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The Business

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The Business

The Business

KCRW

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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

Peter Medak’s ‘The Ghost of Peter Sellers’

In the new documentary “The Ghost of Peter Sellers,” director Peter Medak revisits the nightmarish production of his 1974 film, “Ghost in the Noonday Sun.” The biggest challenge was the behavior of Medak’s star, Peter Sellers. “The...

28 MIN4 h ago
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Peter Medak’s ‘The Ghost of Peter Sellers’

David France’s ‘Welcome to Chechnya’

David France’s new HBO documentary, “Welcome to Chechnya” looks at the ongoing campaign to eradicate gay people in the Chechen Republic. France talks about the dangers he faced in making the film, traveling to Russia on a tourist visa,...

28 MIN1 w ago
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David France’s ‘Welcome to Chechnya’

Laverne Cox and Sam Feder on their Netflix documentary ‘Disclosure’

The new Netflix documentary “Disclosure” examines Hollywood’s portrayal of trans people over the years. Director Sam Feder uses decades of archival footage and personal anecdotes from trans people who were deeply affected by these depictions...

28 MIN2 w ago
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Laverne Cox and Sam Feder on their Netflix documentary ‘Disclosure’

Judd Apatow’s ‘The King of Staten Island’

Judd Apatow's latest film “The King of Staten Island,” stars comedian Pete Davidson in a story inspired by Davidson's real life. Apatow is a comedy icon but he’s admittedly not funny on Twitter. As his more than 2 million followers know, he...

28 MIN3 w ago
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Judd Apatow’s ‘The King of Staten Island’

Policing on television

As protests continue across the country, we look at the way policing is depicted on television. It's a topic dream hampton has spent years thinking about and worked on a recent report on the issue. It found that often, even good cops are shown...

28 MIN3 w ago
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Policing on television

AMC’s ‘Quiz,’ plus 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 MINJUN 6
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AMC’s ‘Quiz,’ plus 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 MINJUN 2
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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 MINMAY 25
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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 MINMAY 16
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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

Latest Episodes

Peter Medak’s ‘The Ghost of Peter Sellers’

In the new documentary “The Ghost of Peter Sellers,” director Peter Medak revisits the nightmarish production of his 1974 film, “Ghost in the Noonday Sun.” The biggest challenge was the behavior of Medak’s star, Peter Sellers. “The...

28 MIN4 h ago
Comments
Peter Medak’s ‘The Ghost of Peter Sellers’

David France’s ‘Welcome to Chechnya’

David France’s new HBO documentary, “Welcome to Chechnya” looks at the ongoing campaign to eradicate gay people in the Chechen Republic. France talks about the dangers he faced in making the film, traveling to Russia on a tourist visa,...

28 MIN1 w ago
Comments
David France’s ‘Welcome to Chechnya’

Laverne Cox and Sam Feder on their Netflix documentary ‘Disclosure’

The new Netflix documentary “Disclosure” examines Hollywood’s portrayal of trans people over the years. Director Sam Feder uses decades of archival footage and personal anecdotes from trans people who were deeply affected by these depictions...

28 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Laverne Cox and Sam Feder on their Netflix documentary ‘Disclosure’

Judd Apatow’s ‘The King of Staten Island’

Judd Apatow's latest film “The King of Staten Island,” stars comedian Pete Davidson in a story inspired by Davidson's real life. Apatow is a comedy icon but he’s admittedly not funny on Twitter. As his more than 2 million followers know, he...

28 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Judd Apatow’s ‘The King of Staten Island’

Policing on television

As protests continue across the country, we look at the way policing is depicted on television. It's a topic dream hampton has spent years thinking about and worked on a recent report on the issue. It found that often, even good cops are shown...

28 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Policing on television

AMC’s ‘Quiz,’ plus 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 MINJUN 6
Comments
AMC’s ‘Quiz,’ plus 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 MINJUN 2
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 MINMAY 25
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 MINMAY 16
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
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