Hollywood News Banter

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Matt Belloni, executive editor of the Hollywood Reporter joins Kim Masters to discuss top entertainment news stories of the week.

  • The Nate Parker passion project, The Birth of a Nation, made Sundance history when Fox Searchlight bought the film for an unprecedented $17.5 million. Parker reportedly turned down a $20 million offer from Netflix because he wanted his film to have a traditional theatrical release.
  • Netflix and Amazon are disrupting the festival film-buying scene by purchasing digital and streaming rights only, leaving theatrical rights up for grabs with no one eager to buy theatrical rights alone. Amazon paid $10 million for the streaming rights to Manchester by the Sea.
  • The Oscars So White story continues. Blowback begins following rule changes by the Academy. Some older members feel like they're being pushed out because of their age.




Kim Masters


Kaitlin Parker