Malia Obama Lands Internship With Hollywood Producer Harvey Weinstein
Malia Obama has landed an internship with veteran Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. A source told The Hollywood Reporter that Malia, 18, will work in The Weinstein Company’s New York office in February, after The Obamas return from their post-presidential vacation in Palm Springs, California.
Former President Barack Obama’s oldest daughter graduated from the private Sidwell Friends School in Washington, D.C., last June and is taking a year off before attending Harvard University later this year in the fall.
The aspiring filmmaker previously interned on the set of Lena Dunham’s HBO’s series Girls in 2015 and worked as a production assistant on Halle Berry’s CBS sci-fi series Extant in 2014.
According to Page Six, who first reported the story, Weinstein is a big supporter of the Democratic Party and friend of The Obamas. In 2012, he hosted a $35,800 a ticket fundraiser for the then-president at his Westfront beachfront home in Connecticut, where he introduced the former POTUS as “The Paul Newman of American presidents.”
Founded by Harvey and his brother Bob Weinstein in 2005, The Weinstein Company is behind films such as Django Unchained, The King’s Speech, Silver Linings Playbook, and Inglourious Basterds.
The Weinstein brothers also founded Miramax Films in 1979.
Malia will reportedly work in either the marketing or development department at The Weinstein Co. when she starts her internship next month.