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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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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...

    Bryan Fogel and Tom Ortenberg on ‘The Dissident’

    Bryan Fogel and Tom Ortenberg on ‘The Dissident’

    Bryan Fogel won Netflix its first feature documentary Oscar with his Russian doping exposé “Icarus.” Critics at Sundance raved about his latest film, “The Dissident,” about the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. So why didn’t Netflix...

    • 28 min
    Growing up Disney, 2021 look-ahead banter

    Growing up Disney, 2021 look-ahead banter

    Abigail Disney’s father Roy was Walt's nephew. For her, being a Disney came with so much baggage that she almost ditched the name altogether. In part two of our interview, Abigail Disney explains why she feels it’s her duty to speak out when the...

    • 28 min
    2020 mega banter, ranking the streamers

    2020 mega banter, ranking the streamers

    The pandemic pummeled production. WarnerMedia started a war with its windows-shattering sneak attack. And Quibi, we hardly knew you. Banter buddies Matt Belloni and Bloomberg’s Lucas Shaw join Kim Masters for a 2020 mega banter. Plus, NPR TV...

    • 28 min
    Abigail Disney believes ‘there’s a moral disconnect’ at Disney

    Abigail Disney believes ‘there’s a moral disconnect’ at Disney

    Abigail Disney's father was Walt’s nephew Roy. He led a shareholder revolt in 2004, when he got fed up with Michael Eisner's management of the Mouse House. Abigail Disney keeps close tabs on the company and has lots to say about current...

    • 28 min
    Producer Jason Blum on Hollywood’s WarnerMedia upheaval

    Producer Jason Blum on Hollywood’s WarnerMedia upheaval

    With Hollywood fuming following WarnerMedia’s announcement that all its 2021 movies will stream on HBO Max the same they open in theaters, prolific producer Jason Blum weighs in. Blum has long thought the theatrical window should be shorter, but...

    • 28 min
    WarnerMedia shatters windows, Kamilah Forbes on ‘Between the World and Me’

    WarnerMedia shatters windows, Kamilah Forbes on ‘Between the World and Me’

    WarnerMedia announced it will put Warner Bros.’ entire 2021 movie slate on HBO Max the same day those films open in theaters. The move will change theater-going as we know it. Then, Kamilah Forbes created a stage version of Ta-Nehisi Coates’s...

    • 28 min

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