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Monday, July 22, 2013

KCRW's The Business (Mondays at 2:30 Pacific)

Guillermo del Toro on the Movie Biz, Failure and Saying 'No!', Emmy Surprises, Reality TV, Awards Marketing,

Guillermo del Toro on the Movie Biz, Failure and Saying 'No!'



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Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro's new movie is Pacific Rim. It's not doing great at the box office but del Toro is already well into at least one other project. This imaginative storyteller talks about the being a 'circus performer,' managing anxiety and handling the vagaries of today's movie business.

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Hollywood News Banter 

Kim Masters and Michael O'Connell, who covers television for the Hollywood Reporter, banter about this week's top entertainment news stories.
- Emmy nominations under a microscope: Netflix, trends, and surprises
- Mike Darnell, Fox's former head of reality programming, overseeing shows like American Idol and The Swan, is now in a new position at Warner Bros, where he'll oversee, among other things, The Voice.

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Guillermo del Toro 

Guillermo del Toro sits down with Kim Masters as his latest directorial effort, Pacific Rim, under-performs in theaters. But del Toro, who admits to having waves of anxiety interspersed with periods of calm, says his job as a storyteller is done and he's happy with the film. Besides he's already deep into at least one other project -- the television adaptation of his vampire books The Strain for FX. Plus, he's executive producing Kung Fu Panda 3 for Dreamworks Animation. The man loves to work and talks about how he's lived a life as a 'circus performer' who is 'socially inept.' While del Toro claims to stay out of the inside baseball game of 'the business' he's pragmatic about dealing with the vagaries of the movie world and dealing with studios. 



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