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After two seasons in VAT, the issue in quebec the magic of The stars could fly away to foreign countries, has learned The Newspaper. Group Entourage has recently sold its format to the american company MGM, which is now finding countries interested in the concept.
It is in the international market MIPCOM in Cannes last fall, that Entourage has confirmed its agreement with MGM. The american producer Mark Burnett (The Voice, Survivor) would have been seduced by the concept of quebec.
“While magic has existed for hundreds of years, I was excited to see that a format of the Quebec has been able to find a buyer at Mark Burnett, that is, for a lot of creators on tv, in a leader,” says Eric Young, president of Entourage.
France and the United States
With its acquisition, MGM is committed to finding presenters to the international interested in the magic of The stars (renamed Magic With the Stars in English). Last week, two presenters from two different countries have made proposals, says Eric Young, without getting into the details.
“At the same time, we work France,” he said. There is also Criss Angel is one of the magicians who are approached for the american market. “
Criss Angel is one of the magicians who are approached to participate in the project in the United States.
The second season of the magic of The stars, led by Guy Jodoin, was completed on February 3, last on TVA. In this show, celebrities must battle it out in magic numbers.
Mario Tessier has won the grand finale of the season, in the face of Ludivine Reding and Rémi-Pierre Paquin. Participants were asked to impress the three judges, Alain Choquette, Mariana Mazza and Patrice Bélanger.
“It has been demonstrated that a celebrity well surrounded can succeed large numbers of magic, without making it easy, says Eric Young. The numbers are not perfect, we know, but they are personal and felt. “
This is the first time that Group Entourage sells one of its formats to the Us. The company had already sold Stars under hypnosis in France, TF1.
Entourage has also the experience of foreign distribution with its concept of non-verbal The Hyp-Gags de Messmer, which is particularly found in India and Kazakhstan. “Our wish for the coming years is to continue to expand our formats and export “, and finds Eric Young.