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    HOLLYWOOD LIT RETREAT
    About The Retreat

    Hollywood Literary Retreat (HLR), now Hollywood LIT (H-LIT) is founded on the principles of content creators making responsible global storytelling in all mediums and all platforms while exploring new technologies in which to do so. HLIT is about being aware of the power of story and the telling of good stories and responsible stories. It is about the power of community and the meeting of minds on the subject of all things story related. The Hollywood Literary Retreat was founded in 1990 by Lynn Isenberg, Author, Screenwriter, Experience Designer, Speaker, Media & Real Estate Consultant, , and bridging entertainment with communities connected to real estate. Isenberg also served a brief stint as an Adjunct Professor at LMU, then took a hiatus to focus on her own intellectual property and racked up credits as a writer and producer. Her credits include “True Vinyl” starring Romany Malco, Eric Szmanda, Bree Turner; “I Love You to Death” starring Kevin Kline, Tracey Ullman, Keanu Reeves; “Youngblood” starring Rob Lowe, Patrick Swayze, Cynthia Gibb; the popular TV series “i::Design” on The Fine Living Network; business development, brand strategist for three dot com start-ups (StreamSearch, Zoom Culture, OurStory), Showtime Network’s “Bordello”; seven novels, two non-fiction books, two children’s books, “The Funeral Planner Digital Series” featuring Joss Stone, and six websites including TheTributeNetwork.com and LightsOutEnterprises.com.

    Previous Speakers
    Actor
    Jason Alexander is an actor, director, producer, writer, singer, and comedian. He is best known for his role as George Costanza on Seinfeld, appearing from 1989-98.
    TV Panelist
    David Shore is Creator of HOUSE, Doubt, and more in the works at Shore Z Productions with an overall deal at Sony Studios. From camper with a line in “Meatballs” to lawyer to writer/producer/showruner.
    TV Panelist
    Deborah Pratt is a true visionary showrunner and 5x Emmy nominee and Golden Globe nominee and Co-Executive Producer & Head Writer of Quantum Leap & EP of The Net.
    Actress
    Cynthia Gibb is an actress and former model who has starred in film and on television.
    The Retreat

    The concept for HLR was born when Isenberg combined her desire to recreate her beloved NELP experience (UofM’s New England Literature Program) with a chance visit to the National Storytelling Festival.

    History

    The Hollywood Literary Retreat began an annual by-invitation only retreat for thought leaders in the entertainment and technology industry. HLR began in 1990, then morphed into Hollywood LIT Seminars in Detroit, and in 2013 morphed again into Hollywood LIT (Literature. Intelligence. Technology.) to become a one day urban retreat for cross-over industries to include content in all platforms.

    Speakers

    Headline speakers include the likes of Anthony McCarten (Writer of “The Pope,” “The Theory of Everything”, “The Darkest Hour”), Jay Roach (Director of ``Austin Powers``, ``Meet the Parents``, ``Borat``, ``Bombshell``), David Shore (Creator of “House” | “The Good Doctor”), David Madden (former President Fox TV), Adam Taylor (President of APM Music), etc.

    News Coverage

    Over the years, the Hollywood Literary Retreat has received national and regional public acclaim, and been featured on National Public Radio., Premiere Magazine, CBS Fox News Detroit, The Mitch Albom Show, The Detroit News.

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    HLIT Retreat Achievements
    74
    Speakers
    65
    Days
    3,500
    Participants
    45
    Events
    15
    Venues
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