London, Aug 30 (ANI): The feature length documentary on Michael Jackson being made by Sony has been hit with controversy, as union bosses at the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) have warned members not to be part of the project.
They claim that film’s producers have not agreed to the minimum basic terms and conditions for performers and background actors employed on the project, the Daily Express reports.
A statement from the union reads: “Guild members are reminded of their obligation not to accept employment on any non-signatory project, as well as their obligation to confirm with the guild that a project is signatory. Employment on any non-signatory project within the guild’s jurisdiction may subject a member to a Rule One violation.”
The film is set to feature behind-the-scenes footage of the King of Pop during his rehearsals for his comeback This Is It concert, which Sony had purchased from concert promoters AEG Live.
However, the union did not have jurisdiction over the footage.
Sony has planned to release it on 28 October and run it in theatres for two weeks worldwide. (ANI)