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2009-09-28 11:22:00

CULVER CITY, Calif., Sept. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Pictures Entertainment, in conjunction with Sony Music Entertainment, today announced that the first 24-hours of pre-sales activity for Michael Jackson's This Is It has resulted in record-breaking sales throughout the world as fans secure the first tickets to the two-week, limited engagement of the highly-anticipated motion picture. With reports still coming in from nations around the world, it is believed no movie in history...

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2009-09-23 09:08:31

The first new Michael Jackson song to emerge since the U.S. pop icon died in June is to be released next month, Sony Music said Wednesday. The single, This Is It, is set for release Oct. 12. Sony Music Entertainment's Columbia/Epic Label Group is scheduled to release the two-disc album, This Is It, featuring the music that inspired Sony Pictures' forthcoming film, Michael Jackson's This Is It, later in the month. The set will be available internationally Oct. 26 and in North America Oct. 27...

2009-09-21 14:06:00

CULVER CITY, Calif., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Fans worldwide will have the opportunity to celebrate the global launch of Michael Jackson's THIS IS IT when Sony Pictures Entertainment hosts over 25 global premieres, with more than 15 of those coordinated simultaneously around the world, on Tuesday, October 27th. Three hours after the red carpet events begin, audiences will be able to see the highly anticipated film for the first time as the studio has added special advance screenings...

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2009-09-21 15:41:49

Sony Pictures Entertainment Monday said it is planning more than 25 global premieres of its upcoming documentary, Michael Jackson's This Is It. At least 15 of the celebrations are to be coordinated simultaneously Oct. 27, the studio said. The documentary chronicles the weeks Jackson spent rehearsing for a series of come-back concerts that were scheduled to have begun at the O2 arena in London in July. He died June 25 at the age of 50. His death is considered a homicide and is still under...

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2009-08-21 10:19:28

The documentary Michael Jackson: This is It is to be released exclusively for a limited, two-week engagement worldwide, its producers said Friday. Sony Pictures Entertainment and Sony Music Entertainment said the film is to open Oct. 28. Due to the anticipated demand, tickets for the two-week presentation will go on sale in most cities beginning Sept. 27. High School Musical director Kenny Ortega is to direct the film, which is being produced with the full support of the Estate of Michael...

2009-08-20 16:14:00

CULVER CITY, Calif., Aug. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Pictures Entertainment and Sony Music Entertainment announced today that Michael Jackson THIS IS IT will be released exclusively for a special, limited, two-week engagement worldwide, with the studio pushing up the debut of the film by two days, to Wednesday, October 28th. Due to the anticipated demand for this film, tickets for the two-week presentation will go on sale in most cities beginning on Sunday, September 27th. Separately, the...

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2009-08-11 12:26:51

Two Michael Jackson tribute concerts scheduled for London's O2 Arena were canceled after promoters failed to reach agreements with artists. The concerts were going to be Aug. 29-30, but were canceled after organizers ran out of time to strike deals with the performers, The Times of London reported Tuesday. Officials of AEG, the company behind the former Millennium Dome, said they still hoped to sponsor an event to pay homage to the late U.S. pop star. Jackson had planned an unprecedented...

2009-08-10 17:09:42

A film amassed from rehearsals of U.S. entertainer Michael Jackson's London concert series will be released this fall, Sony Picture Entertainment said Monday. The singer's estate is backing the film, which will be drawn from hundreds of hours of footage showing rehearsals and behind-the-scene sights and sounds of Jackson as he prepared for his series of 50 This Is It concerts at London's O2 Arena, Sony said. The film, scheduled for an Oct. 30 release, also offers select sequences in 3-D, a...

2009-08-10 13:55:00

CULVER CITY, Calif., Aug. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Beginning October 30th, the world will have a front-row seat for Michael Jackson's final concert, as Sony Pictures Entertainment and Sony Music Entertainment release Michael Jackson's "This Is It." "This Is It" is being produced with the full support of The Estate of Michael Jackson and will be drawn from hundreds of hours of rehearsal and behind-the-scenes footage, captured in high definition with state-of-the-art digital sound as the late...

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2009-08-05 08:39:41

Sony's Columbia Pictures has bought the rights to the late U.S. singer Michael Jackson's last rehearsal footage for $60 million, court documents show. E! News said a judge still has to approve Columbia's deal with AEG Live, the concert promoter that was handling Jackson's planned 50-date residency at London's O2 arena, before the studio can make a feature-length film about Jackson's preparation for his comeback. The O2 concerts were slated to start last month. Jackson died June 25 at the age...