Saturday, October 24, 2009

All About : Michael Jackson Movie: This Is It

Michael Jackson's final film is a compilation of rehearsal, behind-the-scenes and other footage of the pop legend preparing for the This Is It concert series which was to be held for 100 shows in London. High School Musical's Kenny Ortega directs and handles all of the choreography.

All About : Michael Jackson Movie: This Is It. Michael Jackson's This Is It is a 2009 American concert film documenting Michael Jackson's rehearsals of the concert series of the same name, both on stage and behind the scenes. The film will comprise of Jackson mentoring his team for the 50 shows, as well as him creating, developing, and ultimately staging the high-tech performances. The footage was filmed at The Forum and the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. Despite originally being set for an October 30, 2009 release date, the film's release date was rescheduled for October 28, 2009, with a limited two-week run. Tickets went on sale a month early on September 27, 2009, to satisfy a high anticipated demand.

Cast :
-Lead vocalist and dancer: Michael Jackson
-Keyboards: Michael Bearden, Morris Pleasur
-Lead guitar: Orianthi Panagaris
-Rhythm guitar: Thomas Organ
-Bass: Alfred Dunbar
-Percussion: Roger Bashiri Johnson
-Drums: Jonathan Moffett
-Background vocalists: Judith Hill, Dorian Holley, Darryl Phinnesse, Ken Stacey
-Background -Dancers: Nicholas Bass, Daniel Celebre, Mekia Cox, Christopher Grant, Misha Hamilton, Shannon Holtzapffel, Devin Jamieson, Charles Klapow, Ricardo Reid, Danielle Rueda Watts, Tyne Stecklein, Timor Steffens
-Earth Child : Jasmine Alveran

About This Is It Movie :
-Production Status: In Production/Awaiting Release
-Genres: Documentary and Musical/Performing Arts
-Running Time: 1 hr. 51 min.
-Release Date: October 28th, 2009 (wide)
-MPAA Rating: PG for some suggestive choreography and scary images.
-Distributors: Sony Pictures Releasing, Sony Pictures Releasing International (SPRI)
-Production Co.: AEG Live, Sony BMG Film, The Michael Jackson Company
-Studios: Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group
-Filming Locations:Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, USA. The Forum, Inglewood, California, USA
-Produced in: United States