ITV greenlights new Jackson doc

Show will contain previously unseen footage

LONDON — British commercial web ITV has greenlit a new Michael Jackson documentary that it said contains previously unseen footage of the late star.

The hourlong show, “My Friend Michael Jackson: Uri’s Story,” features footage from the personal archive of Jackson’s friend, paranormalist Uri Geller. It has been commissioned by  flagship web ITV1 and will be available for international sale.  

Film depicts Jackson on a spending spree at the upscale London store Harrods, a visit to Exeter Football Club in England’s West Country, plus scenes from Geller and wife Hannah renewing their wedding vows in 2001, at which Jackson was best man.

“This is the real Michael Jackson, the way that just a handful of friends were privileged to see him,” Geller said. “Relaxed, witty, loving, smart, sincere and genuine. This film gives audiences around the world the opportunity to experience the reality of life with Michael.”

“My Friend Michael Jackson: Uri’s Story” will be produced by ITV Studios executive producer Alex Gardiner, producer Lesley Gardiner and director Paula Lichtarowicz.

More Biz

  • Ron Burkle

    Ron Burkle Sues Lantern Capital Over Weinstein Co. Costs

    LONDON — British commercial web ITV has greenlit a new Michael Jackson documentary that it said contains previously unseen footage of the late star. The hourlong show, “My Friend Michael Jackson: Uri’s Story,” features footage from the personal archive of Jackson’s friend, paranormalist Uri Geller. It has been commissioned by  flagship web ITV1 and will be available for international sale.   […]

  • Netflix Reed Hastings

    Netflix Falls Short of Q2 Subscriber Expectations Worldwide, Stock Dives

    LONDON — British commercial web ITV has greenlit a new Michael Jackson documentary that it said contains previously unseen footage of the late star. The hourlong show, “My Friend Michael Jackson: Uri’s Story,” features footage from the personal archive of Jackson’s friend, paranormalist Uri Geller. It has been commissioned by  flagship web ITV1 and will be available for international sale.   […]

  • Johnny Depp

    Johnny Depp Settles Feud With Former Managers

    LONDON — British commercial web ITV has greenlit a new Michael Jackson documentary that it said contains previously unseen footage of the late star. The hourlong show, “My Friend Michael Jackson: Uri’s Story,” features footage from the personal archive of Jackson’s friend, paranormalist Uri Geller. It has been commissioned by  flagship web ITV1 and will be available for international sale.   […]

  • Ed Sheeran Shape of You

    Ed Sheeran Tops Pollstar’s Mid-Year Touring Charts as Industry Soars to Record Gross

    LONDON — British commercial web ITV has greenlit a new Michael Jackson documentary that it said contains previously unseen footage of the late star. The hourlong show, “My Friend Michael Jackson: Uri’s Story,” features footage from the personal archive of Jackson’s friend, paranormalist Uri Geller. It has been commissioned by  flagship web ITV1 and will be available for international sale.   […]

  • Lantern Capitol

    Weinstein Co. Closes $289 Million Sale to Lantern Capital

    LONDON — British commercial web ITV has greenlit a new Michael Jackson documentary that it said contains previously unseen footage of the late star. The hourlong show, “My Friend Michael Jackson: Uri’s Story,” features footage from the personal archive of Jackson’s friend, paranormalist Uri Geller. It has been commissioned by  flagship web ITV1 and will be available for international sale.   […]

  • BMG to Relaunch ‘Live from Daryl’s

    ‘Live from Daryl’s House’ to Relaunch in the Fall Via BMG Partnership (EXCLUSIVE)

    LONDON — British commercial web ITV has greenlit a new Michael Jackson documentary that it said contains previously unseen footage of the late star. The hourlong show, “My Friend Michael Jackson: Uri’s Story,” features footage from the personal archive of Jackson’s friend, paranormalist Uri Geller. It has been commissioned by  flagship web ITV1 and will be available for international sale.   […]

  • STX Targeting August IPO in Hong

    STX Targeting August IPO in Hong Kong (Report)

    LONDON — British commercial web ITV has greenlit a new Michael Jackson documentary that it said contains previously unseen footage of the late star. The hourlong show, “My Friend Michael Jackson: Uri’s Story,” features footage from the personal archive of Jackson’s friend, paranormalist Uri Geller. It has been commissioned by  flagship web ITV1 and will be available for international sale.   […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content