Mark Burnett, MGM’s President of Television and Digital, said today that Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer’s new joint venture GATO GRANDE (Big Cat) PRODUCTIONS has acquired the exclusive life rights to Mexican singer and International icon Luis Miguel. One of the top male singers worldwide, having sold over 100 million albums, the intensely private Miguel has never before told his story.
Gato Grande Productions is the new joint venture between MGM and Mexican entrepreneurs Miguel Aleman and Antonio Cué. Gato Grande will produce Spanish-language content for worldwide audiences.
Overseeing the development of the Luis Miguel TV series is Gato Grande’s Head of Development Carla González Vargas, who was an independent filmmaker in Mexico and author of several books on film history. Her family owns one of the most important media conglomerates in Mexico: MVS Comunicaciones.
“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 Luis Miguel. “Mark and the Gato Grande team are the perfect partners for this.”
“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,” said 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.”
“Antonio and I have been looking to get into the content business for some time and after forming a deep personal relationship with Mark, we knew that the timing and opportunity were just right,” said Alemán. “To be able to launch our company Gato Grande with the story of Luis Miguel, one of the most important, legendary talents in music, is very exciting,” added Cué.