Some of the biggest names in film and television — including such screen icons as Clint Eastwood, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Amy Adams — can now be seen on Netflix in The Hollywood Masters, thanks to an exclusive deal signed between the world’s leading internet television network and the show’s producer, Loyola Marymount University School of Film and Television. The show will be available August 1.
Hosted by Emmy Award-winning journalist and Hollywood Reporter executive editor Stephen Galloway, each half-hour episode of The Hollywood Masters is filmed on the LMU campus in front of a student audience, and takes an in-depth look at the life and career of one Hollywood icon. The series is filmed by a crew comprised largely of LMU students and alumni.
“The Hollywood Masters centers on artists and filmmakers at the very peak of their careers, reflecting on their work with unusual depth and candor, and providing students and Netflix viewers with an insight they won’t otherwise find,” said Galloway. “Each Masters interview is a miniature film school in its own right.”
The first season’s 12 episodes feature such acclaimed talent as Ethan Hawke and Billy Bob Thornton, along with directors Judd Apatow (The 40-Year-Old Virgin), George Miller (Mad Max) and Alfonso Cuaron (Gravity); producer-actor-musician Ice Cube (Straight Outta Compton); Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn; and legendary writer-producer Norman Lear (All in the Family).
“The Hollywood Masters not only introduces viewers to the best of global filmmaking, but it’s also produced by our students and alumni, giving them hands-on training, professional credits and furthering their careers in the industry,” said Stephen Ujlaki, dean of the School of Film and Television. “We are so thrilled that this series, which has become one of our school’s most anticipated programs, will be available on Netflix for the world to see.”
LMU President Timothy Law Snyder added, “LMU’s partnership with Netflix will convey inspiring stories of the world’s greatest talent around the globe. As a top-ranked entertainment arts institution, our LMU School of Film and Television continues to forge new pathways for students to showcase their creativity and innovation with global reach and impact. Thanks to our alliance with Netflix, we will soar with the stars.”
Watch the behind-the-scenes video interview about the making of The Hollywood Masters: