[L to R] Series stars, Dominique McElligott, Kelsey Grammer, Lily Collins, and Matt Bomer
Old Hollywood glamour made a triumphant return Thursday, July 27 at Amazon Prime Video’s premiere of The Last Tycoon at the Harmony Gold Preview House in Los Angeles. Series stars Matt Bomer, Kelsey Grammer, Lily Collins, and Dominique McElligott were in attendance, along with supporting cast members Chloe Guidry, Elise Eberle, Iddo Goldberg and Mark O’Brien. Executive Producers Billy Ray, Christopher Keyser, among others were also in attendance as well as head of Amazon Studios Roy Price, Head of International Series at Amazon Studios Morgan Wandell and Amazon Studios development executive Marc Resteghini. Friends and family of the cast and special guests also came to support, including Greer Grammer, Zelda Williams, Ellen Pompeo, Jaime King, Garcelle Beauvais, Bar Paly, Diana Hopper, Ashley Madekwe and others.
Following a successful screening, the stars were transported to the Chateau Marmont for the after-party in gorgeous classic cars from the 1930’s (all of which were used in the filming of the new series) and were greeted by studio tour guides from Brady American Pictures, the fictitious film studio run by Pat Brady (Grammer). Inside, a three-piece band played as guests entered the space that was designed to look like the Brady American studio lot complete with Pat Brady’s office, an actress’ dressing room, and a film set. Guests were also able to “audition” for the director of the next Brady American Pictures film by doing their very own “screen test” photo opportunity. Towards the end of the night, guests, enjoyed music spun by DJ Zen Freeman while sipping specialty cocktails named after the show including “The Fitzgerald” and “Monroe Mules”. Additional party guests included Katharine McPhee, and Lea Michelle.
Launching Friday, July 28, season one of the Amazon Original Series The Last Tycoon will be available for Prime members to stream or download via the Amazon Prime Video app for TVs, connected devices and mobile devices or online here. The series trailer can be viewed here.
An Amazon Studios and TriStar Television co-production, The Last Tycoon is written and directed by Academy Award® nominee Billy Ray (Captain Phillips, The Hunger Games), and executive produced by Ray, Christopher Keyser (Tyrant, Party of Five), who serve as showrunners, Joshua D. Maurer (Rubicon), Alixandre Witlin (Georgia O’Keeffe), David A. Stern (Rosemary’s Baby) and Scott Hornbacher (Mad Men). From F. Scott Fitzgerald’s last work, The Last Tycoon follows Hollywood’s Golden Boy, Monroe Stahr (Matt Bomer, White Collar) as he battles father figure and boss, Pat Brady (Kelsey Grammer, Frasier) for the soul of their studio. In a world darkened by the Great Depression and the growing international influence of Hitler’s Germany, The Last Tycoon illuminates the passions, violence, and towering ambition of 1930’s Hollywood. Lily Collins (Rules Don’t Apply) also stars as Celia Brady, with Rosemarie DeWitt (La La Land) as Rose Brady, and Dominique McElligott (House of Cards) as Kathleen Moore. Noted Pulitzer-winning Fitzgerald scholar A. Scott Berg serves as consulting producer, with Perri Kipperman (Billions) serving as co-executive producer. Behind-the-scenes we also have an array of artists including Academy Award® winning Patrizia von Brandenstein, Mad Men’s celebrated costume designer Janie Bryant, renowned Director of Photography Daniel Moder, and Academy Award® winning composer Mychael Danna, among many more.
Prime members can stream all nine episodes of season one of The Last Tycoon and can also download the series for offline viewing on iOS, Android and Fire devices at no additional cost to their membership. In addition to SD and HD, the series is also available in 4K Ultra HD on Amazon Fire TV and compatible Samsung, LG and Sony smart TVs and in High Dynamic Range (HDR) on compatible Samsung and LG smart TVs.
The Last Tycoon’s social handles are as follows:
o Instagram: @LastTycoonTV
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