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Hollywood Breakdown

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Hollywood Breakdown

Hollywood Breakdown

KCRW

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KCRW’s 'The Business' host Kim Masters breaks down Hollywood's top stories.

Latest Episodes

Hollywood’s coronavirus protocols worry some workers behind the scenes

Hollywood’s production schedule is largely back up and running after shutting down at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, raising questions about the standards and protocols in place across the industry.

4 min6 d ago
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Hollywood’s coronavirus protocols worry some workers behind the scenes

Emmys host Jimmy Kimmel says ceremony will be a ‘beautiful disaster’

Emmy Awards host Jimmy Kimmel said he believes the Emmys will have their lowest ever ratings this year. Viewers will see a virtual ceremony this Sunday.

4 min1 w ago
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Emmys host Jimmy Kimmel says ceremony will be a ‘beautiful disaster’

Academy announces new diversity standards for Best Picture Oscar

The Oscars have announced new requirements for films to be eligible for Best Picture. The requirements will take effect in 2024.

4 min2 w ago
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Academy announces new diversity standards for Best Picture Oscar

Studios make big gambles with ‘Mulan’ and ‘Tenet’ releases

Two of this year’s biggest blockbusters — “ Mulan” and “Tenet” — will be released this weekend. This will test the pandemic-era business strategies for both Warner Bros. and Disney.

4 min3 w ago
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Studios make big gambles with ‘Mulan’ and ‘Tenet’ releases

Longtime Hollywood agents say goodbye to old firms, move to new company backed by Trump donor

A new Hollywood management firm has been quietly drawing personnel from the top talent agencies. This came to a head when four top agents at Creative Artists Agency announced they were leaving the company on Aug. 23.

4 minAUG 28
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Longtime Hollywood agents say goodbye to old firms, move to new company backed by Trump donor

Ron Meyer resigns as NBCUniversal chairman after affair with actress

Longtime NBCUniversal chairman Ron Meyer has been ousted, the latest high-profile departure of a major Hollywood executive. This came after news broke that he had an affair with a young actress, who was later revealed to be Charlotte Kirk. In his...

4 minAUG 21
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Ron Meyer resigns as NBCUniversal chairman after affair with actress

AMC plans to reopen some theaters on Aug. 20. Tickets will cost 15 cents

AMC announced it will start to reopen its theaters in parts of the country where COVID protocols allow it. But it remains to be seen whether this move will pay off for the chain. Many states, including California, have not allowed movie theaters to...

3 minAUG 14
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AMC plans to reopen some theaters on Aug. 20. Tickets will cost 15 cents

Disney lost nearly $5 billion last quarter, but stock prices surged

Disney reported losses of $4.7 billion last quarter in their latest earnings call. Still, investors saw promise in the company’s streaming revenue, as Disney’s stock rose 10%.

4 minAUG 7
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Disney lost nearly $5 billion last quarter, but stock prices surged

AMC’s deal with NBCUniversal could bring new movies to viewers’ homes in 17 days

AMC struck a deal with NBCUniversal to allow the studio’s movies to come to video on-demand services 17 days after their theatrical releases. The theater chain was in financial trouble even before the pandemic, and this move could be a lifeline as...

4 minJUL 31
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AMC’s deal with NBCUniversal could bring new movies to viewers’ homes in 17 days

Fox Sports debuts ‘virtual fans’ for MLB live broadcast

The Washington Nationals are playing the New York Yankees on Thursday night — in an empty stadium.Fox Sports is using computer animation to add “virtual fans” to the broadcast. Fox also announced that they sold out 90% of ad inventory for the game.

4 minJUL 24
Comments
Fox Sports debuts ‘virtual fans’ for MLB live broadcast

Latest Episodes

Hollywood’s coronavirus protocols worry some workers behind the scenes

Hollywood’s production schedule is largely back up and running after shutting down at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, raising questions about the standards and protocols in place across the industry.

4 min6 d ago
Comments
Hollywood’s coronavirus protocols worry some workers behind the scenes

Emmys host Jimmy Kimmel says ceremony will be a ‘beautiful disaster’

Emmy Awards host Jimmy Kimmel said he believes the Emmys will have their lowest ever ratings this year. Viewers will see a virtual ceremony this Sunday.

4 min1 w ago
Comments
Emmys host Jimmy Kimmel says ceremony will be a ‘beautiful disaster’

Academy announces new diversity standards for Best Picture Oscar

The Oscars have announced new requirements for films to be eligible for Best Picture. The requirements will take effect in 2024.

4 min2 w ago
Comments
Academy announces new diversity standards for Best Picture Oscar

Studios make big gambles with ‘Mulan’ and ‘Tenet’ releases

Two of this year’s biggest blockbusters — “ Mulan” and “Tenet” — will be released this weekend. This will test the pandemic-era business strategies for both Warner Bros. and Disney.

4 min3 w ago
Comments
Studios make big gambles with ‘Mulan’ and ‘Tenet’ releases

Longtime Hollywood agents say goodbye to old firms, move to new company backed by Trump donor

A new Hollywood management firm has been quietly drawing personnel from the top talent agencies. This came to a head when four top agents at Creative Artists Agency announced they were leaving the company on Aug. 23.

4 minAUG 28
Comments
Longtime Hollywood agents say goodbye to old firms, move to new company backed by Trump donor

Ron Meyer resigns as NBCUniversal chairman after affair with actress

Longtime NBCUniversal chairman Ron Meyer has been ousted, the latest high-profile departure of a major Hollywood executive. This came after news broke that he had an affair with a young actress, who was later revealed to be Charlotte Kirk. In his...

4 minAUG 21
Comments
Ron Meyer resigns as NBCUniversal chairman after affair with actress

AMC plans to reopen some theaters on Aug. 20. Tickets will cost 15 cents

AMC announced it will start to reopen its theaters in parts of the country where COVID protocols allow it. But it remains to be seen whether this move will pay off for the chain. Many states, including California, have not allowed movie theaters to...

3 minAUG 14
Comments
AMC plans to reopen some theaters on Aug. 20. Tickets will cost 15 cents

Disney lost nearly $5 billion last quarter, but stock prices surged

Disney reported losses of $4.7 billion last quarter in their latest earnings call. Still, investors saw promise in the company’s streaming revenue, as Disney’s stock rose 10%.

4 minAUG 7
Comments
Disney lost nearly $5 billion last quarter, but stock prices surged

AMC’s deal with NBCUniversal could bring new movies to viewers’ homes in 17 days

AMC struck a deal with NBCUniversal to allow the studio’s movies to come to video on-demand services 17 days after their theatrical releases. The theater chain was in financial trouble even before the pandemic, and this move could be a lifeline as...

4 minJUL 31
Comments
AMC’s deal with NBCUniversal could bring new movies to viewers’ homes in 17 days

Fox Sports debuts ‘virtual fans’ for MLB live broadcast

The Washington Nationals are playing the New York Yankees on Thursday night — in an empty stadium.Fox Sports is using computer animation to add “virtual fans” to the broadcast. Fox also announced that they sold out 90% of ad inventory for the game.

4 minJUL 24
Comments
Fox Sports debuts ‘virtual fans’ for MLB live broadcast
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