Michael Jackson rehearsal footage could become a film

Sony Corp. has bid $50 million for the distribution rights

Sony Corp. has reportedly made a $50 million bid for the global rights to about 80 hours of Michael Jackson rehearsal footage. The rights to the tapes — several studios have reportedly shown interest — will allow the winning studio to co-produce a film with Jackson’s estate and his concert promoter, AEG Live, which had poured about $30 million into Jackson’s world tour before it was cancelled following his death last month.

Associated Press

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