Judge approves deal on Michael Jackson rehearsal footage
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