Production promises to combine “enormous ‘wow’ factor of watching these mental athletes perform with unique challenges for home audiences”
You must remember this: Dick Clark Productions is working with the USA Memory Championships to produce a television program billed as the greatest test of memory in the world.
The World Memory Championships were founded in 1991 by Tony Buzan and Raymond Keene. Last year's 22nd annual WMC, held in Croydon, South London, featured 120 athletes and arbiters from 32 countries competing in 10 different disciplines.
Tony Dottino, President of Dottino Consulting Group, Inc., introduced the USA National Memory Championship in 1997. The 17th annual championship event took place in March in New York City.
“The World Memory Championships has an incredible 22-year history as the world stage for mental athletes to compete and push themselves to be the very best in the world, while the USA Memory Championship has established a remarkably exciting and audience friendly format, ” said Mike Mahan, president of Dick Clark Productions. “The production will combine the enormous ‘wow’ factor of watching these mental athletes perform with unique challenges for home audiences, creating a heart-pounding family-friendly event special.”
Executive producers will include Allen Shapiro, Mahan, Barry Adelman, Richard Kaufman Lynn Williams and Raymond Keene. Dottino and Marshall Tarley from the USA Memory Championship will serve as co-executive producers.