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.

  • Amidst increased pressure in the television industry, two production studios saw major departures recently. Bela Bajaria is out at Universal TV after five years and Steve Mosko is out at Sony Television after nearly 24 years. Bajaria oversaw several popular comedies, but none of them ran on NBC. This is a problem in an age where networks want and need to own their own shows. As for Mosko, the Sony hack revealed internal strike and that he had long felt under-appreciated at the studio, especially as his TV division thrived while the film side floundered. 
  • For years, studios could count on sequels to make bank, but that trend may be fading. Neighbors 2 under-performed and Alice through the Looking Glass is turning into an expensive flop for Disney.
Credits

Guest:
Matthew Belloni - Editor - @MattBelloni

Host:
Kim Masters

Producer:
Kaitlin Parker