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Fox's Chairman of Entertainment Kevin Reilly announces that TV's pilot season is dead -- at least for his network. He talks with Kim Masters about how he'll still have failure but he hopes to have more success. Plus, the new documentary Life After Pi looks at the harsh realities for California's visual effects workers. 

Banner image: (L-R) Akiva Schaffer, writer (SNL), director and member of The Lonely Island; Kevin Reilly, Andy Samberg. Photo courtesy of Fox

Fox's Kevin Reilly 19 MIN, 27 SEC

Kim Masters talks with Kevin Reilly, the entertainment chairman of Fox Broadcasting, who has made news recently by announcing plans to no longer do pilot season as usual. Instead, Fox will borrow the cable TV model -- order fewer episodes, develop them fully before putting them on the air and air them year-round. Reilly also addresses the failure of Terra Nova, his hopes for a new series from Will Forte and a new big event series Hieroglyph.

Guests:
Kevin Reilly, Fox Broadcasting

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'Life after Pi' 9 MIN, 29 SEC

A year after the visual effects house Rhythm & Hues filed for bankruptcy and won an Oscar for Life of Pi, two filmmakers have made a documentary that tracks what happened. Life after Pi was made by Christina Lee Storm and Scott Lebrecht who both once worked for that VFX house (Lebrecht is still there). They tell The Business producer Darby Maloney what they've learned about the issues affecting California's VFX community and how they fear the loss of jobs for this sector is a harbinger of things to come for the rest of the industry.

 

Guests:
Christina Lee Storm, producer (@cleestorm)
Scott Lebrecht, visual effects art director

Hollywood News Banter 8 MIN, 9 SEC

John Horn of the LA Times joins Kim Masters to discuss top entertainment news stories of the week.

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