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Support KCRW's public radio podcasts. Join online at KCRW.com or call 800-600-5279. The Business is the show about the business of show business. It goes beyond the glitz and glamour to the who, what, why and how of making movies and TV. The Business is hosted by respected entertainment industry journalist Kim Masters of the Hollywood Reporter and produced by KCRW. Each week The Business features an analysis of top Hollywood news with John Horn of the Los Angeles Times, in-depth interviews and the occasional feature story.More from KCRW's The Business »

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Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski have written movie scripts about real people like Ed Wood and Larry Flynt, but they weren't TV guys until they got an offer to tackle the trial of the century.

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Director Todd Haynes & Producer Christine Vachon on 'Carol'

Director Todd Haynes and producer Christine Vachon trace tell us about the long journey to make their newest movie, Carol. Despite their past success, they say they still face resistance in the industry whenever they pitch a movie about women without any male leads.

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Director Adam McKay Finds the "Traumedy" in 'The Big Short'

Writer-director Adam McKay is known for his Will Ferrell comedies like Anchorman and Talladega Nights. He?s gone a different direction with The Big Short, and now the film about the 2008 financial collapse is up for five Oscars.

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Oscar Nominees Lenny Abrahamson and Emma Donoghue on 'Room'

Director Lenny Abrahamson didn?t expect author Emma Donoghue would choose him to make a film based on her bestselling novel Room. Abrahamson tells us how he made his pitch to Donoghue — and she explains why it worked.

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László Nemes on the Challenges of Creating 'Son of Saul'

First-time director László Nemes knew it would be tough to find funding for his intensely realistic Holocaust film, but he had no idea the level of resistance he'd face. He tells us how he went from having the movie no one wanted to touch to being a Cannes darling and Oscar contender.

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One 'Weekend' Leads to '45 Years' for Director Andrew Haigh

Filmmaker Andrew Haigh had a difficult time funding his first film, a small indie drama called Weekend. When that movie charmed critics, everything changed. He tells us about his new film 45 Years.

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The Year in Film and Television: 2015 Edition

Kim Masters, Michael Schneider of TV Guide Magazine and Matthew Belloni of the Hollywood Reporter, join forces for a 2015 year-in-review. They take on the year of the woman (or not), the fight over the future of Viacom, feast or famine at the box office, peak TV and more.

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Ice Cube: Producer and Subject of 'Straight Outta Compton'

Rapper, actor and producer Ice Cube long hoped to make a movie about N.W.A., the hip hop group that gave him his start. Straight Outta Compton faced hurdles and backlash but that was no surprise to Cube. He tells us how he finally got the story to the screen.

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Director Ryan Coogler's Personal Connection to 'Creed'

Creed director Ryan Coogler wasn't even born when most of the Rocky movies were made, but he fell in love with the franchise thanks to his father. Coogler tells us how he went from football player to filmmaker, and how he convinced Sylvester Stallone to go another round with Creed.

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Bill Pohlad Returns to Directing with 'Love & Mercy'

Bill Pohlad has spent the past decade producing award-winners like Brokeback Mountain and 12 Years a Slave. With Love & Mercy, a unique Brian Wilson bio-pic, he comes back to directing after a 24 year hiatus.

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