Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Theme park experts enrich Hollywood: The Producers Group LLC takes on Killer Karaoke

Killer Karaoke, starring Jackass personality Steve-O, is currently in production for TruTV (owned by Turner Broadcasting) and premieres in the US on November 23, 2012, with new shows every Friday.

When TruTV decided to develop a new reality game show about karaoke, they turned to The Producers Group LLC to help move the show from concept into a marketable project.

For people who think getting up on stage and singing karaoke is scary, the experience is about to get even more frightening thanks to the team at The Producers Group LLC (TPG). Premiering on 23 November 2012, the new game show Killer Karaoke is based on the popular British program Sing if You Can, where contestants brave gross or seemingly dangerous stunts all while singing their favorite karaoke tune. 

“Initially, the producers came to us to see if they could hoist a contestant on a crane at the Crane Dance show at Resorts World Sentosa,” explains TPG producer Edward Marks. “They then asked us for more ideas and we began assembling a team of creative talent with decades of production and theme park design experience, which is what TPG excels at.”

Tasked with developing an assortment of unique situations to put contestants through, the team created a package of 20 detailed challenges and nearly 50 additional concepts. Some of the more outrageous include a lazer maze connected to a shock collar that jolts the contestant every time they break a beam and a 5D theater “ride” where the contestant suffers through extreme special effects like scents, water sprays and wind all while singing. 

“The opportunity to creatively stretch our minds and take advantage of TPG’s relationships outside of the theme park industry was refreshing,” says team member John Rust. “The link between themed entertainment and Hollywood productions is well established.” 

The team drew heavily on their experience in theme park attraction production and from classic motifs of the attractions industry. “Our team’s experience came from developing concepts for live and location-based entertainment,” says Marks. “We just turned up the volume to create some one-of-a-kind experiences.”

Producers Group website

Killer Karaoke website

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About The Producers Group LLC
International Attraction Production Specialists
Specializing in destination attractions for integrated resorts, casinos, museums and theme parks, with significant recent experience in Asia, The Producers Group LLC works with designers and developers to manage the creation of high-technology guest experiences from start to finish - or at any stage along the process - bringing them in on schedule, on budget and ready to operate. The benefits to clients lie in the company's ability to balance creative vision, technical design and budget realities throughout the project development process. Recent successful projects include The Fortune Diamond and the Wishing Crystals (Galaxy Casino, Macau) and Crane Dance (Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore – All three attractions were designed by Jeremy Railton and Entertainment Design Corporation). Crane Dance was honored in 2012 with the prestigious Thea Award from the Themed Entertainment Association. The Producers Group LLC is headquartered in Los Angeles, with offices in Japan, Korea, Europe and China. Visit more information about The Producers Group, please contact Andrew Rubio at or 818.334.2829.