Michael Jackson 1958-2009

SNEAK PEEK: Michael Jackson's This Is It

Get a behind the scenes look at the King of Pop's final rehearsals before the film hits theaters Oct. 28

Just Michael

"The show was a huge production, but it was also very important that Michael had these moments with just the audience," says Ortega. "He would say, 'I want to be looking into the faces of my fans who have waited for weeks and months to be here.' So we developed a seating arrangement so that thousands of fans could be close to Michael." Adds Payne: "One of our goals was to create those times that the fans had Michael all to themselves."