LOS ANEGELES, Jan. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Loyola Marymount University School of Film and Television has announced the third installment of The Hollywood Masters, which kicks off in February with actor-writer-director Ethan Hawke (Boyhood, Before Sunrise), followed by Hollywood legends Clint Eastwood (American Sniper, Unforgiven) and Sean Penn (Milk, Mystic River).
The third season will also include some of Hollywood's most distinguished artists, among them actor-director Kenneth Branagh (Henry V, Much Ado About Nothing), documentarian Ken Burns (The Roosevelts: An Intimate History, The Civil War), producer Gale Anne Hurd (the Terminator trilogy, The Walking Dead) and music legend Quincy Jones (The Color Purple, The Wiz).
The interview series, launched in February 2014, has included such major film artists as Hans Zimmer, Hilary Swank, Billy Bob Thornton, David O. Russell, Judd Apatow, Alfonso Cuarón and Sherry Lansing — all of whom have been interviewed at the LMU campus by award-winning journalist Stephen Galloway.
Clips from the interviews, conducted before an audience of students, faculty and alumni, will be shown on The Hollywood Reporter website, where the series to date has drawn an audience across the world.
"The Hollywood Masters series has established itself as an essential component of the film school's mandate to connect students to the entertainment industry's most accomplished and respected figures," said Stephen Ujlaki, Dean of the Loyola Marymount University School of Film and Television. "Our students are beyond thrilled with the slate of guests this season."
"It's hard to imagine a more brilliant and pioneering group of writers, directors, composers and producers than those gathered for the Masters series," said Galloway, executive features editor for The Hollywood Reporter. "These filmmakers have put a stamp on film history that will last for generations, and it's only fitting that the next generation of filmmakers should get a chance to see them in person."
The Hollywood Masters, which is open to LMU students, faculty and alumni only, will be taped before a live audience.
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 reached an all-time high of 13.2 million individuals worldwide online in December 2013, and over 224,000 readers in its weekly magazine, delivering news to an audience of industry power players and consumers deeply invested in entertainment content. The Hollywood Reporter's 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.
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