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Loyola Marymount University School of Film and Television has announced The Masters, a new interview series that will be held on the LMU campus beginning in February. Moderated by award-winning journalist Stephen Galloway, named the SFTV Cosgrove Family Distinguished Visiting Artist 2014, the series is an in-depth exploration of a modern master’s entire career. During each 90-minute interview, Galloway will use clips and archival material to lead a lively discussion, inviting student participation, and probing guests to reveal some of the critical decisions they made that altered their careers.

“We are honored to welcome Stephen Galloway as the Cosgrove Visiting Artist this year and delighted to partner with him on this series. As we nurture and develop the next generation of filmmakers, it’s important for them to learn from and be inspired by the career paths of some of the most established talent in the industry,” said Stephen Ujlaki, dean of the School of Film and Television.

“All too often, filmmakers speak about individual projects and not their work as a whole. What makes The Masters series so thrilling is that we’ll get the chance to look at the entire body of work of some of the most brilliant people in motion pictures,” added Galloway. “These are extraordinary talents, and they will make for extraordinary interview subjects.”

The Masters kicks off on February 12, 2014 with director Alfonso Cuaron and continues on February 21, 2014 with David O. Russell (both nominated this year for a Best Director Oscar). Additional confirmed guests for the Spring semester include producer and former chairman of Paramount Pictures Sherry Lansing; writer-director-producer Judd Apatow (Bridesmaids, The 40-Year-Old Virgin); writer-director John Singleton (Boyz n the Hood, 2 Fast 2 Furious); director William Friedkin (The Exorcist, The French Connection); chairman of The Walt Disney Studios Alan Horn and writer-director Gary Ross (Seabiscuit, The Hunger Games).

The Cosgrove Family Distinguished Visiting Artist Endowment was established to support a distinguished artist whose work will create, teach, inspire and connect SFTV to the creative filmmaking community. Past Cosgrove artists include Deepa Mehta, Paula Wagner and Richard Taylor.

The Masters will be taped before a live audience; the series is open to LMU SFTV students only. The series complements THR’s signature Oscar Roundtables.

For more information, or to request a press pass, contact:

Julie Porter
LMU School of Film and Television

Tara Parsell
High10 Media