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Judge approves deal on Michael Jackson rehearsal footage

August 10, 2009 | 10:41 am

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Los Angeles County Superior Court officials announced today that a judge had approved a multimillion-dollar deal concerning video footage of Michael Jackson's rehearsals as the singer prepared for a London concert series in the weeks before his death.

The managers of Jackson's estate and his mother, Katherine Jackson, have given their approval to the deal as well.

A camera crew recorded rehearsals for the London shows in high-definition video. The footage is now secured in a vault at Staples Center.

Yet to be approved is a deal with concert promoter AEG Live, which has possession of the footage and gets a share of the profits.

-- Harriet Ryan

Photo: Burt Levitch, left, Dean Hansell and Todd Bonder, attorneys for Katherine Jackson, arrive at Los Angeles Superior Court for probate proceedings  regarding the estate of Michael Jackson.
Credit: Allen J. Schaben  / Los Angeles Times

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