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How It Really Happened, the New US TV Series.

May 24, 2017 • By

How It Really Happened, the New US TV Series starting in January will have also an episode on Michael Jackson.

US distributor Electus International has picked up global sales rights to How It Really Happened with Hill Harper.

The show airs on CNN-owned US cablenet HLN and was recently renewed for a second season, due to premiere on September 15.

How It Really Happened with Hill Harper looks into the most notorious trials and cases, high-profile mysteries and celebrity tragedies.

The 12-episode first season explores the true stories behind the headlines, with episodes centred on OJ Simpson, JonBenét Ramsey, Prince, Michael Jackson and others. The series debuted on HLN in January. read more

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Spike Lee’s “Off The Wall” on Italian TV

April 13, 2017 • By
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A documentary on Marceau to come…

February 15, 2017 • By

Paris-based production outfit Tessalit has joined forces with Wild Bunch and Cohen Media Group on Rachid Bouchareb’s documentary feature on the legendary French mime and actor Marcel Marceau.

Widely known as “Bip the Clown,” his chalk-faced stage persona, Marceau had a fascinating life. He performed around the world for over 60 years, was friends with Michael Jackson, even reportedly inspired Jackson’s famous moonwalk dance moves. Born into a Jewish family, Marceau escaped deportation during WWII but lost his father in Auschwitz and became a French Resistance hero. read more

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Barbara Walters’ Michael Jackson Man in the Mirror

December 23, 2016 • By
Documentary, News, Photography

Michael Jackson Photographer, Harry Benson has a documentary coming out in December

December 2, 2016 • By
MJ New Throne Scan 10-09 Use@Benson  ALL PHOTOGRAPHS ©HARRY BENSON ARE FOR ONE TIME USE ONLY IN CONNECTION WITH THE MALLETT EXHIBITION.   Michael Jackson , Neverland, California, 1997. Fibre-based, archival pigment print © Harry Benson  'Although I had photographed Michael Jackson at his home Neverland before, this was the first time I had visited Neverland since Michael had become a father. I spent the day photographing Michael inside his home with his first born son Prince, and in his very own amusement park, with his beloved animals, and with the children of his employees. In Prince's bedroom, Michael held the baby in his arms, gave him a bottle, and sang to him until he fell asleep. Michael was very proud of his first-born son. In Michael's own bedroom, stood the red velvet chair. To me, the photograph represents the King of Pop sitting on his throne.'

©HARRY BENSON Michael Jackson , Neverland, California, 1997. © Harry Benson ‘Although I had photographed Michael Jackson at his home Neverland before, this was the first time I had visited Neverland since Michael had become a father. I spent the day photographing Michael inside his home with his first born son Prince, and in his very own amusement park, with his beloved animals, and with the children of his employees. In Prince’s bedroom, Michael held the baby in his arms, gave him a bottle, and sang to him until he fell asleep. Michael was very proud of his first-born son. In Michael’s own bedroom, stood the red velvet chair. To me, the photograph represents the King of Pop sitting on his throne.’

Harry Benson has seen it all. The Scottish photographer, who bootstrapped his way up from Fleet Street tabloids to glossy megamagazines in New York, has made some of the most iconic images of the last half-century. He captured the Berlin Wall going up in 1961 and being torn down 28 years later. He photographed the Beatles’ American television debut on Ed Sullivan in 1964, and he snagged a jailhouse session with John Lennon assassin Mark David Chapman in 1986. He shot Donald Trump perched on a gold bed with Ivana in 1987, holding $1 million in the money room at the Trump Taj Mahal in 1990, and, in July 2016, in the midst of his White House run. read more