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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...

    Theatrical release delays: ‘Terminator: Dark Fate,’ ‘Sonic,’ ‘The Hunt’

    Theatrical release delays: ‘Terminator: Dark Fate,’ ‘Sonic,’ ‘The Hunt’

    We look at high-profile movies that had their theatrical releases delayed for months. Tim Miller talks about dealing with the online blowback related to “Terminator: Dark Fate,” which he directed, and “Sonic the Hedgehog,” which he executive...

    • 28 min
    Harvey Weinstein in jail following guilty verdict

    Harvey Weinstein in jail following guilty verdict

    Twelve jurors found Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein guilty on two counts: criminal sexual assault in the first degree and rape in the third degree.

    • 6 min
    ‘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

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