Writing and Editing | Greater Los Angeles Area, US
Bob Smiley is a WGA Award-winning writer and author.
In addition to various TV and film projects, he is currently adapting the 2016 memoir HOPE HEALS for Sony Pictures with collaborator Justin Hensley. Before that, he served as 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 2016, Smiley founded The Humble Picture Company with screenwriter Grant Nieporte.
2016 - Present
Screenwriter / Hope Heals
Co-writing an adaptation of the 2016 book with screenwriter Justin Hensley.
2016 - Present
Partner / Humble Picture Company
Executive Producer / Disney Channel
Writer and Executive Producer of FOREVER BOYS, a single-camera pilot starring the band Forever In Your Mind.
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