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. 

In light of competition from other streaming services, Netflix has adjusted its business model.Will they need to make more changes to survive?

Original content saturation forces Netflix to morph, cut spending

In light of competition from other streaming services, Netflix has adjusted its business model.Will they need to make more changes to survive?

Former scientologist Mike Rinder discusses the dark and dystopian truths to the organization he served for almost 50 years in his memoir “A Billion Years.”

Mike Rinder’s ‘A Billion Years’ memoir details the dark truths of Scientology

Former scientologist Mike Rinder discusses the dark and dystopian truths to the organization he served for almost 50 years in his memoir “A Billion Years.”

Actor Billy Eichner discusses co-writing and starring in ‘Bros,’ and how Universal Pictures greenlit the groundbreaking LGBTQ+ rom-com.

Actor Billy Eichner on making the LGTBQ+ rom-com ‘Bros’

Actor Billy Eichner discusses co-writing and starring in ‘Bros,’ and how Universal Pictures greenlit the groundbreaking LGBTQ+ rom-com.

NBC to broadcast The Golden Globes in 2023 after the network kicked it off the air following an exposé on unethical behavior. Who will host it? Who will show up?

The Golden Globes returns to NBC in 2023. Who hosts it? Who shows up?

NBC to broadcast The Golden Globes in 2023 after the network kicked it off the air following an exposé on unethical behavior. Who will host it? Who will show up?

Filmmaker John Patton Ford and actor-producer Aubrey Plaza discuss the financial struggles and successes of making “Emily the Criminal,” and indie movies.

Aubrey Plaza, John Patton Ford on action-packed ‘Emily The Criminal’

Filmmaker John Patton Ford and actor-producer Aubrey Plaza discuss the financial struggles and successes of making “Emily the Criminal,” and indie movies.

Disney’s CEO Bob Chapek undertakes an image reboot during a rebranding campaign tour at the D23 Expo after a rough tenure.

Disney’s CEO undertakes a ‘charm tour’ to reboot image at the D23 Expo

Disney’s CEO Bob Chapek undertakes an image reboot during a rebranding campaign tour at the D23 Expo after a rough tenure.

Writer-director Kevin Smith discusses his new film “Clerks III” and how it is another snapshot of his life.

‘Clerks III’ is another snapshot of Kevin Smith’s life

Writer-director Kevin Smith discusses his new film “Clerks III” and how it is another snapshot of his life.

Warner Bros. Discovery talks with producer Dan Lin to head DC Film fall apart. The search continues.

Dan Lin to head DC? Warner Bros. Discovery continues search

Warner Bros. Discovery talks with producer Dan Lin to head DC Film fall apart. The search continues.

Documentarian Alex Pritz discusses “The Territory,” his latest film about a small indigenous community in the Amazon rainforest fighting to protect their land.

‘The Territory’: The struggle to save indigenous Amazon land

Documentarian Alex Pritz discusses “The Territory,” his latest film about a small indigenous community in the Amazon rainforest fighting to protect their land.

Amazon and HBO’s productions are pulling all the stops for more viewers. Which series will win: ‘The Rings of Power’ or ‘House of the Dragon?’

‘The Rings of Power’ vs. ‘House of the Dragon’: Which series will succeed?

Amazon and HBO’s productions are pulling all the stops for more viewers. Which series will win: ‘The Rings of Power’ or ‘House of the Dragon?’

“Dopesick” creator Danny Strong describes how he got interested in the project, and the many challenges he faced to get the series streaming.

Replay: To create Hulu’s ‘Dopesick,’ Danny Strong fell down the Purdue Pharma rabbit hole

“Dopesick” creator Danny Strong describes how he got interested in the project, and the many challenges he faced to get the series streaming.

Two major theater chain operators make desperate financial moves: AMC Theaters announces a new stock to raise money, while Regal Cinemas may file for chapter 11.

AMC, Regal theaters struggle to shake off long COVID

Two major theater chain operators make desperate financial moves: AMC Theaters announces a new stock to raise money, while Regal Cinemas may file for chapter 11.

David Zaslav, head of Warner Bros. Discovery, deals with a growing number of problems, and his decision-making process raises eyebrows once again.

David Zaslav loses grip of DC studios, deals with more problems

David Zaslav, head of Warner Bros. Discovery, deals with a growing number of problems, and his decision-making process raises eyebrows once again.

“Yellowjackets” creators Ashley Lyle and Bart Nickerson delve into the making of the hit series, their pitching hits-and-misses, and finding a home for the show.

‘Yellowjackets’ creators on making the show and landing a second season

“Yellowjackets” creators Ashley Lyle and Bart Nickerson delve into the making of the hit series, their pitching hits-and-misses, and finding a home for the show.

Though Disney+ saw an increased number of subscribers, consumers will pay more to access its ad-free content.

Despite higher subs, Disney+ to raise price for ad-free content

Though Disney+ saw an increased number of subscribers, consumers will pay more to access its ad-free content.

Award-winning director Peter Jackson discusses what led him to tackle “The Beatles: Get Back” project, and how it became a labor of love that morphed from being a feature film into a…

Peter Jackson on ‘Get Back’: ‘Money was not the primary incentive’

Award-winning director Peter Jackson discusses what led him to tackle “The Beatles: Get Back” project, and how it became a labor of love that morphed from being a feature film into a…

“Only Murders in the Building” creators Steve Martin and John Hoffman discuss how Hulu’s comedy hit was conceptualized, and what it took to get it from paper to the screen.

'Only Murderers in the Building': Steve Martin on creating Hulu's most-watched comedy

“Only Murders in the Building” creators Steve Martin and John Hoffman discuss how Hulu’s comedy hit was conceptualized, and what it took to get it from paper to the screen.

Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav and his team axed “Batgirl,” the nearly-completed $90 million film. But is this a good strategy for the company?

'The ax will swing': Warner Bros. CEO cans 'Batgirl' and will cut more

Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav and his team axed “Batgirl,” the nearly-completed $90 million film. But is this a good strategy for the company?

Movie theaters are about to hit a wall with fewer films and moviegoers who will turn to streaming services to consume much-anticipated TV shows, including the first $1 billion series.

Summer cool down: Movie theaters expect fewer films and moviegoers

Movie theaters are about to hit a wall with fewer films and moviegoers who will turn to streaming services to consume much-anticipated TV shows, including the first $1 billion series.

Filmmaker Antoneta Alamat Kusijanovic delves into her career from acting in a local-Croatian theater as a child, to making her first award-winning feature film “Murina.”

Croatian filmmaker Antoneta Alamat Kusijanovic talks award-winning film 'Murina'

Filmmaker Antoneta Alamat Kusijanovic delves into her career from acting in a local-Croatian theater as a child, to making her first award-winning feature film “Murina.”