Beckham Goes Hollywood
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David Beckham became a world celebrity playing soccer in Britain. Now he's bound for Los Angeles, where the Galaxy has signed him for $250 million over five years. This story, plus the FBI's school for screenwriters.
David Beckham Comes to LA ()
America's Major League Soccer is in the minor leagues worldwide, but David Beckham has now signed to play for the Galaxy, headquartered in Carson. The price tag is $250 million, and Major League Soccer officials claim Beckham will finally make their sport a national pastime. Beckham became a world celebrity playing football, as they call it--in Britain, where he made history with Manchester United, then spent a lot of time on the bench for the Spanish team Real Madrid. Does he still have the talent? Will he be just another Hollywood celebrity?
- Jamie Trecker: senior soccer writer at FoxSports.com
- Greg Delgado: Member of the Ultimate Fan Organization
- Nick Harris: sports news reporter for the Independent
- Gabriel Ochoa: sports editor for La Opinion
Screenwriters Get a Tutorial from the FBI ()
The Los Angeles Police Department gained international fame by turning over its files to scriptwriters in the early days of TV. Joe Wambaugh is only one of the cops who made millions turning real life into fiction. J. Edgar Hoover had a keen eye for Hollywood possibilities too, but not until yesterday did the FBI host its first formal workshop for screenwriters—at the Federal Building in Hollywood.
- Paul Bond: writer for the Hollywood Reporter
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