The World Cup steals the world moviegoers, a Beverly Hills industry hot spot closes down, and "If you build it they will keep coming...for 25 years. LA Times film reporter Rebecca Keegan joins Take Two for the latest movie news.
The World Cup kicked off last Thursday, and while here in the states it might still be building an audience, around the globe it garners billions of viewers. Does that really affect movie box office returns? What regions is this most pronounced? Are there certain types of films that are untouched by football fever?
Good news for aspiring interns, but maybe bad news for all the studio workers used to getting their coffee fetched. All of the Hollywood studios except one, Lionsgate, have now done away with their unpaid internship programs. How much will the interns have to be paid? Are we talking minimum wage? How is Lionsgate getting out of this? I find it hard to believe this is the end of the abuse of interns in Hollywood. No more "Swimming with Sharks" style servitude?
Speaking of Hollywood traditions, Kate Mantilini — the iconic Wilshire Boulevard restaurant where Academy members used to rub shoulders over martinis — closed down over the weekend. Why was this such a fixture of the industry?
Kate Mantilini closes but hopefully the Academy Museum will open someday. Rebecca recently profiled the newly named director, Kerry Brougher. What is he taking on?
Draft Day might not exactly go down in history as a classic of the genre, but Kevin Costner will always be remembered for "Field of Dreams."