SHERWOOD PLAYERS presents SPECTRUM 19 – A Production Workshop for ALL types of artists!
THURSDAY, JAN 9th 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm / THEATRE UNLIMITED N Hollywood / $15
Featuring special guest speaker Mark Henry Johnson who will be sharing with us his valuable insider knowledge and experience.
Actors – What the showrunners are looking for regarding supporting roles (plus some surprising advice regarding your headshots. This bit will give you a huge leg up on your competition)
Writers- Mark will give you the latest info on writing for TV as opposed to writing for feature films.
Producers- Mark will share his long journey of getting his original story idea through the cutthroat world of TV development, and discuss the important details that helped him beat the odds!
Additionally, there will be a special IMDbPro segment with host Matt Weinglass who will be covering:
– What are the benefits to joining Pro?
– How to manage your IMDbPro page
– How to raise your STARmeter
SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER
Marc Henry Johnson is the Producer and Creator of the HBO dramatic series, THE DEUCE, Executive Produced by David Simon and George Pelecanos and starring James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal. He is an Executive Producer for the concert film/documentary entitled SOUNDTRACK FOR A REVOLUTION, with music by The Roots, Joss Stone, Wyclef Jean, Richie Havens, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Mary Mary, and John Legend. Other Executive Producers include Danny Glover. This film was an Audience Favorite at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival, an Official Selection for the 2009 Cannes International Film Festival, and was shortlisted for an Oscar for Best Feature Documentary. This film aired on PBS’ prestigious American Experience series in May 2011.
Mr. Johnson is a Co-Producer on BROTHER TO BROTHER which won the Dramatic Special Jury Award at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival, was nominated for four Independent Spirit Awards, and three Gotham Awards. This film aired on PBS’ esteemed Independent Lens series.
In 2004, Mr. Johnson Directed and Executive Produced the PBS series COLORVISION, a showcase of Asian-American, African-American, Latino, Pacific Islander, and Native American short films. Daisy Fuentes is the series host. Lisa Ling, Marc Anthony Thompson (a.k.a. Chocolate Genius), Dan Ho, and Kate Rigg are field correspondents: and Producer for the Sundance Channel production, THE FIRST AMENDMENT PROJECT: POETIC LICENSE, directed by Mario Van Peebles and featuring Amiri Baraka.
Also for television, Mr. Johnson arranged for the financing, production, and distribution for the Peabody Award winning, A HUEY P. NEWTON STORY, created by Roger Guenveur Smith and directed by Spike Lee– and broadcast on Starz and PBS. In 2000, Mr. Johnson produced Bravo’s Emmy Award nominated THE AWFUL TRUTH WITH MICHAEL MOORE and co-produced PBS’s A LOVE LETTER TO NEW YORK, featuring Joy Behar, Heavy-D, Tommy Tune, Tricky, and Gordon Parks.
His first TV writing and producing credit is on the six-hour TBS documentary PIRATE TALES, hosted by Roger Daltry. Other television producing credits include programs for PBS, Sundance Channel, The Discovery Channel, Logo, German VOX-TV, South African Broadcast Corporation, and Trinidad and Tobago Television.
Marc Henry Johnson is a member of the Writers Guild of America (WGA) and Directors Guild of America (DGA). His sits on the board of the Jazz Foundation of America and an alumnus of Cornell University.
Matt Weinglass is the Director and CEO of SHERWOOD PLAYERS PRODUCTIONS, an innovative and unique production company, specializing in multi-platform services for content creators and filmmakers with a strong community backbone. Matt has over 20 years of directing and acting experience. He wrote and directed his first feature film, Into the Void, a sci-fi action thriller starring Autumn Reeser (Entourage) in 2000. He also is the lead instructor of the Sherwood DIrectors Course, an eight week quarterly Workshop for first time AND experienced Directors and Actors.
Matt was the lead Producer of the multi-award winning feature documentary Tupamaro: Urban Guerillas (2019), Executive Produced by Ed Asner, which won BEST FILM AWARD at the Beverly Hills Film Festival and was recently acquired by ARTE Network. Matt received BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR from the Lucky Strike Film Festival for his performance in the award-winning horror comedy Garden Party Massacre (2018) on Amazon and can be seen in the Netflix original movie Bright (2017) with Will Smith.
OFFICIAL RELEASE DATE – Tuesday, September 3rd!!
Narrated by Alamada Karatihy along with a full ensemble cast featuring Hollywood legends Ed Asner & Gigi Perreau and directed by Matt Weinglass.
We are excited to finally announce the OFFICIAL world-wide release of Sherwood Players Production’s The Barefoot Spirit Audiobook, available on Amazon starting Tuesday, September 3rd. This project has been a HUGE undertaking over this past year for us and we are so proud of our entire team of actors and crew for all of their contributions to this awesome project and we hope you like the results.
You can go to the official Barefoot Spirit Audiobook LAUNCH PAGE to PRE-ORDER and listen to some SAMPLES from the audiobook before the release!
Great article just came out on WN.com about our company and our Directors Showcase. It’s quite an honor to have our group in the news. Our showcase was a complete hit and we are working on bringing a new showcase during the summer.
We enjoy focusing on the details that are so crucial when it comes to building engaging, entertaining and exciting content. There is always an opportunity for all types of artists to get involved in our community events, new projects and work opportunities while building their resumes and personal networks.
Sherwood Players Artistic Director, Alamada Karatihy
“Deliver the Goods” Workshop with Patrick Kilpatrick
“DELIVER THE GOODS”, our 18th SPECTRUM Production Workshop with special guest speaker Patrick Kilpatrick, will be held Thursday, Feb 7th at Theater Unlimited (TU Studios) in N Hollywood from 7:30 – 10:30 pm.
Aside from being one of the finest screen/television character actors and villains of his generation, Patrick is also a writer/novelist and has been recently touring the country with his new book “Dying For Living (Vol 1)” We are very fortunate to have him out to speak with us at our event so you don’t want to miss this opportunity.
HERE’S WHAT WILL BE COVERED:
What is the Skill Set Required to be an A-List Actor – To Launch & Sustain a True ‘Entertainment Warrior’ Career? How do you step from the wilderness & enter a world of Prolific Work, Recognition and Economic and Psychological Sanctuary?
It’s actually all been quantified and synthesized into one curriculum, ONE METHODOLOGY – not one offered in any film school or any acting program anywhere. It is the basis of the Uncommon Dialogue Films Entertainment Warrior Program – a swift, concise program conceived, founded & initiated by Patrick Kilpatrick – a veteran of 170 films and TV shows – from Broadway to the West End of London to Steven Spielberg’s MINORITY REPORT to James Cameron’s DARK ANGEL to AMERICAN PLAYHOUSE: ROANOAK the largest Production in the History of Television. It comes from a legend of 35 years as lead actor, screenwriter, international producer & director, author, & global acting teacher to hundreds of actors.
Sherwood’s Winter 2019 Schedule Coming Soon!
Check back here for more info shortly
Sherwood Pre-AFM Investor Mixer
Thurs, Nov 1 st, 8 – 11pm / Azzurra , Marina Del Rey
American Film Market is almost here and to kick things off, Sherwood Players Productions will be hosting a private Investor Mixer at the Azzurra in Marina del Rey. Special guests will include many of our friends, clients and contacts throughout the Entertainment Industry. It will be a great opportunity to meet new contacts and build relationships with those already in your network.
This is a private event and is only open to members of the Sherwood Players Community, plus one guest. Please dress to impress, ie business/professional. Dress code will be strictly enforced. Tickets are $20 with advance purchase only, which include a complimentary wine bar and appetizers.
If you or someone in your network is a accredited investor and would like information about our private Investor Conference happening before the mixer
Sherwood Players Productions Attending The LA Screenings International TV Market
Sherwood Players Productions will be attending The LA Screenings International TV market May 15 – 18 at the Intercontinental Hotel in Century City. We will be meeting with several production and distribution companies there who are looking to get their hands on some fresh new content. Even if you don’t have a project to pitch, this is still a great place to network and to learn more about how TV marketing and distribution functions. We hope to see you there.
The Sherwood Players were at TU Studios in North Hollywood for their 16th Production Workshop for ALL types of artists!
- With special guest speaker SCREENWRITER, NOVELIST & STORY DEVELOPER Douglas Soesbe (Universal Pictures) and writer of “Boulevard,” starring Robin Williams in his final on-screen performance.
- And PERSONAL BRANDING EXPERT and TEDx SPEAKER, Ryan Foland.
- Plus, a special screening of the latest installment of “Crash: The Animated Series” Episode 11 – The Old Fashioned Way, starring Timothy Ingels, Claude Duhamel, Bri Giger, Neleigh Olson, Sharon Spence, Arun Sahoo, Shaun Fury, Christy Rusk, Matt Weinglass, Michael Janishvili, John G Long III, and Robbie Blanco, with Randy Vinneau, Hazel Paraoan, Jared Boghosian, Courtney Lin Jones, Tuka Farzad and Sahar Nikakhtar.
- All followed by a networking reception after the event!
DOUGLAS SOUSBE is a seasoned screenwriter, novelist, and writer of the film “Boulevard”, starring Robin Williams and “Blind Terror” starring Nastassja Kinski. He’s also worked on hit films such as “The 40 Year-Old Virgin” and “Meet the Parents”.
Starting out as a feature film Story Editor for Universal Pictures, Doug has seen an enormous arc in the development of motion pictures, exhibition patterns, and audience expectations over the years. Doug will be sharing with us his first hand experience as to how he “broke in,” how the Industry has shifted, and how we can all capitalize on the changing model.
RYAN FOLAND is a personal branding expert and acclaimed speaker, and will help you navigate the best way to identify, target, and expand your network, and to maximize your own network effect.
“Think of each experience you have and each person you meet, as individual dots in space. It takes two or more dots to make a line, and the more dots you can connect, the more you will expand the value of your network. There are specific outcomes that happen when you do (or don’t) do certain things. So it helps to know what things to do, and what not to do.”
MATT WEINGLASS (HOST) Producer/Director and Co-Founder of The Sherwood Players.
***SPECTRUM is a quarterly Production Workshop open for all members of our community: The Sherwood Players, a gathering of artists who have created a place where we can get together to share resources and feel support as we develop our ideas and turn them into action. The Entertainment Industry is designed to keep us isolated from each other in our quests to achieve success, but fortunately we can overcome this obstacle by coming together, showing support for one and other and doing whatever it takes to ultimately obtain our goals.
Don’t miss our final Production Workshop of the year with special guest speaker Ken Davitian (Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan). We will also be sharing with you the inside scoop from this year’s American Film Market and we’ll be screening a rough cut of the latest episode of “Crash: The Animated Series” all followed by an Industry Mixer with food and drinks in the lobby.
Limited seating. Reserve your tickets in advance right here https://
Sherwood Players Productions attends the American Film Market 2017!
Sherwood Players Productions trip to the American Film Market was highly productive. We represented our three big projects, all in different stages of production: “In-Security” (in-development/pre-production) “Crash” (in production) and “Tupamaro” (completed/looking for distribution). Thank you to all who helped and supported our team and our projects throughout that week.
SPECTRUM Production Workshop & Industry Reception
Friday, Sept 29 7:30pm / The Sherry Theater, North Hollywood
Join us Friday night September 29th @ 7:30pm – 10:30pm for the next Sherwood Players’ SPECTRUM Production Workshop followed by a special Industry reception in the lobby. We will be joined by friends and colleagues from some of our current Sherwood production teams as well as a few other Industry professionals.
This is an excellent opportunity to meet, greet and network with new contacts in our community as well as obtain insight and polish up on those important production skills we all need to survive and get ahead in this town.
Special Guest Speaker: Jeffrey Gund
Casting Director, Award Winning Composer
and CEO & Founder of INFOLIST.com
Also: “How to Manage Your IMDb Page” with Matt Weinglass
More and more we are finding out that Industry professionals alike are discovering how vital and essential it is to have a high functioning IMDb page in today’s social media climate. We will take you through every important step you need to know in utilizing this valuable resource to obtain the results you deserve.
Admission is $15 and includes one drink ticket
Get Tickets Here.
Stay Tuned for our Fall Schedule of Events, Classes and Workshops! Coming soon!
BUDEVSKI ACTING STUDIO’S SCENE STUDY CLASSES
Thursdays starting August 31st, 6:30pm
10820 W Washington Blvd in Culver City, 90232.
- First class is free for all enrolled.
- Everyone will have the opportunity for additional training out of the regular class hours.
- Showcase for industry professionals will be performed in December/January.
- Class size will expand to a certain limit in order to provide all members with sufficient stage time. Candidates should receive a confirmation email.
Tupamaro” wins BEST PICTURE and BEST FOREIGN FILM at the Beverly Hills Film Festival.
Sherwood Players feature documentary Tupamaro just won the Golden Palm Award for BEST PICTURE and BEST FOREIGN FILM award at the 17th Annual Beverly Hills Film Festival last Sunday. It was a remarkable experience to say the least. Thanks to all of you in the Sherwood Players Community that have been supporting this film over the last few years. We couldn’t have done it without you guys.
Tupamaro (2017) producers team at the 17th Annual Beverly Hills Film Festival Awards Gala April 30th, 2017 (left to right: Andy Rosati, Martin Markovits, Clara Flores, Matt Weinglass, Alamada Karatihy, Ryan Foland)
Sherwood Players Productions is pleased to announce that a short film we produced from our Sherwood Directors Course last year, “When a Woman Loves a Woman,” has received laurels from the 2017 One-Reeler Short Film competition. Adapted and originally directed for the stage by Joleen Nordstrom, starring Hazel Paraoan and Alamada Karatihy, with Jackeline Olivier. Shot and edited by Ajala Bandele with sound Tyler David Gilbert.
We are heading into production on “The Proposal” written and directed by Arun Sahoo. This production comes from our second Sherwood Directors Course. More on that to come.