Malia Obama interning at Weinstein Company

Malia Obama pitches scripts at the Weinstein Company

Malia Obama’s father may be enjoying some well-earned R&R, but according to TMZ, she’s keeping busy over at the Weinstein Company.

Former president Barack Obama‘s eldest daughter Malia, 18, is in her first week of interning at Bob and Harvey Weinstein’s film company. Instead of fetching coffee and sandwiches, though, she’s sifting through scripts and pitching her picks to top executives.

Since Monday (Jan. 30), Malia has been placed in the company’s production/development department and will reportedly stay put until she completes her internship in the spring. She is getting paid for her work and sources estimate her wage is roughly $9 per hour.

For those who either don’t know or can’t recall, the Weinstein Company has a fairly good history when it comes to supporting quality films. It’s produced Oscar-friendly pictures from Shakespeare in Love and The King’s Speech to The Artist and Django Unchained.

Before Malia began combing through scripts this week, she was educating herself on some of the year’s most buzzworthy upcoming films at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.

We’re not sure how long Malia has been a film buff, but perhaps her interest piqued last summer when Southside with You hit screens. Starring Parker Sawyers and Tika Sumpter, the film details Barack and Michelle Obama’s partnership beginning in 1989 Chicago.

Do you think all interns at the Weinstein Company are pitching scripts, or is that just a privilege Malia is granted by way of being the daughter of a recent POTUS? ~Matthew Pariselli

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  1. Samantha • February 2, 2017 @ 12:05 AM

    Nepotism is disgusting.

  2. Val • February 2, 2017 @ 2:20 AM

    Of course she only got the job because of her name and that she’s black. All the years in school you never heard once of her or her sister being good students. And like even they would dare give either of them a average mark. That teacher would be fired.

  3. Wendy • February 2, 2017 @ 11:12 AM

    If $9 an hour is just a learning wage, fine I could see that for somebody less than 18 years of age but for what she’s doing she should make more the pay is pathetic at $9 an hour that’s a poor man’s wage which she deserves more. Also the colour of her skin and I wish people would quit using the racist card. She is a person, yes her dad was president of the United States and now she has an opportunity to have a job, good for her!

  4. Liz • February 2, 2017 @ 11:43 AM

    so “nepotism is disgusting” you will help a complete stranger that you know nothing about, but you would not help out a friend or family member, that you have trust and faith in to support your company! Strange!! Does it occur to anyone that maybe she was the best choice for the job! Shame on everyone for always belittling others and their accomplishments.

  5. Edna • February 2, 2017 @ 1:28 PM

    wonder if her secret service person is also taking this course?

  6. Mike Hunt` • February 2, 2017 @ 2:09 PM

    Seriously- what does she bring to the table besides daddy’s fame?
    Do the people who gave her the position really think she has an special insights into what is relevant to anyone, besides valley girl princess types, who have no idea of what the real world is like?

    And yeah – she got the job because of Mr. B.O.
    Weinstein’s is probably hoping the ghouls who follow rich & famous, will pump up sales $$ of anything that has her name attached to it.

  7. Mike Hunt` • February 2, 2017 @ 2:10 PM

    Look – she’s got her papa’s mustache…

  8. L. Campbell • February 2, 2017 @ 3:38 PM

    Malia will be going to Harvard where you must have exceptional SAT scores. Nepotism at 9$ an hour? You gotta be kidding? She inherited brains and will use them. Sour grapes?

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