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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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The battle between the Writers Guild and the talent agencies is going to court.

Netflix is possibly buying a famous Hollywood movie theater and publishing an awards magazine. Why is the streamer investing in physical buildings and paper?

Winter is finally coming. HBO had its premiere party for the final season of 'Game of Thrones,' the most popular show on TV.

Apple had a big presentation earlier this week that was heavy on names, but light on details of their forthcoming TV product.

Disney's $71 billion acquisition of most of Fox redraws the landscape of Hollywood.

Several industry players are swept up in the college admissions scandal, including Bill McGlashan, who just resigned from TPG, an investment company with ties in Hollywood.

According to hundreds of text messages leaked to The Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros.

Just as Disney's acquisition of most of Fox is about to be complete, a huge decision regarding the long-running Fox show 'Bones' has come to light.

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