programming, whose series have aired on more than a dozen domestic television networks and in more than 120 countries worldwide. Founded by Rasha and Stephanie Drachkovitch, 44 Blue's impressive slate of groundbreaking series includes A&E's hit Wahlburgers; Animal Planet's Pit Bulls & Parolees; the upcoming Pecos League on FOX Sports; MSNBC'S critically acclaimed Lockup and its spinoff series Lockup: Raw, Lockup: World Tour and Life After Lockup; LMN's Killer Kids; Style's Emmy-nominated Split Ends, Spike's Deadliest Warrior and OWN's Gracie Award-winning Married to the Army: Alaska. 44 Blue's current slate includes projects with high-profile partners such as Mark Wahlberg, Donnie Wahlberg, Dick Wolf, Rob Lowe, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Jennifer Garner and others. 44 Blue is repped by the William Morris Endeavor Agency.
About One Ho Productions
Whoopi Goldberg and Tom Leonardis have been partners since 1995, with projects in virtually every entertainment medium. The duo produced Goldberg's NBC sitcom, "Whoopi," as well as the hit Lifetime original drama series "Strong Medicine," that became the longest-running original drama created for basic cable. Other credits include "The Word According to Whoopi" (Bravo); "STREAM" (FEARnet); and the game show "Head Games" (Discovery Science Channel). Their Lil' Whoop Productions produced the three half-hour specials "Whoopi's Littleburg" (Nick Jr.), as well as "Just For Kicks" (Nickelodeon).
In addition to theater hits including "Whoopi....The 20th Anniversary," the Tony-nominated "Sister Act" and the provocative rock musical "White Noise," Whoop, Inc. has produced four movies for television: Lifetime's "A Day Late and A Dollar Short"; "What Makes a Family" (produced with Barbra Streisand, Cis Corman, Craig Zadan and Neil Meron); Showtime's "Ruby's Bucket of Blood" and the TNT original movie "Call Me Claus." It also produced "Coach," the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival Best Documentary Short, about legendary coach C. Vivian Stringer, for ESPN's "Nine for IX" series, and the feature-length documentary, "Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley," which also premiered at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival and on HBO. Currently in the works are a film adaptation of the Dorothea Benton Frank novel "The Christmas Pearl" and a documentary series on the history of black entertainers. Whoop, Inc. is repped by the Creative Artists Agency.