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. With those companies they successfully launched scripted series and reality formats.
In 2014, Dan and Ben ventured out on their own and started Grandma’s House Entertainment. Their company is called Grandmas House Entertainment because growing up they used to go over to their grandma’s house every Thursday to watch Seinfeld. It was those nights, sitting around the TV with their family laughing, that inspired them to get into television. GHE makes it a point to produce big, funny and heartfelt formats that they hope generate the same feeling they had growing up with their family. In their short opening, they have launched five new series. In terms of reality formats, GHE has produced a big, summer dating show called COUPLED for FOX that they co-created with Mark Burnett, a show for E! called CATCHING KELCE starring pro-bowl tight end Travis Kelce and a shiny floor comedy game show for TBS called The Misery Index starring the Impractical Jokers and Jameela Jamil, that is about to air this summer. They have also created, wrote, and executive produced two comedic scripted series as well. GIGI DOES IT, starring David Krumholtz for IFC and Let’s Get Physical, an aerobics comedy for POP starring Matt Jones and Jane Seymour. Grandmas House Entertainment currently runs all creative and physical production out of their offices in Miracle Mile.
On top of their shows in production, they 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.