Michael Jackson's This Is It MovieMinute
Michael Jackson's This Is It is a 2009 American documentaryâ€"concert film directed by Kenny Ortega that documents Michael Jackson's rehearsals and preparation for his concert series of the same name that was originally scheduled to start on July 13, 2009 but was cancelled due to his death eighteen days prior on June 25. The film consists of Jackson rehearsing musical numbers, directing his team, and additional behind-the-scenes footage including dancer auditions and costume design. Ortega confirmed that none of the footage was originally intended for release, but after Jackson's death it was agreed that the film be made. The footage was filmed in Los Angeles at the Staples Center and The Forum and features a clip from Izod Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey where Jackson publicly announced the concert series.