Our talks include (CLICK on a title to show details):
[section title=”Concept Development and Story”]
Everyone has a story, but is it ready to be told? What is your next step? How will I know when it’s ready? Pitch Master Mark Simon will guide you through the story of story and how to create a concept that will sell in Hollywood.
[section title=”What’s Your Story?”]
Story is the key to success in all endeavors. Join Mark as he uses Story to guide you to greater success in all that you do.
1 – 2 hours
[section title=”Are You The Next Dr. Oz?”]
Who says medicine isn’t creative? Many doctors, dentists and practitioners have great ideas for TV show. But is that idea enough?
and much more..
[section title=”Visual Storytelling”]
Film, TV, small screen video and graphic novels are different than scripts and books. They are visual forms of storytelling. Discover how to make your story more interesting, more exciting and easier to understand with master story artist Mark Simon.
and much more..
1 – 2 hours
[section title=”TV Power Pitch Workshop”]
The best idea won’t sell without a great pitch. Learn what is needed in a great pitch and what to avoid. Then practice your TV pitch and get experienced feedback before you’re sitting in front of a network executive.
1.5 – 2.5 hours
[section title=”What To Bring To A TV Pitch”]
What should you take to a pitch for a sitcom vs. a TV movie of the week? Follow up a great pitch with what executives expect you to leave behind. Find out…
Speakers include Mark Simon and Jeanne Simon, founders of SellYourTvConceptNow.com and producer for Nickelodeon, TNN, Cartoon Network and Animal Planet.
1 – 2.5 hours
[section title=”Pitching at TV Conferences Seminar”]
Flying to Los Angeles, New York, Toronto, Paris and other cities to pitch a show can be extremely time consuming and costly. Save time and money by pitching your concepts at TV conferences. These successful producers will teach you how to:
Speakers include Mark Simon and Jeanne Simon founders of SellYourTvConceptNow.com. Mark has landed over 35 pitch meetings in 1 day and he’ll show you how to do it too.
1 – 1.5 hours
[section title=”Turn Your Book into a Hit TV Show”]
For authors and publishers. With the right visuals and the right pitch, books can become hit TV shows.
Books that have become hit shows:
TV industry creators/producers Mark and Jeanne Simon will show you how to:
The real money comes from sales because of your book, not of your book. Turn your pages into dollars.
Mark Simon and Jeanne Simon founders of SellYourTvConceptNow.com.
1 – 1.5 hours
[section title=”Pitch TV Without An Agent”]
Do you ever feel frustrated that you can’t get meetings without an agent? But you can’t get an agent because you don’t have enough credits? There is no need to feel bad after this lecture.
Mark Simon has landed over 35 pitch meetings in one day, without an agent, and he’ll share his secrets with you.
1 – 1.5 hours
[section title=”Your Resume Sucks!”]
Resume MYTHS Exposed
A presentation by Mark and Jeanne Simon authors of Your Resume Sucks! The Simons have worked on over 3,000 TV and film productions as freelancers and they have reviewed thousands of resumes.
They will reveal secrets about resumes that no employer wants you to know.
“Just wanted to let you know that your form of resume has been great. I get a response to every resume that I send to prospective employers.”
– Margot McDougal
The lecture is based on Simon’s book, Your Resume Sucks!
[section title=Get a Job In The Entertainment Industry”]
This seminar answers the No. 1 question Mark is asked,
“How did you get started?”
Mark is a 20+ year veteran of working on movies, commercials and TV series. His industry war stories will inspire and entertain you.
Mark moved from Texas to Hollywood fresh out of college. He had no industry connections and still quickly rose through the ranks of film-making and ended up working with such industry greats as Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks, Tony Curtis, Antione Fuqua and many others.You can do it too.
Whether you’re an animator, writer, actor, director or a beginner, Mark will help you jump start your career.
Watch a short portion of Mark’s Talk below as he tells the story of landing a job with Steven Spielberg.
[section title=”Producing Animated Shorts”]
Discover the benefits of producing your own animated shorts from Mark Simon, a successful producer who has done dozens of animations and won over 40 awards for his work. His work has been seen on Nickelodeon, G4, Comedy Central mobile, Spike & Mike and soon on prime-time Fox after the Simpsons.
This presentation breaks down the benefits of producing animated shorts: portfolio pieces, festival screenings, publicity, pitches for shows, etc.
Hear great war stories about his Timmy’s Lessons In Nature shorts as they were pitched and sold around the world on the way to winning Grand Prize in Nickelodeon’s first-ever Nicktoons Film Festival. The lecture is based on Simon’s top-selling text, Producing Independent 2D Character Animation.
This topic is relevant to all forms of animation.
[section title=”The Thriving Artist”]
Make over $100,000 per year as an artist.
Award-winning artist, business owner and best-selling author, Mark Simon, captured live at the National Caricaturist Convention on what it takes to be a THRIVING ARTIST .
Mark’s 85 minute, non-stop energy presentation is packed with insider secrets and industry stories you won’t hear anywhere else.
and much more..
Mark reveals how you can make more money faster and succeed in your creative career.
[section title=”Selling with Passion”]
Whether you’re a salesman, business owner, writer or producer, you’re in sales and the passion you bring excites your audience and closes the deal.
Learn how to make your presentations more exciting and successful from a proven deal-closer, Mark Simon.
[section title=”Storyboard Master Workshop”]
Learn the Ultimate Storyboard Artist Secrets from
Mark Simon, Author of the best-selling book Storyboards: Motion in Art
Mark owns the largest storyboard studio in the Southern U.S. and has worked on over 3,000 productions for clients such as Nickelodeon, Disney, HBO, Universal and Sony just to name a few.
You’ll learn what some storyboard artists never do.
designed to push your visual storytelling.
The Workshop includes in-class assignments
1.5 hours to 5 days – depending on your needs.
[section title=”How I Got More Than $2 Million in FREE Advertising”]
Mark Simon, entertainment industry expert, gets thousands of dollars in free publicity every month. Discover his secrets and increase the exposure for your property.
[section title=”Get More Freelance Jobs”]
E-mailing resumes WILL NOT land you freelance gigs.
Be in the right place at the right time and land more gigs.
Mark Simon has worked on over 3,000 gigs and has hired hundreds of other freelancers. He will share with you his tricks for landing more freelance jobs.
If you have any questions regarding our events or you would like to book Mark for your event.