HAROLD LLOYD MASTER SEMINARS

Established in 1969, the Harold Lloyd Master Seminar series includes participants who represent an exceptional cross-section of cinema's great talents. Transcripts, and often tapes, of all of these seminars are available to Fellows as reference materials in AFI's Louis B. Mayer Library.

The Harold Lloyd Master Seminar series — named after silent film legend Harold Lloyd, who gave the first seminar in 1969 — brings Fellows together with artists to share their work and experiences in an informal and accessible setting. These artists impart not only practical advice on making movies, but speak about their influences, early experiences and dedication to their craft. Providing an exchange of ideas between established and emerging filmmakers, these seminars are among AFI Conservatory's most popular programs.

Guests of the series have included:
Alan Alda
Pedro Almodóvar
Robert Altman
Maya Angelou
Michael Apted
Darren Aronofsky Watch Clip
Hal Ashby
Ed Asner
Richard Attenborough
Jon Avnet
Alan Ball
Lucille Ball
Roseanne Barr
Saul Bass
Jack Benny
Peter Berg
Ingmar Bergman
Elmer Bernstein
Bernardo Bertolucci
Shane Black
William Peter Blatty
Steven Bochco
Peter Bogdanovich
Ray Bradbury
Martin Brest
James L. Brooks
Mel Brooks
Richard Brooks
Jerry Bruckheimer
Carol Burnett
Ken Burns
James Caan
Michael Caine
James Cameron
Dyan Cannon
Frank Capra
Joe Carnahan
Richard Chamberlain
Joan Chen
Glenn Close
Anne Coates
Bill Conti
Martha Coolidge
Sofia Coppola Watch Clip
Roger Corman
David Cronenberg Watch Clip
Cameron Crowe
George Cukor
Jamie Lee Curtis
Joan Darling
Bette Davis
Olivia de Havilland
Robert De Niro
Ted Demme
Brian De Palma
Bruce Dern
Caleb Deschanel
Danny DeVito
Richard Donner
Kirk Douglas
Michael Douglas
Patty Duke
Clint Eastwood
Blake Edwards
Nora Ephron
Julius Epstein
Robert Evans
William Fadiman
Federico Fellini
Todd Field
David Fincher
Henry Fonda
Jane Fonda Watch Clip
Horton Foote
John Ford
Milos Forman
Michael J. Fox
John Frankenheimer
Carl Franklin
William Friedkin
Vince Gilligan Watch Clip
Lillian Gish
Steve Golin
Lee Grant
Susannah Grant
Brian Grazer Watch Clip
Christopher Guest
Alex Haley
Lasse Hallström
John Lee Hancock Watch Clip
Tom Hanks
Howard Hawks
Edith Head
Amy Heckerling
Tippi Hedren
Buck Henry
Jim Henson
Marshall Herskovitz
Charlton Heston
Arthur Hiller
Alfred Hitchcock Watch Clip
Dustin Hoffman
Anthony Hopkins
Dennis Hopper
James Horner
Ron Howard
John Hughes
Gale Anne Hurd
John Huston
Alejandro G. Inarritu
James Ivory
Patty Jenkins
Norman Jewison
Alejandro Jodorowsky
Roland Joffe
James Earl Jones
Janusz Kaminski Watch Clip
Lawrence Kasdan
Charlie Kaufman Watch Clip
Elia Kazan
Harvey Keitel
Gene Kelly
Kathleen Kennedy
Callie Khourie
Stanley Kramer
Neil LaBute
Fritz Lang
Jessica Lange
Sherry Lansing
Sir David Lean
Norman Lear
Jack Lemmon
Barry Levinson
Jerry Lewis
Harold Lloyd
Baz Luhrmann
David Lynch Watch Clip
Terrence Malick
Louis Malle
Henry Mancini
James Mangold
Michael Mann
Marcel Marceau
Frank Marshall
Garry Marshall
Penny Marshall
Ian McKellen
Steve McQueen
John McTiernan
Sam Mendes Watch Clip
Vincente Minnelli
Mary Tyler Moore
Bill Moyers
Jack Nicholson
Leonard Nimoy
Christopher Nolan Watch Clip
Edward Norton
Al Pacino
Alexander Payne Watch Clip
Gregory Peck
Arthur Penn
Wally Pfister
Frank Pierson
Polly Platt
Sidney Poitier
Roman Polanski
Sydney Pollack
Tom Pollock
Vincent Price
Mario Puzo
Anthony Quinn
Harold Ramis
Lynn Redgrave
Carl Reiner
Rob Reiner
Martin Ritt
Stuart Rosenberg
Gary Ross Watch Clip
Herb Ross
Roberto Rossellini
David O. Russell
Mark Rydell
Eva Marie Saint
John Sayles Watch Clip
Franklin Schaffner
Maximilian Schell
John Schlesinger
Paul Schrader
Martin Scorsese
George C. Scott
Martin Sheen
Brad Silberling
Neil Simon
John Singleton
Steven Soderbergh
Todd Solondz
Aaron Spelling
Steven Spielberg Watch Clip
Mary Steenburgen
George Stevens
George Stevens, Jr.
Meryl Streep Watch Clip
Barbra Streisand
Donald Sutherland
Steve Tisch
François Truffaut Watch Clip
Cicely Tyson
Liv Ullman
Agnes Varda
Paul Verhoeven
Gore Vidal
Jon Voight
Max von Sydow
Paula Wagner
Robert Wagner
Nancy Walker
Hal B. Wallis
Sigourney Weaver
Haskell Wexler
Mike White
Billy Wilder Watch Clip
Billy Dee Williams
Gary Winick
Irwin Winkler
Robert Wise
Natalie Wood
James Woods
William Wyler
Steven Zaillian
Richard Zanuck
Robert Zemeckis
Laura Ziskin
Vilmos Zsigmond
Ed Zwick