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J.J Abrams And Tavis Smiley Join Forces On Michael Jackson Series

21 June 2016 5:34 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

In terms of global pop culture icons, they don’t come much bigger than Michael Jackson. The ground-breaking master of musical artistry and performance changed the face of pop music throughout the 1980s and 1990s, and continued to make waves in the industry until his sudden death at the age of 50, in 2009. Today (June 21st 2016) sees the release of a new book, by U.S TV host and author Tavis Smiley, which centres on the final days of Jackson’s life – and plans are already underway for J.J Abrams and Smiley to bring it to television in 2017.

The book is titled Before You Judge Me: The Triumph And Tragedy Of Michael Jackson’s Last Days, and is a novelisation – a format which lends itself well to narrative adaptation. Prior to its publishing, the book was optioned by Bad Robot, and J.J Abrams is consequently teaming with Tavis Smiley »

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J.J. Abrams Partners on Michael Jackson Series With Tavis Smiley and Warner Bros.

20 June 2016 12:30 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Tavis Smiley is partnering with J.J. AbramsBad Robot Productions to develop Smiley’s book “Before You Judge Me: The Triumph and Tragedy of Michael Jackson’s Last Days” for Warner Bros. Television. Smiley and Bad Robot both have TV production deals with the studio.

Smiley’s book is scheduled to be published by Little, Brown and Company June 21. It looks at the highs and lows of Jackson’s life and his constant hunt for personal privacy.

Smiley and Abrams will serves as executive producers on the project with Ben Stephenson and David Brewington. The project, which has no network attached yet, is being produced by Bad Robot Productions and Tavis Smiley TV & Film in association with Warner Bros. Television. The three companies announced last year that they are also developing a series based on Smiley’s book “Death of a King: The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr »

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J.J. Abrams, Tavis Smiley Partner on Michael Jackson Event Series

20 June 2016 12:30 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Tavis Smiley and J.J. Abrams wanna be startin’ somethin’. Abrams’ Bad Robot Prods. is set to develop a new event TV series based on Smiley’s new book “Before You Judge Me: The Triumph and Tragedy of Michael Jackson’s Last Days.”

Warner Bros. TV, where both Smiley and Bad Robot are based for TV projects, is the studio attached; it hasn’t yet been sold to a network. “Before You Judge Me,” which Smiley wrote with David Ritz, is set to be published on June 21. The book looks at the final months of the King of Pop’s life.

Read More: Review: ‘Michael Jackson’s Journey From Motown to Off The Wall’ Makes You Want to Dance – And Shout

According to Warner Bros., the book “examines the soaring highs and deep lows faced by the late pop star ­– his constant hunt for privacy in a life that was

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- Michael Schneider

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J.J. Abrams, Tavis Smiley Partner on Michael Jackson Event Series

20 June 2016 12:30 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Tavis Smiley and J.J. Abrams wanna be startin’ somethin’. Abrams’ Bad Robot Prods. is set to develop a new event TV series based on Smiley’s new book “Before You Judge Me: The Triumph and Tragedy of Michael Jackson’s Last Days.”

Warner Bros. TV, where both Smiley and Bad Robot are based for TV projects, is the studio attached; it hasn’t yet been sold to a network. “Before You Judge Me,” which Smiley wrote with David Ritz, is set to be published on June 21. The book looks at the final months of the King of Pop’s life.

According to Warner Bros., the book “examines the soaring highs and deep lows faced by the late pop star ­– his constant hunt for privacy in a life that was

It »

- Michael Schneider

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Tavis Smiley, PBS to Explore USA Judicial System in Unprecedented Televised Series, ‘Courting Justice’

16 June 2016 5:06 PM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Tavis Smiley, host of the late night television talk show “Tavis Smiley” on PBS, in collaboration with the National Center for State Courts, is convening a series of town hall meetings under the banner “Courting Justice,” the first of which… Continue Reading → »

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