Ben and Dan Newmark are multi-hyphenates versed in writing half-hour comedies, digital content and reality shows. They started their career by writing, producing and financing a dramedy pilot entitled THE WILTON. After a successful screening at The Pacific Theatre in Hollywood, CAA came on board and packaged The Wilton, ultimately selling it to The CW Network and Warner Brothers Studios with Tommy Mottola attached to Executive Produce.
Since then, the Brothers have had overall deals at Fremantle Media and Ryan Seacrest Productions as executive producers for both scripted and unscripted content.
During that time, Dan and Ben set up multiple shows, both in the scripted and unscripted space, across network, cable, and digital platforms, including a digital comedy series to Atomic Wedgie called SEX DRUGS AND BEDPANS that revolves around their grandmother and her friends. After a very successful digital run, they teamed up with Fred Savage and sold it as a half-hour single cam comedy to FX. They also launched a series on the Travel Channel about the best late night eat joints in the country called FEED THE BEAST.
In September of 2013, Dan and Ben ventured out on their own and started Grandma’s House Entertainment. In their short opening, they have launched three new series. A scripted comedy series called GIGI DOES IT they co-created and executive produced starring David Krumholtz for IFC, a big, summer dating show called COUPLED for FOX that they co-created with Mark Burnett and a show for E! called CATCHING KELCE starring pro-bowl tight end Travis Kelce.
Currently, Grandma’s House is in production on a new scripted comedy series LET’S GET PHYSICAL for Pop, as well as an unscripted format for Netflix. They also have multiple shows in various stages of development across network, cable, and digital platforms, and continue to focus on big reality formats as well as scripted comedies.
Adam Bold is a Co-Founder and Principal of Grandma’s House Entertainment. He is also Founder of The Mutual Fund Store, one of the nation’s largest independent investment management companies. He is also co-host of “The Mutual Fund Show,” a radio show syndicated in more than 75 markets.
Matty Mazzant came to Los Angeles in the late 90’s where he began work as a writer and producer on MTV’s PUNK’D which then spun into eight years of different shows under Ashton Kutcher’s Katalyst Media umbrella. Matty then left Katalyst to begin freelance directing and show running popular shows such as Restaurant Stakeout!, South Beach Tow, Tougher Than A Boy Scout, Adventures In Hollyhood, True Beauty and countless other shows. After 15 years in the field Matty was approached by Ben and Dan to join their company as a show developer. Matty hopes that one day his bronze statue will stand next to Kobe Bryant’s statue at the Staples Center.
Michael began as a freelance director/producer/editor for scripted and unscripted content. He quickly became a popular one-stop solution for delivering creative, high quality productions from concept to final edit. Some of his work includes the popular digital comedy series Sex Drugs & Bedpans (Director/Producer) that sold to FX, as well as Corn Star, a quirky 1/2 hour comedy which he co-wrote and directed (a story of Love… Corn… and Lionel Richie). Michael had also produced on “So You Think You Can Dance” for ABC and “Feed the Beast” for the Travel Channel.
Michael joined the newly established Grandma’s House Entertainment in September of 2013 as Director of Development and in-house Producer and Director. He has since been bumped to VP of Development, producing such shows as “Coupled” on FOX, “Gigi Does It” on IFC starring David Krumholtz, and E! network’s dating series, “Catching Kelce” starring Pro-Bowl tight end Travis Kelce. Currently Michael will serve as Producer on a new scripted comedy series, “Let’s Get Physical” for Pop, as well as an unscripted format for Netflix.
Kaiti started her professional life in Upstate NY working in radio ad sales. After a stint at two different media companies, she did what any reasonable young person with an unsatisfactory career would do: promptly quit to pursue a graduate degree. After completing the Television, Radio and Film program at S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, she uprooted her life once again to make the journey west. She started as an intern at Grandma’s House Entertainment, and they haven’t been able to get rid of her since, going on to hire her as Ben & Dan’s Executive Assistant, and then promoting her to Development Coordinator. She has a passion not only for everything Grandma’s House stands for, but for the entertainment industry as a whole. And for tacos. Definitely tacos.