Writing and Editing | Greater Los Angeles Area, US
Bob Smiley is an L.A.-based writer and author. He won a 2015 Writers Guild of America award for his work on the Nickelodeon show THE HAUNTED HATHAWAYS.
He is currently the writer and executive producer of FOREVER BOYS, a single-camera pilot for Disney Channel starring the band Forever In Your Mind.
Smiley began his writing career as a research assistant to the late, great William F. Buckley, Jr. In 2008, Smiley wrote the sports memoir FOLLOW THE ROAR, chronicling his journey around the globe as he followed Tiger Woods for every hole of an entire season.
In 2012, Smiley authored the satiric novel DON'T MESS WITH TRAVIS from Thomas Dunne Books and St. Martin's Press.
In 2015, Smiley founded The Humble Picture Company with screenwriter Grant Nieporte.
Bob continues to write for both TV and film.
2016 - Present
Executive Producer / Disney Channel
Writer and Executive Producer of FOREVER BOYS, a single-camera pilot starring the band Forever In Your Mind.
2016 - Present
Partner / Humble Picture Company
2009 - Present
Writer / TV/film writer
Recent projects include:
--half-hour comedy pilots for DISNEY CHANNEL and NICKELODEON
--an adaptation of the boxing book "The Longest Fight" for WB-based Langley Park Productions
--a musical comedy for directors Will Speck & Josh Gordon
--a half-hour comedy pilot for GOLF CHANNEL
Story Editor / The Haunted Hathaways - Nickelodeon
Author / Thomas Dunne Books
DON'T MESS WITH TRAVIS: A NOVEL
Contributing Golf Writer / ESPN.com
Author / HarperCollins Publishers
FOLLOW THE ROAR.
I spent 2008 tailing Tiger Woods and writing a book about the adventure, the goal being to follow Tiger from the gallery for every hole of his entire 2008 season. The result was FOLLOW THE ROAR, a memoir that Sports Illustrated called a "must read" for golfers everywhere.
Writer, "Half Hour News Hour" / Fox News Channel
Writer, "YES, DEAR" / 20th Century Fox
Spent two years on staff of the CBS sitcom "Yes, Dear."
Writers' Assistant / 20th Century Fox
Assisted writers on various shows and pilots.
Production Assistant, "Sabrina, The Teenage Witch" / Viacom Productions