Am gasit pe un forum cateva articole care vorbesc despre motivul pentru care Michael Jackson nu a fost în mod legal autorizata sa desfasoare cele 50 de concerte din iulie anul trecut.
Este important aici toată lumea isi dea seama ca acest contract trebuie să fie motivul pentru care Michael Jackson a trebuit să dispara. AllGood Entertainment moves ahead with Michael Jackson lawsuit
Fri, Jun 12th 2009 11:04 am EST
By Allison Reitz
Concert promoter AllGood Entertainment, Inc. is moving forward with a lawsuit that seeks to bar Michael Jackson from performing his 50-date residency at the O2 Arena in London. The New Jersey based company, operated by Patrick Allocco, claims Jackson and his manager, Frank Dileo, reneged on a contract for a one-off reunion concert with the other Jackson siblings.
Filed in federal district court in New York on June 10, the suit names Jackson, Dileo and residency promoter AEG Live as defendants. The nearly 20-page complaint alleges breach of contract and fraud, among other counts.
In addition to seeking an injunction against the London residency, AllGood is seeking compensation for at least $20 million in lost profits and reimbursement of expenses, as well as an additional minimum of $20 million in punitive damages.
In May, Allocco told TicketNews that he signed a contract with Dileo, operating on Jackson's behalf, for a pay-per-view reunion concert with Jackson and his siblings to take place sometime in summer 2009. The contract included a non-competition clause barring Jackson from performing prior to or three months after the single day event, according to the New Jersey based promoter.
Even after signing into the 50-date residency with AEG Live, the suit alleges that Jackson personally reassured his interest in working with AllGood Entertainment upon completing his time in London. However, "When pressed to commit on a date, Jackson and Dileo both reneged," said AllGood's attorney Ira Meyerowitz, of the New York-based law firm Meyerowitz Jekielek PLLC, in a statement.
"This is a case where the little guy followed the rules and was pushed aside by industry giants AEG and the Jacksons for the promise of bigger money and movies," Meyerowitz continued.
Jackson would have received at least a $24 million binder for the reunion performance with his family, according to the complaint. It has been estimated the star could earn approximately $50 million for his residency in London.
This is just the latest obstacle for Jackson, who has become an almost permanent fixture in London tabloids since announcing his "This Is It" concert series at the O2 Arena. Media reports have claimed the singer is unfit for his historic residency, though AEG Live president Randy Phillips has insisted the shows will go on as planned with Jackson's complete cooperation.
The production has faced only one serious setback, when concerns about set-up and preparation pushed back the opening date by a week from July 8 to July 13. Four shows were affected in the scheduling change, though all were rescheduled.
Jackson's residency is set to run through March 2010.http://www.ticketnews.com/AllGood-Enter ... uit6912776
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Logistics for the Jackson’s & AllGood Entertainment
Written by FrankPaulGambino on May-13-09 12:10pm
Logistics for the Jackson’s & AllGood Entertainment
Patrick Allocco responded to a letter I wrote him and basically said if he got an offer from the Jackson Family I guess specifically Michael Jackson similar tot the one I put on the table, he would back off and agree to the Concerts in London. And he said Frank Dileo is not cooperating. I later found out it was a one show deal and would be viewed over the Internet, I think that is a lazy and bad promotion so I suggested that he might consider having the show viewed on the big screen either live or like a movie would be suffice. I suggested he try to book AAFES Reel-Time Theaters as an act of good intent they own 6,500 screens and asked OK they can make 30 Million US dollars, but what is guaranteed?
He said the show would take all day and would be a professional production, this means a 3 hour music video that can allow special effects not capable in a live show to include a virtual audience, so why cannot this be a movie production that can bring in at least $100 Million+ in 1,800 to 2,200 Theaters for two or three weeks. These are not miscalculations they are honest inquiries. If he wants to book the show he needs to book seats, trying to show it over the Internet is trying to turn a penny into $30 Million and that is unrealistic. Furthermore if it will be an all day production in front of a live audience, it will require the right people.
You need to be consistent and come back to me with something in a continuous series; I am trying to work with you all. You said I need to practice teamwork; I asked Janet Jackson to make Gambino Productions a subsidiary of Black Doll Productions,, then I want to apply for a Trade name and have my Trademark Pending ™. I expect her to act on these requests; I need the legal standing to sign the acts I plan to sign. I should make that Gambino Records but that could regulate me
I am working at a slower pace to create more professional productions on the music end, my last creation I think was professional and radio friendly. And I am coming across new trade secrets to add to my repertoire.
Finally someone mentioned why was not Janet sued for her tour and Michael is being sued, well the chances are Janet’s tour was over by time this deal was struck and she cancelled the tours for scheduling conflicts. All Michael has to do is agree to the damn show and all Patrick has to is present a good promotional. The current plan sounds like garbage and done lazily.
By all means aim to move up in the world but make sure your ambitions stay in line with your abilities. Yes, you could and should be doing more but there is no point in setting you goals that are impossible to reach. Small steps will take you a long way.
If you don’t know all the facts about a particular situation you are strongly advised not to draw any conclusions, especially about other people’s motives. While mind planet Mercury continues to move retrograde minor miscalculations could lead to major mistakes.http://www.zimbio.com/Michael+Jackson/a ... ertainment
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Allgood Entertainment files $40m lawsuit against Michael Jackson
Michael JacksonMichael Jackson has been sued for $40m by a concert promoter who alleged him breaching a contract that the singer was due to play with his other members of the family for reunion.
Allgood Entertainment is a firm that has filed a lawsuit against him in Manhattan federal court claming that they signed a deal with his manager for arranging a concert on the event of Jackson’s family reunion.
Under this deal, Jackson was bound to not to perform anywhere else before this concert and even three months after it. According to the lawsuit, Frank DiLeo, Jackson’s manager and AEG the promoter of the event have breached the agreement as they have signed many concerts in London during the summer in which a pay-per-view event has also included.
The lawsuit also says that AEG was aware of the contract between Jackson, Dileo and AllGood entertainment, but as they have power and dominance in live music performance industry which forced them to breach the contract with the entertainment firm and preferred to work with others.
Allgood manager, Patrick Allocco says, “Almost every oppourtunity to privately and publically resolve that issue has been provided to AEG and Michael Jackson, and till today they didn’t response to it.”
“It was on 22nd May in Beverly Hills when the two camps contacted with us,” Allocco adds.
Jackson and AEG’s representatives couldn’t be reached instantly on Wednesday.
Ira Meyerowitz, Allgood lawyer says in this connection that they don’t want to stop Michael Jackson from performing in the events and we are just looking for the compensation for the contract they agreed on.
Source: accesshollywoodhttp://www.qdmag.com/allgood-entertainm ... l-jackson/
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Jackson 5 Reunion Torpedoes, Michael Sued for $20 Million
AllGood Entertainment says Michael Jackson is no go for the reunion gig
Despite reports to the contrary, it has emerged that the Jackson 5 reunion that was supposed to take place in 2010 and have Michael on stage as well will not take place after all. Organizers AllGood Entertainment have just filed a lawsuit against the King of Pop saying the one-night special concert will not take place because of him, and they’re asking for a minimum of $20 million in damages, TMZ informs.
Michael Jackson himself seemed to confirm the reunion a short while ago, as the paparazzi caught up with him as he was being escorted to his car and asked him whether fans would see him as part of Jackson 5 again. At about the same time, AllGood Entertainment was also speaking in optimistic terms of the outcome of what is already a longstanding conflict of interests, saying that it had the utmost faith that Michael would eventually fulfill his contractual obligations, to which he had agreed when his manager signed on the dotted line on his behalf.
Now, TMZ says, since Jackson has failed to respond to the organizers’ ultimatum, they are taking matters to court. “AllGood Entertainment just filed a Federal lawsuit, claiming Jackson reneged on his promise to perform with his brothers and sister Janet before performing any other concerts on his own. After allegedly agreeing to the deal with AllGood – the company that was producing the family concert – Jackson inked a separate deal to perform a series of concerts in London. According to the suit, Jackson and his manager, Frank Dileo, ‘secretly teamed up with AEG [the London producer]’ knowing full well that Jackson committed to doing the family concert first.” TMZ says of the lawsuit, after seeing court papers.
The problem now is that Michael is refusing to do the reunion show, in which the organizers have already invested a lot of money, or at least so they claim. Because of this, AllGood wants to receive $20 million in damages, but it is also asking to have the series of concerts about to begin at London’s O2 Arena postponed until a sentence in the case is reached. Michael has yet to respond to any of the allegations of the suit.
“AllGood claims its deal with Jacko prohibited him from signing any other contracts until 3 months after he performed the family concert. Jackson has claimed he never signed the deal with AllGood – his manager did. AllGood says the manager speaks for Jackson. AllGood is suing for $20 million – minimum. The company is also asking the judge to derail the London concerts, scheduled to kick off next month.” TMZ further explains. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Jackson- ... 3886.shtml
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Intervju med Patrick Allocco fra AllGood Entertainment
Thank you for sitting down with MJJCommunity to tell your side of what's going on. We appreciate you taking the time to set the record straight and to tell Michael Jackson's fans what truly happened between All Good Entertainment and Frank DiLeo.
Q: Please tell us about your company, All Good Entertainment.
AllGood Entertainment, Inc., is a concert promoter based in New Jersey, who promotes concerts in New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, the Caribbean and South America. In 2007, he has started operations in United Arab Emirates and India. We are a young and vigorous company, AllGood has produced successful shows in venues in New York and New Jersey as well as in Puerto Rico and Tobago in The Caribbean with Bon Jovi, Stevie Wonder, Sting, Diddy, Julio Iglesias, Earth, Wind and Fire, Patti LaBelle, Natalie Cole, Paulina Rubio, John Leguizamo, Lindsay Lohan and Raven Symone, among others. Our core competency is promoting large one-off events and festivals.
Q: How did you come into contact with Frank DiLeo?
Shortly after meeting with Mr. Joe Jackson in Las Vegas about the proposed Jackson Family Reunion Concert, my associate, recommended that we follow-up with Frank. We met Frank and his Partner, Mark Lamicka, in Nashville a few weeks later.
Q: Did Mr. Frank DiLeo at any time, represent himself as Michael Jackson's signatory agent/manager? Were you aware of Dr. Tohme R. Tohme being Michael's business manager?
The Dileo/Jackson contract speaks for itself; Frank and Mark both represented that he [Frank] had several phone conversations with MJ and that he was supportive of our event. Frank obviously executed an agreement that is binding upon Michael, Janet and the brothers. Dr. Tohme was always positioned as the spokesperson or business manager representing the financial interests of Colony Capital.
Q: Tell us about the concert that was planned by All Good Entertainment and agreed to by Frank DiLeo.
The proposed event was for one historic reunion for the world to see. The event would reunite all of the Jacksons’ on stage for a world wide Pay Per View event to be held on or about July 2009. It was the single biggest offer to an artist in the history of the concert business.
Q: At any time did Frank DiLeo disclose to All Good Entertainment that Michael was already in negotiations with AEG via his business manager Dr. Tohme R. Tohme?
No. We first learned of the O2 dates on January 7, when one of our Partners had learned from someone inside of AEG that the negotiations were very close to being finalized and that AEG expected to announce shortly after the Grammy’s. On January 21, we learned from an individual who had dined with Tohme the previous evening that MJ was committed to a “very big project” which we assumed was the AEG deal.
Q: Are you in anyway, attempting to block the This Is It concert series from happening?
We are trying to secure our date for next year’s family reunion concert in Dallas. To that end, we will use every tool in our shed to enforce our contractual right to that event.
Q: On Nov 1st, 2008, Michael Jackson via his manager Dr. Tohme R. Tohme released the following statement: “My brothers and sisters have my full love and support, and we’ve certainly shared many great experiences. But at this time I have no plans to record or tour with them. I am now in the studio developing new and exciting projects that I look forward to sharing with my fans in concert soon.” Did Frank DiLeo ever notify you of this statement?
No. The statement, however, was in response to a comment made by Jermaine while in Austrailia. We actually did raise the issue of Jermaine’s “Family Tour” comment with Dileo and he dismissed it as “Jermaine’s attempt at keeping the press focused on him.” The Tohme comment did not effect our proposal since we were contemplating a tour.
Q: Did All Good Entertainment retain Frank DiLeo for a fee of two million dollars to secure Michael Jackson and his family for the reunion concert?
Mr. Dileo would have received a total of $550,000 plus a commission.
Q: Were you aware that AEG were in negotiations with Michael Jackson and Dr. Tohme in Nov, 2008, the same time when All Good Entertainment was in negotiations with Frank DiLeo?
We knew of several failed attempts by AEG to get MJ to commit to a “Prince” like deal at the O2; we had no knowledge of any ongoing negotiations until January 7, 2009.
Q: Are you planning on filing a lawsuit in federal court against Frank DiLeo?
Very unfortunately yes – a lawsuit is now imminent and will be filed in Federal Court. I have made every possible effort try to secure our concert for next year, but Frank Dileo has poisoned Michael on the idea and told me that “it’s not going to happen.”
Q: What would you like to tell Michael Jackson's fans about this situation? Do you feel like you have been defrauded?
I want MJ’s fans to know that we always put Michael’s and the family’s interest above our own. We were told by Michael that he had “another committment” and he would perform our show as long as it didn’t conflict. When it was confirmed that he was talking about the London dates, we were always ammenable to working around the shows. When MJ told us that he would perform our show when he came back from London, we agreed to a summer 2010 date. Unlike other individuals or companies who have filed lawsuits against MJ seeking astronomical damages, we are trying to put a historic amount of money back into his pocket through our one night only U.S. concert.
Our Thanks go to Mr Allocco and Loralee of our MJJC news team for conducting this interview on behalf of MJJCommunity.http://www.mjoai.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1258