The Business

The Business

The Business is a weekly podcast featuring lively banter about entertainment industry news and in-depth interviews with directors, producers, writers and actors. The show is hosted by award-winning journalist Kim Masters of The Hollywood Reporter and produced by KCRW. Past guests include Norman Lear, Ava DuVernay, Matt Damon and Ice Cube. 

Though Disney+ saw an increased number of subscribers, consumers will pay more to access its ad-free content.

Despite higher subs, Disney+ to raise price for ad-free content

Though Disney+ saw an increased number of subscribers, consumers will pay more to access its ad-free content.

Award-winning director Peter Jackson discusses what led him to tackle “The Beatles: Get Back” project, and how it became a labor of love that morphed from being a feature film into a…

Peter Jackson on ‘Get Back’: ‘Money was not the primary incentive’

Award-winning director Peter Jackson discusses what led him to tackle “The Beatles: Get Back” project, and how it became a labor of love that morphed from being a feature film into a…

“Only Murders in the Building” creators Steve Martin and John Hoffman discuss how Hulu’s comedy hit was conceptualized, and what it took to get it from paper to the screen.

'Only Murderers in the Building': Steve Martin on creating Hulu's most-watched comedy

“Only Murders in the Building” creators Steve Martin and John Hoffman discuss how Hulu’s comedy hit was conceptualized, and what it took to get it from paper to the screen.

Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav and his team axed “Batgirl,” the nearly-completed $90 million film. But is this a good strategy for the company?

'The ax will swing': Warner Bros. CEO cans 'Batgirl' and will cut more

Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav and his team axed “Batgirl,” the nearly-completed $90 million film. But is this a good strategy for the company?

Movie theaters are about to hit a wall with fewer films and moviegoers who will turn to streaming services to consume much-anticipated TV shows, including the first $1 billion series.

Summer cool down: Movie theaters expect fewer films and moviegoers

Movie theaters are about to hit a wall with fewer films and moviegoers who will turn to streaming services to consume much-anticipated TV shows, including the first $1 billion series.

Filmmaker Antoneta Alamat Kusijanovic delves into her career from acting in a local-Croatian theater as a child, to making her first award-winning feature film “Murina.”

Croatian filmmaker Antoneta Alamat Kusijanovic talks award-winning film 'Murina'

Filmmaker Antoneta Alamat Kusijanovic delves into her career from acting in a local-Croatian theater as a child, to making her first award-winning feature film “Murina.”

Netflix was projected to lose 2 million subscribers. They lost only nearly 1 million. Is the streaming service over the hump?

Netflix’s CEO says losing 1 million subscribers is ‘less bad’ than feared

Netflix was projected to lose 2 million subscribers. They lost only nearly 1 million. Is the streaming service over the hump?

B.J. Novak started his career as a stand-up comedian. From those gigs, he got job offers to write for sitcoms, with his biggest break writing and acting on the NBC-hit “The Office.”

Writer B.J. Novak makes directorial debut with the film ‘Vengeance’

B.J. Novak started his career as a stand-up comedian. From those gigs, he got job offers to write for sitcoms, with his biggest break writing and acting on the NBC-hit “The Office.”

Actor Jenny Slate and director Dean Fleischer-Camp share how “Marcel the Shell” was created, and the trajectory of Marcel going from being a YouTube-viral sensation to the big screen.

‘Marcel the Shell with Shoes On': Beloved online creature debuts on the big screen

Actor Jenny Slate and director Dean Fleischer-Camp share how “Marcel the Shell” was created, and the trajectory of Marcel going from being a YouTube-viral sensation to the big screen.

The Emmys just revealed its 2022 nominees, and Hulu got 58 nods this year. Still, the streaming platform’s future remains unclear.

Hulu gets 58 Emmy nods, but the streamer's future remains uncertain

The Emmys just revealed its 2022 nominees, and Hulu got 58 nods this year. Still, the streaming platform’s future remains unclear.

Media executives and tech moguls are once again meeting at the Allen & Co. Sun Valley Media Conference in Idaho this week. Will they close any major deals  at the annual gathering?

Deal or no deal? Media and tech moguls reconvene in Sun Valley

Media executives and tech moguls are once again meeting at the Allen & Co. Sun Valley Media Conference in Idaho this week. Will they close any major deals at the annual gathering?

Filmmaker Sara Dosa explores in “Fire of Love'' the work of volcanologists Katia and Maurice Krafft and their devotion to studying volcanoes – a job that ultimately led to their…

‘Fire of Love’: a film about a legacy of volcanic exploration and spirit of adventure

Filmmaker Sara Dosa explores in “Fire of Love'' the work of volcanologists Katia and Maurice Krafft and their devotion to studying volcanoes – a job that ultimately led to their…

Disney CEO Bob Chapek just had his contract renewed for another three years. After a turbulent tenure, is he really safe? And, the CAA and ICM merger is over.

Chapek gets a new contract, Disney watches closely

Disney CEO Bob Chapek just had his contract renewed for another three years. After a turbulent tenure, is he really safe? And, the CAA and ICM merger is over.

Dustin Lance Black says that growing up as a Mormom helped him create his new series “Under the Banner of Heaven.”

Leaving LDS: Dustin Lance Black on making 'Under the Banner of Heaven'

Dustin Lance Black says that growing up as a Mormom helped him create his new series “Under the Banner of Heaven.”

“Desus & Mero” hosts talk about journing from funny tweets to their late-night, self-titled, dream series on Showtime.

‘Desus & Mero’ hosts: From day-job tweeting to a dream TV career

“Desus & Mero” hosts talk about journing from funny tweets to their late-night, self-titled, dream series on Showtime.

Warner Bros. bets big on “Elvis,” its only summer live-action movie, to allure audiences and bring in profits.

Warner Bros. biopic ‘Elvis’ may disappoint at the box office

Warner Bros. bets big on “Elvis,” its only summer live-action movie, to allure audiences and bring in profits.

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy shares her path from directing award-winning documentary shorts in Pakistan to making the hit television limited series “Ms. Marvel.”

'Ms. Marvel' director Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy says series celebrates Pakistani culture

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy shares her path from directing award-winning documentary shorts in Pakistan to making the hit television limited series “Ms. Marvel.”

Bob Chapek miscalculates, again, and loses a bid to stream Indian Premier League cricket matches on Disney+.

Disney loses bid to stream Indian Premier League cricket

Bob Chapek miscalculates, again, and loses a bid to stream Indian Premier League cricket matches on Disney+.

Disney CEO Bob Chapek fired head of television content Peter Rice . Rice, a long-term, and respected executive in Hollywood, was seen as a potential successor to Bob Chapek.

Disney shakeup: CEO Bob Chapek cans head of TV Peter Rice

Disney CEO Bob Chapek fired head of television content Peter Rice . Rice, a long-term, and respected executive in Hollywood, was seen as a potential successor to Bob Chapek.

Aaron and Adam Nee discuss their breakout movie “The Lost City,” which has grossed $100 million domestically, at a time when romantic comedies aren’t supposed to hit it big in…

Nee brothers cash in on their box-office comedy hit ‘The Lost City’

Aaron and Adam Nee discuss their breakout movie “The Lost City,” which has grossed $100 million domestically, at a time when romantic comedies aren’t supposed to hit it big in…