Sony Music turns down Michael Jackson documentarians

By Roger Friedman It’s bad news for anyone who’s got the idea to make an unauthorized Michael Jackson documentary. There won’t be any music in it by Jackson.

Sony Music isn’t clearing any music rights for filmmakers who think they’ve got The Next Big Thing. That includes sleaze digger Ian Halperin, former Jackson partner Marc Schaffel, and Liza Minnelli’s ex husband, David Gest.

Halperin’s so called documentary, which he sold to the TV Guide Channel of all places (that’s where we all go for serious docs, isn’t it?), airs June 25th– the anniversary of Jackson’s death. But it will free of Michael Jackson’s music, thank you. And full of interviews with people who are on the outer circle of Jackson’s world.

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  • June 15, 2010 | Permalink |

    I keep hearing about this Gone Too Soon,
    airing on TV Guide June 25th all about the real goings on around Michael. My roomate worked on it and says its a must see. And he never says that about anything, especially things he works on lol

  • June 15, 2010 | Permalink |

    Thanks Sony. The rumors, innuendo, speculation, outright lies, defamation, maligning of Jackson must be stopped. People need to know that they can no longer make a buck at Jackson’s expense. It’s rumored that Halperin is going to expose Jackson as being gay. Jackson never once stated this publicly. Even if it were true, “outing” Jackson (in death, and without his permission), would be disrespectful beyond the pale. And set in motion a new wave of defamation and jokes at Jackson’s expense. What caliper of people did Halperin dig up to claim they were his lovers. One can only imagine… and shudder. Something along the lines of Jason, Klein’s male nurse, who thinks a ride home constitutes a relationship. Disgusting. $$Money, Anything for Money$$

  • June 15, 2010 | Permalink |

    I guess it’s a free world and he can try and get away with it but maybe he’ll make an ass of himself. If you read Charles Thomson’s new article in the Huffington Post, he’ll go down in flames!
    But who knows, it may be fair but puts Sony in a bad light which is why the majors wouldn’t touch it.

  • June 21, 2010 | Permalink |

    Ian Halperin is a liar. He’s hell bent on ruining MJ’s legacy. Don’t trust him.

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