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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'The Sound of Music Live' hits big. Also, TV violence and the top TV stories of 2013.
From "Harry Potter" to "Gravity," producer David Heyman on the producer's role.
We revisit our conversation with Lawrence Wright about his book, "Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood & the Prison of Belief."
Michelle Ashford, creator of Showtime's "Masters of Sex," talks about making a show about sex that's not exactly sexy.
Linda Bloodworth-Thomason on the Clintons, "Bridegroom" and the power of the image
The Netflix deal with Marvel; the changing TV ecosystem and what's up with Reality TV?
Shooting a revolution on the streets of Cairo.
Alex Gibney and Frank Marshall discuss the making of their documentary, "The Armstrong Lie."
Alex Plank consults on FX's "The Bridge" for the character with Aspegers. Max Burkholder plays a boy with Autism on NBC's "Parenthood."
Writer Diablo Cody directs a movie but won’t do it again. Plus, filmmaker James Toback goes to Cannes to make one movie and to sell another.
Enjoy this new monthly podcast from KCRW’s The Business, all about TV and how we watch it, moderated by Michael Schneider from TV Guide Magazine.
Escape from Tomorrow Escapes Disney’s Wrath; How TV Woos Latino Viewers‘
Julian Fellowes talks Downton Abbey, Robert Altman and Romeo & Juliet
Producer Jason Blum carved a niche in the movie business making low budget, high concept horror hits.
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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.
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