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This Is It -- The TV trailer for the Michael Jackson performance documentary, This Is It.
This Is It -- Michael Jackson rehearsing to perform Billie Jean.
This Is It -- Featurette
This Is It -- Footage from the L.A. premiere of Michael Jackson's This Is It.
This Is It -- A compilation of interviews, rehearsals and backstage footage of Michael Jackson as he prepared for his series of sold-out shows in London.

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Release Date:
28 October 2009 (USA) See more »
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Like You've Never Seen Him Before See more »
Plot:
A compilation of interviews, rehearsals and backstage footage of Michael Jackson as he prepared for his series of sold-out shows in London. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
6 wins & 7 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Thank You MJ See more (216 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Michael Jackson ... Himself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alex Al ... Himself
Alexandra Apjarova ... Herself
Nick Bass ... Himself
Michael Bearden ... Himself
Irina Brecher ... Herself
Daniel Celebre ... Himself

Mekia Cox ... Herself

Miles Faber ... Dancer at the Audition
Chris Grant ... Himself

Misha Gabriel Hamilton ... Himself

Judith Hill ... Herself
Dorian Holley ... Himself
Shannon Holtzapffel ... Dancer
Devin Jamieson ... Himself
Bashiri Johnson ... Himself
Charles Klapow ... Himself

Rachael Markarian ... Herself
Jonathan Moffett ... Himself
Tommy Organ ... Himself

Orianthi ... Herself

Kenny Ortega ... Himself

Brittany Perry-Russell ... Herself

Darryl Phinnessee ... Himself
Mo Pleasure ... Himself
Dres Reid ... Himself
Danielle Rueda-Watts ... Herself
Ken Stacey ... Himself

Tyne Stecklein ... Herself

Timor Steffens ... Himself
Jaymz Tuaileva ... Dancer
Stacy Walker ... Herself

Dreya Weber ... Herself

Jasmine Alveran ... Earth Child (uncredited)

Jack Donner ... Gravedigger (uncredited)
Joe Giles ... Grave Zombie (uncredited)
Alana Gordillo ... Amazon Girl DBL (uncredited)
Grady Holder ... Necktie Zombie (uncredited)

Directed by
Kenny Ortega 
 
Produced by
Michael Bearden .... associate producer
John Branca .... executive producer
Todd Cogan .... 3D camera producer
Frank DiLeo .... co-producer (as Frank Dileo)
Chantal Feghali .... co-producer
Paul Gongaware .... producer: live show
John McClain .... executive producer
John Meglen .... producer: live show
Kenny Ortega .... producer: live show
Travis Payne .... associate producer
Randy Phillips .... producer: live show
Alif Sankey .... associate producer: live show
 
Original Music by
Michael Bearden (original score composed and produced by)
 
Cinematography by
Sandrine Orabona (cameraman)
Tim Patterson (cameraman)
 
Film Editing by
Don Brochu (edited by)
Brandon Key (edited by)
Tim Patterson (edited by)
Kevin Stitt (edited by)
 
Casting by
Gregg Smith 
Mark Summers 
 
Production Design by
Bernt Amadeus Capra 
Michael Cotton  (as Michael Cotten)
 
Art Direction by
William Budge 
 
Set Decoration by
Donald Elmblad 
 
Costume Design by
Michael Bush 
Erin Lareau  (as Topaz Erin Lareau)
Dennis Tompkins 
 
Makeup Department
Mathu Andersen .... makeup designer: lead cast
Allan A. Apone .... special makeup effects artist
Howard Berger .... special makeup effects artist
Mandi Crane .... makeup department head
David Dupuis .... special makeup effects artist
Karen Faye .... hair designer: Michael Jackson
Clyde Haygood .... hair designer: lead cast
Yuko T. Koach .... hair stylist
Barry R. Koper .... special makeup effects artist
Brad Look .... special makeup effects artist
Greg Nelson .... special makeup effects artist
Douglas Noe .... special makeup effects artist
Eleanor Sabaduquia .... key makeup artist
Teresa Vest .... makeup artist
Joy Zapata .... department head: hair, hair designer, wig designer
 
Production Management
Craig Conolly .... production manager
Aimée Flaherty .... production supervisor
John Bugzee Hougdahl .... production manager: live show (as John Hougdahl)
Heather P. Woods .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Shanice R. Anderson .... dga trainee
Richard Oswald .... second assistant director
Andrew Ward .... second second assistant director
 
Art Department
Ken Bonnet .... carpenter
Dale Bryant .... carpenter
Andrea Dietrich .... storyboard artist: live show
Mike Farese .... designer: rigging (as Michael Farese)
Sean Garcia .... props
Greg Gish .... head carpenter
John A. Gomez .... leadman
Diana Goodwin .... art department coordinator
L. David Gordon .... drapery foreman
John Hoskins .... construction coordinator
Kent Jones .... paint supervisor
Richard W. Jones .... greens general foreman
James Kroning .... property master
Richard Lepore .... greensman
Nicole Lobart .... concept artist
Danny Machado .... rigger
James Miller .... lead sculptor (as Jamie Miller)
James Miller .... lead sculptor: set construction (as Jamie Miller)
Robert Misetich .... paint foreman
Dan Ondrejko .... head greens coordinator
Peter Van Zyl .... greensman
Matt Wahl .... set dresser
Robert Wilbanks .... supervising plaster foreman
Preston Altree .... props (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Greg Abarta .... dialogue editor
Chuck Buch .... sound mixer
Dominique Decaudain .... foley artist (as Dominique Decaudain-Tabach)
David Giammarco .... sound re-recording mixer
Tim Hays .... sound mixer
Andrea Horta .... dialogue editor
Amy Kane .... foley artist
Tricia Linklater .... supervising sound editor
Martin Lopez .... supervising sound effects editor (as Martin J. Lopez)
Mike Marino .... foley mixer
Paul Massey .... sound re-recording mixer
Brian McKinney .... boom operator
Michael McKnight .... sound design: live show
Mark Pappas .... foley editor
Michele Perrone .... supervising dialogue editor
Michael Pirich .... monitor engineer
Carl Popek .... audio technician: in-ear monitor
Michael Durham Prince .... audio supervisor: live show
Dan Sharp .... sound re-recordist
William Sheppell Jr. .... production sound mixer: front of house
Jussi Tegelman .... sound effects editor
Greg ten Bosch .... sound effects editor
James Wright .... dolby sound consultant (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Christina Adia Wang .... associate interactive compositor: Sony Pictures Imageworks
 
Visual Effects by
Erika Abrams .... visual effects coordinator: Furious FX
David Alexander .... 3D lead/compositor: Entity FX
Richard M. Alexander .... 3D intern: Entity FX (as Ricky Martinez)
Krista Allain .... visual effects coordinator
Pharoah Barrett .... 3D artist: Entity FX
Mat Beck .... senior visual effects supervisor: Entity FX
Michele Bertolini .... 3D intern: Entity FX
Milan Bhatt .... senior production services technician
Stephen A. Bloch .... previsualization artist: The Third Floor Inc
Rob Blue .... visual effects artist: SPI
Wendell Bruno .... assistant DMR editor (IMAX version)
Andy Burmeister .... visual effects artist
Alexandre Cancado .... lead digital compositor: Luma Pictures
Brandon Castor .... stereoscopic conversion
Justin Castor .... production assistant: Rocket Science 3D
Stephen Castor .... stereoscopic conversion: Rocket Science 3D
Graham D. Clark .... stereoscopic consultant: Stereo D (as Graham Clark)
Silvia Colonna Romano .... 3D intern: Entity FX
David Conley .... visual effects associate producer
Erin M. Cullen .... visual effects artist: Furious FX
Brian DeMetz .... visual effects technical director: Final Light VFX
Daniel Dod .... visual effects artist
Scott Dougherty .... visual effects executive producer: Furious FX
Sheena Duggal .... visual effects supervisor
Eric Ehemann .... animation rigger
Keith English .... lead animator: Cinesoup
Eric Evans .... digital compositor
Brandon Flyte .... compositor: Entity FX
Assunta Garruto .... rotoscope artist: MG Studios
Steve Genovese .... motion control
Steve Griffith .... visual effects producer: Luma Pictures
David E. Groom .... executive producer: stereographic conversion
John Grower .... visual effects supervisor: Cinesoup
Roopesh Gujar .... visual effects producer
Martin Hall .... senior stereoscopic compositor: FuriousFX
Lindsay Hallett .... director: business development: Luma Pictures (as Lindsay Burnett)
Bob Hamel .... visual effects coordinator: Entity FX
Chris Hammond .... stereoscopic conversion: Rocket Science 3D
Brian Hanable .... digital compositor
Brandy Handelman .... compositor: Entity FX
Brian Ali Harding .... visual effects supervisor: Entity FX (as Brian Harding)
Brent Hensarling .... senior systems administrator: Luma Pictures
Adam Hickey .... rotoscope artist: MG Studios
Bryan M. Higgins .... rotoscope supervisor
Junji Hirano .... 3D artist: Entity FX
Jason Howey .... visual effects supervisor: Howey Digital
Malcolm Humphreys .... cg supervisor: Rising Sun Pictures
Eli Jarra .... senior compositor: Entity FX
Bruce Jones .... visual effects supervisor
Karin Joy .... visual effects producer
Aaron Kaminar .... visual effects supervisor: I.E. Effects
Sean P. Keenan .... visual effects editor
David Kenneth .... visual effects producer: I.E. Effects
Marc Knowles .... motion control
Carsten Kolve .... r&d technical director: RSP
Bob Kopp .... digital effects artist
Doan La .... digital effects artist
Krystine Lankenau .... visual effects artist: Furious FX
Wendy Lanning .... production executive: ReThink VFX
Janice Lee .... digital compositor
Aaron N. Leichter .... data i/o: Entity FX
Aaron N. Leichter .... visual effects editor: Entity FX
Ellyn Lewis .... visual effects general manager: Entity FX
Jack Lilburn .... visual effects associate producer: Entity FX
David Lingenfelser .... executive visual effects supervisor: Furious Fx
Kevin Lingenfelser .... creative supervisor: FuriousFX
Justin Long .... vfx artist - camera dept: Rising Sun Pictures
Martin Lorenz .... 3D intern: Entity FX
Josh Loveman .... stereoscopic conversion: Rocket Science 3D
Son Lu .... stereoscopic artist
Mary E. Manning .... pre-visualization lead: Proof Inc.
Paul Maples .... motion control operator
Krista Maryanski .... visual effects producer: Entity FX
Artin Matousian .... systems administrator
Landon Medeiros .... compositor: Furious FX
Dennis Michel .... lead artist: I.E. Effects
Jesse Morrow .... visual effects artist
Patrick Murphy .... stereoscopic compositor
Jesh Murthy .... visual effects
Jeremy Nelson .... digital compositor
Marla Neto .... digital coordinator: Luma Pictures
Viet Nguyen .... systems engineer: Entity FX
Jonathan O'Brien .... visual effects coordinator
Sean O'Connor .... compositor: Furious FX
Kim O'Donnell .... compositor: Furious FX
Rob Ozaeta .... compositor: Entity FX
Rik Panero .... 3D artist: Entity FX
Chris Paxson .... motion control technician
Jason Pomerantz .... digital artist: IMAX
Justin Porter .... technical coordinator: Luma Pictures
Pimentel A. Raphael .... animation supervisor
Chad Reder .... 2D intern: Entity FX
Rob Reinhart .... compositor: Entity FX
Jeremy Renteria .... compositor: Entity FX
Dan Rucinski .... visual effects executive producer: Entity FX
Paul Santagada .... compositor: Entity FX
Parker Sellers .... previs artist: Proof
Andrea Shear .... 3D aritst: Entity FX
Mark Shoaf .... CG supervisor: Furious FX
Joseph Silva .... visual effect artist: IE Effects
Jared Simeth .... lead digital compositor: Luma Pictures
Thanapoom Siripopungul .... character technical director: Luma Pictures
Philip Sisk .... lead compositor
Nate Smalley .... data i/o: Entity FX
Tiffany Smith .... visual effects producer: Furious FX
Trent Smith .... visual effects producer: Entity FX
Roland So .... roto/paint artist
Martha Soehendra .... compositor: Entity FX
Safari Sosebee .... digital artist: Luma Pictures
Nickolas Stevens .... digital artist: IE Effects
D.J. Summitt .... stereoscopic conversion artist
Enrique Torres .... stereoscopic artist
Enrique Torres .... stereoscopic compositor
Tommy Tran .... compositor: Furious FX
Guy Trevers .... scanning and recording
Andrew Ryan Turner .... visual effects editor
George Vajna .... second assistant DMR editor (IMAX version)
Robb Wagner .... producer: 2D/3D film & video content, Stimulated Inc.
Christina Adia Wang .... associate interactive compositor: Sony Pictures Imageworks
James Waterson .... digital compositor: Luma Pictures
Bob Wiatr .... digital effects artist
Stephen Wilson .... visual effects artist
Elaine Wu .... animator: Luma Pictures
Marvin Yanez .... stereoscopic roto artist
Kaz Yoshida .... 3D artist: Entity FX
Loic Zimmermann .... digital artist: Luma Pictures
Robert Beebe .... screen designer (uncredited)
David E. Franks .... stereoscopic imaging supervisor (uncredited)
Candice Scott .... interactive compositor (uncredited)
Richard Sutherland .... fx artist: Luma Pictures (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Randy Haynie .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Derlin Brynford-Jones .... technocrane operator: 3D unit
Robin Bursey .... camera utility: "a" camera, 3D unit
Cary Caraway .... lead tech: mosys
Mark Cunniffe .... lighting operator
Mark Cunniffe .... lighting programmer
John D'Avignon .... additional camera operator
Andrew Degnan .... convergence puller: "a" camera, 3D unit
Kevin Deon .... camera operator
Ric Ellington .... still photographer: 3D unit
Ric Ellington .... still photographer: second unit
Jamie Felz .... first assistant camera: "a" camera, 3D unit
Demfis Fyssicopulos .... lighting programmer
Richard Gorrod .... lighting crew chief (as Rich Gorrod)
Bruce Green .... video: live show
Joe Guzman .... rigging grip
Darin Haggard .... additional camera
Greg Harrington .... additional camera
Beck Hoehn .... second assistant camera: "a" camera, 3D unit
James Jermyn .... second assistant camera: second unit
Gary Johnson .... second assistant camera: "b" camera, 3D unit
Patrick Meade Jones .... camera utility: second unit Phantom camera
Bob Kertesz .... additional digital imaging technician
Robert Knouse .... additional camera (as Robbie Knouse)
Dennis Kornegay .... technical advisor
J.P. Lipa .... cinematographer: intro sequence
Carlos Lopez Calleja .... first assistant camera: second unit Phantom camera
Kim Marks .... camera operator: "a" camera, 3D unit
Kim Marks .... director of photography: second unit
Ryan Nguyen .... additional digital imaging technician
Rick Page .... first assistant camera: "b" camera, 3D unit
Michael Pagen .... lead crane tech, 3D unit
Doug Price .... convergence puller: "b" camera, 3D unit
Greg Reynolds .... additional camera operator
Jeff Ross .... 3D technician
Paul Sanchez .... director of photography: 3D unit
Chris Shadley .... key video assist
Garrett Shannon .... camera utility: "b" camera, 3D unit
Ryan Sheridan .... on-set 3D engineering
Robert Simoneaux .... lighting technician
Chris Squires .... camera operator: "b" camera, 3D unit
Chris Squires .... director of photography: second unit
Chris Squires .... steadicam operator
Phil Stoole .... videographer: UK
John Stradling .... first assistant camera: second unit
Damien Sung .... videographer: UK (as Damien Wasylki)
Larissa Supplitt .... second assistant camera: "a" camera, 3D unit
Nick Theodorakis .... chief digital imaging technician: 3D unit
Paul Vought .... technocrane technician: 3D unit
Patrick Woodroffe .... lighting designer
 
Animation Department
Vincent Gorman .... previs animator (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Kristan Berona .... extras casting
Jason Fedusenko .... casting associate
Clea Myers .... casting associate (as Clea Meyers)
Jay Simon .... casting assistant
Jay Simon .... casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Rushka Bergman .... personal stylist: Michael Jackson
Michael Bush .... wardrobe head
Abby Franklin .... dressing room supervisor
Abby Franklin .... wardrobe supervisor
Sean Garcia .... assistant: wardrobe head
Cassie Hougdahl .... wardrobe
Virginia Hougdahl .... seamstress
Jennifer Rade .... costume stylist
Niki Spina .... costume acquisition (as Nicole Spini)
Zaldy .... costume designer: Michael Jackson
 
Editorial Department
David Abramson .... additional editing
Milton Adamou .... iq artist
Zahida Bacchus .... project manager
Adriane Biondo .... post-production office coordinator
John Daro .... digital intermediate colorist: concert footage
Michele De Lorimier .... digital intermediate technician: 2nd unit/phantom tech
Paul Doogan .... record manager
Erica Flaum .... assistant editor
Annie Guidice .... digital content specialist (as Annie Eifrig)
Trent Johnson .... digital film colorist
Jacquelyn Karambelas .... assistant editor (as Jacquelyn Dean)
Brett S. McCarthy .... assistant editor (as Brett McCarthy)
Harry Muller .... color timer
John Nicolard .... digital intermediate supervisor (3-D concert material )
Mark Reaser .... hd mastering
Yvonne Valdez .... assistant editor
Eddie Williamson .... post-production assistant
Reza Amidi .... digital intermediate editor (uncredited)
Benjamin Sutor .... digital intermediate editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Alex Al .... musician: electric and synth bass
Jonathan Allen .... score mixer
Michael Bearden .... musician: keyboards
Michael Bearden .... original score producer
Sauro Ciccola .... guitar technician
Chris Clad .... violin
John Douglas .... drum technician
Brian Girard .... percussion technician
Isobel Griffiths .... music contractor
Judith Hill .... vocalist
Dorian Holley .... vocal supervisor
Michael Jackson .... performer: "This Is It"
Bashiri Johnson .... musician: percussion
Craig Johnson .... musical archivist
Lewis Jones .... score pro tools recordist
Steve Juliani .... additional music preparation
Paul Massey .... music mixer
John McClain .... producer: companion album
Jill Meyers .... music clearance
Jonathan Moffett .... musician: drums
Tim Myer .... keyboard technician
Scott Eric Olivier .... technician: bass guitar
Tommy Organ .... musician: guitar
Orianthi .... musician: guitar (as Orianthi Panagaris)
Darryl Phinnessee .... vocalist
Mo Pleasure .... musician: keyboards/trumpet
Michael Durham Prince .... supervising music editor
Seth Riggs .... vocal consultant: Michael Jackson
Ryan Rubin .... supervising music editor
Patrick Russ .... orchestrator
William Sheppell Jr. .... music mixer
Ken Stacey .... vocalist
Scott Stambler .... supervising music editor
Joann Tominaga .... music coordinator: live show (as JoAnn Tominaga)
Keith Udin .... keyboard technician (as Keith Uddin)
Bruce White .... viola
Drew Bayers .... music clearances - research (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Norma Leonard .... transportation assistant
 
Other crew
Doug Adams .... production services: live show, Pyrotek FX
Michael Amir .... personal assistant: Michael Jackson (as Michael Williams)
Alexandra Apjarova .... aerialist
Celina Aponte .... publicity: UK
Keith Balser .... set production assistant
Nick Bass .... dancer
David 'Elsewhere' Bernal .... movement coach: Michael Jackson (as David Bernal)
Peter Blue .... head technician: LED screen
John Branca .... legal counsel: Michael Jackson, Ziffren Brittenham LLP
Miko C. Brando .... personal assistant: Michael Jackson (as Miko Brando)
Irina Brecher .... ballet instructor
Lars Brogaard .... production services: live show, Major Tom
Steve Burkow .... production counsel
David Byrnes .... legal counsel: Michael Jackson, Ziffren Brittenham LLP
Alex Candia .... production assistant
Daniel Celebre .... dancer
John Charles .... software manager: Sony DAC
Ann Clark .... production counsel
Todd Cogan .... stereographer
Michael Cotton .... title designer (as Michael Cotten)
Mekia Cox .... dancer
Michael Curbishley .... production services: live show, PRG (as Mickey Curbishley)
Dawn C. Dreiling .... script supervisor: second unit
Alan Edwards .... publicity: UK
James Fairorth .... production services: live show, Tait Towers
Lou Ferrigno .... conditioning coach: Michael Jackson
Chris Grant .... dancer
Misha Gabriel Hamilton .... dancer (as Misha Gabriel)
Shannon Holtzapffel .... dancer
Jacqueline Hutchinson .... associate producer: film and video content
Michael Jackson .... choreographer
Devin Jamieson .... dancer (as Devin Andrew Jamieson)
Dondraico Johnson .... second assistant choreographer
Michael Kane .... business manager: Michael Jackson
Joel A. Katz .... legal counsel: Michael Jackson, Greenberg Traurig LLP (as Joel Katz)
Charles Klapow .... dancer
Karen Langford .... production counsel
Richard Leher .... legal counsel: Michael Jackson, Greenberg Traurig LLP
Arlyne Lewiston .... assistant: Randy Phillips
David Loeffler .... production associate
Laurent Marchand .... caterer
David Mendoza .... production services: live show, Show FX
Jasmine Mohamed .... assistant: Bruce Jones
Kenny Ortega .... choreographer
Daniel A. Parker .... assistant production coordinator
Rebekah Parr .... production secretary
Travis Payne .... choreographer
Laura Pearson-Smith .... marketing and distribution (as Laura Pearson)
James Phares .... assistant: Kenny Ortega
Brahim Rachiki .... second assistant choreographer
Frank Ramey .... first assistant accountant
Nancy Ramey .... payroll accountant
Dres Reid .... dancer
Jonathon Rice .... choreographer: catwalk choreography (as Jonathan Rice)
Deborah Ricketts .... footage clearance
Deborah Ricketts .... footage research
Danielle Rueda-Watts .... aerialist
Danielle Rueda-Watts .... associate choreographer
Jesse Sandler .... tour manager
Brigitte Segal .... tour manager: Michael Jackson
Laura Sevier .... clearances: Entertainment Clearances, Inc.
Mitch Spacone .... system support: FotoKem
Tyne Stecklein .... dancer
Timor Steffens .... dancer
Brian Sullivan .... production services: live show, B-R Scenery
Suzanne Sullivan .... Distribution Assistant
Nadia Swarovski .... production services: live show, Swarovski Crystals (as Nadia Swarovsky)
Julia Tasker .... script supervisor: 3D unit
Evvy Tavasci .... archivist
Tony Testa .... assistant choreographer
Tohme R. Tohme .... personal advisor: Michael Jackson (as Tohme R.Tohme)
Shawn Trell .... legal counsel: AEG
Keith Udin .... backline crew chief (as Keith Uddin)
Stacy Walker .... associate choreographer (as Stacy A. Walker)
Dreya Weber .... aerialist
Dreya Weber .... associate choreographer
C. Randall White .... show caller (as C Randall White)
Sixx Williams .... technician: LED screen
Chris Winn .... craft service
Timm Woolley .... business manager: tour
 
Thanks
Jasmine Alveran .... additional thanks (as Jasmine 'Earth Girl' Alveran)
Yvette Alveran .... additional thanks
James Bates .... thanks: The Michael Jackson Company wish to thank the following
Dan Beckerman .... thanks: The AEG producers wish to thank the following
Gord Berg .... thanks: The AEG producers wish to thank the following
Bruce Black .... thanks: The AEG producers wish to thank the following
Alan M. Brunswick .... thanks: The Michael Jackson Company wish to thank the following (as Alan Brunswick)
Gregg Burge .... acknowledgment: Michael Jackson wanted to thank the Choreographers who collaborated with him on past works
David Campbell .... thanks: The AEG producers wish to thank the following
Colin Chapple .... thanks: The AEG producers wish to thank the following
Vincent Chieffo .... thanks: The Michael Jackson Company wish to thank the following (as Vince Chieffo)
Jeryll S. Cohen .... thanks: The Michael Jackson Company wish to thank the following (as Jeryll Cohen)
Marquis Davis .... thanks: The Michael Jackson Company wish to thank the following
Christopher Demers .... additional thanks: IDEA Brokerage
Terry Fahn .... thanks: The Michael Jackson Company wish to thank the following
Kristen Fancher .... thanks: The Michael Jackson Company wish to thank the following
Andrew Feldman .... thanks: The AEG producers wish to thank the following
Joel Feldman .... thanks: The Michael Jackson Company wish to thank the following
Ted Fikre .... thanks: The AEG producers wish to thank the following
Luke Flynn .... thanks: The AEG producers wish to thank the following
Michael Goldfine .... thanks: The AEG producers wish to thank the following
Rob Hallett .... thanks: The AEG producers wish to thank the following
Jennifer Hebert .... the producers and director wish to thank
Matt Heckman .... thanks: The Michael Jackson Company wish to thank the following
Paul Gordon Hoffman .... thanks: The Michael Jackson Company wish to thank the following (as Paul Hoffman)
Julie Hollander .... thanks: The AEG producers wish to thank the following
Joe Jackson .... very special thanks: The Michael Jackson Company wish to thank the following (as Mr. Jackson)
Katherine Jackson .... very special thanks: The Michael Jackson Company wish to thank the following (as Mrs. Jackson)
Michael Jackson .... acknowledgment: original concert production created by
Michael Jackson .... acknowledgment: original concert production directed by
The Jacksons .... very special thanks: The Michael Jackson Company wish to thank the following
Kathy Jorrie .... thanks: The AEG producers wish to thank the following
Jessica Koravos .... thanks: The AEG producers wish to thank the following
David Lande .... thanks: The Michael Jackson Company wish to thank the following
Allison Latham .... thanks: The AEG producers wish to thank the following
Barry Lather .... acknowledgment: Michael Jackson wanted to thank the Choreographers who collaborated with him on past works
Norman Lear .... additional thanks
Tim Leiweke .... thanks: The AEG producers wish to thank the following (as Timothy J. Leiweke)
Richard Leroy .... thanks: The Michael Jackson Company wish to thank the following (as Richard LeRoy)
Dennis Luderer .... thanks: The Michael Jackson Company wish to thank the following
Sean McClocklin .... additional thanks
Courtney Miller .... acknowledgment: Michael Jackson wanted to thank the Choreographers who collaborated with him on past works (as Courtney Miller Jr)
Tom Miserendino .... thanks: The AEG producers wish to thank the following
Amy Morrison .... thanks: The AEG producers wish to thank the following
Kenny Ortega .... acknowledgment: original concert production created by
Kenny Ortega .... acknowledgment: original concert production directed by
Vincent Paterson .... acknowledgment: Michael Jackson wanted to thank the Choreographers who collaborated with him on past works
Travis Payne .... acknowledgment: Michael Jackson wanted to thank the Choreographers who collaborated with him on past works
Michael Peters .... acknowledgment: Michael Jackson wanted to thank the Choreographers who collaborated with him on past works
Jennifer Phillips .... thanks: The Michael Jackson Company wish to thank the following
Zane Rambaran .... thanks: The AEG producers wish to thank the following
Svetlana Scheck Ramzy .... thanks: The AEG producers wish to thank the following
Martha Rindels .... thanks: The Michael Jackson Company wish to thank the following
Michael Sitrick .... thanks: The Michael Jackson Company wish to thank the following
LaVelle Smith Jr. .... acknowledgment: Michael Jackson wanted to thank the Choreographers who collaborated with him on past works (as LaVelle Smith Jr)
Jeffrey Smith .... thanks: The Michael Jackson Company wish to thank the following
Diana St. Amand .... thanks: The Michael Jackson Company wish to thank the following
Joyce Szudzik .... thanks: The AEG producers wish to thank the following
Anthony Talauega .... acknowledgment: Michael Jackson wanted to thank the Choreographers who collaborated with him on past works (as Tone Talauega)
Richmond Talauega .... acknowledgment: Michael Jackson wanted to thank the Choreographers who collaborated with him on past works (as Richmond)
Rick Webking .... thanks: The AEG producers wish to thank the following
David Weil .... thanks: The AEG producers wish to thank the following
Howard Weitzman .... thanks: The Michael Jackson Company wish to thank the following
Charmaine Williams .... thanks: The Michael Jackson Company wish to thank the following
Keith Wood .... thanks: The AEG producers wish to thank the following
Geraldine A. Wyle .... thanks: The Michael Jackson Company wish to thank the following (as Geraldine Wyle)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Michael Jackson's This Is It" - UK (TV title), USA (complete title)
"Michael Jackson's This Is It: The IMAX Experience" - USA (IMAX version)
"Michael Jackson: This Is It" - Japan (English title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG for some suggestive choreography and scary images
Runtime:
111 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:G | Australia:PG (blu-ray) | Brazil:Livre | Canada:G (Alberta/British Columbia/Quebec) | Canada:PG (Manitoba/Ontario) (Canadian Home Video rating) | Germany:6 | Hong Kong:IIA | Iceland:L | India:U | Ireland:PG | Japan:G | Malaysia:U | Mexico:A | Netherlands:AL (original rating) | Netherlands:6 (re-rating) | Norway:7 | Philippines:G (MTRCB) | Portugal:M/6 | Singapore:PG | South Korea:All | Switzerland:7 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:7 (canton of Vaud) | UK:PG | USA:PG (certificate #45652)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Guitarist Orianthi Panagaris states in an interview that she received an invite to audition for a spot on the tour via MySpace. When she showed up to audition, Jackson and other producers asked her to play the solo from the song "Beat It." After playing the piece, Jackson approached Panagaris, took her arm, and asked if she could play the solo walking across the stage at a specific speed. When she responded she could handle the assignment, Jackson hired her on the spot.See more »
Quotes:
Michael Jackson:[when asked why the dancers didn't begin on cue] We're sizzling!See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
BadSee more »

FAQ

Is there anything after the end credits?
Were any body doubles used in the rehearsal footage shown ?
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77 out of 113 people found the following review useful.
Thank You MJ, 28 October 2009
Author: Chris Hussain from United Kingdom

I saw This Is It today and all i can say is that it is fitting for the man Michael. That will say more than anything else about how well done this movie is. It makes me sad when i see what a fantastic production this could've been to know that the world never got a chance to see it. But i know it would've been amazing, that's more than enough for me.

For the film it is basically all of his biggest hits that would've been performed in the shows on the big screen instead. It's just rehearsal but he's still amazing in them. Between each song you got some insight into the bigger picture of the shows themselves, and sometimes you'd even get to see Michael as himself.

Michael you were truly one of God's greatest gifts to those of us lucky to be alive now. R.I.P

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