“I honestly didn’t think I’d be able to go to college,” said high school senior Larissa Ramirez as she tearfully accepted a full-ride, four year scholarship to Loyola Marymount University at The Hollywood Reporter’s 24th Annual Power 100 Breakfast. The scholarship was awarded as part of THR’s Women In Entertainment Mentorship Program, a competitive joint venture with the national non-profit Big Brothers Big Sisters that pairs inner-city schoolgirls with top-level women in the entertainment business.
The two-time Academy Award winning actress, writer and political activist stopped by for what turned out to be one of The Hollywood Masters’ best-ever guest appearances.
Hollywood’s living legend Clint Eastwood stopped by SFTV for a special edition of The Hollywood Masters series. Eastwood sat down with Stephen Galloway, executive features editor at The Hollywood Reporter, to talk about his extensive career in film.
SFTV kicked off the third season of The Hollywood Masters series with a visit from actor, writer and director Ethan Hawke. Hawke sat down with Stephen Galloway, executive features editor at The Hollywood Reporter, to talk about everything from his career in film to his personal beliefs.
Two-time Academy Award-winner Hilary Swank wrapped up the second season of The Hollywood Masters series with Stephen Galloway on November 13, 2014. Swank, known for her roles in films such as Boys Don’t … Read more
There was not a dry eye in the room when Angelina Jolie presented not one, but two full-ride scholarships for Loyola Marymount University during The Hollywood Reporter’s 23rd Annual Women … Read more
It’s that time of year when The Hollywood Reporter releases its annual review of the top 25 film schools that are shaping the future of cinema. This year, LMU School … Read more
“You have to follow your vision and you can do more than I could ever do at your age. You have at your fingertips, all of you guys, the grammar of cinema available to you. The best source of where it’s going to come from is from you – not from somebody else, from you. Maybe somebody else you’re working with. You can make it and you can get it shown,” said Friedkin.
“I think that because films are being made in a different vein now, there’s not just a committee of people making them at the studios. Films are being made outside of the certain norm, people are putting in and financing. That’s a liberating thing. You’re going to get different types of stories made,” said Singleton.
Calling himself and his compatriots who got kicked out of film school “arrogant brats” who clashed with the old regime, Cuarón followed a winding road to become the successful director he is today.
“Just weeks ago, my parents and I were discussing if college was even a possibility for me. They promised they were going to try their best even if that meant each obtaining two jobs and cutting our diet to just eggs for the years to come, as long as their daughter had a chance of pursuing what they couldn’t: a higher education,” said Paola, a student at City Honors High School in Los Angeles.