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The Business

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The Business

The Business

KCRW

54
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The Business, an in-depth look inside the business of entertainment. Hosted by editor-at-Large of the Hollywood Reporter Kim Masters, at KCRW.com.

Latest Episodes

AMC’s ‘Quiz,’ Hollywood’s response to protests

James Graham wrote the play “Quiz” — about an alleged cheating scandal on the British version of “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” — before he adapted it for TV. Graham talks about starting to doubt the conventional wisdom about Charles...

28 MINjust now
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AMC’s ‘Quiz,’ Hollywood’s response to protests

‘On the Record’ filmmakers talk behind-the-scenes drama of their Russell Simmons documentary

Veteran documentary filmmakers Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering lived the dream of having Oprah Winfrey sign on as executive producer of their film “On the Record,” which focuses on several women who say they were raped by music mogul Russell Simmons....

28 MIN4 d ago
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‘On the Record’ filmmakers talk behind-the-scenes drama of their Russell Simmons documentary

ESPN’s ‘The Last Dance’ chronicles Michael Jordan and Chicago Bulls

ESPN’s Michael Jordan docuseries "The Last Dance" has wrapped. The series has drawn record-breaking ratings and given ESPN something to celebrate in a world without live sports. Radio host and sports fanatic Hayes Permar speaks with director...

28 MIN1 w ago
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ESPN’s ‘The Last Dance’ chronicles Michael Jordan and Chicago Bulls

Alice Wu’s ‘The Half of It’

The new Netflix film “The Half of It” is writer-director Alice Wu’s second movie. She wrote a $1000 check to the National Rifle Association, an organization she does not support, and told her friends if the script wasn’t done in five weeks,...

28 MIN3 w ago
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Alice Wu’s ‘The Half of It’

Hollywood prop maker turns to fabricating face shields

Rob West usually spends his days building sets and making props. But once the pandemic hit, he started using his skills to devise and manufacture reusable face shields for medical personnel. West, the founder of LA Face Shields, shares his thoughts...

28 MINMAY 9
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Hollywood prop maker turns to fabricating face shields

Dahvi Waller’s ‘Mrs. America’

The new series “Mrs. America” is about the 1970s battle over the Equal Rights Amendment. It’s available via FX on Hulu. Dahvi Waller created this series after she wrote for “Mad Men” and “Halt and Catch Fire.” She talks about tackling...

28 MINMAY 2
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Dahvi Waller’s ‘Mrs. America’

Revisiting Bong Joon Ho and ‘Parasite.’ Plus should theaters reopen?

“Parasite” made history as the first foreign language movie to win Best Picture at the Oscars. The movie is now streaming on Hulu, so we’re revisiting our conversation with Director Bong Joon Ho, who also won Oscars for Best Director, Best...

28 MINAPR 25
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Revisiting Bong Joon Ho and ‘Parasite.’ Plus should theaters reopen?

Jeffrey Katzenberg on Quibi and his Hollywood tenure

Jeffrey Katzenberg ran Walt Disney Studios when it made hits like “The Little Mermaid” and “The Lion King.” He also co-founded DreamWorks. Now he’s launched Quibi, which lets you stream short shows on your phone. He remembers his early...

28 MINAPR 20
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Jeffrey Katzenberg on Quibi and his Hollywood tenure

Samantha Bee and Jason Jones on making ‘Full Frontal’ from the woods

The coronavirus pandemic has shuttered studio productions of every major late- night talk show. Samantha Bee and Jason Jones — her husband, producer and fellow former “Daily Show” correspondent — tell us about taking Bee's show, “Full...

28 MINAPR 11
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Samantha Bee and Jason Jones on making ‘Full Frontal’ from the woods

Eliza Hittman’s ‘Never Rarely Sometimes Always’

Filmmaker Eliza Hittman knew she’d have trouble getting financing for her art house abortion drama, “Never Rarely Sometimes Always.” She didn’t think it helped that she kept finding herself pitching to rooms full of men. Even companies...

28 MINAPR 4
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Eliza Hittman’s ‘Never Rarely Sometimes Always’

Latest Episodes

AMC’s ‘Quiz,’ Hollywood’s response to protests

James Graham wrote the play “Quiz” — about an alleged cheating scandal on the British version of “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” — before he adapted it for TV. Graham talks about starting to doubt the conventional wisdom about Charles...

28 MINjust now
Comments
AMC’s ‘Quiz,’ Hollywood’s response to protests

‘On the Record’ filmmakers talk behind-the-scenes drama of their Russell Simmons documentary

Veteran documentary filmmakers Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering lived the dream of having Oprah Winfrey sign on as executive producer of their film “On the Record,” which focuses on several women who say they were raped by music mogul Russell Simmons....

28 MIN4 d ago
Comments
‘On the Record’ filmmakers talk behind-the-scenes drama of their Russell Simmons documentary

ESPN’s ‘The Last Dance’ chronicles Michael Jordan and Chicago Bulls

ESPN’s Michael Jordan docuseries "The Last Dance" has wrapped. The series has drawn record-breaking ratings and given ESPN something to celebrate in a world without live sports. Radio host and sports fanatic Hayes Permar speaks with director...

28 MIN1 w ago
Comments
ESPN’s ‘The Last Dance’ chronicles Michael Jordan and Chicago Bulls

Alice Wu’s ‘The Half of It’

The new Netflix film “The Half of It” is writer-director Alice Wu’s second movie. She wrote a $1000 check to the National Rifle Association, an organization she does not support, and told her friends if the script wasn’t done in five weeks,...

28 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Alice Wu’s ‘The Half of It’

Hollywood prop maker turns to fabricating face shields

Rob West usually spends his days building sets and making props. But once the pandemic hit, he started using his skills to devise and manufacture reusable face shields for medical personnel. West, the founder of LA Face Shields, shares his thoughts...

28 MINMAY 9
Comments
Hollywood prop maker turns to fabricating face shields

Dahvi Waller’s ‘Mrs. America’

The new series “Mrs. America” is about the 1970s battle over the Equal Rights Amendment. It’s available via FX on Hulu. Dahvi Waller created this series after she wrote for “Mad Men” and “Halt and Catch Fire.” She talks about tackling...

28 MINMAY 2
Comments
Dahvi Waller’s ‘Mrs. America’

Revisiting Bong Joon Ho and ‘Parasite.’ Plus should theaters reopen?

“Parasite” made history as the first foreign language movie to win Best Picture at the Oscars. The movie is now streaming on Hulu, so we’re revisiting our conversation with Director Bong Joon Ho, who also won Oscars for Best Director, Best...

28 MINAPR 25
Comments
Revisiting Bong Joon Ho and ‘Parasite.’ Plus should theaters reopen?

Jeffrey Katzenberg on Quibi and his Hollywood tenure

Jeffrey Katzenberg ran Walt Disney Studios when it made hits like “The Little Mermaid” and “The Lion King.” He also co-founded DreamWorks. Now he’s launched Quibi, which lets you stream short shows on your phone. He remembers his early...

28 MINAPR 20
Comments
Jeffrey Katzenberg on Quibi and his Hollywood tenure

Samantha Bee and Jason Jones on making ‘Full Frontal’ from the woods

The coronavirus pandemic has shuttered studio productions of every major late- night talk show. Samantha Bee and Jason Jones — her husband, producer and fellow former “Daily Show” correspondent — tell us about taking Bee's show, “Full...

28 MINAPR 11
Comments
Samantha Bee and Jason Jones on making ‘Full Frontal’ from the woods

Eliza Hittman’s ‘Never Rarely Sometimes Always’

Filmmaker Eliza Hittman knew she’d have trouble getting financing for her art house abortion drama, “Never Rarely Sometimes Always.” She didn’t think it helped that she kept finding herself pitching to rooms full of men. Even companies...

28 MINAPR 4
Comments
Eliza Hittman’s ‘Never Rarely Sometimes Always’
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