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Cannes: MJ Photoshoot Doc Hopes to Capture Buyers

Beitragvon Remember MJ » 16. Mai 2014, 15:18

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Craig J Williams’ behind-the-scenes look at Michael Jackson’s final magazine cover-shoots is to be shopped to international buyers by L.A. based Lightning Entertainment.

Cannes — A documentary taking a behind-the-scenes look at Michael Jackson’s final magazine cover-shoots being touted to international buyers.

Directed by Craig J Williams, the documentary is billed as an intimate, unique story told through the eyes of Michael’s closest friends, photographers and stylists that had helped Michael prepare for his 2007 U.S. comeback after several years of living in seclusion overseas.

In September of that year photographer Bruce Weber and Vogue fashion editor and Jackson’s personal stylist Rushka Bergman captured Jackson for the 25th Anniversary of the release of Thriller.

Later that month, the “king of pop” did another shoot with celebrity photographer Matthew Rolston and an interview which landed on the cover of Ebony magazine’s December 2007 issue which would be his first U.S. interview and magazine story in over a decade.

L.A. based sales and financing banner Lightning Entertainment has acquired overseas sales duties to the project, announced eve & general manager Ken DuBow.

“We see Michael Jackson as influential and powerful today, nearly five years after his death, as ever before,” said DuBow. “For fans of Michael, and there a millions around the world, this documentary gives a rare behind-the-scenes look into his life, and access to those closest to him. It’s a powerful piece of work and we’re happy to be representing the film in Cannes.”

Read More: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/cannes-michael-jackson-photoshoot-doc-704361
Quelle: Hollywood Reporter / MJ-Upbeat.com
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Re: Cannes: MJ Photoshoot Doc Hopes to Capture Buyers

Beitragvon Remember MJ » 16. Mai 2014, 19:31

Documentary chronicling Michael in his last years acquired at the Cannes Film Festival.
Published on Thursday, 15 May 2014 21:25

A documentary taking a behind-the-scenes look at Michael's final magazine cover-shoots and the struggles the he endured to make them happen is being offered to international buyers at the market here. Directed by Craig J Williams, the documentary, Michael: The Last Photo Shoots, is billed as an intimate, unique story told through the eyes of Michael's closest friends, photographers and stylists that had helped him prepare for his 2007 U.S. comeback after several years of living in seclusion overseas. In September of that year, photographer Bruce Weber and Vogue fashion editor and Jackson's personal stylist Rushka Bergman captured Michael for the 25th anniversary of the release of Thriller. Later that month, Michael did another shoot with celebrity photographer Matthew Rolston and an interview that landed on the cover of Ebony magazine’s Dec. 2007 issue, which would be his first U.S. interview and magazine story in over a decade. L.A.-based sales and financing banner Lightning Entertainment has acquired overseas sales duties on the project. "We see Michael Jackson as influential and powerful today, nearly five years after his death, as ever before,” said executive vp & general manager Ken DuBow. “For fans of Michael, and there a millions around the world, this documentary gives a rare behind-the-scenes look into his life and access to those closest to him. It’s a powerful piece of work, and we’re happy to be representing the film in Cannes.”

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Re: Cannes: MJ Photoshoot Doc Hopes to Capture Buyers

Beitragvon Remember MJ » 28. Jun 2014, 21:01

MJ Docu Featuring ‘Private’ Footage Triggers Lawsuit

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The production company behind Michael Jackson: The Last Photo Shoot has filed a lawsuit against the executors of the late singer’s estate.

At the center of this dispute is never-before-seen footage taken of Jackson in 2007, two years before he died.

Craig Williams, the film’s director, has described the footage as having been taken at the Brooklyn Museum of Art for Ebony magazine as Jackson attempted to make a comeback and gave his first magazine interview in a decade. Michael Jackson: The Last Photo Shoot features interviews with the singer’s friends, photographers and stylists as Jackson prepared. The documentary also shows, of course, images of Jackson.

But Howard Weitzman, attorney for the Michael Jackson estate, tells The Hollywood Reporter that the images are private.

“The makers of the documentary are attempting to exploit footage and photographs of Michael Jackson, which we believe are owned by his Estate,” says Weitzman. “The documentary contains footage of Michael during private moments that he never agreed could be publicly and commercially exploited without his consent and/or involvement. Michael never authorized or approved the use of this material in the film.”

Noval Williams Films asserts that it has validly obtained rights.

According to its complaint filed in New York federal court, the Jackson camp was offered the opportunity to purchase rights in 2011, but passed. In May, 2013, Williams stepped up to allegedly acquire rights. More deals were then made by Williams’ company with distributors.

But about two months ago, Weitzman wrote a letter to the production company stating that the singer had allowed the footage be taken for his own use and that the footage was done as a “work-for-hire,” meaning that Jackson should be considered the author for copyright purposes.

Read More: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/michael-jackson-documentary-featuring-private-715547

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Re: Cannes: MJ Photoshoot Doc Hopes to Capture Buyers

Beitragvon Remember MJ » 30. Jun 2014, 19:31

The Last Photo Shoot: Rechtsstreit
29. Juni 2014

Das Produktionsunternehmen hinter „Michael Jackson: The Last Photo Shoot“ hat gegen die Verwalter von Michael Jacksons Nachlass Klage eingereicht. Diese verhindern die Veröffentlichung der geplanten DVD über das Fotoshooting, das im Jahr 2007 im Brooklyn Kunstmuseum für das Ebony Magazin durchgeführt wurde.

Howard Weitzman, der Anwalt vom Michael Jackson Estate, sagt, die Bilder seien Privat. „Die Macher der Dokumentation versuchen Filmmaterial und Fotos von Michael Jackson auszubeuten, von denen wir glauben, dass sie dem Nachlass gehören“, so Weitzman. Die Dokumentation beinhalte Filmaufnahmen von Michael Jackson während privaten Momenten, die er nie zur Veröffentlichung freigegeben habe.

Die Produktionsfirma „Noval Williams Films“ aber glaubt, dass sie die Rechte an den Aufnahmen haben und deshalb die geplante DVD auf den Markt bringen dürfen.

Hier Details auf billboard.com über die bisherigen Kontakte zwischen dem MJ Estate und der Produktionsfirma.
http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/pop-shop/6141050/michael-jackson-documentary-featuring-private-footage-triggers-lawsuit

Regisseur Craig Williams hat bereits vor einiger Zeit Vorschauclips von seiner Doku „Michael Jackson: The Last Photo Shoot“ online gestellt:
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