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The Business

KCRW, Kim Masters

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The Business
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The Business

KCRW, Kim Masters

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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

Showrunner Susannah Grant on making the Netflix series ‘Unbelievable’

The Netflix series 'Unbelievable' is based on a true story about how one team of cops pursued a serial rapist while another disbelieved and bullied a victim. Showrunner Susannah Grant tells us about turning a Pulitzer Prize winning news story into a...

28 MIN1 days ago
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Showrunner Susannah Grant on making the Netflix series ‘Unbelievable’

Writer-director Lorene Scafaria on the fight to make ‘Hustlers’

Hot off Toronto, where ‘Hustlers’ won raves, Lorene Scafaria tells us about her fight to direct the movie, which is based on her script about a real-life group of strippers who robbed their Wall Street clientele. She finally won that battle,...

28 MIN1 weeks ago
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Writer-director Lorene Scafaria on the fight to make ‘Hustlers’

The Battle for the WGA

Five months after firing their agents, members of the Writers Guild are still at war with the major agencies over packaging fees. In the heat of the ongoing union election, we explore a couple of perspectives on the two groups competing for Guild...

28 MIN2 weeks ago
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The Battle for the WGA

Revisiting Ryan O’Connell on his Netflix comedy series ‘Special’

For years, Ryan O’Connell was in the closet: not because he’s gay, which he is, but because he was ashamed of having cerebral palsy. His cover? He’d been hit by a car--which was true. But eventually, that lie took a toll. With his Netflix...

28 MIN3 weeks ago
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Revisiting Ryan O’Connell on his Netflix comedy series ‘Special’

In Ben Berman’s ‘The Amazing Johnathan Documentary,’ nothing is as it seems

When Ben Berman set out to make ‘The Amazing Johnathan Documentary,’ he figured it would be a poignant film about an ailing comedian and magician. But very quickly, Berman found himself wondering: was he making a movie about Jonathan, or was...

28 MINAUG 24
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In Ben Berman’s ‘The Amazing Johnathan Documentary,’ nothing is as it seems

Julianne Moore and Bart Freundlich on ‘After the Wedding’

Julianne Moore joins us with her husband, writer-director Bart Freundlich, to talk about their careers and their new drama, ‘After the Wedding,’ the fourth film they’ve made together. Moore offers some advice to actors just starting out, tells...

28 MINAUG 17
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Julianne Moore and Bart Freundlich on ‘After the Wedding’

Gurinder Chadha and Sarfraz Manzoor on ‘Blinded by the Light’

When Gurinder Chadha set out to make a movie based on journalist Sarfraz Manzoor’s memoir about the effect of Bruce Springsteen music on his life, she had one small problem. The movie couldn’t work without Springsteen’s songs. So when she and...

28 MINAUG 10
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Gurinder Chadha and Sarfraz Manzoor on ‘Blinded by the Light’

Lulu Wang on ‘The Farewell,’ the indie hit of the summer

When filmmaker Lulu Wang set out to write and direct a personal movie based on a real-life family saga, she had a clear vision for an American film, largely set in China, mostly in Mandarin. But buyers weren’t biting. Wang tells us about her...

28 MINAUG 3
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Lulu Wang on ‘The Farewell,’ the indie hit of the summer

Lynn Shelton and Marc Maron on ‘Sword of Trust’

In Lynn Shelton’s new comic caper film 'Sword of Trust,' Marc Maron plays a pawnbroker who gets caught up in a scheme to sell a Civil War artifact of dubious provenance. Shelton and Maron tell us about making the movie in 12 days in Alabama, and...

28 MINJUL 27
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Lynn Shelton and Marc Maron on ‘Sword of Trust’

Actress Sarah Scott on SAG-AFTRA in the Me Too era.

Sarah Scott was a working actress in Hollywood with the usual ups and downs of a life in the entertainment industry. But, last year while shooting a pilot, Scott says she was harassed and assaulted by a fellow actor. She took the case to her union...

28 MINJUL 20
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Actress Sarah Scott on SAG-AFTRA in the Me Too era.

Latest Episodes

Showrunner Susannah Grant on making the Netflix series ‘Unbelievable’

The Netflix series 'Unbelievable' is based on a true story about how one team of cops pursued a serial rapist while another disbelieved and bullied a victim. Showrunner Susannah Grant tells us about turning a Pulitzer Prize winning news story into a...

28 MIN1 days ago
Comments
Showrunner Susannah Grant on making the Netflix series ‘Unbelievable’

Writer-director Lorene Scafaria on the fight to make ‘Hustlers’

Hot off Toronto, where ‘Hustlers’ won raves, Lorene Scafaria tells us about her fight to direct the movie, which is based on her script about a real-life group of strippers who robbed their Wall Street clientele. She finally won that battle,...

28 MIN1 weeks ago
Comments
Writer-director Lorene Scafaria on the fight to make ‘Hustlers’

The Battle for the WGA

Five months after firing their agents, members of the Writers Guild are still at war with the major agencies over packaging fees. In the heat of the ongoing union election, we explore a couple of perspectives on the two groups competing for Guild...

28 MIN2 weeks ago
Comments
The Battle for the WGA

Revisiting Ryan O’Connell on his Netflix comedy series ‘Special’

For years, Ryan O’Connell was in the closet: not because he’s gay, which he is, but because he was ashamed of having cerebral palsy. His cover? He’d been hit by a car--which was true. But eventually, that lie took a toll. With his Netflix...

28 MIN3 weeks ago
Comments
Revisiting Ryan O’Connell on his Netflix comedy series ‘Special’

In Ben Berman’s ‘The Amazing Johnathan Documentary,’ nothing is as it seems

When Ben Berman set out to make ‘The Amazing Johnathan Documentary,’ he figured it would be a poignant film about an ailing comedian and magician. But very quickly, Berman found himself wondering: was he making a movie about Jonathan, or was...

28 MINAUG 24
Comments
In Ben Berman’s ‘The Amazing Johnathan Documentary,’ nothing is as it seems

Julianne Moore and Bart Freundlich on ‘After the Wedding’

Julianne Moore joins us with her husband, writer-director Bart Freundlich, to talk about their careers and their new drama, ‘After the Wedding,’ the fourth film they’ve made together. Moore offers some advice to actors just starting out, tells...

28 MINAUG 17
Comments
Julianne Moore and Bart Freundlich on ‘After the Wedding’

Gurinder Chadha and Sarfraz Manzoor on ‘Blinded by the Light’

When Gurinder Chadha set out to make a movie based on journalist Sarfraz Manzoor’s memoir about the effect of Bruce Springsteen music on his life, she had one small problem. The movie couldn’t work without Springsteen’s songs. So when she and...

28 MINAUG 10
Comments
Gurinder Chadha and Sarfraz Manzoor on ‘Blinded by the Light’

Lulu Wang on ‘The Farewell,’ the indie hit of the summer

When filmmaker Lulu Wang set out to write and direct a personal movie based on a real-life family saga, she had a clear vision for an American film, largely set in China, mostly in Mandarin. But buyers weren’t biting. Wang tells us about her...

28 MINAUG 3
Comments
Lulu Wang on ‘The Farewell,’ the indie hit of the summer

Lynn Shelton and Marc Maron on ‘Sword of Trust’

In Lynn Shelton’s new comic caper film 'Sword of Trust,' Marc Maron plays a pawnbroker who gets caught up in a scheme to sell a Civil War artifact of dubious provenance. Shelton and Maron tell us about making the movie in 12 days in Alabama, and...

28 MINJUL 27
Comments
Lynn Shelton and Marc Maron on ‘Sword of Trust’

Actress Sarah Scott on SAG-AFTRA in the Me Too era.

Sarah Scott was a working actress in Hollywood with the usual ups and downs of a life in the entertainment industry. But, last year while shooting a pilot, Scott says she was harassed and assaulted by a fellow actor. She took the case to her union...

28 MINJUL 20
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Actress Sarah Scott on SAG-AFTRA in the Me Too era.