In 2001, FourBoys Entertainment was founded by David Hunt and Patricia Heaton with the goal of creating projects for film and television which explore the human condition while uplifting and inspiring the audience.
The most recent project is the feature film comedy Unexpected directed by Hunt and starring Anna Camp and Joe Mazzello.
One of FourBoys’ earliest producing endeavors was the West End production of This is Our Youth with a cast that included Matt Damon and Casey Affleck.
FourBoys Entertainment also co-produced the feature film drama Amazing Grace, directed by Michael Apted, which starred Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Gambon and Albert Finney.
Television projects include Carol’s Second Act for CBS, for The Engagement Ring for TNT which starred both Heaton and Hunt, the documentary feature directed by Hunt entitled The Bituminous Coal Queens of Pennsylvania, the web series Versailles (also directed by Hunt), and two Christmas movies for the Hallmark Channel, The Christmas Heart and Christmas at Cartwright’s.
The company has numerous film and TV projects currently in development.
Best known for playing iconic television moms Debra Barone on Everybody Loves Raymond and Frankie Heck on The Middle. Nominated for seven consecutive Primetime Emmys, Heaton won for Best Actress twice. She was also nominated for five consecutive SAG awards and won the SAG Award for Ensemble in a Comedy: additionally she won Best Comedy Actress Award from Viewers for Quality Television, and a Daytime Emmy Award for her Food Network show Patricia Heaton Parties.
Other acting credits include Mom’s Night Out for Sony Affirm, Hallmark Hall of Fame’s Front of the Class, the TNT/Neil Simon production of The Goodbye Girl, Sony’s animated The Star and ABC’s The Path to 9/11. Other feature film credits include Memoirs of an Invisible Man, Beethoven, New Age, and Space Jam. Heaton recently acted in the features Mending the Line starring Brian Cox, and Unbreakable Boy, both of which are in post-production.
Heaton’s theater credits include the role of Stella in The Scene by Theresa Rebeck for which she garnered a Lucille Lortel Award nomination.
Heaton recently authored the book Your Second Act for Simon and Schuster. This follows her cookbook Food for Family and Friends and her New York Times best-selling autobiography Motherhood and Hollywood – How to Get a Job Like Mine.
Graduated from The Juilliard School, as an actor has worked extensively in film, television & on stage, with some of the industry’s finest directors - Clint Eastwood, Stanley Kubrick, Michael Apted & William Friedkin among them.
Films include The Dead Pool, Jade, Mom's Night Out, The Black Velvet Gown, The Engagement Ring, Just Like A Woman, Bobby Jones, Trip to Tunis & in The Deal, with William H. Macy & Meg Ryan. Had starring roles in the TV films Closing Ranks, The Bombmaker, Anna Lee, The Dancer’s Touchfor ABC, The Grid for TNT/BBC, Murder on The Orient Express for CBS, & Miracle In The Woods. Has been a series regular in the TV series The Chief (ITV), Beck (BBC), The Dream Team (Sky) & has made appearances on TV shows including Homeland, White House Farm Murders, AMC’s Mad Men & Castle for ABC, Numbers, Monk, Everybody Loves Raymond, Falcon Crest, Nasty Boys, The Client amongst many others. Also appeared as Darren McCarthy in season six of 24, for Fox, Liz & Dick for Lifetime MC.
Stage work includes Memory of Water at the MTC in NYC, Therese Raquin & Triumph of Love at La Jolla Playhouse, Progress at The Long Wharf Theatre & Hamlet at Baltimore Center Stage. Made directorial debut with the film, The Bituminous Coal Queens of Pennsylvania, which won a Crystal Heart Award at Heartland Film Festival in 2006. FourBoys Entertainment (www.fourboysent.com), co-founded in 2001. Productions include the films The Engagement Ring for TNT,
Amazing Grace, starring Albert Finney & Michael Gambon. The comedy, Versailles, in which he performed as actor, director & producer, debuted as web series on MyDamnChannel.com. Also produced the Hallmark movies, The Christmas Heart and Christmas at the Cartwrights.
Has just completed directing and producing the indie film, UNEXPECTED, due for release in late 2022.
The company has number of other TV shows & movies in development. David and FourBoys Entertainment are represented by UTA and the law firm of Skryzniarz & Mallean.