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January 01, 1990 - February 12, 2013 + The Business Brief

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The Iraq Movie Surge listen Download

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The $100 million action thriller Green Zone opened the weekend before last, and so far it's brought in an unimpressive $24 million domestically. But perhaps even...

Trade Wars listen Download

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For years and years, the business has been the happy battle ground of two trade papers – Variety and the Hollywood Reporter. But in recent years, the...

Distribution Is Marketing listen Download

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I'll spare you the Oscar talk; I’ll just report that it looks like ratings for the telecast are up and James Cameron got smacked down,...

Water Cooler Talk listen Download

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In 1994, 204 million Americans watched the winter Olympics in the picturesque Norwegian town of Lillehammer. The games that just ended in Vancouver had an...

Rating the Raters listen Download

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Nielsen, by far the biggest of the media ratings companies, proudly announced last week that they will start counting on-line and DVR-TV watching this fall. ...

Black Blockbuster listen Download

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As the nation celebrates the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, the name of President Obama is coming up an awful lot. But the folks...

Everybody Hates Jay listen Download

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If you've just woken from an extended bout of unconsciousness, you may not have heard that NBC moved Jay Leno to 10pm last fall, and...

The New (Entertainment) World listen Download

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"Nobody knows anything." That's the line lifted from William Goldman's 1983 Hollywood memoir adventures in the screen trade that has famously come to describe the entertainment industry....

How Is $400 Million like $100,000? listen Download

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Avatar is finally coming out this week. At a cost of $300 or $400 million, James Cameron's sci-fi action epic is one of the most...

Tortoise and the Hare listen Download

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Slow and steady wins the race is the moral of the famous fable about the tortoise and the hare, but the folks in Hollywood clearly...

Speak Up, Hollywood! listen Download

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Before she came to Hollywood and before she became host of the business here on KCRW, Kim Masters covered politics for the Washington Post. She told me...

The Digital Revolution Will Be Televised...for $24.95 listen Download

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Yahoo has launched a nice new ad campaign with messages of digital empowerment like "now the Internet has a personality – yours." But one of...

Back from the Boondocks listen Download

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The story of Troy Duffy's rocket-ride to success and equally dramatic plummet back to Earth is combination of Hollywood legend and Greek tragedy; call it Icarus meets...

Which Way, Emmys? listen Download

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Last night was the 61st prime-time Emmy Awards, the television industry's biggest night, and the question has to be: who cares? I'm not trying be...