Gary Shusett, Founder of Sherwood Oaks College, Known as

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Gary Shusett, brother of famed screenwriter Ronald Shusett, and known as a “star maker,” who wrote and produced the box office hits “Alien,” “Total Recall” and “Minority Report,” passed away Friday, August 9, after a long and brave fight against cancer. 

A Beverly Hills native,  Gary founded Sherwood Oaks College in 1971 with a single purpose; to give others a chance to meet and market their work.

Shusett’s legacy to Hollywood through Sherwood Oaks College is giving screenwriters a rare opportunity to meet and give material to key players in Hollywood.  Gary was deeply committed to seeing his students succeed in an altruistic manner. Sherwood Oaks College has been dedicated to jump-starting screenwriting careers.

Many of his former students have become major Hollywood players including James Cameron, Dean Devlin, Paul Haggis, Nancy Meyers, Sylvester Stallone. Many of his Famous teachers include Lucille Ball, George Carlin, Rod Serling, Richard Dreyfus, Malcolm and Orson Welles.

Gary Shusett and Sherwood Oaks College have been featured in People Magazines, various screenwriting magazines and screenwriting books including "Michael Hauge" and "K. Callan."

Shusett produced several movies "Final Terror," "Moon Over Parador" and the television series "Moonbound 24" and "Super Girl."

His expertise in determining commercial ideas was so keen that Universal Studios offered him a job to just determine remakes that would be commercially successful.

Final arrangements have not been made public.

A video interview with Gary Schusett:




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