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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AMC announced it will start to reopen its theaters in parts of the country where COVID protocols allow it. But it remains to be seen whether this move will pay off for the chain.

Disney reported losses of $4.7 billion last quarter in their latest earnings call. Still, investors saw promise in the company’s streaming revenue, as Disney’s stock rose 10%.

AMC struck a deal with NBCUniversal to allow the studio’s movies to come to video on-demand services 17 days after their theatrical releases.

The Washington Nationals are playing the New York Yankees on Thursday night — in an empty stadium.Fox Sports is using computer animation to add “virtual fans” to the broadcast.

Nick Cannon has apologized for anti-Semitic comments he recently made on his podcast.

NBC’s Peacock launches on July 15, and one way it hopes to stand apart from other streamers is price. A basic ad-supported version of the service will be free.

As Gov. Gavin Newsom has ordered the closures of bars, movie theaters and indoor restaurants in California, Disneyland in Anaheim has yet to announce a new reopening date.

The Walt Disney Company recently announced that Disneyland will not reopen next month as planned, even though Disney World will reopen starting July 11.

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