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The Business

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The Business
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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

Damon Lindelof goes deep on the unreleased movie ‘The Hunt’

In part two of our interview with Damon Lindelof, he and Kim Masters have a heart to heart about ‘The Hunt.’ In August, following back-to-back mass shootings, Masters co-wrote a story in The Hollywood Reporter about the movie--a satire in which...

28 MIN6 d ago
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Damon Lindelof goes deep on the unreleased movie ‘The Hunt’

Showrunner Damon Lindelof on HBO’s ‘Watchmen’

The writer of the 1980s ‘Watchmen’ comic books, Alan Moore, has been very clear: no ‘Watchmen’ movie or TV show will ever get his blessing--and that includes the new series on HBO. Keenly aware of that, ‘Watchmen’ showrunner Damon...

28 MIN1 w ago
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Showrunner Damon Lindelof on HBO’s ‘Watchmen’

Prolific TV producers Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage on ‘Looking for Alaska’

Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage made ‘The O.C.’ and ‘Gossip Girl’--some of the most defining young adult shows of the early 2000’s. They continue to create series about young-person angst, including a ‘Gossip Girl’ reboot for HBO...

28 MIN2 w ago
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Prolific TV producers Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage on ‘Looking for Alaska’

Syrian director Feras Fayyad on his new documentary 'The Cave'

Almost a decade ago, Feras Fayyad was imprisoned and tortured by the Assad regime in Syria for filming anti-government protests. But after his release, he kept making documentaries. Fayyad became the first Syrian director to be nominated for Oscar...

28 MIN3 w ago
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Syrian director Feras Fayyad on his new documentary 'The Cave'

A tour through a transforming media world with analyst Rich Greenfield

With even more new streaming services launching in the months ahead, we talk with opinionated analyst Rich Greenfield about the transforming media landscape and the challenges facing giants Disney, Comcast and AT&T.

28 MINOCT 12
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A tour through a transforming media world with analyst Rich Greenfield

How Kevin Smith tried to rescue his hero Stan Lee

This week, how filmmaker Kevin Smith set out to rescue his hero, the legendary Stan Lee. Last year, Smith began to fear that the elderly Marvel creator was being abused. Smith acted, though felt strongly there could be no good outcome. He tells us...

28 MINOCT 5
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How Kevin Smith tried to rescue his hero Stan Lee

Kevin Smith on Weinstein and indie filmmaking 25 years after ‘Clerks’

Twenty-five years after ‘Clerks,’ Kevin Smith is shook. Despite his insistence that he's behind the times, he's always found ways to get his movies made. Smith tells us about doing it his way--which includes embarking on a 60-date roadshow for...

28 MINSEP 28
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Kevin Smith on Weinstein and indie filmmaking 25 years after ‘Clerks’

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 MINSEP 21
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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 MINSEP 14
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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 MINSEP 7
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The Battle for the WGA

Latest Episodes

Damon Lindelof goes deep on the unreleased movie ‘The Hunt’

In part two of our interview with Damon Lindelof, he and Kim Masters have a heart to heart about ‘The Hunt.’ In August, following back-to-back mass shootings, Masters co-wrote a story in The Hollywood Reporter about the movie--a satire in which...

28 MIN6 d ago
Comments
Damon Lindelof goes deep on the unreleased movie ‘The Hunt’

Showrunner Damon Lindelof on HBO’s ‘Watchmen’

The writer of the 1980s ‘Watchmen’ comic books, Alan Moore, has been very clear: no ‘Watchmen’ movie or TV show will ever get his blessing--and that includes the new series on HBO. Keenly aware of that, ‘Watchmen’ showrunner Damon...

28 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Showrunner Damon Lindelof on HBO’s ‘Watchmen’

Prolific TV producers Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage on ‘Looking for Alaska’

Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage made ‘The O.C.’ and ‘Gossip Girl’--some of the most defining young adult shows of the early 2000’s. They continue to create series about young-person angst, including a ‘Gossip Girl’ reboot for HBO...

28 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Prolific TV producers Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage on ‘Looking for Alaska’

Syrian director Feras Fayyad on his new documentary 'The Cave'

Almost a decade ago, Feras Fayyad was imprisoned and tortured by the Assad regime in Syria for filming anti-government protests. But after his release, he kept making documentaries. Fayyad became the first Syrian director to be nominated for Oscar...

28 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Syrian director Feras Fayyad on his new documentary 'The Cave'

A tour through a transforming media world with analyst Rich Greenfield

With even more new streaming services launching in the months ahead, we talk with opinionated analyst Rich Greenfield about the transforming media landscape and the challenges facing giants Disney, Comcast and AT&T.

28 MINOCT 12
Comments
A tour through a transforming media world with analyst Rich Greenfield

How Kevin Smith tried to rescue his hero Stan Lee

This week, how filmmaker Kevin Smith set out to rescue his hero, the legendary Stan Lee. Last year, Smith began to fear that the elderly Marvel creator was being abused. Smith acted, though felt strongly there could be no good outcome. He tells us...

28 MINOCT 5
Comments
How Kevin Smith tried to rescue his hero Stan Lee

Kevin Smith on Weinstein and indie filmmaking 25 years after ‘Clerks’

Twenty-five years after ‘Clerks,’ Kevin Smith is shook. Despite his insistence that he's behind the times, he's always found ways to get his movies made. Smith tells us about doing it his way--which includes embarking on a 60-date roadshow for...

28 MINSEP 28
Comments
Kevin Smith on Weinstein and indie filmmaking 25 years after ‘Clerks’

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 MINSEP 21
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 MINSEP 14
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 MINSEP 7
Comments
The Battle for the WGA
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