By Justin Sink
The White House is planning to scale back official screenings of films at the presidential residence after a deluge of requests, according to a report in the Hollywood Reporter.
The White House became a key booking for films looking to generate buzz for award season after the Obamas hosted a screening for the Stephen Spielberg film "Lincoln" last year, according to the Hollywood trade publication.
Earlier this month, the Obamas hosted a screening of "Mandela," a biopic about the South African president. The film was produced by Harvey Weinstein, a top fundraiser for the president's reelection campaign.
Mandela star Idris Elba described the screening as "amazing" at the film's premier, according to USA Today.
"It was such a nice time," the former " 'The Wire' " star said.