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MIPFormats ’16: “Supergroup” int’l format launches

Music competition program Supergroup launched on Saturday (April 2) as an international format at the MIPFormats market in Cannes. (Pictured: American Supergroup)
April 3, 2016

Music competition program Supergroup launched on Saturday (April 2) as an international format at the MIPFormats market in Cannes.

American Supergroup (pictured), created by Kevin Wayne Waldrop and Gary Wayne Bridges, tries to find the best band in the country, and is currently in production in the U.S., where it is to premiere on an as-yet-unannounced net later this spring. The show is presently being filmed in Nashville, Tennessee, with executive producer Barry Josephson and co-creators Bridges and Waldrop.

International rights for Supergroup are now available in all territories, excluding the U.S. Creative Artists Agency is the exclusive worldwide agency for the show.

Supergroup showcases the creation and evolution of a promising band. Guided by a panel of music experts, 25 finalists are picked to form five groups of five members each, including the best guitarist, best drummer, best bass player, best keyboardist and best vocalist. Genres include pop, pop-country, traditional country, R&B and metal, among others.

The judges, meanwhile, are comprised of a group of music experts, either a member of a supergroup themselves, or an entertainment industry insider.

 

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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