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Grant is best known for writing Seven Pounds, starring Will Smith, Rosario Dawson, and Woody Harrelson. His original script for Seven Pounds was a top ten finalist on The Blacklist, the annual ranking of the “most liked” scripts in Hollywood. Grant's career began on the hit ABC sitcom Home Improvement starring Tim Allen, where he served as a Technical Consultant. Grant spent a decade learning the ropes in television working on network shows like Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Jack and Jill, and 8 Simple Rules starring the irreplaceable John Ritter, but his first love has always been feature films. Grant recently adapted the book Breakthrough for producer DeVon Franklin (Miracles From Heaven) Fox 2000, and 20th Century Fox, starring Chrissy Metz (This is Us), and Topher Grace (BlacKkKlansman, That ’70s Show). Grant just finished co-writing the true-life legal drama Cobalt. Grant is also producing the book adaptation of Hope Heals with Ian Bryce (Saving Private Ryan) for Sony Pictures. Hope Heals represents the first studio movie deal for the Humble Picture Company. Currently, Grant is planning his next writing project with producer DeVon Franklin. He also just acquired the rights to the true-life story, The Reaper.

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Bob is a Writers Guild of America award-winning writer who has written with success in TV, film, and books. He has been staffed on both network and cable comedies and has spent the last two seasons working as a writer/producer for the Peabody Award-nominated Netflix series Atypical. Bob has sold pilots to a number of studios, networks, and streaming channels, including Netflix. He is currently developing a half-hour comedy series for Sony Television with Atypical executive producers Robia Rashid and Mary Rohlich. In film, Bob recently co-wrote the adaptation of the book Hope Heals for Sony Pictures. Before that, he adapted William Gildea's boxing book The Longest Fight for Langley Park PicturesBob has also written for ESPN, and in 2008 penned the sports memoir Follow the Roar for HarperCollins, chronicling his journey around the globe as he followed Tiger Woods for every hole of an entire season. In 2012, Bob wrote the satirical novel Don't Mess with Travis for Thomas Dunne Books, an effort Booklist called a “razor sharp debut novel.” Bob began his writing career as a research assistant to the late, great William F. Buckley, Jr. and has been a guest speaker at both the Harvard Business School and his kids’ elementary school. 

 

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Caleb g. brown, creative executive

Caleb is a story development specialist. He began his career as a development intern at Lin Pictures (The Lego Movie, The Gangster Squad, Sherlock Holmes) which quickly led to him creating a class at their Warner Brothers office called “How to Watch a Movie.” Caleb enjoyed teaching budding entertainment executives so much that he enrolled in grad school to further level-up his story game, soaking up ideas from Anthropology, Linguistics, Philosophy, and Theology. At the Humble Picture Company, Caleb uses cultural psychology to help make our stories as meaningful as possible. He believes it doesn’t take more money to make a more resonant film--it just takes more thought. 

 
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JACK HICKS, INTERN

Jack recently graduated summa cum laude from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, earning a degree in Film/TV Production, a degree in Philosophy, and a minor in Business Administration. During his college years, Jack produced several short films and interned at numerous production companies. He is originally from Nashville, Tennessee and is eager to work with the Humble Picture Company to discover inspiring stories that motivate people toward a higher call.