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LMU School of Film and Television presents The Masters


February 03, 2014 --

Moderated by Stephen Galloway, Cosgrove Visiting Artist and The Hollywood Reporter's executive features editor, The Masters brings distinguished guests David O. Russell, Alfonso Cuaron, Sherry Lansing, Judd Apatow, John Singleton, William Friedkin, Gary Ross and Alan Horn to campus for a series of master classes

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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.

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, film and television studies and recording arts; and graduate degrees in production, screenwriting and writing and producing for television. The school is one of the few film programs providing students with a completely tapeless model of production and post-production, and SFTV's animation program is one of the few worldwide that teaches virtual cinematography. Selected alumni include John Bailey, Bob Beemer, Francie Calfo, Brian Helgeland, Francis Lawrence, Lauren Montgomery, Jack Orman, Van Partible and James Wong, among others. Get more information at or

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

Founded in 1930 as a trade-only publication,The Hollywood Reporterreached 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'splatforms include an award-winning weekly magazine, dynamic web and mobile sites, festivals and award seasons apps, tablet, iPad editions, social media, and branded events.

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

Julie Porter
LMU School of Film and Television
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Tara Parsell
High10 Media
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