Smokehouse Pictures
Company typePrivate
IndustryMotion pictures and television
PredecessorSection Eight Productions
Founded2006; 18 years ago (2006)
Burbank, California, United States
ProductsFilm production

Smokehouse Pictures is an American film and television production company. The company was founded in 2006 by George Clooney and Grant Heslov after the shutdown of Section Eight Productions. Its name is taken from the Smoke House restaurant, located across the street from Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, California.[1]

The company signed a long-term production and development agreement with Warner Bros. Pictures and Warner Bros. Television in July 2006.[2] In June 2009, the company signed an exclusive two-year theatrical development and production deal with Sony Pictures Entertainment.[3][4] In March 2023, the company returned to Warner Bros. for an overall film deal.[5]



Year Film Director Notes
2008 Leatherheads George Clooney
2009 Playground Libby Spears
The Men Who Stare at Goats Grant Heslov
2010 The American Anton Corbijn
2011 The Ides of March George Clooney
2012 Argo Ben Affleck Best Picture: Academy Award, AFI, Golden Globe, BAFTA
Best Director: Golden Globe, BAFTA
2013 August: Osage County John Wells
2014 The Monuments Men George Clooney
2015 Our Brand Is Crisis David Gordon Green
2016 Money Monster Jodie Foster
2017 Suburbicon George Clooney
2018 Ocean's 8 Gary Ross
O.G. Madeleine Sackler
2020 The Art of Political Murder Paul Taylor
The Midnight Sky George Clooney
2021 The Tender Bar
2022 Ticket to Paradise Ol Parker
2023 The Boys in the Boat George Clooney
2024 Wolfs Jon Watts Post-production[6]


Title First aired Last aired Co-production Network Notes
Memphis Beat 2010 2011 Warner Horizon Television TNT
Catch-22 May 17, 2019 (2019-05-17) May 17, 2019 (2019-05-17) Anonymous Content
Paramount Television
On Becoming a God in Central Florida August 25, 2019 (2019-08-25) October 20, 2019 (2019-10-20) Pali Eyes Pictures
TriStar Television


  1. ^ "Smoke House restaurant marks 65 years in Burbank". Los Angeles Daily News. October 12, 2011.
  2. ^ "George Clooney's Smoke House signs first-look deal with WB". Monsters and Critics. July 21, 2006. Archived from the original on March 2, 2014. Retrieved October 30, 2017.((cite web)): CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  3. ^ Rosenberg, Adam (June 30, 2009). "George Clooney And Smoke House Move From Warner Bros To Sony". MTV. Archived from the original on September 19, 2015. Retrieved October 30, 2017.((cite web)): CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  4. ^ Mitchell, Wendy (June 30, 2009). "Clooney and Heslov's Smokehouse moves to Sony". Screen Daily.
  5. ^ Fleming Jr., Mike (March 27, 2023). "George Clooney & Grant Heslov's Smokehouse Pictures Coming Home To Warner Bros In Film Deal With Co-Heads Mike De Luca & Pam Abdy". Deadline. Retrieved April 16, 2024.
  6. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (December 22, 2023). "Sony Dates Apple's 'Wolfs' & 'Project Artemis' For 2024". Deadline. Retrieved December 22, 2023.