@ Executive Producer "ROOTS"
Mark Wolper is the President and Executive Producer of the THE WOLPER ORGANIZATION. The Wolper Organization has been responsible for over 500 films, which have won more than 150 awards, including two Oscars, 50 Emmys, seven Golden Globes, five Peabody’s, and recognition and retrospectives from Cannes and other respected international film festivals.
Succeeding his father, the late David Wolper who was the original executive producer of the 1977 Roots series, Mark has guided The Wolper Organization into becoming one of the premiere non-scripted television production entities since the mid-2000s. Some of Mark Wolper’s earliest works included producing over 40 episodes of the original Ripley’s Believe It or Not! He is best known for Emmy-nominated Penn & Teller: BULLSH*T!. His works also include Instant Beauty Pageant, Murder in the First and the Mists of Avalon. In 2014, Mark Wolper and LeVar Burton (Original Kunta Kinte) joined forces to produce the 2016 vision of Roots.
Currently, Mark Wolper is producing a number of pilots and presentations for various networks including History, E!, Lifetime, LMN, NBC, and Velocity.