Made in Rhode Island
UHP is currently in pre-production of the sitcom Made in Rhode Island, based on a popular cigar lounge in the waterfront town of East Greenwich, Rhode Island.
Peter Fish, Music
Peter has won numerous awards for his work. In addition to his 2010 Emmy nomination for Best Original Theme Song for his composition “Moment of Luxury” for the PBS series of the same name, he received the 2002, 2003 and 2005 Emmys for Best Original Score for a Daytime Drama (All My Children), as well as three additional Emmys for his work on Sesame Street Along with his 6 Emmy Awards and 17 Emmy nominations, he has also earned a Grand Mercury Award for NBC’s Today promo theme, a Gold Mobius Advertising Award, inclusion in The Hollywood Reporter’s “Who’s Who in Composing”, a Monitor Award, New York Festivals Awards, ASCAP’s “Most Performed Themes” award for 2000, 2001 and 2004, and ASCAP’s Special Awards for sixteen consecutive years.
Steve Smith, Music
Since early childhood, Steve Smith, a native of Smithfield, Rhode Island, knew he would pursue a career in the music industry. He began performing in grammar school and formed his first band (with his cousin, John Cafferty of Beaver Brown Band fame) while still in junior high. In 1973, he was asked to join Naked Truth, one of the first rock 'n' roll bands in Rhode Island . For the next decade, Naked Truth barnstormed the East Coast becoming one of the most popular club acts of the era while simultaneously working on original material in pursuit of a major label record deal. In the early 1980s, while recording their first Album, Naked Truth decided to changed their name to Steve Smith & The Nakeds. In the 1990s, The Nakeds teamed with saxophonist Clarence Clemons, on leave from Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, and became a nationally successful concert attraction. In 2008 when a tie-in to the hit animated television series "The Family Guy" went viral as a YouTube video which resulted in the band signing to Red Music, a division of Sony Records, the biggest record company in the world! Over the course of 40 years, Steve Smith has earned a reputation as a great band leader, an astute business man, and, of course, one of the most energetic and entertaining singers in the music business. In 2013, Steve Smith (along with all 67 other official members of Naked Truth and The Nakeds) was inducted into the Rhode Island Music Hall Of Fame. On the eve of his induction, he was asked by his biographer how long he planned to continue performing. His answer was short and sweet - right to the point; he replied, "Until the phone stops ringing."
SJ Petteruti, Writer
SJ Petteruti is a writer and marketer who has been a part of several successful entertainment projects. He has worked on the crews of the TV show Scrubs and Jimmy Kimmel Live!, assisted in writing for several of the rides and attractions at Disneyland and Disney World, and wrote a spec script for the HBO show Entourage. SJ has also helped launch online entertainment products including interactive mobile games and several national video advertising campaigns. He is based in San Francisco.