The Business: “The Handmaiden’s Tale”

On May 6th, 2017, Kim Masters spoke with Margaret Atwood and Bruce Miller on the new Hulu series based on Atwood's novel of the same name. "The Handmaiden's Tale" (1985) tells the story of a woman attempting to survive in a totalitarian regime. Atwood noted that the book was something that she did not expect [...]

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In the Spirit of Howard Ashman: Bill Condon on “Beauty and the Beast”

Kim Masters interviewed Bill Condon, director of "Dreamgirls" (2006), who also directed the new adaptation of "Beauty and the Beast" (2017) on Saturday, March 25th, 2017. Speaking on the film, Bill Condon noted how he wanted to make the remake in the spirit of the original lyricist of the 1991, Howard Ashman, who died before [...]

Michael de Luca Interview: Oscars Producer on the Best Picture Mistake

On Tuesday, February 28th, 2017,  in an exclusive interview, Kim Masters of The Business spoke with Michael de Luca who produced "The Social Network" (Fincher 2010), "Moneyball" (Miller 2011), and "Captain Phillips" (Greengrass 2013), and worked with Jennifer Todd to produce the 89th Academy Awards which took place of February 26th, 2017. Despite the mistakes made at [...]

The Illegal Practice of Hollywood Casting Workshops: Pay to Play

On February 25th, 2017, Kim Masters of "The Business" podcast interviewed Gary Baum, who in 2016, investigated the practice known as casting workshops. According to Baum, a casting workshop is "... an educational experience put on by a casting director, an associate, where an actor can learn how to audition better. It practical terms, it is [...]

How Social Issues Helped Change “Zootopia”

Over the weekend, Kim Masters of The Business podcast spoke with "Zootopia" directors, Rich Moore and Byron Howard, who have been in the industry for 25 years, over the production history of the film and how the events of Ferguson and the emergence of Black Lives Matters affected "Zootopia" and it's story. The film is now [...]

OscarsSoWhite and Why It’s Still an Issue

On February 4th, 2017, Kim Masters spoke with Oscar nominated director Raoul Peck on his “I Am Not Your Negro” in a weekly podcast called The Business. “I Am Not Your Negro”, which is nominated for Best Documentary in this year’s Academy Awards, tells the story of James Baldwin, a writer and activist who spoke [...]