The Business

The Business

Lively banter about entertainment industry news and in-depth interviews with directors, producers, writers and actors, hosted by award-winning journalist Kim Masters of The Hollywood Reporter. 

PREVIEW: Kim Masters speaks to writer Tony McNamara, who adapted a 1992 Alasdair Gray novel into the Oscar nominated Yorgos Lanthimos film, Poor Things.

SPECIAL PREVIEW: Tony McNamara on adapting ‘Poor Things’

PREVIEW: Kim Masters speaks to writer Tony McNamara, who adapted a 1992 Alasdair Gray novel into the Oscar nominated Yorgos Lanthimos film, Poor Things.

Filmmaker and war correspondent Mstyslav Chernov shares how an Associated Press assignment in war-torn Ukraine led to his devastating Oscar contender for Best Documentary.

Mstyslav Chernov on Oscar-nominated Ukraine war doc, ‘20 Days in Mariupol’

Filmmaker and war correspondent Mstyslav Chernov shares how an Associated Press assignment in war-torn Ukraine led to his devastating Oscar contender for Best Documentary.

Plus, how “Madame Web” is symptomatic of Sony’s much bigger superhero problem.

Fubo files $1B lawsuit against ‘Spulu.’ What will a judge think?

Plus, how “Madame Web” is symptomatic of Sony’s much bigger superhero problem.

Plus, a Mickey Mouse clapback as the Disney proxy war wages on.

Peak TV is dead, says FX’s John Landgraf. Long live peak TV?

Plus, a Mickey Mouse clapback as the Disney proxy war wages on.

How a 700-page biography became a three-hour, R-rated depiction of “people talking in rooms” that swept the 2024 Oscar nominations.

Christopher Nolan and Kai Bird on adapting ‘American Prometheus’ into ‘Oppenheimer’

How a 700-page biography became a three-hour, R-rated depiction of “people talking in rooms” that swept the 2024 Oscar nominations.

Another streamer? In this economy?

Disney’s Q1 earnings and… Hulu for sports?

Another streamer? In this economy?

Writer-director Ed Zwick recounts his “Glory” days and other stories in his new memoir, “Hits, Flops, and Other Illusions.”

Director Ed Zwick gets real in memoir ‘Hits, Flops, and Other Illusions’

Writer-director Ed Zwick recounts his “Glory” days and other stories in his new memoir, “Hits, Flops, and Other Illusions.”

Plus, parsing Byron Allen’s interest in purchasing Paramount Global.

What does Vince McMahon’s resignation mean for Netflix-WWE deal?

Plus, parsing Byron Allen’s interest in purchasing Paramount Global.

Parsing “Oppenheimer” domination, a lack of “Barbie” love, and a French Best Picture nominee that France didn’t even submit for an Oscar.

New rules, spicy snubs, and a few surprises: The 2024 Academy Award nominees

Parsing “Oppenheimer” domination, a lack of “Barbie” love, and a French Best Picture nominee that France didn’t even submit for an Oscar.

Filmmaker Matthew Heineman shares how he made the Jon Batiste doc ‘American Symphony’ with credit cards, stealth Grammy footage, and notes from President Obama.

Documentarian Matthew Heineman on making ‘American Symphony’

Filmmaker Matthew Heineman shares how he made the Jon Batiste doc ‘American Symphony’ with credit cards, stealth Grammy footage, and notes from President Obama.

Jon Stewart returns to ‘The Daily Show,’ film chief Scott Stuber exits Netflix, we break it all down for you.

Jon Stewart rejoins ‘The Daily Show,’ Netflix film chief departs

Jon Stewart returns to ‘The Daily Show,’ film chief Scott Stuber exits Netflix, we break it all down for you.

Warner Brothers has announced a strategic partnership with Tom Cruise that will bring the star’s production company to the studio lot this year. What does this deal actually mean?

What Tom Cruise’s Warner Bros. deal means for ‘Mission: Impossible’ and ‘Top Gun’ franchises

Warner Brothers has announced a strategic partnership with Tom Cruise that will bring the star’s production company to the studio lot this year. What does this deal actually mean?

When singer-songwriter Jon Batiste set out to make what he now calls a “boring process documentary” about composing a symphony, he and director Matthew Heineman couldn’t have predicted…

Jon Batiste on how ‘American Symphony’ went from ‘boring’ music doc to a portrait of intimacy

When singer-songwriter Jon Batiste set out to make what he now calls a “boring process documentary” about composing a symphony, he and director Matthew Heineman couldn’t have predicted…

Amazon is laying off hundreds of employees as a result of consolidation and reorganizing across its studios.

What do the Amazon layoffs mean for audiences and execs?

Amazon is laying off hundreds of employees as a result of consolidation and reorganizing across its studios.

Fargo creator Noah Hawley’s FX anthology series is just wrapping up its fifth critically acclaimed season.

‘Fargo’ creator Noah Hawley on season 5 and adapting ‘Alien’ for TV

Fargo creator Noah Hawley’s FX anthology series is just wrapping up its fifth critically acclaimed season.

The Disney proxy fight continues, with CEO Bob Iger gearing up to stave off advances.

Disney proxy battle heats up ahead of shareholder meeting

The Disney proxy fight continues, with CEO Bob Iger gearing up to stave off advances.

Actor Gary Oldman talks about starring in Apple TV+’s spy thriller series, ‘Slow Horses.’

Gary Oldman on ‘Slow Horses,’ ‘Oppenheimer,’ and being typecast

Actor Gary Oldman talks about starring in Apple TV+’s spy thriller series, ‘Slow Horses.’

What will 2024 hold for Paramount, Warner Bros. Discovery, Disney, Netflix, and mega-agencies CAA and Endeavor?

Hollywood predictions 2024: studios, streamers, and agencies

What will 2024 hold for Paramount, Warner Bros. Discovery, Disney, Netflix, and mega-agencies CAA and Endeavor?

Hollywood’s messy year: Strikes disrupted show biz, the box office surprised, studios and execs struggled, and streamers started licensing.

A look back at Hollywood’s rollercoaster year

Hollywood’s messy year: Strikes disrupted show biz, the box office surprised, studios and execs struggled, and streamers started licensing.

Netflix released its first report revealing viewership patterns. Why does it matter? What does the data reveal? And what happens next?

Netflix reveals viewing data for the first time. What now?

Netflix released its first report revealing viewership patterns. Why does it matter? What does the data reveal? And what happens next?