THR's Stephen Galloway to Moderate New Season of LMU Filmmaker Interview Series

LMU Galloway Judd Apatow - H 2014
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LMU Galloway Judd Apatow - H 2014

'The Hollywood Masters' is back with Hilary Swank, Billy Bob Thornton and more

More of Hollywood's top talent will be getting The Hollywood Masters treatment.

The Hollywood Reporter's executive features editor Stephen Galloway will return to moderate live interviews presented by the Loyola Marymount University School of Film and Television.

The new season begins Sept. 17 with director Michael Mann (Last of the Mohicans, Heat, The Insider). Other sessions throughout the season will explore the careers of film notables such as as James L. Brooks (The Simpsons), Charles Roven (producer of The Dark Knight and American Hustle), Billy Bob Thornton (Sling Blade, Monster's Ball), composer Hans Zimmer (The Dark Knight, 12 Years a Slave), the Farrelly brothers (directors of Dumb and Dumber and There's Something About Mary) and Hilary Swank (Boys Don’t Cry, Million Dollar Baby).

The upcoming interviews will be available to watch exclusively on Only LMU students may attend in person. 

“We are thrilled to present The Hollywood Masters for a second season,” said Stephen Ujlaki, dean of the Loyola Marymount University School of Film and Television. “It enhances the academic experience by exposing our students to the entertainment industry’s most accomplished and respected figures. Hearing the individual stories of our distinguished guests, students gain firsthand career guidance and insight into a very competitive field.”

Galloway also expressed his enthusiasm for returning.

"The unbelievable worldwide media coverage generated by the first season of the Masters interviews was a testament to the power of these great artists' work, and audiences' hunger for a real conversation about what they do," said Galloway. "I'm thrilled to be able to continue this series with a second season, featuring some of the people I most admire in Hollywood today."

The previous season brought Alfonso Cuaron, David O. Russell, Judd Apatow and Alan Horn to the LMU campus. Click here to watch those conversations and more. The series complements THR’s Oscar roundtables.