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January 01, 1990 - October 05, 2012 + The Business Brief

Salaam, Hollywood listen Download

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Last week, the Tribeca Film Festival announced a new Tribeca-branded festival in the Arabian Gulf emirate of Qatar...

Blu-Ray Blues listen Download

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Obama Best for the Business? listen Download

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Tomorrow, people in the business go to the polls just like everyone else. And if past history and current fundraising are any judge, those latte-drinking, yoga-loving, Prius-driving...

Movies about Movies listen Download

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What Just Happened is the latest movie made about the world of movie making. It's a very funny story centered around a producer, played...

Network Ad Revenue at Risk? listen Download

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With the world's financial system on the brink of collapse, I know what you're wondering: how will all this craziness affect the TV networks? Well, you're probably...

Faith in Small Movies listen Download

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The new ultra-low-budget Christian film Fireproof was made on a wing and prayer, but it still managed to take fourth in the box office derby a few...

TV's Hottest Show: 'America's Next Commander In Chief!' listen Download

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Forget Survivor. Forget America's Next Top Model.  TV's newest reality hit is America's Next Commander in Chief, starring, strangely, Sarah Palin...

Days of Awe listen Download

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The days of awe are upon us, the high holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, the time when Jews around the world will be called...

Slanting the SAG Saga listen Download

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There's been so little progress since the Screen Actors' Guild contract with producers expired on June 30 that you may not even be aware that negotiations are...

Forbes' Most Overrated List listen Download

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Last week, Forbes released its second-annual list of Hollywood's most overpaid movie stars.  As with most stories about Hollywood, it's a wonderfully salacious tidbit that...

Is the Credit Crunch Hitting Hollywood? listen Download

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Hollywood has always been the crafty carnival barker, luring movie-goers into their theaters with promises of untold wonders and then shoving them out the back door with...

The Digital Crystal Ball listen Download

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You probably haven't heard much about Hollywood's labor strife in the last few weeks, and you're probably grateful, whether you work in the business or not.  But...

Two-Horse Town? listen Download

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Los Angeles used to be a two-paper town until the herald-examiner stopped the presses forever almost two decades ago. It seems possible that the business may suffer...

Disney's Green Teen Star Machine listen Download

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You'd have to be living off the grid to have missed Disney's omnipresent roster of teen stars. From Miley Cyrus as Hannah Montana, to Zac Ephron of...

Pixar's Hollywood Primer listen Download

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As a KCRW listener, you might naturally extrapolate that all public radio
stations have a smart, cool mix of eclectic programs. But you’d be wrong.
 In...