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.