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 queen of daytime TV announced the upcoming 19th season of her show will be its last.

Ellen DeGeneres ends her show, following allegations of a toxic workplace and ratings dropoff

The queen of daytime TV announced the upcoming 19th season of her show will be its last.

Ever since the LA Times published a February report on corruption within the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the governing body of the Golden Globes, the organization has been in…

NBC ditches Globes for 2022, ‘A Quiet Place 2’ stars upset over shorter theatrical window, Disney misses on subscriber goals

Ever since the LA Times published a February report on corruption within the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the governing body of the Golden Globes, the organization has been in…

Evan Davis, Max Hoffman and Eileen Klomhaus remember being yelled at, belittled, and gaslighted by Hollywood producer Scott Rudin.

Former assistants on working with Scott Rudin: ‘It’s war time … all you’re thinking about is how you survive it’

Evan Davis, Max Hoffman and Eileen Klomhaus remember being yelled at, belittled, and gaslighted by Hollywood producer Scott Rudin.

Hollywood is having a moment of reckoning regarding abusive workplace behavior.

Rage coaches are suddenly all the rage in Hollywood

Hollywood is having a moment of reckoning regarding abusive workplace behavior.

When the pandemic hit London, director Simon Godwin's National Theatre production of “Romeo & Juliet” shut down.

To direct ‘Romeo and Juliet,’ Simon Godwin embraced the motto ‘the obstacle is the way’

When the pandemic hit London, director Simon Godwin's National Theatre production of “Romeo & Juliet” shut down.

For viewers who felt priced out of HBO Max’s $15 a month subscription fee, there will soon be a cheaper option.

New pricing option for HBO Max, Netflix embraces channel surfing

For viewers who felt priced out of HBO Max’s $15 a month subscription fee, there will soon be a cheaper option.

Chloé Zhao made history as the first woman of color to win Best Director and Best Picture, but the 2021 Oscars will be remembered for the awkward, COVID-era ceremony and blunt ending.

Oscars 2021: Historic wins for Chloé Zhao and ‘Nomadland’ overshadowed by multiple misfires

Chloé Zhao made history as the first woman of color to win Best Director and Best Picture, but the 2021 Oscars will be remembered for the awkward, COVID-era ceremony and blunt ending.

In his new HBO series “Exterminate All the Brutes,” filmmaker Raoul Peck jumps around the world, and goes forward and backward in time, tracing the history of white supremacy and…

In ‘Exterminate All the Brutes,’ Raoul Peck examines white supremacy through a personal lens

In his new HBO series “Exterminate All the Brutes,” filmmaker Raoul Peck jumps around the world, and goes forward and backward in time, tracing the history of white supremacy and…

Netflix hoped to add 6 million subscribers last quarter, but only added 4 million. The streaming giant pointed to COVID-19 as the reason for the slowed growth.

Netflix misses subscriber goal, Hollywood slow to react to Scott Rudin revelations

Netflix hoped to add 6 million subscribers last quarter, but only added 4 million. The streaming giant pointed to COVID-19 as the reason for the slowed growth.

Two recent stories from “The Hollywood Reporter” examine the toxic work environment in Hollywood.

Will Hollywood take a stand on workplace bullying? Ray Fisher and others speak out

Two recent stories from “The Hollywood Reporter” examine the toxic work environment in Hollywood.

Four days into filming, Vinterberg’s 19-year-old daughter was killed by a reckless driver.

Thomas Vinterberg’s ‘Another Round’ gave him direction and purpose after the death of his daughter

Four days into filming, Vinterberg’s 19-year-old daughter was killed by a reckless driver.

In the early 1970s, a then 15-year-old Jim LeBrecht spent a summer at Camp Jened in upstate New York.

Replay: ‘Crip Camp’ co-directors on how a hippie-run camp inspired disability activism

In the early 1970s, a then 15-year-old Jim LeBrecht spent a summer at Camp Jened in upstate New York.

Viewers have been abandoning awards shows en masse this year, and the Oscars producers want to avoid the mistakes of the Golden Globes by having the event be in-person as much as…

Oscars 2021 will honor movies almost no one has seen in theaters

Viewers have been abandoning awards shows en masse this year, and the Oscars producers want to avoid the mistakes of the Golden Globes by having the event be in-person as much as…

When insurrectionists stormed the U.S. Capitol on January 6, many wore shirts or waved flags emblazoned with a single letter: Q.

‘Q: Into the Storm’ director Cullen Hoback on his globe-trotting effort to unmask Q

When insurrectionists stormed the U.S. Capitol on January 6, many wore shirts or waved flags emblazoned with a single letter: Q.

Endeavor, the parent company of talent agency William Morris Endeavor, filed to go public in 2019, but withdrew that IPO at the last minute after a cold reception from Wall Street.

Endeavor tries going public again, ‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ lands with a roar

Endeavor, the parent company of talent agency William Morris Endeavor, filed to go public in 2019, but withdrew that IPO at the last minute after a cold reception from Wall Street.

Cineworld, the parent company of Regal Cinemas, says it reached a deal with WarnerMedia to give all of Warner’s movies a 45 day theatrical window in 2022.

Cineworld and WarnerMedia make a deal, Disney pushes ‘Black Widow’

Cineworld, the parent company of Regal Cinemas, says it reached a deal with WarnerMedia to give all of Warner’s movies a 45 day theatrical window in 2022.

KCRW put out calls to entertainment industry workers to ask them how their lives changed when the pandemic shut down Hollywood a year ago .

Hollywood workers on how the industry has changed — 1 year after pandemic shutdown

KCRW put out calls to entertainment industry workers to ask them how their lives changed when the pandemic shut down Hollywood a year ago .

Ted Sarandos, the co-CEO and chief content officer of Netflix, has been with the company since 2000, back when the streaming behemoth was sending folks DVDs in red envelopes.

Netflix Co-CEO Ted Sarandos on diversity efforts and future of theaters: ‘You've got to follow the audience’

Ted Sarandos, the co-CEO and chief content officer of Netflix, has been with the company since 2000, back when the streaming behemoth was sending folks DVDs in red envelopes.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is worried about the Oscars telecast, and they have every right to be.

Awards shows in freefall, Hollywood troubles in China

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is worried about the Oscars telecast, and they have every right to be.

The $1.9 trillion relief package President Biden signed on March 11 provides some help for small theaters and other entertainment venues.

For struggling independent movie theaters, help may be on the way

The $1.9 trillion relief package President Biden signed on March 11 provides some help for small theaters and other entertainment venues.