Hollywood Breakdown

Hollywood Breakdown

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Kim Masters, host of KCRW’s The Business, breaks down Hollywood's top stories.

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Mark Burnett is best known for reality TV hits like “Survivor,” “The Voice,” and “The Apprentice,” which gave Donald Trump a national audience.

Throughout the pandemic, movie studios have struggled to decide whether to move big films to streaming services or risk putting them in theaters.

Fox News flourished under a Trump presidency, but trouble in paradise began on Election Night, when the network made an early call for Joe Biden to win Arizona.

Broadcast news ratings were down this year compared to 2016. Cable news ratings remained stable compared to the last election, led by a strong showing from Fox News viewers.

Netflix increased pricing for its standard and premium plans to $13.99 and $17.99, respectively, as it continues to position itself as the streaming frontrunner.

Quibi announced it’s shutting down next month, and Hollywood is trying to pinpoint what went wrong.

Amid an industry-wide wave of reorganization, Disney has just announced a restructuring and the creation of a new division for content distribution.

The movie business has struggled to make money during the COVID-19 pandemic. Some industry insiders say it should prioritize streaming.

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