The Business

Reviews For The Business

Abagail admits she has been wrong about every Disney move. I hope Kim plans to give equal time to Disney fans.
I look forward to listening to this podcast every week. Kim’s guests are always fascinating even when I don’t know who they are. This pod is an essential listen for anyone involved in the industry. It’s been super helpful to me as an actor.
I listen to this for the latest on the BUSINESS of film and tv. NOT politics. Sheesh. Can’t take it anymore.
Enjoyed for years but constant potshots and pure left view are tiresome. Ensures her audience stays in an echo chamber. Bye!
Wow! Mr. Katzenberg was Extremely Defensive about Quibi. I have been listening to The Business for many years and Never have I heard anyone come on and be that Defensive (Worried!)! Well Jeffrey I can Really help you and Meg with your venture. We should talk. Seriously, we should connect. Best.
For someone in the entertainment business who lives outside of both LA and NYC, this podcast provides very helpful insight. My agent originally suggested that I listen to this podcast as a good way to keep up on what is going on in our business.
I liked this show for a while but Kim Masters takes lame potshots at great directors like Tarantino. She is not a movie lover.
As a filmmaker in Houston I’m wanting to learn more about Hollywood and I’ve learned so much just listening to this amazing podcast! Forever listener!!
So good, an essential for anyone involved in entertainment or looking to understand the biz in Hollywood/LA. Love that it’s with the times. Love having such an awesome woman at the helm.
Typical Hollywood conservative haters. Hate FOX, Hate Trump, love all things left. It's like they don't know or care that potentially half of their audience is offended by their blatant bias.
Listened for years and years. Now I'm done. Kim Masters is the worst in terms of pushing her own personal agenda. She constantly uses confirmation bias to push her beliefs forward. Her feminist agenda is fine (being a woman myself), but - most recently - when she defends Samantha Bee with that same agenda, it is nothing but pure hypocrisy on her part. I will now try to find an entertainment business podcast that is not such a platform for one person's political and social agendas.
Kim is exceptionally Sassy which is great. Excently produced as well!
Such great insights every week!
This podcast regularly has fantastic guests that I'm very interested in. To get to these guests is a test of endurance. First you have to listen to three people of unknown qualification read the front page of The Hollywood Reporter, then they blindly speculate in a circle (triangle?), until it just runs out of steam. Then, there's the interview! Finally the guest you've been waiting for! But, oh no, one of the people from the first part is back and she conducts the interview by teeing up stories the guest has told on the press circuit elsewhere. Between these stories she will inject her own moralizing (at one point stopping Ridley Scott to clarify with the audience that Ridley wasn't celebrating Kevin Spacey's transgressions. Thanks, miss, this was unclear until we pumped the breaks on the guest and went around the table to confirm we dislike awful behavior). This is a pod that needs a major change up, but the booker is an all-star!
Not sure why I heard Donald Trump’s name mentioned 5x in the first few minutes of this podcast. Completely biased and false pretenses.
And how it's made this is a great podcast
Really enjoy this show and Kim Master's style of interviewing - friendly, firm, concise. The recent Shawn Levy interview was especially inspiring. I just wish the show was released more frequently.
Starts with week's indsutry news "banter," which is helpful to get once a week. Then goes into a guest who is always interesting. The host isn't the best of all time, but this is a good one for people in entertainment!
This has been one of my favorite podcasts going back for years now. Kim Masters has a great voice and always puts her guests at ease when she's talking to them. I especially love the "banter" at the beginning of the episode that keeps you up to date with all the latest headlines.
Flops, mega-hits, the egos and the charms of the film and TV business all in a short format.
Show is good and informative, particularly the brief banter at beginning. But PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE get rid of the Left, Right, and Center promo with Josh Barro yelling "HEY!" at the start. If I have the volume up this is jarring and potentially damaging to ears.
This podcast is a great way to quickly keep up-to-date with the the biggest news items for the last week in the film and television business.
I've been listening to this podcast for at least 5 years. Always consistently excellent in it's banter about the business and it's in depth interviews.
Kim Masters from the Hollywood Reporter hosts this weekly Hollywood Business podcast which is a must listen if you're in the "biz" or even just fascinated/interested in it. The "Hollywood Banter" which begins the show (now alternating between their TV expert and Matthew Belloni from THR after JG Horn left to do his own thing on So Cal's KPCC) breaks down the week's top issues, the segues into an interview with the people who make the content we all love. The interviews are insightful and don't shy away controversial elements. Being in the industry myself, listening to this is an important part of my week.
Looks like John Horn and Darby M. are on their way to other adventures, but Kim Master can handle the changes. My first review posed speculation about former host Claude Brodesser-Akner, but KM has surpassed him by a few measures. This is the starting point for people who want to know how the cinematic sausage is made. Complete, interesting, well researched, always compelling. it's a compact gem.
This podcast boasts outstanding production values and great interviews. Keep up all the hard work.
I'm a big fan of this podcast because you learn a lot about hollywood and the thought process of what goes on behind the scenes and why certain movies get certain budgets. Also learning all about the new movie buzz is fantastic. Kim is a great host and interviewer and always has great smart guests. Subscribe !!!
Driving in LA traffic is now palpable with this, my favorite, podcast.
One of my top favorites! Smart, just gossipy enough, crisp, moves right along. Plus: no yelling, grunting or self-congratulations.


Possibly my favorite public radio show, and that's saying something. Yes, it's about the entertainment industry, but it's ALSO about all of our work and dreams -- when I hear someone on the programs say, "… and then we tried for seven years to pull together the financing. We finally got it, but then the studio cancelled the project," it speaks to all of us and the things we try to accomplish: Should I dig in and try harder? Is this just a lousy idea that I should give up on? Should I listen to critics or just press on -- I know what I'm doing… I think. A great program AND worth it just to hear the cool opening theme music.: "What's with him?" "Oh, I'm afraid he's gone Hollywood…"
The Business provides the essential news about the screen trade. If you are in the business, or just interested in it, this is a must listen.
Truly an excellent podcast. I highly recommend it to anyone interested in Hollywood news.
Grade A from script to screen. No better podcast exists. Kim is flawless.
I love how great they discuss the distribution and marketing of entertainment. This should be mandatory listening for business students interested in entertainment.
My favorite podcast. Intelligent, informative, and insightful. Plus, other positive words that begin with an i. Look forward to it every week.
Whether you're in the "business" or a fan, this is THE podcast for you. An absolute "must" and a "can't miss" every week, all year around!
Kudos to Kim M. and her compadres at The Business, the 4/4/11 episode is excellent! Thanks for the insightful coverage of a interesting and important subject. This show thoughtfully explored many aspects of a nuanced topic in both a short amount of time and a multi-faceted way. Love the show and I look forward to the next podcast!
I'm a huge fan of Kim Masters and Co. They do a good job producing shows for the casual fan and the countless aspiring writers who are no doubt listening to this show. It's entertaing - I look forward to it every Monday night. Also, for those new to the Hollywood scene/narrative, I would actually recommend Master's book about Michael Eisner and Gabriel Rossman's iTunesU podcast out of UCLA.
I heard about this show while listening to the Slate podcast and have throughly enjoyed it. Kim Masters seems to really know the movie business and interviews some very interesting people. Every show leaves me with an appreciation of some new aspect of the movie business. Keep up the great work.
Great interviews.
Pithy, diverse, insightful, entertaining, smart, funny, thought provoking.
Keep up the great work.
I believe Ms?Masters has finally hit her stride by pairing her with someone as knowledgable about the screen trade. The humour is gone but the banter is topical and the interviewees are pretty impressive for their wisdom, insight, and opinion. If you want to keep on top of the latest trends & news that affects Hollywood you will get it here.
Until the recent episode on blogging Hollywood, I had strongly considered cancelling my podcast subscription. The show lost much of its heart when it changed hosts and I was fully prepared to conclude that it was beyond saving. Then, the new host surprised me with an entertaning and informative interview. Who knew she had it in her? Not me. I have not often been so happy to be wrong. I will continue to listen, but am prepared to unsubscribe if it doesn't maintain its current standard. Still, I miss the CBA show.
This podcast was once a part of my industry diet. But since the introduction of the new host I have found it bland and of no worth.
excellent I never miss it, I wish it was longer!