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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Harvey Weinstein and the women who brought a civil case against him have potentially reached a $25 million settlement.

NBC is in trouble again.

Part of the streaming wars is trying to figure out the perfect way to release new episodes--one at a time, all at once, or some combination of the two?

Two new movies, 'Richard Jewell' and 'The Banker,' have run into problems stemming from the real people they portray before the films have even been released.

Disney+ has now been revealed. It was glitchy to start, but Disney says there's a good reason---10 million people signed up for the new streaming service

At the New York Times Dealbook Conference, the Netflix CEO weighed in on Saudi Arabia, increased playback speeds, and the theatrical experience.

WarnerMedia hosted a 2-hour event this week where presenters shared the goals and details of HBO Max, which will launch in 2020.

In addition to Weinstein and Bloom, Rose McGowan is also suing lawyer David Boies and the private intelligence Black Cube, claiming racketeering, invasion of privacy and more.

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