The Hollywood Literary Retreat was an annual innovation conference that recruited leaders from the entertainment and technology industry. Past headline speakers included the likes of Anthony McCarten (Writer & Producer of movie “The Theory of Everything”) and Steve Parrot (Chief operating officer of “Legacy.com”). HLR was founded in 1990 by Lynn Isenberg, Author, Screenwriter, Producer, Speaker, Media Consultant & Adjunct Professor at LMU. 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. Isenberg produced HLRs at Zaca Lake, CA and twelve Hollywood creative skills seminars in Detroit and LA. HLR was operational from 1990 – 2013, and 2014. Over the years, the Hollywood Literary Retreat has received national and regional public acclaim, and been featured on National Public Radio, CBS Fox News Detroit, The Mitch Albom Show, The Detroit News, Detroit Jewish News, Metro Times, The Citizen Patriot News, to name a few.