After the coffee. Before walking under ladders and petting black cats.
The Skinny: I know it's Friday the 13th but it is also a payday so in my book it's a lucky day! Hope you have a good one too. Today's roundup includes the box office preview and a big exit in the kids TV business. Also, if you are looking to do some free work this summer Lionsgate still has an unpaid interns program.
Daily Dose: June 24 will be a busy day for
Train your dragon to jump. This weekend's box office battle is between sequels. In one corner, we have "How to Train Your Dragon 2" and in the other "22 Jump Street." One is aimed at kids and families while the other is going after teens and young adults. Both are projected to make north of $60 million. Last week's champ, the teen romance movie "The Fault in Our Stars," is expected to add $25 million to its total. Box office previews from the Los Angeles Times and Hollywood Reporter.
No kidding around. Margaret Loesch is exiting the Hub -- the
What's Spanish for exit strategy? Spanish language network
Well, it does save on paperwork. Most of Hollywood has stopped the practice of not paying interns after a lawsuit against Fox Searchlight that called into question the legality of the free work. But there is one holdout: Lionsgate. The production company behind hits including
Staying put. Executives and talent signing new deals to stay in their current job is akin to a plane landing safely. It's not much of a story. But since there is a media obsession around