Partners

Grant Nieporte
Screenwriter/Producer 

Screen Shot 2017-09-13 at 5.13.01 PM.png

Grant is best known for writing Seven Pounds, starring Will Smith and Rosario Dawson, a film that grossed over 169 million dollars in box office revenue. 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 production. During that time, he wrote a pilot for Barry Kemp (creator of Coach and Newhart) and multiple episodes for the sitcoms Sabrina the Teenage Witch and 8 Simple Rules starring John Ritter and Kaley Cuoco. He also co-wrote and helped create the Doritos million dollar prize-winning Super Bowl commercial “Sling Baby." But Grant's passion has always been movies, and he has several screenplays in development around town, including projects at Sony-based Escape Artists, Boxing Cat Films, and Vendian Entertainment. Grant is currently adapting the book The Impossible for producer DeVon Franklin and 20th Century Fox. Grant is also producing the book adaptation of Hope Heals that was recently acquired by Sony Pictures. Grant and his wife Jill have two kids and one misbehaving dog.

 

Bob Smiley
Screenwriter/Producer   

Screen Shot 2017-09-13 at 5.13.29 PM.png

Bob Smiley 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 sitcoms and is a go-to writer in kids television, having sold multiple pilots to Disney Channel, Disney XD, and Nickelodeon. He recently served as writer and executive producer on the single-cam Disney Channel pilot, Forever Boys. Working with Universal Television, Bob developed and wrote the first scripted comedy pilot in Golf Channel history. In film, Bob has worked in both comedy and drama, including adapting the boxing drama Fight to the Finish for Warner Bros-based producer Kevin McCormick. Bob has also written for ESPN, and in 2008 penned the sports memoir Follow the Roar for Harper Collins, 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. Bob is currently co-writing the adaptation of the book Hope Heals that was recently acquired by Sony Pictures. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife Hillary and four children.