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On The Lot: Why Universal Pictures is having the best summer ever




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Complete box office domination.

That's the simple reason why Universal Pictures is having the best summer ever. And that's one of the many topics that we're covering in this week's "On The Lot" with Rebecca Keegan. Every Monday she joins us to talk about the latest happenings in the entertainment business.

Universal has spent 13 weeks at the top of the box office with movies like "Minions," "Jurassic World" and now "Straight Outta Compton." This means that they're having a very good summer, especially compared to some of the other studios. Oh, and Universal managed to do it without a super hero, those of which helped Disney these past few months.

Speaking of Disney, with the next Star Wars movie coming out in a few short months, there tends to be some sort of related news each week. This time it's surrounding Star Wars: Episode IX director Colin Trevorrow, who's been embroiled in controversy because of statements that he made related to a lack of female directors on big budget films.

In election news that has nothing to do with Donald Trump, SAG-AFTRA just held a contentious election for their President. A lot of the tension is over how actors should be compensated in the age of the internet.

Finally, The Academy is selecting its Governors Board recipients this week.

To hear the entire conversation click on the audio link embedded above.