As an extension of the mission, Brentwood Studios has partnered with a select group of high profile and successful authors and companies which we represent for content and services.
As co-creator of VeggieTales and the voice of the beloved Larry The Cucumber, Mike Nawrocki has been part of the pulse of the Veggie brand since its inception in 1993. Mike has created, written and directed most of the popular “Silly Songs with Larry” segments, including fan favorites “His Cheeseburger” and “The Hairbrush Song.” He has also lent his screenwriting and directing talents to dozens of VeggieTales episodes such as Madame Blueberry and The League of Incredible Vegetables, as well as both of the properties’ theatrical release films, Jonah and The Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything. In addition, Mike has authored a number of VeggieTales Books and CD projects as well as developing and writing for another of Big Idea’s hit animated properties, 3-2-1 Penguins. Mike is currently focused on developing new children's properties centered around fun characters, engaging storytelling and wholesome values. Mike makes his home in Franklin, TN with his wife and two children.
Amy Parker has written more than forty books for children, teens, and adults, with over one and a half million copies sold. She has collaborated with authors ranging from New York Times bestsellers to her very own son. Two of these collaborations—Firebird and Courageous Teens—are recipients of Christian Retailing’s Best Awards. But Amy’s greatest reward is being a wife to Daniel and a mom to their amazing sons, Michael and Ethan. Recent releases include: "Night Night, Sleepytown", "This Is the Day!" / "Este Es El Dia", and "Night Night, Jungle".
Dr. Mary Manz Simon
An educator, consultant, media personality and award-winning author, Dr. Mary Manz Simon has embodied thought leadership in the children’s Christian market for more than 25 years. Publishing with Scholastic, Random House, Harper Collins Christian and many others, Mary’s books have sold more than three million copies in English. Her titles are available in ten languages. Recent releases include: "First Feelings", "My March to the Manger: A Celebration of Jesus' Birth", and "The Pumpkin Gospel".