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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 our 2012 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.
Quentin Tarantino(left) with Gary Shusett (center) and students View more images
Click on the events below to learn more about how Sherwood Oaks can get YOU networking with the stars!
- Sept 24 to 27: Bankable Actors/Directors – Your Access to A-List Talent
Having an actor or director attached to your script will provide you a great opportunity to get your movie made, this seminar makes that happen.This seminar sells out so be sure to invest now in your career.
REGISTRATION begins July 10, 2013
A few recent successes from this seminar:
1) Congratulations to nearly 1/3 of the class getting ...
- September 22, 2013: Celebrity Event!
James Cameron started at Sherwood Oaks and Quentin Tarantino has spoken to Sherwood Oaks students many times.
Join us for the Emmy’s in September.
Join us every January-February for our sold out celebrity events, see more photos on our Facebook page.
Sherwood Oaks brings students to celebrity events including the recent Emmy’s photos.
The celebrity dinner is ...
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 …