Jackson’s official website announced a music video for “Hollywood Tonight”. While expected originally to be released at the end of February, it was later pushed back to March 10, 2011. A 19-second sneak preview of the video was made available on Jackson’s official Facebook page. On March 10, as expected the full video as released with a new mix called “Throwback Mix” featuring alternate demo vocals without autotune and sampling the beat of “Billie Jean”.
The director of “Hollywood Tonight” is Wayne Isham. Isham directed Jackson’s 1995 number-one hit “You Are Not Alone”. Shot at the sidewalk and street at the front of the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, California.Led by Algerian-born dancer Sofia Boutella, her outfit was based on Jackson himself. More than 60 dancers performed a Jackson-inspired routine as seen in a video posted by TMZ. The video revolves around a young woman arriving in Hollywood, vying to become a known dancer. The video included Jackson images and video clips throughout, including Jam and Don’t Stop ’til You Get Enough. —Wikipedia