What is NOT guaranteed...

Sometimes you just never know what people excpect. So in order that all expectations are in the right place, please read the following disclaimers if you intend to take a class with us.

No Affiliation

Sherwood Oaks Film School is not affiliated with any studio. Sherwood Oaks does hold classes on studios including: Warner Bros, Fox Studios, NBC Universal Studios, Paramount, Disney/ABC Studios, Sony Studios and the Lot.

Speakers NEVER Guaranteed!

Sherwood Oaks Film School utilizes working Hollywood professionals and due to their hectic and sometimes unpredictable schedule, no guest is ever guaranteed to teach. If we state that a guest is going to attend than either s/he or someone in their office orally said this. If there is a misunderstanding, we apologize but we have had hundreds of famous guests over the last 30 years. Sherwood Oaks does commit to 5 guests per day on average so a 3 day event will have 15 speakers.

SUCCESS is not Guaranteed

Just like any school, Sherwood Oaks does not guarantee success in Hollywood or that you will get representation. However, Sherwood Oaks’ track record of 35 years of success is extremely high especially due to the low dollar investment required. Please check out our testimonials. We have not found another school in the world that has the same track record in Hollywood success that we have been fortunate to have.

Several producers and Hollywood executives only recruit from Sherwood Oaks due to our devotion to developing our students and creating a comfortable atmosphere for the speaker.

This format presents students with the opportunity to learn from their fellow students, as well as the numerous industry professionals. It also has the added benefit of a lower cost, since the course sizes are typically 50 – 90 students. Yet, with our rotating format, students still benefit from the smaller class sizes, thanks to the 1:9 student-to-guest ratio at each table.

Prices Not Guaranteed

We reserve the right to raise prices at any time. We also reserve the right to request that a student leave without reimbursement if they are disrupting the class or harassing a speaker. We may request that you not return to Sherwood Oaks for at least two years if you harass a speaker after the class is over, which includes uninvited calls/emails.

Most students and all speakers / Hollywood professionals love this policy. Troublemakers and the least likely to succeed dislike this policy. We have received one negative public review due to one student upset after calling the head of the studio who was a guest speaker and asked when his movie was being made. This does not work. It reflects badly on the school and the student will not get work this way.

We Can’t Help Errors

We are not responsible for any errors or omissions on this site.

YOUR Professionalism is Expected

We work very hard to ensure that the students meet the best guests in Hollywood and the Hollywood guests obtain fresh, new material which they need to succeed while getting a sense of how the person is. We want to make the experience be beneficial for both parties. It is our tradition on building mutually beneficial relationships. These relationships are built on professionalism.

Everyone is very busy, courtesy, patience and professionalism are required.

If anyone has any issue, please let us know and we will address it and will work to resolve this issue and change policies or anything we need to do to ensure that it does not happen in the future.

We work extremely hard to provide an open, trusted professional atmosphere for meaningful beneficial relationships where both parties gain. If there are any concerns, please provide feedback to swofilmschool@gmail.com or info@sherwoodoaksfilmschool.com and will do our best to resolve any issues.


Producers are looking for material. They prefer represented writers but they will take non-represented writers if they like your one-sheet. They want to get a sense of our personality before they move forward. They must feel comfortable with you. This is why Sherwood Oaks close encounter classes work. They want to make movies and our looking are a hot new script.

Can it be your script or even better can you be a producer’s next investment?

Feel Like It’s Time to Make a Change in Your Life, Just Need The Information?

All of our classes, due to the availability of the instructors, are scheduled kind of “last minute.” Almost all of our instructors that we get are not able to commit more than 3 weeks in advance. So when we get ready to schedule a class, if you are not on our mailing list, you will most likely NOT be notified in time to register. So…this is STEP #1, AND MOST IMPORTANT OF ALL! Get on our MAILING LIST NOW!

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If you are able and want to give back to Sherwood Oaks Film School (formerly Sherwood Oaks College) by donating your time and teaching a class to other aspiring future actors, screenwriters, directors, and producers, we would be honored to have you. Please just tell us how to reach you, and what, if any, time accommodations you need to be here. (We understand not everyone lives in southern CA.) and we will do our absolute best to accommodate.


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