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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. 

Earlier this year, actor Steven Yeun joined us to talk about his role in the Oscar-shortlisted Korean film, ‘Burning.’

On set with Sebastian Lelio; Steven Yeun on life after ‘The Walking Dead’

Earlier this year, actor Steven Yeun joined us to talk about his role in the Oscar-shortlisted Korean film, ‘Burning.’

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After a memorably violent scene at the beginning of the seventh season of ‘The Walking Dead,’ Steven Yeun was done playing Glenn, the affable pizza delivery guy turned zombie fighter.

After ‘The Walking Dead,’ actor Steven Yeun looks to break out of “beige” roles

After a memorably violent scene at the beginning of the seventh season of ‘The Walking Dead,’ Steven Yeun was done playing Glenn, the affable pizza delivery guy turned zombie fighter.

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The new film ‘ Gloria Bell ’ stars Julianne Moore as a lonely divorcee in her late fifties who encounters a new love, played by John Turturro.

A visit to “the vortex” on the set of Sebastian Lelio’s ‘Gloria Bell’

The new film ‘ Gloria Bell ’ stars Julianne Moore as a lonely divorcee in her late fifties who encounters a new love, played by John Turturro.

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Disney’s takeover of Fox has begun, and the creation of a content behemoth comes with  thousands of layoffs .

Hollywood news banter: the Mouse digests the Fox

Disney’s takeover of Fox has begun, and the creation of a content behemoth comes with thousands of layoffs .

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We’ve all read about the celebrities caught up in the college admissions scandal, but there are big,  behind-the-scenes people involved as well , including investor Bill McGlashan, who…

Hollywood news banter: Charlotte’s web

We’ve all read about the celebrities caught up in the college admissions scandal, but there are big, behind-the-scenes people involved as well , including investor Bill McGlashan, who…

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May 30, 2017 is the day  Kathy Griffin ’s life changed forever.

Revisiting comedian Kathy Griffin and her self-funded world tour

May 30, 2017 is the day Kathy Griffin ’s life changed forever.

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When comedian Kathy Griffin posed for a photo holding what appeared to be the bloody head of Donald Trump, she became a pariah overnight.

Revisiting comedian Kathy Griffin, following her film premiere at SXSW

When comedian Kathy Griffin posed for a photo holding what appeared to be the bloody head of Donald Trump, she became a pariah overnight.

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We’re a bit more than a decade out from the 100-day writers strike that brought the industry to a standstill and cost the state of California more than $2 billion dollars.

WGA vs. the talent agencies: what are the issues?

We’re a bit more than a decade out from the 100-day writers strike that brought the industry to a standstill and cost the state of California more than $2 billion dollars.

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Text messages obtained by The Hollywood Reporter  reveal Warner Bros.

Hollywood news banter: We need to talk about Kevin.

Text messages obtained by The Hollywood Reporter reveal Warner Bros.

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Early in the new documentary ‘ Apollo 11 ,’ we see stunning footage of astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins suiting up, just hours before they launched into…

Director Todd Douglas Miller on ‘Apollo 11’

Early in the new documentary ‘ Apollo 11 ,’ we see stunning footage of astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins suiting up, just hours before they launched into…

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A potentially epic confrontation is on the horizon, pitting the Writers Guild against the talent agencies.

Battle brewing between the Writers Guild and talent agencies; 'Apollo 11'

A potentially epic confrontation is on the horizon, pitting the Writers Guild against the talent agencies.

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Dan Reed’s ‘ Leaving Neverland ’ was in the news even before its world premiere at Sundance.

Director Dan Reed on ‘Leaving Neverland’

Dan Reed’s ‘ Leaving Neverland ’ was in the news even before its world premiere at Sundance.

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An arbitrator issued a stunning decision that awarded the stars and executive producer of ‘Bones’ $179 million and  accused top Fox execs of lying, cheating and perjuring themselves .

Hollywood news banter: major lawsuits alert!

An arbitrator issued a stunning decision that awarded the stars and executive producer of ‘Bones’ $179 million and accused top Fox execs of lying, cheating and perjuring themselves .

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Dan Reed’s documentary ‘Leaving Neverland’ features interviews with two men who say Michael Jackson sexually abused them for years when they were children.

Director Dan Reed on his unflinching documentary ‘Leaving Neverland’

Dan Reed’s documentary ‘Leaving Neverland’ features interviews with two men who say Michael Jackson sexually abused them for years when they were children.

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Without a host, the night moved right along b   ut then, it came to best picture.

Bonus post-Oscars banter

Without a host, the night moved right along b ut then, it came to best picture.

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For the first time in a long time, a lot of the categories still feel wide open--not least of which is best picture.

Oscars banter with THR awards columnist Scott Feinberg

For the first time in a long time, a lot of the categories still feel wide open--not least of which is best picture.

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Emma Thompson has left a Skydance project after the company  hired John Lasseter  to head its animation division.

Hollywood news banter

Emma Thompson has left a Skydance project after the company hired John Lasseter to head its animation division.

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TV writer-producer Gloria Calderón Kellett visited us on The Business before-- in 2017    she told us all about co-creating, with Mike Royce, a re-imagined version of Norman Lear’s…

Pilot season wisdom, via Twitter, from Gloria Calderón Kellett: “This is the gig.”

TV writer-producer Gloria Calderón Kellett visited us on The Business before-- in 2017  she told us all about co-creating, with Mike Royce, a re-imagined version of Norman Lear’s…

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With ‘One Day at a Time’ having just dropped its third season on Netflix, showrunner Gloria Calderón Kellett hoped to launch another series this year.

Gloria Calderón Kellett chronicles pilot season, one tweet at a time

With ‘One Day at a Time’ having just dropped its third season on Netflix, showrunner Gloria Calderón Kellett hoped to launch another series this year.

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One of those affected by the Academy’s decision to present four awards during commercial breaks during the Oscars telecast this year is our guest today: cinematographer Caleb…

Cinematographer Caleb Deschanel on ‘Never Look Away,’ ‘Lion King’ and more

One of those affected by the Academy’s decision to present four awards during commercial breaks during the Oscars telecast this year is our guest today: cinematographer Caleb…

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