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

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

    Ex-Hulu CEO Jason Kilar named chief of WarnerMedia

    Ex-Hulu CEO Jason Kilar named chief of WarnerMedia

    AT&T has appointed former Hulu CEO Jason Kilar as the new head of WarnerMedia. That means he’ll oversee HBO, HBO Max, CNN, Warner Bros. and other WarnerMedia properties. It’s a bold choice. Kilar is known for being a visionary in the streaming...

    • 4 min
    Will new TV streamers HBO Max, Peacock, and Quibi meet their launch dates?

    Will new TV streamers HBO Max, Peacock, and Quibi meet their launch dates?

    With a lot of people now stuck at home, TV viewing across the country continues to spike. Viewers may be eager for new content. But for upcoming streaming services such as HBO Max, Peacock, and Quibi, there are questions as to whether they’ll be...

    • 4 min
    Coronavirus and Hollywood: TV production shut down, some movies shift to streaming

    Coronavirus and Hollywood: TV production shut down, some movies shift to streaming

    Amid the coronavirus pandemic, TV production has almost entirely shut down. Now the industry is scrambling to see if there’s any way to save the big fall season for the broadcast networks. On the movie side -- in an unprecedented move -- some big...

    • 5 min
    Coronavirus and Hollywood: Disneyland closes, more movies pushed

    Coronavirus and Hollywood: Disneyland closes, more movies pushed

    Disney has announced that its Anaheim-based theme park will close from March 14 until the end of the month. Elsewhere in Hollywood, more movies continue to delay their release dates, including “A Quiet Place Part II” and “Fast & Furious 9.” 

    • 4 min
    Amid coronavirus, Hollywood takes a hit. Will Disney shut down theme parks, hotels, cruise ships too?

    Amid coronavirus, Hollywood takes a hit. Will Disney shut down theme parks, hotels, cruise ships too?

    As anxiety over coronavirus increases, Hollywood has already lost $5 billion from a diminished international box office and production stoppages. That’s likely just the beginning. Disney is in an especially tough spot. The company has already...

    • 4 min
    Bob Iger abruptly resigns as Disney CEO, Hollywood is shocked

    Bob Iger abruptly resigns as Disney CEO, Hollywood is shocked

    Bob Iger spent 15 years as Disney CEO, overseeing huge acquisitions and unparalleled box office success. So it came as a massive surprise when Iger announced this week that he was stepping down immediately. He’s handing the reins to Bob Chapek,...

    • 4 min

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