World premiere of Michael Jackson’s This It It webcast

MUMBAI: Michael Jackson’s This Is It made it’s worldwide premiere from Los Angeles on Tuesday, 27 October.

The webcast was streamed in the US and around the world. In the US, the webcast was hosted by radio personalities Big Boy and Luscious Liz, and five international hosts who webcast to their regions.

Michael Jackson’s This Is It released on 28 October and offers Jackson fans and music lovers worldwide a rare, behind-the-scenes look at the performer as he developed, created and rehearsed for his sold-out concerts that would have taken place beginning this past summer in London’s O2 Arena.

Covering the months from March through June, 2009, the film is produced with the full support of the Estate of Michael Jackson and drawn from more than 120 hours of behind-the-scenes footage, featuring Jackson rehearsing numerous songs for the show. Audiences will be given a privileged and private look at Jackson as he has never been seen before. In raw and candid detail, Michael Jackson’s This Is It is the last documentation of Michael Jackson in action, capturing him at work as he and his collaborators move toward their goals of London, the O2 arena, and history. Kenny Ortega, who was both Michael Jackson’s creative partner and the director of the stage show, is also directing the film, which is being produced by Randy Phillips, Kenny Ortega and Paul Gongaware. Executive producers are John Branca and John McClain.