The Business is the show about the business of show business. It goes beyond the glitz and glamour to the who, what, why and how of making movies and TV. The Business is hosted by respected entertainment industry journalist Kim Masters of the Hollywood Reporter and produced by KCRW. Each week The Business features an analysis of top Hollywood news with John Horn of the Los Angeles Times, in-depth interviews and the occasional feature story. (He and Masters can also be heard Thursdays at 4:44 on Hollywood Breakdown.)
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Amazon Studios Director Roy Price and X-Files creator Chris Carter on making TV shows the Amazon Studios' way.
Errol Morris on the interrotron and his love of directing ads. Graham Yost on making "Justified" in California.
How Darren Aronofsky made the biblical epic he wanted to make despite push-back from the studio and test audiences.
"Divergent" producers talk launching a franchise, dealing with bad reviews, and making movies in today's Hollywood.
The creator of "Veronica Mars," and the indie filmmaker who broke the law to make a movie.
"The Lunchbox" is an indie Indian movie made with help from Europe.
The tragedy on the 'Midnight Rider' shoot has industry veterans calling for change.
The Fox broadcast chair dares to change the TV business. VFX artists call for change of their own.
Steve McQueen hopes "12 Years a Slave" will help eradicate slavery and convince Hollywood studios to make challenging films.
Alfonso Cuarón on casting an actress over 40 in "Gravity" and re-discovering his love of cinema.
Producer Dan Lin takes 'The Lego Movie' from idea to reality despite the skeptics.
Do changes in late night matter? Live sports: The Olympics and NFL; ‘Bubble’ Shows
Actress Julie Delpy on being a writer. Joshua Oppenheimer on "The Act of Killing."
Joseph Gordon-Levitt returns to TV on his own terms. Producer Cassian Elwes shows an unknown writer around Sundance.
Subverting Disney princess clichés, writing the song "Let it Go," and other tales of creating "Frozen."
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Kim Masters is Editor-at-Large of the Hollywood Reporter and host of KCRW's The Business. A former correspondent for NPR, she has also served as a contributing editor at Vanity Fair, Time and Esquire, and was a staff reporter for the Washington Post. She is the author of The Keys to the Kingdom: The Rise of Michael Eisner and the Fall of Everybody Else and co-author, with Nancy Griffin, of Hit & Run: How Jon Peters and Peter Guber Took Sony for a Ride in Hollywood.
Masters was named Entertainment Journalist of the Year by the Los Angeles Press Club in June 2011 and Print Journalist of the Year by the Los Angeles Press Club in June 2012. In May 2012, The Business received a Gracie Award for Outstanding Talk Show. Most recently, Masters was named Entertainment Journalist of the Year at the LA Press Club's National Entertainment Journalism Awards in November 2012.
Staff writer and correspondent for the Los Angeles Times' Calendar Section and regular contributor to the paper's special-awards section, The Envelope
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