Welcome to the online home of Hollywood’s Master Storytellers!
We began some 20 years ago when the first new cinema complex to open in Hollywood in decades opened its doors and decided they wanted to present themselves as the place for movie lovers. One of the ways to do that was to host events where prominent filmmakers would appear to talk about their work as artists. What would eventually become Hollywood’s Master Storytellers launched with a rare 35mm screening of the John Huston directed big-screen version of “Moby Dick,” which was written for the screen by Ray Bradbury, the legendary author of such iconic literary classics as “The Martian Chronicles,” “The Illustrated Man” and “Fahrenheit 451.” Ray was our very first guest those many years ago and his appearance set the standard for the next several years.
During our original run, we were host to some of Hollywood’s most successful artists, both in front of and behind the camera – and often both. We presented a mix of recent and classic movies, shown the way they were meant to be seen on a giant screen with state-of-the-art sound, followed by conversations with writers, actors, directors, producers, and other artists, many of whom were Oscar nominees and Oscar winners.
When Universal Studios was getting ready to release “The Blues Brothers” on DVD, we were there and hosted one of the very first Fathom Events presentations to celebrate that film’s 20th Anniversary. Fans in almost 100 cinemas around the country enjoyed a live broadcast from the iconic Grauman’s Chinese Theatres Complex on Hollywood Boulevard featuring a conversation with star and co-writer Dan Aykroyd, director John Landis and several cast members including Blues legend James (the Godfather of Soul) Brown.
We will be sharing highlights from some of our classic shows on this site, as well as entertainment industry news and analysis. In 2021, we will be presenting new conversations with some of Hollywood’s best writers, actors, directors, producers, and other creative talent. And for the first time inviting you to go behind the velvet ropes to hear the great stories behind the great stories.
Be sure to sign up so you can be first in line to attend live online conversations with our guests. If all goes well in a post-COVID world, sometime in 2021 we will be back in the studio with a live audience. As a Hollywood’s Master Storytellers member, you will be eligible to purchase VIP tickets to our live events before we make them available to the public.
On behalf of the entire Hollywood’s Master Storytellers team, thank you for visiting our site. We look forward to having you as part of our family.
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