At 8:45 pm mountain time, the Werner Herzog Theater looked about halfway full with patrons sitting down for the North American premiere of Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu’s latest film “Bardo (or False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths)” at the Telluride Film Festival. Maybe it was the 174-minute runtime after a long day of screenings that kept viewers at bay. Nevertheless, just shy of midnight, there was a round of applause as the credits rolled. Though it’s unclear what exactly what...
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Branca’s ongoing duties as the co-executor of Michael Jackson’s estate continue to keep him busy, none the least of those activities being the Broadway premiere in December 2021 of “MJ the Musical,” billed as an opportunity for audiences to get an inside look at the King of Pop’s creative process that features more than 25 of his hits. Branca had a hand in the sold-out reopening of Cirque du Soleil’s “Michael Jackson One” at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. And while it hasn’t been officially announced, word has been circulating for more than a year that “Bohemian Rhapsody” producer Graham King has lined up an opportunity for a warts-and-all biopic about MJ. Beyond Jackson, Branca doesn’t disclose clients, though he has indeed handled some of the recent eye-popping music catalog deals that made headlines.