Barris Industries, Inc.
was an American
television production company that was started in 1965
by Chuck Barris
as Chuck Barris Productions
. The company's first hit program was The Dating Game
and would also be known for producing other hit game shows such as The Newlywed Game
, and The Gong Show
, Barris produced the movie The Gong Show Movie
, which was distributed by Universal Pictures
. In 1984, Chuck Barris began syndicating the classic incarnations of The Dating Game
and The Newlywed Game
. This would be a test of his syndication arm before renaming his company to Barris Industries and formed a distributor arm known as Barris Syndication Sales
and an advertising company Barris Advertising Sales
(a.k.a Barris National Advertisers
) in 1986
. Barris left in 1987.
Barris Industries under the leadership of Burt Sugarman
,originally owned a 5.27% stake in Reeves Communications Corp.
In 1988, Barris Industries merged with the Guber-Peters Company to form Guber-Peters-Barris
. On September 7, 1989, Barris Industries was renamed as Guber-Peters Entertainment Company. Currently, all of his game shows are distributed by Sony Pictures Television
One known employee that was a long time announcer for Chuck Barris Productions was Johnny Jacobs
, who... Read More