Brian Smith

Brian Smith

Monument Script Services
Production Manager, Screenwriter and Script Consultant

Los Angeles, California

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June 2015
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About Brian

Brian has been a professional screenplay reader since 2006, and has written coverage for over 1,000 scripts and books for companies such as Walden Media and Scott Free Films. Scripts and books that Brian has read and covered include Twilight, Touristas, Nim’s Island, Hotel for Dogs, and Inkheart. Brian has worked in the entertainment industry since 1999, and he has credits on 23 films and television series for Disney, Universal, Sony, and DreamWorks Animation.

Brian is a life-long fan of good stories and he’s spent years studying the techniques and principles of good story telling. He believes that great cinema and great story telling go hand-in-hand. He studied animation and screenwriting at the University of Southern California, receiving an MFA from USC’s School of Cinematic Arts in 1999. With that knowledge and his appreciation of good stories, Brian gets real satisfaction in helping writers get the most out of their stories through their screenplays.

Brian was born and raised on Cape Cod and currently lives in Los Angeles, California with his wife, three daughters, and two dogs.

Unique traits: I tend to equate real life situations with corresponding movie quotes or episodes of The Simpsons.




  • Avatar: The Way of Water

    Avatar: The Way of Water (2018 - 2022)
    Film by 20th Century Fox/James Cameron Motion Edit Manager

  • Trolls

    Trolls (2014 - 2016)
    Film by DreamWorks Animation/Mike Mitchell, Walt Dorn Research Supervisor

  • The Boss Baby

    The Boss Baby (2011 - 2016)
    Film by DreamWorks Animation/Tom McGrath Research Supervisor

  • Home

    Home (2013 - 2015)
    Film by DreamWorks Animation/Tim Johnson Research Supervisor

  • Kung Fu Panda 3

    Kung Fu Panda 3 (2014 - 2015)
    Film by DreamWorks Animation/Jennifer Yu Nelson, Alessandro Carloni Research Supervisor

  • Mr. Peabody and Sherman

    Mr. Peabody and Sherman (2012 - 2014)
    Film by DreamWorks Animation/Rob Minkoff Research Supervisor

  • The Croods

    The Croods (2010 - 2013)
    Film by DreamWorks Animation/Kirk DeMicco, Chris Sanders Research Supervisor

  • Turbo

    Turbo (2011 - 2013)
    Film by DreamWorks Animation/David Soren Research Supervisor

  • Penguins of Madagascar

    Penguins of Madagascar (2012 - 2013)
    Film by DreamWorks Animation/Eric Darnell, Simon Smith Research Supervisor

  • Madagascar 32: Europe's Most Wanted

    Madagascar 32: Europe's Most Wanted (2010 - 2012)
    Film by DreamWorks Animation/Tom McGrath, Eric Darnell, Conrad Vernon Research Supervisor

  • How to Train Your Dragon 2

    How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2012)
    Film by DreamWorks Animation/Dean DuBlois Research Supervisor

  • Kung Fu Panda 2

    Kung Fu Panda 2 (2009 - 2011)
    Film by DreamWorks Animation/Jennifer Yu Nelson Research Supervisor

  • Puss in Boots

    Puss in Boots (2009 - 2011)
    Film by DreamWorks Animation/Chris Miller Research Supervisor

  • Rise of the Guardians

    Rise of the Guardians (2009 - 2011)
    Film by DreamWorks Animation/Peter Ramsey Research Supervisor

  • Megamind

    Megamind (2008 - 2010)
    Film by DreamWorks Animation/Tom McGrath Research Supervisor

  • How to Train Your Dragon

    How to Train Your Dragon (2008 - 2009)
    Film by DreamWorks Animation/Chris Sanders, Dean BuBlois Research Supervisor

  • Shrek Forever After

    Shrek Forever After (2008 - 2009)
    Film by DreamWorks Animation/Mike Mitchell Research Supervisor

  • The Spectacular Spider-man

    The Spectacular Spider-man (2007 - 2008)
    Television by Sony Television Animation/Gregg Weismann Assistant Production Manager

  • The Boondocks

    The Boondocks (2006 - 2007)
    Television by Sony Television Animation/Aaron McGruder Assistant Production Manager

  • Chicken Little

    Chicken Little (2003 - 2005)
    Film by Walt Disney Feature Animation/Mark Dindal Production Assistant, Assistant Production Manager

  • Curious George

    Curious George (2005)
    Film by Universal Studios/Matthew O'Callaghan Assistant Production Manager

  • Home on the Range

    Home on the Range (2002 - 2003)
    Film by Walt Disney Feature Animation/Will Finn, John Sanford Production Assistant

  • Treasure Planet

    Treasure Planet (2000 - 2001)
    Film by Walt Disney Feature Animation/John Musker, Ron Clements Production Assistant

  • Atlantis: The Lost Empire

    Atlantis: The Lost Empire (1999 - 2000)
    Film by Walt Disney Feature Animation/Kirk Wise, Gary Trousdale Production Assistant


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