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  • Kickstarter CEO Wants to Make Your Passion Project

    Jun 9, 2014 | 30 min
    Kickstarter has crowdfunded more than $1 billion worth of projects in five years but CEO Yancey Strickler says it's just getting started. Listen Download
  • Directing 'Game of Thrones;' Filmmaker Gifts Viewers

    Jun 2, 2014 | 30 min
    The complex business of directing "Game of Thrones." The unconventional release of "In Your Eyes." Listen Download
  • Two Women Who Made 'Frozen' a Modern Disney Classic

    May 26, 2014 | 30 min
    Subverting Disney princess clichés, writing the song "Let it Go," and other tales of creating "Frozen." Listen Download
  • Jon Favreau on 'Chef' and the Truth about Movie Studios

    May 19, 2014 | 30 min
    Jon Favreau on why he chose to make his indie movie, "Chef," without Hollywood movie studio interference. Listen Download
  • Mike Judge and Alec Berg on Making HBO’s ‘Silicon Valley’

    May 12, 2014 | 30 min
    Making 'Silicon Valley', testing 'Beavis and Butt-head' and losing an actor to cancer -- this and more from Mike Judge and Alec Berg. Listen Download
  • Kevin Spacey: The Disruptor

    May 5, 2014 | 30 min
    Kevin Spacey calls for change in the entertainment business and backs it up by funding and self-releasing his first documentary. Listen Download
  • Steven Knight on 'Locke' and 'Millionaire;' 'Mad Men' Artist

    Apr 28, 2014 | 30 min
    How Steven Knight created "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" and made his new movie, "Locke." Also, an artist whose work hangs on the Mad Men set. Listen Download
  • Making TV the Amazon Studios Way

    Apr 21, 2014 | 30 min
    Amazon Studios Director Roy Price and X-Files creator Chris Carter on making TV shows the Amazon Studios' way. Listen Download
  • Errol Morris Loves Directing Ads; Justified's Graham Yost

    Apr 14, 2014 | 30 min
    Errol Morris on the interrotron and his love of directing ads. Graham Yost on making "Justified" in California. Listen Download
  • Darren Aronofsky on Making 'Noah'

    Apr 7, 2014 | 30 min
    How Darren Aronofsky made the biblical epic he wanted to make despite push-back from the studio and test audiences. Listen Download
  • 'Divergent' Producers Launch a Franchise

    Mar 31, 2014 | 30 min
    "Divergent" producers talk launching a franchise, dealing with bad reviews, and making movies in today's Hollywood. Listen Download
  • Making 'Veronica Mars;' Breaking the Law to Make a Movie

    Mar 24, 2014 | 30 min
    The creator of "Veronica Mars," and the indie filmmaker who broke the law to make a movie. Listen Download
  • The Lunchbox: Making an Indie Film in India

    Mar 17, 2014 | 30 min
    "The Lunchbox" is an indie Indian movie made with help from Europe. Listen Download
  • Tragedy on 'Midnight Rider' Shoot Raises Safety Issues

    Mar 10, 2014 | 30 min
    The tragedy on the 'Midnight Rider' shoot has industry veterans calling for change.  Download
  • Fox's Kevin Reilly Says No to Pilot Season; Runaway VFX Work

    Mar 3, 2014 | 30 min
    The Fox broadcast chair dares to change the TV business. VFX artists call for change of their own. Listen Download
  • Steve McQueen on '12 Years a Slave'

    Feb 24, 2014 | 30 min
    Steve McQueen hopes "12 Years a Slave" will help eradicate slavery and convince Hollywood studios to make challenging films. Listen Download
  • Alfonso Cuaron

    Feb 17, 2014 | 30 min
    Alfonso Cuarón on casting an actress over 40 in "Gravity" and re-discovering his love of cinema. Listen Download
  • Making 'The Lego Movie'

    Feb 10, 2014 | 30 min
    Producer Dan Lin takes 'The Lego Movie' from idea to reality despite the skeptics. Listen Download
  • Changes in Late Night; The Olympics, NFL, and 'Bubble' Shows

    Feb 6, 2014 | 31 min
    Do changes in late night matter? Live sports: The Olympics and NFL; ‘Bubble’ Shows Listen Download
  • Julie Delpy Defies Skeptics; Making 'The Act of Killing'

    Feb 3, 2014 | 30 min
    Actress Julie Delpy on being a writer. Joshua Oppenheimer on "The Act of Killing." Listen Download
  • Joseph Gordon Levitt on TV; A Sundance Crash Course

    Jan 27, 2014 | 30 min
    Joseph Gordon-Levitt returns to TV on his own terms. Producer Cassian Elwes shows an unknown writer around Sundance. Listen Download
  • Two Women Who Made 'Frozen' a Modern Disney Classic

    Jan 20, 2014 | 30 min
    Subverting Disney princess clichés, writing the song "Let it Go," and other tales of creating "Frozen." Listen Download
  • TCA's; Wherefore Pilot Season; Duck Dynasty

    Jan 15, 2014 | 34 min
    What are the TCA's and do you care? Some TV networks are changing pilot season. What's the fallout from the "Duck Dynasty" drama? Listen Download
  • Walking Dead's Gale Anne Hurd; Sordid Past of Film Producers

    Jan 13, 2014 | 30 min
    Gale Anne Hurd, from geek girl to Walking Dead producer. Also, the sordid past of two Hollywood producers. Listen Download
  • The Year Ahead in TV, Film; Back Story of 'Saving Mr. Banks'

    Jan 6, 2014 | 30 min
    Anticipated stories for 2014; the back story of "Saving Mr. Banks." Listen Download
  • 2013: The Year in Film and Television

    Dec 30, 2013 | 30 min
    This week, 2013 year in review. The big stories in film and television. Listen Download
  • Oscar-Winning Filmmaker Asghar Farhadi on Making Movies in Iran

    Dec 23, 2013 | 30 min
    Oscar-winning filmmaker Asghar Farhadi on "A Separation," making movies in Iran, and his new movie, "The Past." Listen Download
  • Steve Coogan Talks 'Philomena,' Tabloids and Being Typecast

    Dec 16, 2013 | 30 min
    Steve Coogan talks about his movie, "Philomena," being tabloid fodder and being typecast. Listen Download
  • 'The Sound of Music Live;' TV Violence; Netflix

    Dec 11, 2013 | 34 min
    'The Sound of Music Live' hits big. Also, TV violence and the top TV stories of 2013. Listen Download
  • David Heyman on Producing 'Harry Potter' and 'Gravity'

    Dec 9, 2013 | 30 min
    From "Harry Potter" to "Gravity," producer David Heyman on the producer's role. Listen Download
  • Scientology and Hollywood, Revisited

    Dec 2, 2013 | 30 min
    We revisit our conversation with Lawrence Wright about his book, "Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood & the Prison of Belief." Listen Download
  • Creating Showtime's 'Masters of Sex'

    Nov 25, 2013 | 30 min
    Michelle Ashford, creator of Showtime's "Masters of Sex," talks about making a show about sex that's not exactly sexy. Listen Download
  • Linda Bloodworth-Thomason: Swaying Minds through Film

    Nov 18, 2013 | 29 min
    Linda Bloodworth-Thomason on the Clintons, "Bridegroom" and the power of the image Listen Download
  • TV Podcast: Netfix; DVR Ratings; Reality TV

    Nov 15, 2013 | 33 min
    The Netflix deal with Marvel; the changing TV ecosystem and what's up with Reality TV? Listen Download
  • TV Podcast: Netflix; DVR Ratings; Reality TV

    Nov 15, 2013 | 33 min
    The Netflix deal with Marvel; the changing TV ecosystem and what's up with Reality TV? Listen Download
  • 'The Square': Shooting a Revolution

    Nov 11, 2013 | 29 min
    Shooting a revolution on the streets of Cairo. Listen Download
  • Alex Gibney and Frank Marshall Talk Making 'The Armstrong Lie'

    Nov 4, 2013 | 29 min
    Alex Gibney and Frank Marshall discuss the making of their documentary, "The Armstrong Lie." Listen Download
  • Creating Authentic Autistic TV Characters

    Oct 28, 2013 | 29 min
    Alex Plank consults on FX's "The Bridge" for the character with Aspegers. Max Burkholder plays a boy with Autism on NBC's "Parenthood." Listen Download
  • Oscar-winning Writer Diablo Cody; Filmmaker James Toback

    Oct 21, 2013 | 29 min
    Writer Diablo Cody directs a movie but won’t do it again. Plus, filmmaker James Toback goes to Cannes to make one movie and to sell another. Listen Download
  • The Business TV Podcast: The Comedy Crisis; The Walking Dead; Social TV

    Oct 18, 2013 | 30 min
    Enjoy this new monthly podcast from KCRW’s The Business, all about TV and how we watch it, moderated by Michael Schneider from TV Guide Magazine. Listen Download
  • ‘Escape from Tomorrow’ Escapes Disney; TV Woos Latinos

    Oct 14, 2013 | 29 min
    Escape from Tomorrow Escapes Disney’s Wrath; How TV Woos Latino Viewers‘ Listen Download
  • ‘Downton Abbey’ Creator Julian Fellowes

    Oct 7, 2013 | 30 min
    Julian Fellowes talks Downton Abbey, Robert Altman and Romeo & Juliet Listen Download
  • The Man Who Makes Low Budget, High Concept Horror Hits

    Sep 30, 2013 | 29 min
    Producer Jason Blum carved a niche in the movie business making low budget, high concept horror hits. Listen Download
  • The Woman Who Made Saudi Arabia's First Oscar Entry

    Sep 23, 2013 | 29 min
    Haiffa Al-Mansour is the writer/director of "Wadjda" -- the first film entirely shot in Saudi Arabia, a country that's banned movie theaters. Listen Download
  • The Business: Special TV Roundtable Edition

    Sep 19, 2013 | 36 min
    The roundtable discusses the Fall TV Season, how we watch and the Emmys. Listen Download
  • Ron Howard

    Sep 16, 2013 | 29 min
    Ron Howard talks about making "Rush" without the help of a studio, and shooting his first documentary. Listen Download
  • John August and Dan Jinks Make 'Big Fish' the Musical

    Sep 9, 2013 | 29 min
    Screenwriter John August and Producer Dan Jinks compare making "Big Fish," the musical, with making movies. Listen Download
  • 'Breaking Bad' Creator Vince Gilligan

    Sep 2, 2013 | 29 min
    "Breaking Bad" Creator Vince Gilligan says to be a showrunner you need to be a cult leader. Listen Download
  • Filmmaker Lee Daniels

    Aug 26, 2013 | 29 min
    Lee Daniels on the struggle and strategy behind funding his move, "The Butler." Plus, how racism and homophobia affects his storytelling. Listen Download
  • Making 'The Bible' Hit TV; Stephenie Meyer as Film Producer

    Aug 19, 2013 | 29 min
    Mark Burnett and Roma Downey talk "The Bible." Stephenie Meyer goes from "Twilight" to "Austenland." Listen Download
  • Creating 'The Bridge,' FX's Bilingual Crime Drama

    Aug 12, 2013 | 29 min
    Creating FX's "The Bridge," the bilingual border-town crime drama. Listen Download
  • Funding Movies via Slated; The Unsung Casting Director

    Aug 5, 2013 | 29 min
    Slated: a matchmaking site for filmmakers and film investors. Plus, the rise of the unsung casting director.Listen Download
  • Rick Santorum Making Movies; The Man behind ‘Despicable Me 2’

    Jul 29, 2013 | 29 min
    Why Rick Santorum wants to make movies; The man behind the Despicable Me movies Listen Download
  • Guillermo del Toro on the Movie Biz, Failure and Saying 'No!'

    Jul 22, 2013 | 29 min
    Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro on what he’s learned from failure and how he navigates the rocky waters of the film business. Listen Download
  • 'Fashion Police' Writers Strike; The WGA and Joan Rivers at Odds

    Jul 15, 2013 | 29 min
    The "Fashion Police" writers go on strike. Also the WGA East charges Joan Rivers with violating Guild rules. Listen Download
  • A Former Intern Who Sued Fox Speaks Out; 'Under the Dome'

    Jul 8, 2013 | 29 min
    A former intern who sued Fox speaks out about what he calls "wage theft." Brian K. Vaughn and Neal Baer of CBS's "Under the Dome." Listen Download
  • Kevin Smith on Funding 'Clerks 3;' Producer Lynda Obst

    Jul 1, 2013 | 29 min
    Why Kevin Smith won't use Kickstarter to fund "Clerks 3." Producer Lynda Obst on Hollywood's "sequelitis." Listen Download
  • Matthew Weiner on AMC, Twitter and the End of 'Mad Men'

    Jun 24, 2013 | 29 min
    Matthew Weiner, the creator of "Mad Men" talks about ending the iconic show, the Emmys, Twitter, and his conflicts with AMC. Listen Download
  • Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg on Making 'This Is the End'

    Jun 17, 2013 | 29 min
    Long time collaborators Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg talk with John Horn about making their directorial debut, "This Is the End." Listen Download
  • Filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich’s Life in the Business

    Jun 10, 2013 | 29 min
    Bogdanovich discovers his 1975 flop "At Long Last Love" on Netflix only it’s not his version! Plus, he hits the highs and lows of a long career in filmmaking. Listen Download
  • Mitchell Hurwitz and the Revival of 'Arrested Development'

    Jun 3, 2013 | 29 min
    Mitchell Hurwitz bares all: how "Arrested Development" was revived, his response to critics and if there's more to come. Listen Download
  • Fred Savage: From 'Wonder Years' to Director's Chair

    May 27, 2013 | 29 min
    How Fred Savage went from child actor to go-to TV director. Listen Download
  • TV Upfronts; Noah Baumbach; The Anonymous PA

    May 20, 2013 | 29 min
    Why filmmaker Noah Baumbach stripped down the set, crew and budget for his new movie, Frances Ha. Plus, the life the lowly PA. Listen Download
  • Marc Maron Makes a Popular Podcast and Gets a TV Show

    May 13, 2013 | 29 min
    Marc Maron reinvigorated his lagging comedy career with his podcast WTF. Now he's translated that life into scripted TV comedy. Listen Download
  • Zach Braff on Why He's on Kickstarter and Why He Should Stay

    May 3, 2013 | 29 min
    Zach Braff defends his use of Kickstarter. Listen Download
  • Shooting 'Kon-Tiki' in English and Norwegian; 'Unmade in China'

    Apr 29, 2013 | 29 min
    How the Oscar-nominated Norwegian film "Kon-Tiki" was simultaneously shot in English. Plus, the story of "Unmade in China." Listen Download
  • How We Watch TV and Movies Today and in the Future

    Apr 22, 2013 | 29 min
    From binge viewing to streaming, Joshua Topolsky on how tech innovation is changing the way we watch TV and movies. Listen Download
  • How to Fund a Gritty Indie Film; The Hollywood Power Lunch

    Apr 15, 2013 | 29 min
    How indie filmmaker Adam Leon made his gritty indie film. Plus, the Hollywood power lunch isn't about the food. Listen Download
  • Danny Boyle: Directs ‘Trance’ & The Olympics Opening Ceremony

    Apr 8, 2013 | 29 min
    Danny Boyle directs his new film ‘Trance’ while also creating the London Olympics opening ceremonyListen Download
  • Filmmaker Derek Cianfrance on Ryan Gosling and Making Movies

    Apr 1, 2013 | 29 min
    Filmmaker Derek Cianfrance on Ryan Gosling and the art/business balance of movie-making. Listen Download
  • 'The Sapphires' Aboriginal Director; VFX Biz Update

    Mar 25, 2013 | 29 min
    An Aboriginal director on his hit Aussie film, "The Sapphires." Plus a VFX business update. Listen Download
  • Top Chef's Richard Blais; Cybersecurity in Hollywood

    Mar 18, 2013 | 29 min
    'Top Chef's' Richard Blais talks about being a TV chef. Plus, hacking Hollywood. Listen Download
  • Making Preschool TV: From Sesame Street to Disney Junior

    Mar 8, 2013 | 29 min
    Making preschool TV: We talk "Sesame Street," Disney Junior and focus groups. Listen Download
  • Participant Media Makes an Action Film with Meaning

    Mar 4, 2013 | 29 min
    Why Participant Media made an action film with meaning, starring Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson. Listen Download
  • VFX Industry in Trouble; Won an Oscar...Now What?

    Feb 24, 2013 | 29 min
    Visual effects pros share their woes, and 2012 Academy Award winners reflect on their life with Oscar. Listen Download
  • The Perils of Producing Reality TV

    Feb 18, 2013 | 30 min
    Reality producer Monica Martino's harrowing experience on Bamazon leads her to call for action in the reality TV business. Listen Download
  • 'House of Cards' Showrunner; 'Les Mis' Costume Designer

    Feb 11, 2013 | 29 min
    'House of Cards' show-runner on the Netflix experiment; 'Les Miserables' costume designer. Listen Download
  • The Simpsons Go to the Oscars; Life of Pi's Marine Consultant

    Feb 4, 2013 | 29 min
    James L. Brooks and David Silverman talk "The Simpsons" and their Oscar-nominated "Short Film." Plus, "Life of Pi's" marine consultant brings authenticity to the film. Listen Download
  • Scientology and Hollywood

    Jan 28, 2013 | 29 min
    Author Lawrence Wright on Scientology and Hollywood. Listen Download
  • Making the Oscar-nominated Doc Searching for Sugar Man

    Jan 21, 2013 | 29 min
    Making the Oscar-nominated Documentary Searching for Sugar Man Listen Download
  • Making Life of Pi; Prepping for Sundance

    Jan 14, 2013 | 29 min
    The Exec Who Championed Life of Pi; Filmmakers Race to finish their film for Sundance Listen Download
  • From the DC to Hollywood: Making '1600 Penn'

    Jan 7, 2013 | 29 min
    A former Obama speechwriter and 'Modern Family' director make TV comedy. Listen Download
  • The 2012 Show Business Year in Review

    Dec 31, 2012 | 29 min
    The big TV and film stories of 2012 and a look at 2013. Listen Download
  • Ben Affleck's Career Resurrection, Redux

    Dec 24, 2012 | 29 min
    Ben Affleck on his career resurrection as an actor-director. Listen Download
  • Composer Alexandre Desplat; IMDB Founder, Col Needham

    Dec 17, 2012 | 29 min
    Composer Alexandre Desplat on doing the lonely job that he loves. Plus, the founder of IMDB. Listen Download
  • Illeana Douglas's Webseries; Make-up Artist Lois Burwell

    Dec 10, 2012 | 29 min
    Illeana Douglas on going from actress to webseries entrepreneur. Plus, Oscar-winning make-up artist Lois Burwell. Listen Download
  • Making 'Hitchcock,' the Movie

    Dec 3, 2012 | 29 min
    A conversation with "Hitchcock"director Sacha Gervasi and producer Tom Pollock. Listen Download
  • Neil Patrick Harris; Catherine Keener and Christopher Walken on Acting

    Nov 26, 2012 | 29 min
    Neil Patrick Harris talks magic; Catherine Keener and Christopher Walken talk the business of acting. Listen Download
  • Bob Zemeckis on 'Flight,' Motion-Capture and 'Yellow Submarine'

    Nov 19, 2012 | 29 min
    Director Bob Zemeckis makes "Flight" for cheap, defends motion capture and abandons his remake of "Yellow Submarine." Listen Download
  • Unconventional Filmmaking: 'Beasts of the Southern Wild'

    Nov 12, 2012 | 29 min
    Filmmaker Benh Zeitlin on how "Beasts of the Southern Wild" is a lesson in unconventional filmmaking. Listen Download
  • Sex, Catholicism and Disability: Making 'The Sessions'

    Nov 5, 2012 | 29 min
    Sex, catholicism and disability: the filmmakers on how they made 'The Sessions' Listen Download
  • 'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' Origin Story

    Oct 29, 2012 | 29 min
    How 'Sunny' went from a home video among friends to its eighth season on FX. Listen Download
  • Showtime President on 'Homeland;' Argo's Story Detective

    Oct 22, 2012 | 29 min
    Showtime's president talks "Homeland." We meet the producer who found the "Argo" story. Listen Download
  • Ben Affleck's Career Resurrection

    Oct 15, 2012 | 29 min
    Ben Affleck on his career resurrection as an actor-director. Listen Download