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January 01, 1990 - February 19, 2013 + The Business

SAG's Snafu; The Brothers Duplass listen Download

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SAG and the producers are at an impasse, so what happens next? Plus, what happens when the mavens of Mumblecore go Hollywood?

Disney's Teen Green-Making Machine listen Download

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From Hannah Montana to High School Musical, we look at Disney's teen green-making machine.

SAG and AFTRA Talk! listen Download

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AFTRA approves their deal with producers...and SAG goes back to the negotiating table. Is peace at hand in Hollywood?  

A Conversation with the Presidents of SAG and AFTRA listen Download

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This special edition of The Business features a rare head-to-head conversation about future of acting with the dueling presidents of SAG and AFTRA. It's the first time...

Hollywood's Bump from the Economic Slump; Strike TV; Titles listen Download

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Do sky-high gas prices mean boffo box office? Plus, first there was the writers' strike and now there's strike TV. Plus, the Zen of making...

TV Across the Pond; The Day the Creatures Cried listen Download

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The two-way street between American television and British telly. We talk to TV producer extraordinaire Caryn Mandabach about her dealings across the pond.  Plus, last...

MySpace Makeover listen Download

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A makeover at MySpace continues to transform Hollywood into your space.  We chat with MySpace CEO Chris DeWolfe.  Plus SAG and AFTRA's battle over the...

Rating the Ads; Weather to Shoot or Not to Shoot listen Download

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How will rating ads instead of programs change what you see on your TV? Plus, whether or not to shoot a scene often depends on...

Runaway Production Runs Faster listen Download

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A hit network TV show picks up, moves to New York and stirs up the enduring question: why doesn't California do something to staunch the...

Everything You Wanted to Know about Being an Assistant listen Download

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This week on The Business, everything you wanted to know about being an assistant, but were too terrified to ask. We talk with the authors...

TV's 'Unfronts;' Popcorn Prices Pop listen Download

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Indie Film Shake-up; Hollywood on the Couch, Part II listen Download

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A major studio is getting out of the indie business and one stalwart indie distributor is rumored to be having serious money problems. The two...

Hollywood on the Couch listen Download

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We put Hollywood on the couch with writer-turned-therapist Dennis Palumbo.

Another Visit with Pixar's Big Bird listen Download

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Pixar's Brad Bird just received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Writers' Guild. So this week we revisit our conversation with the creator of...

Why Can't SAG and AFTRA Get Along? listen Download

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The uneasy alliance between the two actors' unions has turned into outright hostility. Plus, the unions want money from the digital future. When will that...