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Dr. Conrad Murray has reportedly been filming a documentary.
The physician is currently standing trial for the involuntary manslaughter of Michael Jackson. It has been claimed Murray has sold the rights “to his story” to a production company.
There are also reports that Murray has been interviewed daily during his trial for the documentary. It is being pitched to various television networks as a package which would also include a sit-down interview with Murray and a video diary.
“A news division that pays for the documentary will end up with a side deal of getting the sit-down with Conrad,” a source told New York Post. “It’s crafted in such a way for a news division that doesn’t pay for interviews.
“They have already filmed a long interview in case he’s taken into custody.”
It has been claimed the package could fetch around $1 million, but it is not known how much Murray would receive from the sale.
New York Post reports CNN was approached about the documentary, but declined. NBC is believed to be close to securing a deal, with a view to using it for the Today show.
However, television insiders aren’t sure how much attention the interviews will attract if Murray is cleared of the charges.
“I question whether there is enough interest in him,” a competitor mused. “It’s more interesting if he’s found not guilty.”
If Murray is found guilty he could face up to four years in prison and lose his medical license.
Murray announced yesterday that he will not testify in the trial.
Both sides are expected to deliver their closing arguments this week.
A spokesman for Murray’s lawyer J. Michael Flanagan has declined to comment on the documentary reports.
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