Monday, December 24, 2012

The Resurrection of Ben Affleck's Career

The Business (Radio Program)
Ben Affleck
Monday 12.24.12; 2:30 PM PT
KCRW Radio 89.9 FM (Los Angeles)
KCRW.com linked via Bosco Radio

Ben Affleck stars in Argo and it's his third outing as a director.

His 2010 heist movie, The Town, which he also starred in, was a commercial success. That followed his 2007 drama Gone Baby Gone, which didn't generate big box office but did manage to change the conversation about him.

As he tells Kim Masters on Monday's The Business Radio Program, that was even more important.

They discuss how he managed to bring about a career resurrection following an all time low in 2004 when he'd made a string of flops and was ubiquitous in the tabloids due to his flamboyant relationship with Jennifer Lopez.

Also on the Monday show, Kim Masters and John Horn, film writer for the Los Angeles Times, banter about some of this week’s top Hollywood news stories including Senators in DC weigh in -- if indirectly -- on the Oscar race between Zero Dark Thirty versus Lincoln and How the Newtown, Connecticut shootings will affect the depiction and the regulation of violence in TV and film.

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 radio in Southern California.

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.

Link and listen to the show via Bosco Radio News and Information channel each Monday at 2:30 PM PT.

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