In February 2014, SFTV launched The Hollywood Masters, an interview series filmed on LMU's campus designed to examine the careers of award-winning filmmakers and successful executives in order to advance students' understanding of career pathways. Moderated by award-winning journalist Stephen Galloway, The Hollywood Masters isnow in its sixth season. Guests have included Oscar-winning directors Alfonso Cuaron, Oliver Stone and Kenneth Branagh, Clint Eastwood, Jane Fonda, Michael Caine, Gale Anne Hurd, David O. Russell, Sherry Lansing, Judd Apatow, Alan Horn, Hilary Swank, Norman Lear, Sean Penn and Ethan Hawke, among others. The production is crewed by SFTV students and alumni.
"The Hollywood Masters has become one of the school's most-anticipated programs. By hearing first-hand from Hollywood's top creative talent each season, our students and alumni gain a better understanding of what it takes to succeed in the industry," said Stephen Ujlaki, dean of the School of Film and Television.
The Hollywood Masters is open to the LMU community with priority given to SFTV students and faculty (invites sent via Lion email). The 90-minute interviews are shown exclusively on The Hollywood Reporter website, where the series has drawn a worldwide audience.