Celebrity Events

January/February and September of each year. Check out photos of students w celebs on the red carpet

Our next event is in September. So happy that students got photos with Clint Eastwood and Lou Diamond Phillips and the director of Gravity in February of 2015.

See photos of classes and celebrities at the bottom of the page

People often ask, “Why would writers and filmmakers invest time and money just to meet celebrities?”  The answer:  Because contacts are CRUCIAL to success in this business!  Furthermore, many of the actors who attend events like the Night of 100 Stars Gala, Director’s Guild Awards Dinner, The Hollywood Show (all links to their event pages), and other similar events are interested in well-written low budget films.  This is where YOU come in!

We were so honored that George Clooney stopped by for a chat with our students in a recent Celebrity event! Thanks again for those that attended the sold out Celebrity Dinner and look forward to next year’s event.

For example, one of our students, Mark Mahon, met Michael Madsen at the Night of 100 Stars event and approached him about being in his film. The result was Mark Mahon’s first feature film, Strength and Honour, starring Michael Madsen! It can happen to anyone with the right mix of dedication, drive, and charisma – and it could happen to you!

In 2010, we had students meet up with Quentin Tarantino. In 2011, students met up with Sherwood Oaks alumni, James Cameron. In the past five years, Sherwood Oaks introduced students to George Clooney, Clint Eastwood, Stephen Spielberg, the Coen brothers (Ethan and Joel), Daniel Day Lewis (Academy Award Winning Actor), Oliver Stone, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Harrison Ford, and numerous others.

The events below can help you learn more about how Sherwood Oaks can get YOU networking with the stars!

  • Discover Sherwood Oaks Treasures! Preservation of Hollywood Archives Depends on You For over 40 years, Sherwood Oaks is how students succeed … We invest in what matters. Sherwood Oaks is a non-profit school that works to see a win-win for both screenwriter/filmmaker and the Hollywood Professional. Sherwood Oaks strives to bring the greatest quantity, quality and best student to speaker ratio for the investment of time and money for …
  • Celebrity Event This is your opportunity to obtain a rare glimpse of how Hollywood works from the inside. Only guests of academy members are invited to attend the Emmy’s. Please join us next year. Sherwood Oaks brings students to celebrity events including last year’s Emmy’s photos. The Winter celebrity dinner is limited to only 10 students in January/February. There is …
  • Magical Celebrity Event — Sat, Feb 7 – Clint Eastwood and more … Sold Out! Check out Facebook for those who got photos with Clint Eastwood! This is your opportunity to obtain a rare glimpse of how Hollywood works from the inside.  Will Sell Out!! Sherwood Oaks brings students to celebrity events including last year’s Emmy’s photos. The celebrity dinner is limited to only 10 students takes place on Saturday, February 7, …

Celebrities that meet with students in the photos below include: James Cameron, Martin Sheen, Morgan Freeman, Jay Leno, David Milch (NYPD, Deadwood), Marc Cherry (Desperate Housewives), Quentin Tarantino, James Caan, Jeremy Renner (MI4, Bourne Legacy), Tony Bill (My Bodyguard), Kathryn Bigelow (only female oscar winning Director), Sam Worthington, George Clooney, Jon Voight, Rob Lowe, Tony Gilroy, Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire director), Lee Daniels, Lily Tomlin, Richard Dreyfuss, and many more …