An exclusive interview with Dr Conrad Murray, who was convicted of Michael Jackson’s involuntary manslaughter this week, has been sold around the world by Zodiak Rights.
The 50-minute film, Michael Jackson and the Doctor: A Fatal Friendship, has been made by October Films and What’s It All About? Productions after they secured exclusive access to Murray in November 2009.
It features testimony from Dr Murray concerning the events that surrounded the pop star’s death on 25 June 2009, and will air on Channel 4 this week.
Zodiak secured pre-sales with US broadcaster MSNBC/NBC, which will air the film on 11 November, and Australia’s Nine Network, which will broadcast it on 10 November.
The distributor has also concluded deals with:
- Telecinco (Spain)
- VTM (Belgium)
- TVNZ (New Zealand)
- SVT1 (Sweden)
- BNN (Holland
- Channel One (Russia)
- Yes! (Israel)
- DRTV (Denmark)
- JIM (Finland)
- NRK (Norway)
As well as the interview, the film follows Dr Murray in the two years between the pop star’s death and the trial.