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MGM takes Groupe M6′s “Secret Audition” for 12 territories

Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM) has acquired rights from France’s Groupe M6 to produce talent format Secret Audition across 12 territories. Produced by Studio 89, the series features unsuspecting performers – reluctant ...
July 30, 2018

Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM) has acquired rights from France’s Groupe M6 to produce talent format Secret Audition across 12 territories.

Produced by Studio 89, the series features unsuspecting performers – reluctant to perform in public – as they’re brought into a room at the behest of their friends and family. The walls of the room, however, are suddenly removed to reveal that they are onstage, in front of a live studio audience.

The performer will then be given the chance to perform in a “secret audition” where, unbeknownst to them, top music producers will be watching behind a one-way screen. If the producers believe the singer is talented enough to merit a record deal, they will reveal themselves to offer a deal.

MGM will produce the format for audiences in the U.S., Canada, Australia, the UK, the Netherlands, Spain, Italy, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark and India.

Secret Audition is owned by Studio 89, Explay Music and La Casa.

Mark Burnett, chairman of MGM’s worldwide television group, will produce the show in the U.S. along with MGM Television.

The deal was completed by Ludovic Attal of MGM.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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