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Katherine Jackson to Produce MJ Movies

7/1/2010 9:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned ... Katherine Jackson is knee-deep in a business deal to produce and distribute several movies on Michael Jackson's life, and she is on a collision course with the MJ estate.
 
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Howard Mann, the guy who co-authored Katherine's coffee table book, "Never Can Say Goodbye," is also producing a movie that will feature video from Michael Jackson's childhood through the end of his life.

We're told Katherine has hundreds of hours of video, including the family's big move from Gary, Indiana to L.A. after The Jackson 5 signed with Motown.

We're told Mann just bought the rights to 26 hours of Michael Jackson video ... owned by Michael Jackson's former business partner/confidant Marc Schaffel.  We're told Mann has paid Schaffel in the eight figures for the video.

Now here's the problem ... the Michael Jackson estate has the exclusive right to market Michael Jackson's name and image.  We're told Mann and company are comfortable with their legal position, because the beneficiaries of the estate -- Katherine and Michael's kids -- are profiting participants in the movie.  In fact, Mann tells TMZ he and Katherine plan on releasing a series of movies.

The estate would not comment, but as far as our research shows, there's no loophole when it comes to marketing Michael Jackson's name and image -- whether Katherine and the kids are beneficiaries or not.


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76.

REALUSION    

Another loser cashing in on MJ's fame...oops its Katherine.
hmmmmmmm oh well, like I said.

1538 days ago
77.

my opinion    

This is wonderful that Mrs. Jackson would like to share her personal videos of MJ's life.

I would love to watch them and experience a glimpse of MJ's personal life.

Thank you Mrs. Jackson

RIP MJ
Love the Jackson's
tanya

PEACE, LOVE, and KINDNESS equals a better world for us all to live.

1538 days ago
78.

Keeping    

75. Posted at 9:51 AM on Jul 1, 2010 by Susan


MJ had absolutely no intention of any of his other family members getting their hands on his money. When Katherine dies, he even stipulated in his trust that her 40% ends, and goes back to the trust for the children. He did not even give her the right to leave it as inheritance to her heirs.

MJ knew how his family would exploit his image to death with classless releases to make a buck and that's why he didn't have one of them appointed as a trustee. If he knew his own mother was going against all the protections he legally put into place, he would be shocked.

And no...the trustees don't work for nor are they employed by the beneficiaries of a will or trust. They work for the Michael Jackson Trust, and were appointed by the man who's money this is, and are to carry out HIS wishes, and NOT the beneficiaries wishes.

Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2010/06/30/michael-jackson-movie-movies-katherine-jackson-estate-copyright/5/#comments-anchor#ixzz0sS68cQi
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Just wanted to re-post this. I know we all want more info on Michael. But this is NOT the way to go about it. Mrs. Jackson doesn't know who she's getting in bed with when it comes to business. I'm not a big fan of all the brothers, but randy himself did question those with whom Kathrine has been getting cozy with...If HE'S worried...I don't think we should be supporting her and hoping she goes against the wishes of MJ's estate...

1538 days ago
79.

ohreally    

the estate shouldnt have control of previously recorded videos..

not at all, the estate can suck a ball sack on that one

1538 days ago
80.

janalal4    

to jan regarding article the making of a myth.Thank you for posting this. I have been reading it, i just fininshed it.where can I read the entire article? you must tell me.I pray that divine justice clears michaels name. people crucified this man just like jesus was. poor soul. the truth has to shine with bright lights for michael!! thanks again.

Posted at 10:15 AM on Jul 1, 2010 by Maria

Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2010/06/30/michael-jackson-movie-movies-katherine-jackson-estate-copyright/6/#comments-anchor#ixzz0sSAlxw1F

Actually it was 'truth' who posted this originally. I read it & made that follow-up comment. Just want to give credit where credit is due:) I was just about to post & ask 'truth' where they found it originally. Isn't it TERRIFIC?! Most of this is revealed in Aphrodite Jones' book 'Conspiracy' but have never seen it put into an article in such a concise manner. It is a terrific do***ent to read for anyone looking for the evidence that the press NEVER TOLD US. The details that they elected to 'leave out' because it made for a better 'Wacko Jacko' story can find it in this article. How anyone can hear this stuff & NOT conclude that this was purely extortion is totally beyond me. I'm about to start searching for 2nd portion(if you noticed on this article it says 'Part #1') but have a feeling that it may not have been written yet. I'm going to start looking at the website from which the story originated. I will certainly let you know what I find!

Have you read A.J.'s book 'Conspiracy'?? If not, you can find it free to read online at this website below along with many other great periodicals & other books as well.

http://jetzi-mjvideo.com/books3-jetzi/con/con0aa.html

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OMG!! JUST WENT TO POST THIS FOR YOU MARIE & KATHERINE JACKSONS 'NEVER CAN SAY GOODBYE' IS ON THERE AS WELL. I DON'T KNOW HOW THIS GUY/GIRL WHO OWNS THIS SITE MANAGES THIS BUT IF YOU ALL ARE INTERESTED YOU SHOULD PROBABLY CHECK IT OUT NOW BEFORE IT GETS PULLED OFF! HERE'S THE LINK TO 'NEVER CAN SAY GOODBYE'.

http://jetzi-mjvideo.com/books1-jetzi/10ncsg/10ncsg0a.html

1538 days ago
81.

I Chinee    

Well can anyone blame her for trying to make some extra cash? I mean when she passes, her money goes back into the estate.. so what are her children and grandchildren going to do then? I wonder how much she is paying the the cousins to babysit Michaels 3 kids in Hawaii?

1538 days ago
82.

janalal4    

And no...the trustees don't work for nor are they employed by the beneficiaries of a will or trust. They work for the Michael Jackson Trust, and were appointed by the man who's money this is, and are to carry out HIS wishes, and NOT the beneficiaries wishes.

Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2010/06/30/michael-jackson-movie-movies-katherine-jackson-estate-copyright/6/#c3322261#ixzz0sSESGQkQ

This is a very valid point you make Susan & something that seems to be getting overlooked by a whole lot of people, most of all the Jacksons! The executors were designated BY MICHAEL JACKSON to do exactly what they are doing & are doing a fine job 'I' believe. Had Michael Jackson wanted his mom to have control over his 'brand/image' he would have just left his estate to her outright for her to control as she saw fit. I think he set up his will/trust specifically the way he did because he did NOT want this type of exploitation. He trusted Branca with his name & his image for many, many years & obviously believed he would do a good job with both AFTER his death as well. I say the executors should have the FINAL & ABSOLUTE say over everything having to do with Michaels good name. Let Katherine take care of the children as MJ specified rather than setting up these specious 'joint partnerships' & 'ventures'. Seems she is awfully busy with these 'projects' & makes me wonder just WHO THE HELL IS LOOKING AFTER THE KIDS?! That should be her primary & most important concern before they end up going 'wayward' & down the wrong road in life. Their 'condition' is tender & precarious right now during these formative years of their lives & they need to be carefully watched over instead of watching their primary caregiver/grandma become a 'movie producer' & making all these attempts to ferret out 'money making opportunities'!

1538 days ago
83.

gimmeabreak    

Go Katherine! Get what you deserve for yourself and the kids. The only ones whe care about this are the lawyers bleeding his estate dry... F them!

1538 days ago
84.

Chic    

Barb A. I don't think she's making money off of Michaels' death,
he was already taking care of his mother before he passed away and he still is, she does n't need a dime.She and his children
are set for life and she is keeping his legacy going.

Love You Forever Michael!

1538 days ago
85.

sue    

hope everyone has a great day!!!! sue from tampa

1538 days ago
86.

susie    

@OhWell

you wrote A U T O S P Y

May I call you WellOh? LOL

1538 days ago
87.

janalal4    


Maria,

Just wanted to let you know what I found out about this article. It looks like Part #1 of MICHAEL JACKSON: THE MAKING OF A MYTH was just written on June 28th but below is a link to the website so I suppose if we keep checking back on it, we will eventually catch Part #2. The first link is the homepage for the website. The 2nd is the article itself. When you go to the homepage, you simply type in 'Michael Jackson' & it will pull up a list. When you scan the list, it appears there are some other interesting articles r/e MJ as well.

http://www.stereoboard.com/


http://www.stereoboard.com/content/view/97709/9

FOR ANYONE WHO ISN'T AWARE, 'TRUTH' POSTED A LINK TO THIS ARTICLE. IT IS A VERY LONG & INDEPTH LOOK AT THE DETAILS SURROUNDING THE '93 MOLESTATION ALLEGATIONS. IT IS THE 'EVIDENCE' & THE 'DETAILS' THAT THE MEDIA SEEMED TO KNOWINGLY OMIT FROM THEIR COVERAGE OF THIS CASE & ILLUSTRATES HOW THEY INTENTIONALLY SLANTED THEIR COVERAGE R/E THIS CASE & COMMITTED A HUGE INJUSTICE AGAINST MJ IN THE PROCESS. IT INCLUDES QUITE A FEW VERY 'INTERESTING' DETAILS R/E OUR 'FRIEND' DIANE DIMOND & HER FUNNY IDEAS OF WHAT 'HONEST JOURNALISM' IS AS WELL.

HERE'S AN EXCERPT FROM THE ARTICLE:


Attempting to scope an overview of the most turbulent and devastating years of Jackson's life is almost impossible for one reason. So much of the truly important information was not covered by the journalists and networks paid to do just that. Most Americans remain unaware to this day that the 'facts' they were presented with in both 1993 or 2003/5, bore no resemblance to the truth of what was actually behind the headlines and ubiquitous Jackson media coverage. The ambivalence that many people have about Jackson's legacy hinges on these omissions, and it for that reason that retracing the steps of the media-led immolation of Jackson's name and reputation remains an important task.

It would of course be both ridiculous and naïve to have expected journalists, editors, and TV networks to have ignored the commercial news 'value' of the accusations Jackson faced from 1993 onwards. But in charting the negative narrative pursued by an entire industry, it can be clearly seen that the media's behavior as a whole - and that of certain individuals within it, went way beyond acceptable standards for any profession. The highly effective 'monsterdom' of Michael Jackson was both deliberate and systematic. But in examining its construction, it is possible we may come to understand how a myth was built.

Most people think they know Jackson's life-story:

Boy accuses Jackson in 1993, Jackson goes missing, Jackson cries on TV, Jackson pays boy off. Jackson gets weirder and whiter, dangles baby off balcony, appears in a do***entary with disastrous results, stands trial in 2005 - then gets off because he's a celebrity.

Except that behind these captured media moments lies a much more complex story. A human story.

1538 days ago
88.

sharonlynnmc1     

Everybody get a grip.... The attorneys/lawyers are making money, yes but they are running a business. And estate with is Every Thing Michael Jackson. They spend 24/7 running this business and deserve a paycheck. Example: The estate makes 220,000,000 in one year, they get 20,000,000. The estate (Michaels children)gets 180,000,000. Ughhhh what is wring with this? Nothing, they are making money for Micheals estate. Now, if Katherine does this movie deal she is stealing money from the estate. Is that fair to Michaels children? No, it is not. But it will give money to Joe if she does this deal because you can be asure that Joe Jackson is behind this. Now, Katherine gets money every month from Michaels estate for Michaels kids. If Katherine does this movie deal the Judge will see that Katherine can make her own money and not need as much support for the children. She is screwing herself and Michaels kids.... It is so sad.....

1538 days ago
89.

CloBird    

Katherine needs to accept that the ESTATE must be involved in all business ventures.She could very well lose her stake of the inheritance if she goes afoul of the law.The will was set up to protect the interests of the children and to provide for her.Why can't she learn?

1538 days ago
90.

bob    

She is one Greedy bitch

1538 days ago
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