Branca on MJ in NYT

WHERE CREDIT IS DUE: In the same piece, co-executor John Branca, the primary recipient of Sillerman’s accolades, told reporter Ben Sisario: “We felt we needed to restore Michael’s image, and the first building block of that was the movie. People came away from that movie with a completely different view of Michael. Rather than being this out-of-control eccentric, they saw him as the ultimate artist, the ultimate perfectionist, but at the same time respectful of other people.” (6/23a)