MGM’s joint venture Gato Grande Productions – the prodco launched by Mexican entrepreneurs Miguel Aleman and Antonio Cué – has secured the exclusive life rights to Grammy Award-winning artist and Mexican singer Luis Miguel.
One of the most successful artists in Latin American history, the Puerto Rican-born pop star (pictured) began his career in 1981 at the age of 11, and winning his first Grammy three years later as a 14-year-old for his duet “Me Gustas Tal Como Eres” with Sheena Easton. He has since gone on to sell more than 100 million albums worldwide, adding another four Grammys to his trophy shelf, and selling out arenas worldwide – including Mexico City’s National Auditorium, which he has sold-out over 230 times.
Gato Grande is slated to produce Spanish-language content for worldwide audiences.
Carla González Vargas, Gato Grande’s head of development, is to oversee the development of the docuseries. Vargas has previously directed the 2015 doc Alivio and served as an author of film history books, including The Path Of Contemporary Mexican Cinema from 1990 to 2006.
“It has taken me a long time to want to tell my story and I have been looking for the right team to tell it the way it should be told,” said Miguel in a statement.
“We spent many hours at my home with Luis Miguel discussing ideas for how best to tell his story and we are thrilled to be in business with him.” added MGM president Mark Burnett. “We see the value of premium content for the Spanish-speaking market throughout the world, and we look forward to many additional projects across all platforms that we can now develop with Antonio, Miguel and Gato Grande. This is only the beginning.”