25 episodes

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

Hollywood Breakdown KCRW

    • TV & Film
    • 4.6, 53 Ratings

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

    NBC’s free streaming service Peacock hopes to cut through ‘subscription fatigue’

    NBC’s free streaming service Peacock hopes to cut through ‘subscription fatigue’

    NBC’s Peacock launches on July 15, and one way it hopes to stand apart from other streamers is price. A basic ad-supported version of the service will be free. Peacock will offer classic NBC shows like “Law & Order” and “30 Rock,” plus...

    • 4 min
    Walt Disney World in Florida set to reopen July 11, despite performers’ safety concerns

    Walt Disney World in Florida set to reopen July 11, despite performers’ safety concerns

    As Gov. Gavin Newsom has ordered the closures of bars, movie theaters and indoor restaurants in California, Disneyland in Anaheim has yet to announce a new reopening date. In Florida, where coronavirus cases are also surging, Walt Disney World still...

    • 4 min
    Disneyland delays reopening, ‘Tenet’ and ‘Mulan’ may be postponed

    Disneyland delays reopening, ‘Tenet’ and ‘Mulan’ may be postponed

    The Walt Disney Company recently announced that Disneyland will not reopen next month as planned, even though Disney World will reopen starting July 11. Meanwhile, with movie theaters still closed across the country, this summer’s release schedule...

    • 4 min
    Academy postpones 2021 Oscars, will announce new diversity rules

    Academy postpones 2021 Oscars, will announce new diversity rules

    This week, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the Oscars ceremony will be postponed until April 2021, and the eligibility requirement for films has been extended until February 28, 2021. The Academy also said they will unveil...

    • 4 min
    ‘Cops’ and ‘Live P.D.’ canceled following protests against police violence

    ‘Cops’ and ‘Live P.D.’ canceled following protests against police violence

    This week, Hollywood continued reckoning with onscreen depictions of racism and police violence. The Paramount Network pulled its long-running police reality show “Cops,” while A&E canceled its hit show “Live P.D.” Meanwhile, HBO Max has...

    • 3 min
    How is Hollywood responding to George Floyd protests?

    How is Hollywood responding to George Floyd protests?

    As Black Lives Matter protests and marches have continued throughout the week, Hollywood has given mixed responses.  Some studios put out bland corporate statements, while others have donated money to social justice causes. Some have shown up to...

    • 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
53 Ratings

53 Ratings

Dan Van Poolmate ,

Bitesize and Wonderful

Nice slice of information each week. Perfect to queue between longer podcasts.

Mom to 4 Little Newmers ,

Wish it was longer

Love the host but wish there more content. Doesn’t go in depth. Very small content for being only once a week. Please expand the show.

showcasefloyd ,

Probably my favorite podcast each week

I love "The Business" podcast, and the part of the show I love the best is the banter segment. This is basically just the banter section in a stand alone podcast. I only wish it could be a bit longer and maybe come out more then once a week. If you want to hear about what's going on from people who cover the Industry this is bar far the best show anywhere on the web. Better then reading The Hollywood Reporter itself in my opinion. Great work!

Top Podcasts In TV & Film

Listeners Also Subscribed To

More by KCRW