Hollywood Breakdown show

Hollywood Breakdown

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


 Disney struggles with streaming. Will theme parks help with profit? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:04:24

Though Disney+ has added 12 million subscribers, the company reports loss and weak Q4 profit outlook.

 Peacock reports weak subscriptions, implements changes to survive | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:03:59

As streaming service companies report subscriber numbers, Peacock announces weak subs, and implements changes in order to survive.

 Filmmaker James Gunn, producer Peter Safran to head DC Universe | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:04:38

Warner Bros. Discovery CEO, David Zaslav, hires filmmaker James Gunn and producer Peter Safran to lead the DC Universe.

 ‘Black Adam’ isn’t going to be the save-all property DC hoped it might be | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:04:06

“Black Adam” opens in theaters. Will it make DC Films the success that David Zaslav dreams it will be? Plus, who runs DC Films now?

 Warner Bros. Discovery CEO lays off a quarter of its TV division staff | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:03:59

Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav cuts more jobs this week. This time, about a quarter of its TV division staff was laid off.

 Alec Baldwin settles ‘Rust’ lawsuit; Halyna Hutchins' husband takes EP role | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:04:11

Alec Baldwin and “Rust” producers settle a lawsuit with cinematographer Halyna Hutchins’ family. The film will resume production, and her husband will take an EP role.

 Harvey Weinstein’s trial is a few weeks away. Has Hollywood changed? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:04:12

Five years after the #MeToo reckoning in Hollywood, Harvey Weinstein’s trial is a few weeks away in Los Angeles. Have things really changed in the industry?

 ‘The Woman King’ delivers the goods, ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ may surprise | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:04:27

“The Woman King” brings in the numbers, “Don’t Worry Darling” may have a surprising opening, and what James Cameron’s upcoming “Avatar” sequels could mean for Disney.

 Disney’s CEO on the future of Hulu, ESPN, and an all-in app | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:04:09

During the D23 Expo, Disney’s CEO Bob Chapek discussed with the press his plans for Hulu and ESPN, as well as the future of an all-in app for the company.

 Disney offers perks to give subscribers the ‘whole Disney experience’ | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:03:59

Disney plays big and offers subscribers more perks on Disney+ Day to entice them to other company products.

 Amazon’s ‘The Rings of Power’ and HBO’s ‘House of Dragon’ face off | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:04:13

HBO and Amazon are competing for which show will attract more viewers: “House of the Dragon,” or “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power?”

 AMC, Regal theaters announce financial measures to stay afloat | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:04:59

In two drastic financial moves, AMC Theaters announced a new stock to raise money last week, while Regal Cinemas may file for bankruptcy.

 'Not great for Zaslav': Can CEO salvage Warner Bros. Discovery? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:04:40

Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav’s decision-making process highlights his lack of experience to run the legacy studio, and he accumulates more problems along the way.

 Disney+ gains subscribers, consumers will pay for ad-free content | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:04:30

Disney+ raises subscribers to 152 million, beating expectations, but they will charge $3 more per month for ad-free content.

 Warner Bros. CEO Zaslav cancels release of $90 million film ‘Batgirl’ | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:04:31

Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav shocks the movie industry once again by shelving the nearly-completed $90-milion film “Batgirl.” What does this mean for the company’s future?


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