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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

‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’ director on contradictions of filmmaking in France

American independent filmmakers might envy Céline Sciamma, director of the French film, “Portrait of a Lady on Fire.” Sciamma had no problem getting funding for her lesbian romance set in the 18th century, and for that she credits France’s...

28 MIN9 h ago
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‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’ director on contradictions of filmmaking in France

Post-Oscars bonus banter!

Kim and Matt met up the morning after the Oscars to talk "Parasite" making history, Netflix nearly striking out, and hold on, what was Eminem doing there?

7 MIN1 w ago
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Post-Oscars bonus banter!

‘Cheer’ director on the glory and agony of college cheerleading

The Netflix series “Cheer” focuses on the stressful lives of junior college cheerleaders fighting for their next national championship. Director Greg Whiteley says he could’ve done a better job of portraying one set of cheer parents, who came...

28 MIN1 w ago
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‘Cheer’ director on the glory and agony of college cheerleading

Oscar nominees turn footage smuggled out of Syria into ‘For Sama’

Filmmaker Waad al-Kateab spent years documenting the horror and humanity of life in Aleppo, Syria. When she fled with her family, she smuggled 12 hard drives of footage past a Syrian checkpoint. That footage became the Oscar-nominated documentary...

28 MIN2 w ago
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Oscar nominees turn footage smuggled out of Syria into ‘For Sama’

Bong Joon Ho on making ‘Parasite,’ then making history

“Parasite” has already made history as the first Korean film nominated for Oscar -- or six Oscars to be exact, including Best Picture. Director Bong Joon Ho tells us about clashing with Harvey Weinstein over cuts to his 2013 film...

28 MIN3 w ago
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Bong Joon Ho on making ‘Parasite,’ then making history

Kim Masters on ‘The Catch and Kill Podcast’ with Ronan Farrow

It’s a podcast crossover event! Recently, Kim Masters sat on the other side of the mic as Ronan Farrow interviewed her for an episode of his “Catch and Kill Podcast.” They talked about why it was so hard to reveal the allegations against...

28 MINJAN 18
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Kim Masters on ‘The Catch and Kill Podcast’ with Ronan Farrow

Three filmmakers reflect on early career struggles

This week, some very tasty leftovers from three filmmakers reflecting on the early, not-so-easy days of their careers. "Star Wars" second unit director Victoria Mahoney, "Little Women" filmmaker Greta Gerwig and Nanfu Wang, director of "One Child...

28 MINJAN 11
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Three filmmakers reflect on early career struggles

Revisiting director Lulu Wang on ‘The Farewell’

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 MINJAN 4
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Revisiting director Lulu Wang on ‘The Farewell’

How Victoria Mahoney made ‘Star Wars’ history

Victoria Mahoney literally went through homelessness to direct a small indie feature in 2011 and then became a TV director. She wanted to make more movies, sure, but she certainly wasn’t expecting a call from "Star Wars" director J.J. Abrams. As...

28 MIN2019 DEC 21
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How Victoria Mahoney made ‘Star Wars’ history

Megabanter year-in-review: 2019 edition

The streaming wars got real, writers fired their agents and time was up--or was it? Matt Belloni, editorial director of The Hollywood Reporter, and Lucas Shaw, entertainment reporter for Bloomberg, join Kim Masters to discuss top industry news...

28 MIN2019 DEC 21
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Megabanter year-in-review: 2019 edition

Latest Episodes

‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’ director on contradictions of filmmaking in France

American independent filmmakers might envy Céline Sciamma, director of the French film, “Portrait of a Lady on Fire.” Sciamma had no problem getting funding for her lesbian romance set in the 18th century, and for that she credits France’s...

28 MIN9 h ago
Comments
‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’ director on contradictions of filmmaking in France

Post-Oscars bonus banter!

Kim and Matt met up the morning after the Oscars to talk "Parasite" making history, Netflix nearly striking out, and hold on, what was Eminem doing there?

7 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Post-Oscars bonus banter!

‘Cheer’ director on the glory and agony of college cheerleading

The Netflix series “Cheer” focuses on the stressful lives of junior college cheerleaders fighting for their next national championship. Director Greg Whiteley says he could’ve done a better job of portraying one set of cheer parents, who came...

28 MIN1 w ago
Comments
‘Cheer’ director on the glory and agony of college cheerleading

Oscar nominees turn footage smuggled out of Syria into ‘For Sama’

Filmmaker Waad al-Kateab spent years documenting the horror and humanity of life in Aleppo, Syria. When she fled with her family, she smuggled 12 hard drives of footage past a Syrian checkpoint. That footage became the Oscar-nominated documentary...

28 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Oscar nominees turn footage smuggled out of Syria into ‘For Sama’

Bong Joon Ho on making ‘Parasite,’ then making history

“Parasite” has already made history as the first Korean film nominated for Oscar -- or six Oscars to be exact, including Best Picture. Director Bong Joon Ho tells us about clashing with Harvey Weinstein over cuts to his 2013 film...

28 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Bong Joon Ho on making ‘Parasite,’ then making history

Kim Masters on ‘The Catch and Kill Podcast’ with Ronan Farrow

It’s a podcast crossover event! Recently, Kim Masters sat on the other side of the mic as Ronan Farrow interviewed her for an episode of his “Catch and Kill Podcast.” They talked about why it was so hard to reveal the allegations against...

28 MINJAN 18
Comments
Kim Masters on ‘The Catch and Kill Podcast’ with Ronan Farrow

Three filmmakers reflect on early career struggles

This week, some very tasty leftovers from three filmmakers reflecting on the early, not-so-easy days of their careers. "Star Wars" second unit director Victoria Mahoney, "Little Women" filmmaker Greta Gerwig and Nanfu Wang, director of "One Child...

28 MINJAN 11
Comments
Three filmmakers reflect on early career struggles

Revisiting director Lulu Wang on ‘The Farewell’

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 MINJAN 4
Comments
Revisiting director Lulu Wang on ‘The Farewell’

How Victoria Mahoney made ‘Star Wars’ history

Victoria Mahoney literally went through homelessness to direct a small indie feature in 2011 and then became a TV director. She wanted to make more movies, sure, but she certainly wasn’t expecting a call from "Star Wars" director J.J. Abrams. As...

28 MIN2019 DEC 21
Comments
How Victoria Mahoney made ‘Star Wars’ history

Megabanter year-in-review: 2019 edition

The streaming wars got real, writers fired their agents and time was up--or was it? Matt Belloni, editorial director of The Hollywood Reporter, and Lucas Shaw, entertainment reporter for Bloomberg, join Kim Masters to discuss top industry news...

28 MIN2019 DEC 21
Comments
Megabanter year-in-review: 2019 edition
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