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 jury in the Harvey Weinstein criminal trial began deliberations this week. They've made several requests to review information and to relisten to certain of witness testimonies.

The Universal satire-horror film "The Hunt," from prolific producer Jason Blum, was pulled before its release last fall, following back-to-back mass shootings.

Since the #OscarsSoWhite movement kicked off five years ago, the Academy has worked to make its membership more diverse.

As Disney continues to dismantle Fox, more changes emerge at the Mouse.

With the jury set, the Harvey Weinstein trial is underway in New York, and the first few days have provided some dramatic and emotional testimony, especially from actress and alleged…

NBCUniversal revealed details of its new streaming service Peacock, which will have several tiers and pricing options.

In a closely-watched trial, Weinstein has won himself no favors with the judge after bringing in two cellphones and texting during court proceedings.

Taking on some of the questions the industry is facing in 2020: Will Netflix win a Best Picture Oscar? Which franchises get theatrical releases and which go straight to streaming?

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