LMU School of Film and Television announces Season 5 of The Hollywood Masters

Oscar-winners Aaron Sorkin, George Miller and Geena Davis will be joined by Straight Outta Compton's Ice Cube, pioneering TV producer Norman Lear and Oscar-winning producer Irwin Winkler on the LMU campus for the acclaimed interview series

Jan 25, 2016, 14:17 ET from LMU School of Film and Television

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 25, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Loyola Marymount University School of Film and Television is pleased to announce the return of The Hollywood Masters, starting January 29 with writer-director-producer George Miller (The Road Warrior, Happy Feet, Mad Max: Fury Road).

Additional guests include acclaimed screenwriter Aaron Sorkin (Steve Jobs, The Social Network, The West Wing); Oscar-winning actor-activist Geena Davis (Thelma & Louise, The Accidental Tourist); actor-songwriter-producer Ice Cube (Ride Along, Straight Outta Compton); Oscar-winning producer Irwin Winkler (Rocky, Raging Bull, Creed); and groundbreaking TV producer Norman Lear (All in the Family, The Jeffersons).

The series has featured some of the top names in the industry, including Jane Fonda, Clint Eastwood, Michael Caine, Sean Penn, Michael Mann, Gale Anne Hurd and David O. Russell. The 90-minute interviews are shown exclusively on The Hollywood Reporter website, where the series has drawn a worldwide audience.

"This season's line-up of talent is incredible. We are thrilled that our students will hear from such prominent industry figures — many of them are trailblazers who have spent their careers promoting diversity and social justice, values that are hallmarks of our school," said Stephen Ujlaki, dean of the School of Film and Television.

"Our guests represent everything that is best about film and television," said Stephen Galloway, executive features editor of The Hollywood Reporter, and the Emmy Award-winning host of the series. "Norman Lear has created some of the most cutting-edge work in television and has continued to be a beacon for anyone who believes entertainment can have a social impact; and Ice Cube is proving that film and music are still at the heart of social change."

The Hollywood Masters is open to LMU students, faculty and alumni only.

About Loyola Marymount University School of Film and Television
Movie industry moguls helped establish Loyola Marymount University's (LMU) current campus on the bluffs above west Los Angeles in the 1920s. By 1964, LMU was formally teaching film and television curriculum, and in 2001, the School of Film and Television (SFTV) was established as its own entity. Today, SFTV offers students a comprehensive education where mastering technical skills and story is equally important to educating the whole person, including the formation of character and values, meaning and purpose. SFTV offers undergraduate degrees in animation, production, screenwriting and recording arts; minors in film and television studies, animation and screenwriting, and graduate degrees in production, screenwriting, and writing and producing for television. Selected LMU alumni include Francis Lawrence, Brian Helgeland, Barbara Broccoli, James Wong, Jack Orman, John Bailey, Bob Beemer, Francie Calfo, Lauren Montgomery and Van Partible, among others. Get more information at sftv.lmu.edu or facebook.com/lmusftv.

About The Hollywood Reporter
The Hollywood Reporter is the entertainment industry's flagship media brand. With in-depth reporting, analysis, unprecedented access, world-class photography and video, and feature exclusives, The Hollywood Reporter is the definitive source for breaking entertainment and business news.

Founded in 1930 as a trade-only publication, The Hollywood Reporter delivers news to an audience of industry power players and consumers deeply invested in entertainment content. Its platforms include an award-winning weekly magazine, dynamic web and mobile sites, festivals and award seasons apps, tablet, iPad editions, social media, and branded events.

Watch and share clips of past guests of The Hollywood Masters here: http://bit.ly/1Cjw59B

For more information, contact:

Julie Porter
LMU School of Film and Television


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