The Hollywood Reporter’s series showcasing roundtable discussions with top names in the entertainment industry is extending its reach. It will now be available to stream on Hulu.
The 32-episode series, called “Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter,” features discussions with TV and film directors, actors, producers, writers and cinematographers. Big names who appear in the series include Mahershala Ali, Angelina Jolie, Mindy Kaling, Nicole Kidman and Christopher Nolan.
The Hollywood Reporter’s editorial director Matthew Belloni, executive editor Stephen Galloway and executive TV editor Lacey Rose each moderate different roundtable discussions.
"Fans of the roundtables often ask how they can catch up on episodes they missed, so we’re thrilled that Hulu is providing the opportunity for millions of subscribers to watch and join the conversation,” stated Belloni.
All episodes from seasons 1 and 2 are available on Hulu, as are the first seven episodes of season, already aired on SundanceTV.
The show may sound familiar; an episode featuring Emma Stone, Allison Janney, Mary J. Blige, Jessica Chastain, Jennifer Lawrence and Saoirse Ronan made national news for its discussion on Hollywood’s culture of sexual abuse.
The streaming deal with Hulu is part of THR's “aggressive move” into video. The brand had 533 million cross-platform views in 2017, up from 222 million in 2016.
The trade publication is also working on a new scripted limited series inspired by an investigative feature by senior writer Gary Baum on the Los Angeles billboard diva Angelyne.
Last month,The Hollywood Reporter announced it was relaunching its video series “THR Eats” as “Where Hollywood Eats,” in partnership with ReachMe TV.
ReachMe TV partners with hotels, retail stores and airports to distribute content on public screens in high-traffic areas.