The new season kicks off September 27 with Oscar-winning actress Dame Helen Mirren (Gosford Park, Prime Suspect, The Queen). Mirren will be followed by acclaimed filmmakers Darren Aronofsky (Requiem for a Dream, Black Swan and Mother!) and Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy and The Shape of Water); beloved TV, film and stage star Sir Patrick Stewart (Star Trek: The Next Generation, X-Men); and Oscar-nominated actor-writer-director James Franco (Freaks and Geeks, 127 Hours and The Disaster Artist).

The series has featured some of the biggest names in the industry, including Clint Eastwood, Jane Fonda, Michael Caine, Sean Penn, Amy Adams, Oliver Stone, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, David O. Russell and Aaron Sorkin. Season 1 of the series is currently streaming on Netflix, where it has found a devoted following.

“The Hollywood Masters, our flagship program, gives our students an opportunity to learn directly from some of the most incredible talents in the industry,” says Stephen Ujlaki, dean of the School of Film and Television. “I am thrilled with this season’s line-up which is comprised of artists and innovators who are known for pushing the boundaries of cinema.”

“I grew up in England revering the work of Helen Mirren and Patrick Stewart, and it’s thrilling to get the chance to interview them in real depth like this,” says Galloway, executive editor of The Hollywood Reporter and a 2013 recipient of the Entertainment Journalist of the Year Award. “My other guests are some of the film artists I most admire today — Aronofsky and Franco and del Toro — each of them brave and original and fearless, even in a studio system that makes it ever harder to be so.”

The Hollywood Masters taping is open to LMU students, faculty and alumni only.

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 or

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 delivers news to an audience of industry power players and consumers deeply invested in entertainment content. Its 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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Mason Stockstill
LMU Communications and Media Relations
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