The acclaimed series “The Hollywood Masters,” returns to Netflix, the world’s leading internet entertainment service, for a second season on March 15th. The engaging, retrospective interview series, shot and produced on the campus of Loyola Marymount University, welcomes some of the world’s most accomplished actors, directors, writers and producers to sit down in an informal setting to have dynamic, thought-provoking conversations about their craft in front of an audience of students from the School of Film and Television.
Like a film school in shorthand, leaders and trailblazers in the industry share their experiences, successes and challenges as they navigated their career.
The series, hosted by Emmy Award-winning journalist and executive features editor of The Hollywood Reporter Stephen Galloway, is filmed by a crew composed largely of LMU students and alumni. The agreement to distribute the show on Netflix, through a deal with the show’s producer, Loyola Marymount University School of Film and Television, includes the release of a third season later this year.
Building on the first season, currently available on Netflix, the second season offers 13 episodes which include the following celebrated Oscar, Emmy and other award-winning creators:
- Actor/Director Kenneth Branagh (Murder on the Orient Express, Henry V)
- Producer Jerry Bruckheimer (TV’s “The Amazing Race,” Pirates of the Caribbean franchise)
- Documentarian Ken Burns (The Central Park Five, “Baseball”)
- Producers/Writers/Director Bobby & Peter Farrelly (TV’s “Loudermilk,” There’s Something About Mary)
- Actor/Producer Jane Fonda (Klute, Coming Home, The China Syndrome)
- Director William Friedkin (The French Connection, The Exorcist)
- Writer/Producer Damon Lindelof (TV’s “Lost,” HBO’s “The Leftovers”)
- Writer/Director Gary Ross (Pleasantville, Seabiscuit, The Hunger Games)
- Writer/Director David O. Russell (American Hustle, Joy, Silver Linings Playbook)
- Writer/Director/Producer John Singleton (Boyz in the Hood, “L.A. Burning: The Riots 25
- Years Later”)
- Writer/Director Aaron Sorkin (Molly’s Game, The Social Network, Moneyball, TV’s “The West Wing”)
- Actor/Producer Hilary Swank (Boys Don’t Cry, Million Dollar Baby, The Homesman)
- Composer Hans Zimmer (Gladiator, The Lion King)
“We are very proud of the success of ‘The Hollywood Masters’ program,” said Stephen Ujlaki, dean of the School of Film and Television. “Not only do our students get a chance to interact with these giants in the industry in an intimate campus setting, but it provides an incredible opportunity for our students and alumni to demonstrate their skills and expertise gaining real world experience running a professional production. While our students are excited to get such exclusive exposure to these artists, our collaboration with Netflix allows their work to be shared on a global stage.”