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The Business is a weekly podcast featuring lively banter about entertainment industry news and in-depth interviews with directors, producers, writers and actors. The show is hosted by award-winning journalist Kim Masters of The Hollywood Reporter...

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    • TV & Film

The Business is a weekly podcast featuring lively banter about entertainment industry news and in-depth interviews with directors, producers, writers and actors. The show is hosted by award-winning journalist Kim Masters of The Hollywood Reporter...

    ‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’ director on contradictions of filmmaking in France

    ‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’ director on contradictions of filmmaking in France

    American independent filmmakers might envy Céline Sciamma, director of the French film, “Portrait of a Lady on Fire.” Sciamma had no problem getting funding for her lesbian romance set in the 18th century, and for that she credits France’s...

    • 28 min
    Post-Oscars bonus banter!

    Post-Oscars bonus banter!

    Kim and Matt met up the morning after the Oscars to talk "Parasite" making history, Netflix nearly striking out, and hold on, what was Eminem doing there?

    • 7 min
    ‘Cheer’ director on the glory and agony of college cheerleading

    ‘Cheer’ director on the glory and agony of college cheerleading

    The Netflix series “Cheer” focuses on the stressful lives of junior college cheerleaders fighting for their next national championship. Director Greg Whiteley says he could’ve done a better job of portraying one set of cheer parents, who came...

    • 28 min
    Oscar nominees turn footage smuggled out of Syria into ‘For Sama’

    Oscar nominees turn footage smuggled out of Syria into ‘For Sama’

    Filmmaker Waad al-Kateab spent years documenting the horror and humanity of life in Aleppo, Syria. When she fled with her family, she smuggled 12 hard drives of footage past a Syrian checkpoint. That footage became the Oscar-nominated documentary...

    • 28 min
    Bong Joon Ho on making ‘Parasite,’ then making history

    Bong Joon Ho on making ‘Parasite,’ then making history

    “Parasite” has already made history as the first Korean film nominated for Oscar -- or six Oscars to be exact, including Best Picture. Director Bong Joon Ho tells us about clashing with Harvey Weinstein over cuts to his 2013 film...

    • 28 min
    Kim Masters on ‘The Catch and Kill Podcast’ with Ronan Farrow

    Kim Masters on ‘The Catch and Kill Podcast’ with Ronan Farrow

    It’s a podcast crossover event! Recently, Kim Masters sat on the other side of the mic as Ronan Farrow interviewed her for an episode of his “Catch and Kill Podcast.” They talked about why it was so hard to reveal the allegations against...

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

Adamethancrow ,

A must for anyone in the business.

Always entertaining and informative. A must listen.

neilbrennan ,

Brilliant show, really well put together

Always insightful and interesting - even catching up on episodes that are a few weeks old, I learn something new. Zips along.

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