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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

Cosby found guilty in the first major conviction of the #MeToo era

4/26/2018
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Bill Cosby has been found guilty of all three counts of aggravated indecent assault. This verdict was handed down after a mistrial last summer. A lot has happened in the interim, including the fall of Harvey Weinstein and others.

Duration:00:03:48

Amazon announces subscriber numbers, but what do they actually mean?

4/19/2018
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There's an impulse to compare Jeff Bezos' recent announcement of Amazon Prime's 100 million subscribers to Netflix's newly touted 125 million subscribers, but not so fast.

Duration:00:03:59

As festival season begins, a spat between Cannes and Netflix

4/12/2018
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Cannes told Netflix its films couldn't compete in the festival, so Netflix pulled its films from the lineup all together.

Duration:00:03:53

Saudi crown prince launches charm offensive in Hollywood

4/5/2018
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Mohammed bin Salman, the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, has been on a tour of LA this week. He's rented out the entire Four Seasons for his entourage and had an intimate dinner with Rupert Murdoch, Bob Iger and other Hollywood honchos.

Duration:00:03:29

'Roseanne' returns in a big way, broadcast networks rejoice

3/29/2018
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Broadcast is back, baby. At least for one show: 18 million people tuned in to watch the return of the sitcom 'Roseanne' on ABC.

Duration:00:03:45

What the new "no quotes" law means for pilot season

3/22/2018
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A special TV breakdown with Lesley Goldberg. A new law in California means studios cannot ask TV actors what they made on previous jobs, which is a good thing for actors who have been stymied by low pay in the past.

Duration:00:03:31

Can inclusion riders improve pay parity?

3/15/2018
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This week we learned Prince Philip was paid more than the Queen herself, at least in the Netflix series 'The Crown.' Matt Smith, who portrays the Prince, came in with a high quote from his years as Dr. Who, while actress Claire Foy was a relative unknown at the time.

Duration:00:03:23

This weekend at the box office, it's Disney vs. Disney

3/8/2018
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Ava DuVernay's 'A Wrinkle in Time' may well find itself opening to stiff competition from another Disney movie, 'Black Panther,' which continues to roar at the box office almost a month after its initial release.

Duration:00:03:48

With Oscars just days away, a rare wide-open best picture race

3/1/2018
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A final Oscars Hollywood Breakdown with awards analyst Scott Feinberg, who says that while the acting categories are locked, the best picture could foreseeably go one of five contenders.

Duration:00:03:41

What will be the fate of The Weinstein Company?

2/22/2018
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The Weinstein Co. drama continues. The company was in financial trouble before the Harvey Weinstein allegations, and following the #MeToo movement, the name alone became toxic.

Duration:00:03:20

Black Panther poised to smash box office records

2/15/2018
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Going into opening weekend, we're already hearing the thunder of Marvel's newest movie 'Black Panther.' The film will almost certainly break the box office record for February film and has the highest ticket pre-sales of everything except the 'Star Wars' movies.

Duration:00:03:53

After Uma Thurman story, Quentin Tarantino comes under scrutiny

2/8/2018
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Uma Thurman told The New York Times about being in a car crash on the set of 'Kill Bill' after Quentin Tarantino forced her to drive a car she thought was dangerous. It's a bad look for Tarantino, who's also under scrutiny for some resurfaced comments about Roman Polanski and his rape victim.

Duration:00:04:00

In new NFL deal, Fox is betting on Thursday night football

2/1/2018
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Fox has paid more than $3 billion to broadcast 11 Thursday night NFL games a year, for the next five years. The deal is a peak at the broadcast network's future strategy in the wake of the Disney deal.

Duration:00:03:39

Speaking up about salary, in the name of pay parity

1/25/2018
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In the next phase of the #MeToo movement, women in Hollywood are starting to break the taboo of talking about money. Writers and actresses have begun sharing their salaries as a way of demanding equal pay from studios.

Duration:00:03:46

Days before Oscar nominations, the race is still murky

1/18/2018
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Oscar nominations will be announced on January 23, and normally at this point in the awards season there's a clear frontrunner or two for best picture, but this year, the indicators all are over the place.

Duration:00:03:36

What's up with the pay disparity in 'All the Money in the World'?

1/11/2018
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It's now come out that when the cast and crew came back for reshoots on Ridley Scott's latest movie, Michelle Williams did the work for practically nothing, and Mark Wahlberg was paid $1.5 million.

Duration:00:03:56

The big Hollywood stories of 2017

12/21/2017
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Women and men speak up, Harvey Weinstein goes down. A stunning reversal of fortune in late night. And deals that are reshaping the industry.

Duration:00:03:44

A historic day in Hollywood as Disney acquires large parts of Fox

12/14/2017
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There used to be six major film studios, now there are five. Disney buying most of Fox is a disruptive move that has those in the industry reeling.

Duration:00:03:47

How Disney buying Fox could reshape business in Hollywood

12/7/2017
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Fox may be on the block, with Rupert Murdoch looking to sell some of his major assets -- including the film studio -- to Disney.

Duration:00:03:42

After Matt Lauer and Charlie Rose, what's next for morning news?

11/30/2017
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NBC fired Matt Lauer this week after allegations of sexual misconduct. Lauer was the face of the Today show for 20 years. With him and Charlie Rose out at CBS, is the era of the star anchor over?

Duration:00:03:55

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