We didn’t permit Lifetime or Netflix to make any Michael Jackson films – The Michael Jackson Estate

Posted on May 26 2017 , at 10:22 pm
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  • It said that it is currently working on numerous projects on the late music superstar.

Michael Jackson - Searching For Neverland
A still from ‘Michael Jackson – Searching For Neverland’

Last week, we brought you the trailer of Lifeline network’s film based on the last few years of pop icon, Michael JacksonMichael Jackson: Searching for Neverland.

However, The Michael Jackson Estate has released a statement saying it does not approve of either the Lifetime network film or the Netflix Michael Jackson story told through the eyes of his famous pet chimpanzee, Bubbles.

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In the statement, it said that it is currently working on numerous projects on the late music superstar.

The statement reads:

To clear up any confusion or misperceptions about unsanctioned Michael Jackson projects currently in the news — including a Lifetime television movie and an animated film script recently purchased by Netflix — the Estate of Michael Jackson does not license or permit the use of any rights it owns, including to Michael’s music, images, video and films, for use in unauthorized works seeking to exploit Michael’s legacy.

The Estate itself has numerous projects in development, all of which respect, honor and celebrate Michael’s life and legacy along with his extraordinary artistry that touched fans throughout the world.

When the executors are ready to announce them, they will. As Michael said countless times about his own work, the quality goes in before the name goes on.

It remains to be seen what reaction will emanate from Lifetime and Netflix.

This post first appeared on TNS.

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