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Malia Obama's Summer Job: Working With Spielberg



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    Malia Obama with her mom, First Lady Michelle Obama, during a week-long visit to China in March. Malia is spending at least part of her summer working on Halle Berry's new CBS show. (Photo by Feng Li/Getty Images)

    Malia Obama is already making the most of her summer. The first daughter reportedly has been working as a production assistant on the Los Angeles set of the new TV series "Extant," starring Halle Berry and produced by Steven Spielberg.

    "Last week, the President’s oldest daughter 'helped with computer shop alignments and the director also let her slate a take,' " according to an account in The Wrap.

    According to The Wrap, Malia laughed and added, "My first time. This is a big deal.”

    President Obama and Michelle spent the weekend in California. The president delivered the commencement address at the University of California Irvine, and the couple visited with Malia.

    Sasha Obama, Malia's younger sister, did not travel with the couple.

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    Malia turns 16 on July 4 and is a rising high school junior. In January, the New Yorker revealed that she is an aspiring filmaker.

    "Extant" is set to air on CBS in July. It stars Berry as a astronaut who returns home after a year in space, inexplicably pregnant.

    Both Spielberg and Berry have supported Obama in the past.

    Editor's note: This story has been updated to correct the spelling of Spielberg's name.