A Los Angeles Superior Court judge has green lit a deal between Michael Jackson's estate, AEG Live and Columbia Pictures for the release of rehearsal concert footage from the late singer's comeback tour This Is It. The footage will be released as a movie, scheduled to hit theaters October 28 via Sony. Concert promoter AEG Live has more than 100 hours of rehearsal footage, as well as separate videos that were to be displayed during the actual concerts. The film adds to a long list of undertakings involving Jackson's estate since his death -- yet it is one that is seemingly positive with only some minor objections from Katherine Jackson.
Having been granted custody of her son's three children, Jackson's mother, Katherine, requested that the rehearsal footage be given to her son's estate, according to court proceedings on Monday. AEG refused that such a thing would occur, helping bring the footage to those who will benefit from it most -- Jackson's biggest fans.
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