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The Interns of Hollywood Can See Through the B.S.

Photo-illustration: Puck; Photos: Kevin Winter/RB Bauer-Griffing/Dominique Charriau/Mario Tama via Getty Images
Matthew Belloni
August 14, 2023

I went to a nice dinner the other night that the producer Roy Lee organized at the Microsoft Lounge with about 25 fellow film and TV producers. These kinds of get-togethers can quickly turn into bitch-fests these days, amid the strike shutdown and general industry malaise. But while the table discussion was off the record, I noticed that in our back-and-forth about how Hollywood can better wage the war for relevance with young people, one big producer referred a couple times to the hopeful insights of his company’s college-age interns. Huh, I thought.