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Mark Simon counts more than 26 years experience working in the entertainment industry as a producer and director for live action and animation, writing and lecturing, and amassing nearly 3,500 production credits.Mark has pitched and sold more than 35 production and distribution deals for his original concepts, and worked with Disney, Nickelodeon, The Golf Channel, HSN and other networks pitching in-house productions.
Sell Your TV Concept Now, Inc. is one of three companies Simon owns and successfully runs out of Orlando, Florida. It was inspired by countless requests over the years from both industry insiders and interested outsiders wanting to tap into the pitching techniques and success record of Mark and his wife/partner Jeanne.
His Animatics & Storyboard, Inc. company, the largest supplier in the Southern U.S., provides storyboards, illustrations, cartoons and storyboard comic book illustration to the entertainment and publishing industries, including clients such as Disney, Universal, Viacom, Sony, HBO, Nickelodeon, FOX, Steven Spielberg, USA Networks, ABC Television and many others.
A&S Animation, Inc., Mark’s animation consultation, development and production house, has produced animated shorts for iconic Disney characters and won more than 100 international awards.
Mark also produced the animation for Universal’s Little Rascals Save The Day starring Doris Roberts (Everybody Loves Raymond) and Fox’s film Tooth Fairy 2, starring Larry the Cable Guy. Timmy’s Lessons In Nature, the animated shorts which Mark Simon developed, directed and produced, won Grand Prize in Nickelodeon’s first-ever Nicktoons Film Festival.
Mark is also the author of ten popular entertainment industry texts such as Producing Independent 2D Character Animation and Storyboards: Motion In Art, and writes a monthly column for Animation World Network at AWN.com
Mark won a 2012 Prime Time Engineering Emmy for his work with the Toon Boom software team behind Storyboard Pro. He was also inducted into the DAVE School (Digital Animation & Visual Effects School) Hall of Fame as their third inductee.
He lectures around the world at major conferences, conventions, entertainment trade schools and universities, and is a second degree black belt and three-time and current national champion in Tae Kwon Do.
“All of my entertainment industry careers have revolved around strong story and character. Between cartooning, design, storyboard, directing and producing, it’s all about telling a good story. A great pitch is a story, too. Working with clients on their concepts allows me to explore even more potential great stories.”
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