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Hollywood Breakdown

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Hollywood Breakdown

Hollywood Breakdown

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KCRW’s 'The Business' host Kim Masters breaks down Hollywood's top stories.

Latest Episodes

Disney lost nearly $5 billion last quarter, but stock prices surged

Disney reported losses of $4.7 billion last quarter in their latest earnings call. Still, investors saw promise in the company’s streaming revenue, as Disney’s stock rose 10%.

4 MIN4 d ago
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Disney lost nearly $5 billion last quarter, but stock prices surged

AMC’s deal with NBCUniversal could bring new movies to viewers’ homes in 17 days

AMC struck a deal with NBCUniversal to allow the studio’s movies to come to video on-demand services 17 days after their theatrical releases. The theater chain was in financial trouble even before the pandemic, and this move could be a lifeline as...

4 MIN1 w ago
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AMC’s deal with NBCUniversal could bring new movies to viewers’ homes in 17 days

Fox Sports debuts ‘virtual fans’ for MLB live broadcast

The Washington Nationals are playing the New York Yankees on Thursday night — in an empty stadium.Fox Sports is using computer animation to add “virtual fans” to the broadcast. Fox also announced that they sold out 90% of ad inventory for the game.

4 MIN2 w ago
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Fox Sports debuts ‘virtual fans’ for MLB live broadcast

Nick Cannon out at Viacom, keeps deal with Fox

Nick Cannon has apologized for anti-Semitic comments he recently made on his podcast. During the public outcry over his speech, he was fired from VH1, where he hosted the long-running sketch comedy show “Wild 'N Out.” He will continue to host...

4 MIN3 w ago
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Nick Cannon out at Viacom, keeps deal with Fox

NBC’s free streaming service Peacock hopes to cut through ‘subscription fatigue’

NBC’s Peacock launches on July 15, and one way it hopes to stand apart from other streamers is price. A basic ad-supported version of the service will be free. Peacock will offer classic NBC shows like “Law & Order” and “30 Rock,” plus...

4 MINJUL 10
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NBC’s free streaming service Peacock hopes to cut through ‘subscription fatigue’

Walt Disney World in Florida set to reopen July 11, despite performers’ safety concerns

As Gov. Gavin Newsom has ordered the closures of bars, movie theaters and indoor restaurants in California, Disneyland in Anaheim has yet to announce a new reopening date. In Florida, where coronavirus cases are also surging, Walt Disney World still...

4 MINJUL 3
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Walt Disney World in Florida set to reopen July 11, despite performers’ safety concerns

Disneyland delays reopening, ‘Tenet’ and ‘Mulan’ may be postponed

The Walt Disney Company recently announced that Disneyland will not reopen next month as planned, even though Disney World will reopen starting July 11. Meanwhile, with movie theaters still closed across the country, this summer’s release schedule...

4 MINJUN 26
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Disneyland delays reopening, ‘Tenet’ and ‘Mulan’ may be postponed

Academy postpones 2021 Oscars, will announce new diversity rules

This week, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the Oscars ceremony will be postponed until April 2021, and the eligibility requirement for films has been extended until February 28, 2021. The Academy also said they will unveil...

4 MINJUN 19
Comments
Academy postpones 2021 Oscars, will announce new diversity rules

‘Cops’ and ‘Live P.D.’ canceled following protests against police violence

This week, Hollywood continued reckoning with onscreen depictions of racism and police violence. The Paramount Network pulled its long-running police reality show “Cops,” while A&E canceled its hit show “Live P.D.” Meanwhile, HBO Max has...

3 MINJUN 12
Comments
‘Cops’ and ‘Live P.D.’ canceled following protests against police violence

How is Hollywood responding to George Floyd protests?

As Black Lives Matter protests and marches have continued throughout the week, Hollywood has given mixed responses. Some studios put out bland corporate statements, while others have donated money to social justice causes. Some have shown up to...

4 MINJUN 5
Comments
How is Hollywood responding to George Floyd protests?

Latest Episodes

Disney lost nearly $5 billion last quarter, but stock prices surged

Disney reported losses of $4.7 billion last quarter in their latest earnings call. Still, investors saw promise in the company’s streaming revenue, as Disney’s stock rose 10%.

4 MIN4 d ago
Comments
Disney lost nearly $5 billion last quarter, but stock prices surged

AMC’s deal with NBCUniversal could bring new movies to viewers’ homes in 17 days

AMC struck a deal with NBCUniversal to allow the studio’s movies to come to video on-demand services 17 days after their theatrical releases. The theater chain was in financial trouble even before the pandemic, and this move could be a lifeline as...

4 MIN1 w ago
Comments
AMC’s deal with NBCUniversal could bring new movies to viewers’ homes in 17 days

Fox Sports debuts ‘virtual fans’ for MLB live broadcast

The Washington Nationals are playing the New York Yankees on Thursday night — in an empty stadium.Fox Sports is using computer animation to add “virtual fans” to the broadcast. Fox also announced that they sold out 90% of ad inventory for the game.

4 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Fox Sports debuts ‘virtual fans’ for MLB live broadcast

Nick Cannon out at Viacom, keeps deal with Fox

Nick Cannon has apologized for anti-Semitic comments he recently made on his podcast. During the public outcry over his speech, he was fired from VH1, where he hosted the long-running sketch comedy show “Wild 'N Out.” He will continue to host...

4 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Nick Cannon out at Viacom, keeps deal with Fox

NBC’s free streaming service Peacock hopes to cut through ‘subscription fatigue’

NBC’s Peacock launches on July 15, and one way it hopes to stand apart from other streamers is price. A basic ad-supported version of the service will be free. Peacock will offer classic NBC shows like “Law & Order” and “30 Rock,” plus...

4 MINJUL 10
Comments
NBC’s free streaming service Peacock hopes to cut through ‘subscription fatigue’

Walt Disney World in Florida set to reopen July 11, despite performers’ safety concerns

As Gov. Gavin Newsom has ordered the closures of bars, movie theaters and indoor restaurants in California, Disneyland in Anaheim has yet to announce a new reopening date. In Florida, where coronavirus cases are also surging, Walt Disney World still...

4 MINJUL 3
Comments
Walt Disney World in Florida set to reopen July 11, despite performers’ safety concerns

Disneyland delays reopening, ‘Tenet’ and ‘Mulan’ may be postponed

The Walt Disney Company recently announced that Disneyland will not reopen next month as planned, even though Disney World will reopen starting July 11. Meanwhile, with movie theaters still closed across the country, this summer’s release schedule...

4 MINJUN 26
Comments
Disneyland delays reopening, ‘Tenet’ and ‘Mulan’ may be postponed

Academy postpones 2021 Oscars, will announce new diversity rules

This week, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the Oscars ceremony will be postponed until April 2021, and the eligibility requirement for films has been extended until February 28, 2021. The Academy also said they will unveil...

4 MINJUN 19
Comments
Academy postpones 2021 Oscars, will announce new diversity rules

‘Cops’ and ‘Live P.D.’ canceled following protests against police violence

This week, Hollywood continued reckoning with onscreen depictions of racism and police violence. The Paramount Network pulled its long-running police reality show “Cops,” while A&E canceled its hit show “Live P.D.” Meanwhile, HBO Max has...

3 MINJUN 12
Comments
‘Cops’ and ‘Live P.D.’ canceled following protests against police violence

How is Hollywood responding to George Floyd protests?

As Black Lives Matter protests and marches have continued throughout the week, Hollywood has given mixed responses. Some studios put out bland corporate statements, while others have donated money to social justice causes. Some have shown up to...

4 MINJUN 5
Comments
How is Hollywood responding to George Floyd protests?
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