Although the company was incorporated in the USA in 1983, Janet Castiel had already begun to germinate the seeds that would become Redwood almost 20 earlier in Spain where she worked for Espectaculos Internacionales Francisco Bermudez buying talent from around the world for performances in Europe.
In 2004 Carol Green joined the company and the sisters subsequently combined Redwood Entertainment, Inc. with their late father’s corporation, the Jack L. Green Company.
Jackie Green was renowned in the entertainment industry and worked with artists such as, Shirley MacLaine, Telly Savales, Tom Jones, Liza Minelli George Shearing, Billy Shaw, Raquel Welch, Englebert Humperdinck, Buddy Rich and many other legendary performers. He began his career with the Willard Alexander Agency handling the Count Basie Orchestra, the Duke Ellington Orchestra and other major big bands.
Jackie Green was also instrumental in launching the British “rock invasion” in the 1960s by opening up the U.S. market for such artists as The Dave Clark Five, The Animals, Gerry & the Pacemakers, Freddy & The Dreamers, The Hullabaloos and the Kinks. He also opened up new vistas in concert touring by setting the first million-dollar guarantee which was for Barbara Streisand.
Both sisters grew up to the tune of groundbreaking music industry deals which were made on a regular basis by a music industry master-craftsman. The Redwood Partners are developing and contemporizing the legacy of their legendary father, managing performing artists and working with music publishing companies for the licensing of songs.
Redwood’s services encompass other areas of the entertainment business in marketing, public relations, and radio promotion with an award-winning emphasis on music sales, and video and film production. Where we excel, is in the originality and freshness of our creative design and niche marketing. Whether our clients need a totally new approach to the market or enhancements in familiar markets, our marketing execution and strategic placement give our clients a distinct advantage. Our structure allows our clients to choose from a range of services that is right for them.
In addition to many years of managing talent, Redwood Entertainment, has been involved with various award-winning film and video projects including “Love Times 3” a Music Video starring Chuck Jackson, O.C. Smith, and Cuba Gooding Sr. formerly of the Main Ingredient.
Redwood Entertainment also produced a combination live performance and film production of the Canadian Jazz Artist, Anna Romain and The Norman Amadio Orchestra in “An Evening With Duke Ellington and The Sophisticated Lady.” The concerts on the Island of Grenada served as a benefit for St. Michael’s Hospital in St. Georges, Grenada. Additionally, Janet Castiel directed the video and shot and directed the principal still photography.
In 2018 Redwood Entertainment organized the very successful book tour for “Art Kane: Harlem 1958” by Jonathan Kane and published by Wall of Sound Publications. Venues included the National Jazz Museum in Harlem, the Billie Holiday Theatre at Restoration Plaza in Brooklyn, the Institute of Jazz Studies at Rutgers/Newark, and Rizzoli Books in Manhattan. Book presentations in cities throughout the United States are set for 2019.
Redwood Entertainment works with world famous artists, including Grammy, Tony and Emmy award winning singers, songwriters, musicians, and comedians, and retains multiple affiliations with business to business and trade organizations.