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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 and produced by KCRW. Past guests include Norman Lear, Ava DuVernay, Matt Damon and Ice Cube. Follow The Business!
||CleanFrank Oz and Victoria Labalme on 'Muppet Guys Talking'||You might know puppeteer and filmmaker Frank Oz as Miss Piggy or Cookie Monster. He is also Yoda, and he directed movies including 'Little Shop of Horrors' and 'What About Bob?' A new documentary called ‘Muppet Guys Talking’ reunit||3/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanArmando Iannucci on ‘The Death of Stalin,’ a “comedy of panic”||Some of the scenes in Armando Iannucci’s new film, ‘The Death of Stalin,’ seem a bit over the top. But Iannucci says says he actually had to downplay the real story to make it believable. The political satirist behind ‘The Thic||3/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWatching 'Black Panther' in ScreenX & Revisiting Ryan Coogler||As 'Black Panther' mauls box office records, we stopped by a theater showing the film in a new panoramic format called ScreenX. We get reactions from 'Black Panther' fans and talk to Paul Kim, the man who’s trying to make ScreenX tak||3/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpecial Oscars banter||Kim Masters and Matt Belloni met up Monday morning to break down what happened at the Oscars. We're dropping this special banter here, but we'll be back with another new episode next week!||3/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow director Jordan Peele embraced fear to make ‘Get Out’||A year ago, a satirical horror film about race relations in America would not have sounded like an idea for a hit movie. But ‘Get Out’ was a box-office smash and it’s nominated for 4 Oscars, including best picture. Jordan Peele i||2/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDirector Sebastián Lelio & star Daniela Vega on 'A Fantastic Woman'||For the now Oscar-nominated Chilean film ‘A Fantastic Woman,’ director Sebastián Lelio cast transgender actress Daniela Vega as a trans woman dealing with the sudden loss of of her partner. Lelio says box office grosses were less||2/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean‘Mudbound’ cinematographer Rachel Morrison makes Oscars history||‘Mudbound’ director of photography Rachel Morrison just made history as the first woman nominated for an Academy Award for best cinematography. She’s also the first woman to shoot a big comic book movie: the upcoming Marvel mega-||2/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIn ‘Dirty Money,’ Alex Gibney takes on corporate crime||Documentarian Alex Gibney is known for his award-winning investigative films on Enron, Wikileaks and Scientology. For his newest project, he took on the Volkswagen diesel-car emissions scandal and this time, it was personal. Gibney tel||2/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWriter Tom Rob Smith on ‘The Assassination of Gianni Versace’||Tom Rob Smith seems like a nice enough guy, but many of his works are about grisly murders. His newest project is ‘The Assassination of Gianni Versace,’ FX’s second entry in its American Crime Story anthology. The series examines||1/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAmy Sherman-Palladino & Daniel Palladino on 'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel'||Amazon’s ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ tells the story of Midge Maisel--the perfect well-to-do 1950’s New York housewife who turns to stand-up comedy when her husband leaves her. Creator Amy Sherman-Palladino and her husband and||1/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLebanese director Ziad Doueiri on Oscar-shortlisted 'The Insult'||In 2012, director Ziad Doueiri broke Lebanese law by shooting a movie in Israel. His latest film,‘The Insult,’ has nothing to do with Israel, but Doueiri still has enemies in the Middle East who tried to stop the release of this mo||1/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRevisiting Bryan Fogel and his real-life thriller ‘Icarus’||Now that Russia has been banned from the upcoming Winter Olympics, we thought it would be a good time to revisit our interview with ‘Icarus’ director Bryan Fogel. We talk about his crazy journey of meeting, befriending, and then ve||1/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRidley Scott on the race to reshoot much of 'All the Money in the World'||Sir Ridley Scott just pulled off a one-of-a-kind filmmaking feat--cutting Kevin Spacey out of his new film and reshooting with Christopher Plummer in the role--all in just six weeks. Scott tells us about his mad dash to refilm 22 scene||1/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMega banter year in review: 2017 edition||It's time for that annual tradition--the year-end mega-banter! Kim Masters, Matthew Belloni and Michael Schneider take stock of the year that was in Hollywood.||12/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGuillermo del Toro on 'The Shape of Water,' an aquatic love story||Guillermo del Toro's new film, The Shape of Water, is a visually stunning love story between a mute cleaning woman and an exotic sea creature. It looks expensive, but del Toro actually came in under his modest budget. He tells us about||12/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanErrol Morris on 'Wormwood,' a new kind of drama-documentary hybrid||For his new series Wormwood, documentarian Errol Morris used interviews and archival footage to tell the story of Frank Olson, an Army scientist who died a mysterious death in 1953. But he also cast Peter Sarsgaard to play Olson in scr||12/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNeil Berkeley on 'Gilbert,' a quiet portrait of a loud-mouthed comedian||Documentary filmmaker Neil Berkeley desperately wanted to make a movie about the screeching comedian Gilbert Gottfried. But when he started spending time with Gottfried and his wife Dara, he found someone who was much different from --||12/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRevisiting 'Girls Trip' with Tiffany Haddish and Malcolm D. Lee||We revisit our conversation with actress and comedian Tiffany Haddish, who had a star-is-born moment earlier this summer with the raunchy comedy Girls Trip. Haddish says the movie has already changed her life, and she has big plans for||11/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDirector Luca Guadagnino on 'Call Me by Your Name'||For the new movie Call Me By Your Name, Italian filmmaker Luca Guadagnino started as a consultant but ended up as the director. He tells us about the decade-long journey making the film and how he convinced Armie Hammer to take the par||11/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPamela Adlon on 'Better Things' and collaborator Louis C.K.||Better Things co-creator Pamela Adlon tells us about learning to stop second guessing herself and embracing many roles -- writer, director, producer and actor. And yes, we ask her about Louis C.K. We spoke to Adlon just days before the||11/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDirector Ruben Östlund on his Swedish satire 'The Square'||Hollywood chased after Swedish writer-director Ruben Östlund following his well-received 2014 film Force Majeure. But Östlund isn't so sure he wants to be caught. He tells KCRW's Matt Holzman about staying in Scandinavia and his new||11/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKrista Vernoff and Janis Hirsch on sexual harassment in Hollywood||Two women who have carved out great careers in Hollywood share their stories of sexual harassment. Comedy writer Janis Hirsch and Grey's Anatomy showrunner Krista Vernoff talk about what they've had to put up with and their hope that t||10/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean'Breathe' director Andy Serkis & producer Jonathan Cavendish||Actor Andy Serkis is best known for his pioneering motion capture work. Now Serkis has stepped behind the camera to direct the new movie Breathe. The film is a very personal one for producer Jonathan Cavendish; it tells the true story||10/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSean Baker on capturing childhood magic in 'The Florida Project'||First, a news banter checking in on the Harvey Weinstein saga. Then, filmmaker Sean Baker, known for shooting movies on the iPhone, tells us why he went old school 35mm with The Florida Project, and how the discipline required when usi||10/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIndustry insights and lessons learned from memorable guests||We have interesting guests on The Business, and sometimes our conversations are too long to fit into one show. This week we give you stories that were too good to leave on the cutting room floor, including some sharp insights on making||10/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
A great podcast
This show is a must, especially if you work in the industry -- but enjoyable by anyone. Great range of topics and guests. Please keep it up! I need something to listen to when I'm sitting on the 405. Speaking of which, feel free to extend it to an hour show.
Slick inside look!
I love this show and can hardly wait for the next. This show is a must for an inside look and the weirdness and business of HollyWood.
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