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The Business

The Business

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The Business, an in-depth look inside the business of entertainment. Hosted by editor-at-Large of the Hollywood Reporter Kim Masters, at KCRW.com.

Latest Episodes

Prentice Penny on ‘Insecure’

HBO’s “Insecure” just received its first Emmy nomination for Outstanding Comedy Series. Prentice Penny, the show’s executive producer, talks about how he got his start in Hollywood, and his personal connection to the show’s creator and...

28 MIN5 d ago
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Prentice Penny on ‘Insecure’

Replay: Damon Lindelof’s ‘Watchmen’

The nominations for the 2020 Emmy Awards have been released, and HBO’s “Watchmen” leads with 26 nominations, including Outstanding Limited Series. KCRW revisists host Kim Masters’ interview with showrunner Damon Lindelof.

28 MIN1 w ago
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Replay: Damon Lindelof’s ‘Watchmen’

Gina Prince-Bythewood’s ‘The Old Guard’

“The Old Guard is director Gina Prince-Bythewood’s first action movie, and it’s made the list of 10 most-watched original movies on the platform. Prince-Bythewood talks about how she broke into the action world, and how she trained her...

28 MIN2 w ago
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Gina Prince-Bythewood’s ‘The Old Guard’

Rod Lurie and Jake Tapper’s ‘The Outpost’

CNN’s Jake Tapper and director Rod Lurie discuss the making of “The Outpost,” a new film based on Tapper's book about American soldiers who faced a deadly Taliban attack in Afghanistan. The film ran into obstacles every step of the way —...

28 MIN3 w ago
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Rod Lurie and Jake Tapper’s ‘The Outpost’

Peter Medak’s ‘The Ghost of Peter Sellers’

In the new documentary “The Ghost of Peter Sellers,” director Peter Medak revisits the nightmarish production of his 1974 film, “Ghost in the Noonday Sun.” The biggest challenge was the behavior of Medak’s star, Peter Sellers. “The...

28 MINJUL 11
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Peter Medak’s ‘The Ghost of Peter Sellers’

David France’s ‘Welcome to Chechnya’

David France’s new HBO documentary, “Welcome to Chechnya” looks at the ongoing campaign to eradicate gay people in the Chechen Republic. France talks about the dangers he faced in making the film, traveling to Russia on a tourist visa,...

28 MINJUL 4
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David France’s ‘Welcome to Chechnya’

Laverne Cox and Sam Feder on their Netflix documentary ‘Disclosure’

The new Netflix documentary “Disclosure” examines Hollywood’s portrayal of trans people over the years. Director Sam Feder uses decades of archival footage and personal anecdotes from trans people who were deeply affected by these depictions...

28 MINJUN 27
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Laverne Cox and Sam Feder on their Netflix documentary ‘Disclosure’

Judd Apatow’s ‘The King of Staten Island’

Judd Apatow's latest film “The King of Staten Island,” stars comedian Pete Davidson in a story inspired by Davidson's real life. Apatow is a comedy icon but he’s admittedly not funny on Twitter. As his more than 2 million followers know, he...

28 MINJUN 20
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Judd Apatow’s ‘The King of Staten Island’

Policing on television

As protests continue across the country, we look at the way policing is depicted on television. It's a topic dream hampton has spent years thinking about and worked on a recent report on the issue. It found that often, even good cops are shown...

28 MINJUN 13
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Policing on television

AMC’s ‘Quiz,’ plus Hollywood’s response to protests

James Graham wrote the play “Quiz” — about an alleged cheating scandal on the British version of “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” — before he adapted it for TV. Graham talks about starting to doubt the conventional wisdom about Charles...

28 MINJUN 6
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AMC’s ‘Quiz,’ plus Hollywood’s response to protests

Latest Episodes

Prentice Penny on ‘Insecure’

HBO’s “Insecure” just received its first Emmy nomination for Outstanding Comedy Series. Prentice Penny, the show’s executive producer, talks about how he got his start in Hollywood, and his personal connection to the show’s creator and...

28 MIN5 d ago
Comments
Prentice Penny on ‘Insecure’

Replay: Damon Lindelof’s ‘Watchmen’

The nominations for the 2020 Emmy Awards have been released, and HBO’s “Watchmen” leads with 26 nominations, including Outstanding Limited Series. KCRW revisists host Kim Masters’ interview with showrunner Damon Lindelof.

28 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Replay: Damon Lindelof’s ‘Watchmen’

Gina Prince-Bythewood’s ‘The Old Guard’

“The Old Guard is director Gina Prince-Bythewood’s first action movie, and it’s made the list of 10 most-watched original movies on the platform. Prince-Bythewood talks about how she broke into the action world, and how she trained her...

28 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Gina Prince-Bythewood’s ‘The Old Guard’

Rod Lurie and Jake Tapper’s ‘The Outpost’

CNN’s Jake Tapper and director Rod Lurie discuss the making of “The Outpost,” a new film based on Tapper's book about American soldiers who faced a deadly Taliban attack in Afghanistan. The film ran into obstacles every step of the way —...

28 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Rod Lurie and Jake Tapper’s ‘The Outpost’

Peter Medak’s ‘The Ghost of Peter Sellers’

In the new documentary “The Ghost of Peter Sellers,” director Peter Medak revisits the nightmarish production of his 1974 film, “Ghost in the Noonday Sun.” The biggest challenge was the behavior of Medak’s star, Peter Sellers. “The...

28 MINJUL 11
Comments
Peter Medak’s ‘The Ghost of Peter Sellers’

David France’s ‘Welcome to Chechnya’

David France’s new HBO documentary, “Welcome to Chechnya” looks at the ongoing campaign to eradicate gay people in the Chechen Republic. France talks about the dangers he faced in making the film, traveling to Russia on a tourist visa,...

28 MINJUL 4
Comments
David France’s ‘Welcome to Chechnya’

Laverne Cox and Sam Feder on their Netflix documentary ‘Disclosure’

The new Netflix documentary “Disclosure” examines Hollywood’s portrayal of trans people over the years. Director Sam Feder uses decades of archival footage and personal anecdotes from trans people who were deeply affected by these depictions...

28 MINJUN 27
Comments
Laverne Cox and Sam Feder on their Netflix documentary ‘Disclosure’

Judd Apatow’s ‘The King of Staten Island’

Judd Apatow's latest film “The King of Staten Island,” stars comedian Pete Davidson in a story inspired by Davidson's real life. Apatow is a comedy icon but he’s admittedly not funny on Twitter. As his more than 2 million followers know, he...

28 MINJUN 20
Comments
Judd Apatow’s ‘The King of Staten Island’

Policing on television

As protests continue across the country, we look at the way policing is depicted on television. It's a topic dream hampton has spent years thinking about and worked on a recent report on the issue. It found that often, even good cops are shown...

28 MINJUN 13
Comments
Policing on television

AMC’s ‘Quiz,’ plus Hollywood’s response to protests

James Graham wrote the play “Quiz” — about an alleged cheating scandal on the British version of “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” — before he adapted it for TV. Graham talks about starting to doubt the conventional wisdom about Charles...

28 MINJUN 6
Comments
AMC’s ‘Quiz,’ plus Hollywood’s response to protests
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