Wednesday, September 10, 2014

MIKE ON KCRW: Talking DreamWorks on "The Business" and Tribute to Joan Rivers on "Hollywood Breakdown"



On Monday's edition of KCRW's The Business, Kim Masters and I discussed Turner Entertainment programming president Michael Wright's move to DreamWorks -- and what's next. Here's the rundown:
- A surprising pick to run DreamWorks. Michael Wright will be leaving the TV world--he was Turner’s president of programming-- to become the CEO of the production company.
- Netflix is paying big bucks for the streaming rights to a show that hasn’t even aired on television yet.
Listen below, including Kim's interview with "Star Trek's" George Takei:





Meanwhile, on "Hollywood Breakdown," Kim and I paid tribute to the late Joan Rivers:
Kim Masters and Michael Schneider remember Joan Rivers and listen to a clip of her interview on KCRW's The Business from 2010. At that time, Rivers was promoting the documentary Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work, which showed a tireless, irreverent performer, still working as a stand-up as well as writing books and hosting TV shows including E!'s Fashion Police. She died at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City.
Listen by clicking the box below:

Hollywood Breakdown

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