One biggest agency in the South Korean Entertainment industry, SM Entertainment, teams up with MGM Worldwide Television Group to launch NCT-Hollywood
SM Entertainment x MGM to form NCT Sub-unit
SME and MGM are teaming up to find the next K-Pop star in America! @mgmstudios Chairman Mark Burnett, creator of The Voice & Survivor, and @SMTOWNGLOBAL Founder & Producer Soo-Man Lee, father of the Korean Wave, announced that a new show is in the works!#NCTHollywood #NCT #MGM pic.twitter.com/gRQCAAZB1b— SMTOWN (@SMTOWNGLOBAL) May 7, 2021
U.S.-based Kpop audition
On May 6, American media. The Hollywood Reporter reported SM Entertainment and MGM Worldwide Television Group team up to develop a Kpop audition program in the United States.
The audition program will recruit ‘America’s most talented emerging artists, who are males between 13 to 25 years old. The contestants will fly to Seoul for Kpop boot camp training at the SM campus. There, they will compete in singing, dancing, and styling.
As reported, SM founder Soo-Man Lee and various NCT members will be the judges and mentors for the audition.
To Launch NCT Hollywood
The program they develop aims to launch a new NCT sub-unit. The new sub-unit will be called NCT-Hollywood that will focus the promotions in the United States.
The new Kpop group will have the same concept as SM Entertainment’s NCT by having no fixed limit for members and having fluid membership between sub-units.
SM x MGM = Hope for Kpop in the United States
“I look forward to making an unconventional audition show that all music fans around the world can enjoy. I hope the audience enjoys watching the journey of new stars being born in Hollywood, that will be promoted as NCT-Hollywood in the global market in the future.”SM Founder, Lee Soo Man
“This series is exactly the type of innovative programming that MGM is committed to creating on a global scale. K-pop is more than a genre of music; it’s a cultural phenomenon, and we’re so excited to partner with the incredible Soo-Man Lee and the team at SM to bring K-pop to the U.S.!”MGM Television chairman, Mark Burnett
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