Storyboard & Animatics, Inc.

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PRESS AND PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS

Mark Simon,

Producer/Director/Story Artist

Mark Simon counts more than 30 years of experience working in the entertainment industry as a producer and director for live action and animation, writing and lecturing, and amassing over 5,000 production credits.

Mark is currently storyboarding the hit series The Walking Dead and provides full animatics for the series. He also produced the animation for Fox’s film Tooth Fairy 2, starring Larry the Cable Guy and is the animation producer on Universal’s current release of the Little Rascals movie. 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. He was also head of story on WB’s Hong Kong Phooey feature starring Eddie Murphy and on the animated feature, Barbie: Video Game Hero.

Mark was part of the Toon Boom animation team which won the 2012 Prime Time Engineering Emmy for the Storyboard Pro software. He was also inducted into the DAVE SCHOOL (Digital Animation & Visual Effects School) Hall of Fame in 2012.

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 Mark’s pitching techniques and success record.

His & 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 is also the author of thirteen popular entertainment industry texts such as Producing Independent 2D Character Animation and Storyboards: Motion In Art, and has written articles for AWN.com (Animation World Network), Animation Magazine and others.

Check out Mark’s long-running video blog, The Making of a Dream. This blog chronicles the making of the animated show, Dream Factory, from concept through production and into distribution. Go to
http://www.awn.com/blog/making-dream-episode-1-what-blog-about

He lectures around the world at major conferences, conventions, entertainment trade schools and universities, and is a second degree black belt and two-time national champion in Tae Kwon Do.

TV/VIDEO

Mark Simon is an innovative artist whose work has been expanding the landscape of storyboarding for over 20 years.
Does your resume suck? Probably. Mark and Jeanne Simon, authors of Your Resume Sucks! are interviewed on NBC Daytime about their book.
Back in 2003, animation director Mark Simon, along with Bill Suchy of Orange TV, produced this short documentary on how to create 2D animation.

MEDIA EXPERIENCE

  • Artisodes – PBS
  • Wayne Brady Show, Los Angeles
  • Your Morning on CN8, Philadelphia (CNN live feed)
  • Live It Up with Donna Drake
  • Daytime, WFLA-NBC Tampa
  • Wealth TV – HD Network, 4 segments live from ComicCon
  • Jobing TV
  • NATPE’s Brown Bag Lunch
  • Good Morning Orlando, FOX – Guest 4 times
  • The Name of the Game with Tim E. D.
  • CBS News, Motion Capture interview and demo
  • Fox News, Motion Capture demonstration
  • Name Your Adventure, network series interview
  • Fox News, local animation expert
  • NBC News, local animation expert
  • CBS News, local animation expert
  • ABC News, local production expert
  • Orlando 13 News, local animation expert
  • Backstage Pass, 30 minute interview on OCTV
  • Behind The Indie Camera – Animation interview on OCTV
  • Producing Animation, Host of Telly-Award winning documentary
  • V.I.P. – Houston. 30 minute interview
  • SFATV2, regional interview
  • WMKT Morning Show, The Talk Station – Fox News Radio
  • The Mancow Show, Nationally syndicated morning show
  • PYX 106, Albany, NY, Wakin’ Up With the Wolf
  • The Keeler Show, Bill Keeler (returning guests)
  • Rob and Joss in the Morning, Froggy 92.9, Santa Rosa, CA
  • WBBB, Demitri & Salt
  • Real Views & Real News, KNFX 1100
  • Don on the Weekend, St Louis, MO
  • Boomers Rock on FTNS Radio (returning guests)
  • The PoppOff Show with Mary Jane Popp, KAHI
  • The Live Show with Sonjia Vaughn, KTLR Oklahoma City
  • Straight Talk with Bill Paul, 106.9 FM, Ontario
  • WQQB, Nikki St. John, Champaign, Il
  • Mike & Mindy in the Morning, Melbourne, FL
  • Tuning in with Betsy, New York, NY
  • Sugar and Squirrel, Q93 FM, Alexandia, LA
  • KBZY, Terry Sol, Oregon
  • Super Talk 1560 WTOD, Toledo Today, Tom Watkins
  • WKLS-FM Atlanta
  • Howard Talks, AM Nashville
  • Keeler in the Morning, KISS-FM 97.9
  • Terry & Tom KQRF, Minneisota
  • Steve Deace, Des Moines
  • Rod Williams, KWNA-1400, Drive-Time Nevada
  • Dan Rivers, WKBN-570
  • Moose in the Morning, KIMX 96.7
  • Dean Damato, WNJC 1360, New Jersey
  • Thou Shalt Not Whine, January Jones, BigMediaUSA.com
  • Wibitz, Queen of Fun, Hawaii
  • The January Jones Show
  • The Brian Greenberg Show, AM 1360, WNJC
  • Dave’s Gone By, AM 1240, WGBB
  • The Bob Cudmore Show, AM 1570, WVTL, NY
  • Richard Cloutier Reports, CJOB-AM, Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • The Michael Dresser Show, AM 1540
  • Amazing Women, www.Modavox.com/WomensNetwork
  • The Jackie Jones Show, KFNY
  • The Writer’s Radio Resource
  • Rise and Shine, WONU-FM 89.7
  • Sci-Fi Radio Show, 3 hour interview, Orlando
  • The Film Guys, WORL-660 AM, Orlando

…and dozens more

  • Mark & Jeanne Interviewed on Keeler in the Morning Listen
  • Mark interviewed on Bob Cudmore’s Radio Show.Listen
  • Jeanne on Voice America Women.Listen
  • Interview with horror make-up master Tom Savini.Listen
  • Sell Your TV Concept Now Program Training Materials
  • Your Resume Sucks
  • Producing Independent 2D Character Animation
  • Storyboards: Motion In Art
  • Facial Expressions
  • Facial Expressions: Babies to Teens
  • Mind Your Creative Business
  • The Art Direction Workbook
  • BizJournals – 3 weekly resume articles
  • Animation Magazine – Monthly articles
  • AWN, Animation World Network – Monthly articles – Click HERE to read
  • Digital Content Creation
  • Cinefex
  • Create Magazine
  • Filmmaker Magazine
  • Student Filmmaker Magazine
  • Me Magazine
  • ComicCon, San Diego
  • NAB
  • Banff World Media Festival
  • NATPE Marketplace
  • Mid-Florida Techinical
  • Lynda.com
  • FIEA at UCF
  • Orlando Film Festival
  • Hosts – Hit Makers Summit
  • NATPE Conference- National Association of Television Program Executives
  • NATPE PitchCon
  • Screenwriting Expo
  • www.PitchTvLikeaPro.com teleseminars
  • www.HitMakerSeminars.com webinars
  • Ottawa International Animation Festival
  • TAC – Television Animation Conference
  • National Publicity Summit
  • Caricature Network Convention
  • National Cartoonists Society (NCS)
  • E-Create Barbados Symposium
  • KingstOOn – Jamaica
  • Success In The World of Comics
  • MegaCon, Orlando
  • Animex, Teeside, England
  • Animation event, Bogota, Colombia
  • 2nd International Forum on China Culture Industry, Taijuan, China
  • Batallon 52, Guadalajara, Mexico
  • Mexcaltitan, Puerto Viarta, Mexico
  • Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design
  • DragonCon, Atlanta
  • Animation Guild, Local 839
  • DAVE (Digital Animation & Visual Effects) School at Universal Studios
  • Red Stick Int. Festival of Animation
  • SIGGRAPH
  • Tony Teaches
  • 3D Conference & Expo
  • Showbiz West
  • Women In Film
  • Disney
  • Digital Domain
  • Kidflix Film Festival
  • DV Expo
  • The Art Institutes
  • FMPTA (Florida Motion Picture & Television Association)
  • Orange County Library System
  • University of Central Florida
  • Full Sail University
  • IUPUI – Indianapolis
  • Orlando Small Business Chamber
  • Valencia Community College
  • University of Hawaii
  • Freaks & Geeks
  • Barnes & Noble (multiple signings)
  • Misc. colleges and high schools
  • Thriving Artist, 3 CD audio set (www.ThrivingArtistOnline.com)
  • Power Pitches, 3 CD audio set
  • Tv Experts on CD, 12 CD audio set (www.TV-Experts.com)
  • Sell Your TV Concept Now, 21 training CDs (www.SellYourTvConceptNow.com)
  • The Storyboard Pitch, DVD (www.SellYourTvconceptNow.com)
  • TV Pitch School, 15 CD training set (www.TvPitchSchool.com)
  • USA Today
  • Post Magazine, multiple appearances
  • Kidscreen Magazine
  • Starlog Magazine, 4 page spread
  • Animation Reporter, India magazine
  • Animation Today, India magazine
  • AWN, multiple appearances
  • Animation Magazine, multiple appearances
  • China newspapers, multiple appearances
  • Dr. Phillips Lifestyle, multiple appearances
  • Create Magazine
  • Skwigly Magazine
  • Banff Crag & Canyon
  • Markee Magazine, multiple appearances
  • Marketing by Deepak blog
  • CarolRoth.com business blog
  • The Advocate
  • Animation Flash
  • Orlando Business Journal, dozens of articles
  • Orlando Sentinel, many articles
  • Your Career In Animation by David Levy, book
  • Artists & Graphic Designers Market, book, profile
  • The Art of the Storyboard by John Hart, book