Sherwood Players


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.
  • 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

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

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!

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.

For additional info visit
To sign up as an auditor, please 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)

Producer Matt Weinglass with Director Martin Markovits after winning BEST FEATURE and BEST FOREIGN FILM
Tupamaro World Premiere at the Beverly Hills Film Festival Opening Night with The Sherwood Players April 26th, 2017
Tupamaro has it’s official East Coast Premiere tonight! Wish us luck!! “Tupamaro” directed by Martin Markovits and produced by Matt Weinglass.
Executive Producer Ed Asner.
May 6th at 8:45pm ET
Clinton Cameo Studios – Studio B
307 West 43rd Street
New York, NY 10036

Here is the film, “The Proposal” written and directed by Arun Sahoo. This production comes from our most recent Sherwood Directors Course.

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.