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. 

The new movie “ Minari” follows the Yi family, Korean Americans in the 1980s who moved to Arkansas with little money but big dreams.

Filmmaker Lee Isaac Chung was ready to walk away from ‘Minari.’ Then producer Christina Oh read his script

The new movie “ Minari” follows the Yi family, Korean Americans in the 1980s who moved to Arkansas with little money but big dreams.

ViacomCBS is set to launch its streaming service Paramount+ on March 4.

With Paramount+, what’s old is new again

ViacomCBS is set to launch its streaming service Paramount+ on March 4.

The enemy of streaming companies is churn, which is when viewers sign up for a service and then drop it after they’ve watched a particular show.

To prevent churn, streamers go all-in on kids

The enemy of streaming companies is churn, which is when viewers sign up for a service and then drop it after they’ve watched a particular show.

In “Never Rarely Sometimes Always,” first-time actress Sidney Flanigan plays Autumn, a 17 year old in a hollowed-out Pennsylvania town.

Replay: ‘Never Rarely Sometimes Always’ director on making her art house abortion drama

In “Never Rarely Sometimes Always,” first-time actress Sidney Flanigan plays Autumn, a 17 year old in a hollowed-out Pennsylvania town.

In a recent spate of actors and singers getting in trouble for past or current behavior, talent agencies are figuring out how to deal.

Dropped by talent agencies: Armie Hammer, Gina Carano, Marilyn Manson, Morgan Wallen

In a recent spate of actors and singers getting in trouble for past or current behavior, talent agencies are figuring out how to deal.

The new Netflix movie “The White Tiger” is based on the darkly comic novel of the same name, which follows the rise of Balram, a clever servant played by Adarsh Gourav.

‘The White Tiger’: Ramin Bahrani turned his friend Aravind Adiga’s novel into a hit film some 30 years after they met

The new Netflix movie “The White Tiger” is based on the darkly comic novel of the same name, which follows the rise of Balram, a clever servant played by Adarsh Gourav.

Long the king of cable news, Fox News has fallen behind competitors CNN and MSNBC in ratings.

Fox News falls to third place in the ratings after years on top, while CNN takes number one spot

Long the king of cable news, Fox News has fallen behind competitors CNN and MSNBC in ratings.

In the NBC series “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist,” the title character, played by Jane Levy, unexpectedly develops a musical superpower when an earthquake strikes while she’s getting…

Making ‘Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist’ involves ‘bigger moments, bigger memories,’ says Austin Winsberg

In the NBC series “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist,” the title character, played by Jane Levy, unexpectedly develops a musical superpower when an earthquake strikes while she’s getting…

The Sundance Film Festival is a rite of passage for many independent filmmakers and reporters and critics who cover the movie industry.

A different kind of Sundance, and WWE goes to Peacock

The Sundance Film Festival is a rite of passage for many independent filmmakers and reporters and critics who cover the movie industry.

The documentary “ Time ” follows activist Sybil Fox Richardson, also known as Fox Rich, during her fight to release her husband Rob from the notorious Angola Prison.

‘Time’ shows a fight to free an imprisoned husband. Garrett Bradley directed it with Concordia’s help

The documentary “ Time ” follows activist Sybil Fox Richardson, also known as Fox Rich, during her fight to release her husband Rob from the notorious Angola Prison.

The documentary “Collective” begins with footage of a 2015 fire at a Bucharest nightclub that immediately killed 27 people.

In ‘Collective,’ Alexander Nanau follows journalists who uncovered a massive scandal at Romanian hospitals

The documentary “Collective” begins with footage of a 2015 fire at a Bucharest nightclub that immediately killed 27 people.

Netflix continues its reign as king of the streaming space, recently announcing it has 200 million subscribers.

Netflix hits 200 million subscribers, with a huge boost from international viewers

Netflix continues its reign as king of the streaming space, recently announcing it has 200 million subscribers.

This week there’s a sporty, slimy bonus for podcast listeners. Sports radio host Hayes Permar offers his take on the recent NFL game that aired on the kids’ channel Nickelodeon.

Podcast bonus: NFL on Nickelodeon

This week there’s a sporty, slimy bonus for podcast listeners. Sports radio host Hayes Permar offers his take on the recent NFL game that aired on the kids’ channel Nickelodeon.

Nielsen released viewing numbers for the end of 2020, and looking at top 10 lists in the streaming world, Netflix dominated, though many of its most popular shows were not original…

The 2020 Nielsen streaming numbers are out and ‘The Office’ takes top spot

Nielsen released viewing numbers for the end of 2020, and looking at top 10 lists in the streaming world, Netflix dominated, though many of its most popular shows were not original…

In the new Netflix movie “The Midnight Sky,” George Clooney plays the lone scientist left on an Arctic observatory after an unnamed disaster makes Earth uninhabitable.

‘It's devastating to watch the people's House being desecrated’: George Clooney on insurrection, plus film changes

In the new Netflix movie “The Midnight Sky,” George Clooney plays the lone scientist left on an Arctic observatory after an unnamed disaster makes Earth uninhabitable.

Bryan Fogel’s latest documentary is “The Dissident,” now available on-demand.

When no distributors wanted Bryan Fogel’s new film ‘The Dissident,’ Tom Ortenberg stepped up

Bryan Fogel’s latest documentary is “The Dissident,” now available on-demand.

Following the attack on the U.S.

Facebook dumps Trump, plus analysis of the ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ experiment

Following the attack on the U.S.

George Clooney exclusively told KCRW that President Donald Trump and his family will be put “into the dustbin of history” after a Trump-supporting mob besieged the Capitol building on…

KCRW Exclusive: George Clooney says Trump’s ‘name will now forever be associated with insurrection’

George Clooney exclusively told KCRW that President Donald Trump and his family will be put “into the dustbin of history” after a Trump-supporting mob besieged the Capitol building on…

For Abigail Disney, growing up with that famous last name came with so much baggage that she almost ditched the Disney name altogether.

Abigail Disney remembers how things changed when Michael Eisner took over

For Abigail Disney, growing up with that famous last name came with so much baggage that she almost ditched the Disney name altogether.

As more people get vaccinated, how soon will crowds head back to movie theaters? That’s the big question Hollywood will be attempting to determine in early 2021.

Looking ahead to 2021: the fate of movie theaters and HBO Max’s streaming plan

As more people get vaccinated, how soon will crowds head back to movie theaters? That’s the big question Hollywood will be attempting to determine in early 2021.