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KCRW’s The Business host Kim Masters breaks down Hollywood's top story with L.A. Times reporter John Horn.

KCRW’s The Business host Kim Masters breaks down Hollywood's top story with L.A. Times reporter John Horn.
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KCRW’s The Business host Kim Masters breaks down Hollywood's top story with L.A. Times reporter John Horn.

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Episodes

WGA files suit against major talent agencies

4/18/2019
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The battle between the Writers Guild and the talent agencies is going to court. The lawsuit filed by the WGA alleges that TV packaging fees are a breach of fiduciary duty and illegal under state and federal law.

Duration:00:05:52

For Netflix, what's old is new again

4/11/2019
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Netflix is possibly buying a famous Hollywood movie theater and publishing an awards magazine. Why is the streamer investing in physical buildings and paper?

Duration:00:06:32

Post 'Game of Thrones,' can HBO still be HBO?

4/4/2019
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Winter is finally coming. HBO had its premiere party for the final season of 'Game of Thrones,' the most popular show on TV. But after the season ends, will HBO subscribers say so long?

Duration:00:04:20

Apple TV+ is coming, but what does that mean, exactly?

3/28/2019
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Apple had a big presentation earlier this week that was heavy on names, but light on details of their forthcoming TV product.

Duration:00:03:29

The Mouse has officially swallowed the Fox

3/21/2019
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Disney's $71 billion acquisition of most of Fox redraws the landscape of Hollywood.

Duration:00:03:48

The perks of power, the limits of power

3/14/2019
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Several industry players are swept up in the college admissions scandal, including Bill McGlashan, who just resigned from TPG, an investment company with ties in Hollywood. And in other news of people trying to take advantage of a rigged system, the Charlotte Kirk debacle has now engulfed even more executives.

Duration:00:04:10

Warner Bros. CEO traded auditions for sex, text messages reveal

3/7/2019
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According to hundreds of text messages leaked to The Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros. Chairman and CEO Kevin Tsujihara pushed for a young, unknown actress he was having a sexual relationship with to get auditions for Warner Bros. movies.

Duration:00:03:55

Arbitrator issues stunning 'Bones' decision, calls Fox "reprehensible"

2/28/2019
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Just as Disney's acquisition of most of Fox is about to be complete, a huge decision regarding the long-running Fox show 'Bones' has come to light. An arbitrator issued a ruling calling out top Fox exes for self-dealing and awarding $179 million to the stars and creators of 'Bones.'

Duration:00:03:48

Emma Thompson leaves Skydance Animation project following Lasseter hire

2/21/2019
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When former head of Pixar and Disney Animation John Lasseter was forced to leave following allegations of inappropriate behavior, and was then hired by Skydance to run its animation department, there was blowback among some female animators. Now, even more resistance: Emma Thompson has left a Skydance movie she was voicing.

Duration:00:03:31

Woody Allen sues Amazon for trying to get out of its massive movie deal

2/7/2019
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Amazon wants to terminate a deal with Woody Allen, but the director says if Amazon isn't happy with the deal, that's their fault, and the contract should still stand. He's now suing Amazon for $68 million, which hints at just how rich the deal was.

Duration:00:03:39

In a commitment to hire more women directors, Universal accepts the 4% challenge

1/31/2019
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The concept comes from Times Up and the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative and calls on industry leaders to agree to hiring a woman director in the next 18 months. Universal is the first major studio to sign on.

Duration:00:03:50

After The Atlantic exposé, will Bryan Singer continue to work in Hollywood?

1/24/2019
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The long talked-about exposé on director Bryan Singer is finally out. It took reporters a year to write and includes allegations of rape.

Duration:00:04:58

'West Side Story' illustrates the tricky business of remakes

1/17/2019
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Steven Spielberg and Tony Kushner held a town hall in Puerto Rico to talk to people about their remake of the famous movie musical and well, audience members have their doubts.

Duration:00:04:21

John Lasseter returns from exile

1/10/2019
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The famous animator left Disney and Pixar last year following misconduct allegations and admitted "missteps." Now he's been hired to run the animation department at Skydance Media. So far, the news has gone over like a lead ballon. The backlash among animators has been fierce and swift.

Duration:00:04:26

Netflix taking heat for pulling an episode of Hasan Minhaj's show

1/3/2019
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The streamer took down an episode of Minhaj's show 'The Patriot Act' in Saudi Arabia that was critical of Mohammed bin Salman.

Duration:00:04:25

What's next for Les?

12/20/2018
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CBS has fired Les Moonves for cause, which means he does not get his $120 million severance. But that doesn't mean the battle is over.

Duration:00:03:55

So. Much. TV.

12/13/2018
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This year's numbers are in, and according to an annual study done by FX, there are more scripted original series than ever before. We're at 495 shows for 2018, up from 487 last year.

Duration:00:03:56

Golden Globes nominations and the Oscars find a host...for now

12/6/2018
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The Golden Globes have once again left people puzzled by some of their nominations. And the Oscars finally found a host in Kevin Hart, but there are already issues.

Duration:00:04:23

New allegations emerge against former CBS CEO Les Moonves

11/29/2018
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The New York Times details how Moonves tried to silence an accuser by getting her a part on a CBS show.

Duration:00:03:51

Awaiting judge's ruling on CNN's lawsuit against the White House

11/15/2018
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CNN sued the president, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and others over the confiscation of reporter Jim Acosta's press pass. Other news networks--including Fox--have expressed support for CNN.

Duration:00:04:11