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. The company signed a long-term production and development agreement with Warner Bros. Pictures and Warner Bros Television in July 2006. In June 2009, the company signed an exclusive two-year theatrical development and production deal with Sony Pictures Entertainment. In January 2013, Priya Swaminathan joined the company as as Senior Vice President of Development.