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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Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav shocks the movie industry once again by shelving the nearly-completed $90-milion film “Batgirl.” What does this mean for the company’s future?

Movies came back this summer, providing theater owners some relief.

Netflix lost nearly 1 million subscribers in Q2, below expected projections. But Netflix’s CEO thinks it’s a positive sign. So has the streaming service really turned the page?

Hulu gets 58 Emmys’ nominations this year, but its future as a streaming platform remains unclear.

“Minions: The Rise of Gru” had a huge big screen debut after teenage fans pulled off a viral TikTok stunt.

CEO Bob Chapek just renewed his contract with Disney. The company’s vote of confidence comes after a turbulent tenure, with some bright spots.

With Baz Luhrmann and an endorsement from Elvis’ estate, Warner Bros. hopes to cash in with their new feature film “Elvis.”

Fearing a US boycott over a same-sex kiss scene on “Lightyear,” Disney lowballs its opening to cap at $70 million.

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