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Mark and Jeanne Simon
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Mark Simon – Animation Commander
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Mark Simon on dock

Mark Simon headshot
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Group Training

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Training-Mark Simon workshop in Ottawa
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Productions
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Production-Jeanne Simon and crew on Clarissa
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Production-Mark and Alex

Production-Mark and Jonathan Winters

Mark and Larry the Cable Guy

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Mark Simon and Tony Curtis

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Lectures

Mark Simon in China

Hit Maker Summit

Logos

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Products

TV Pitch School full set

TV Pitch School, 3 stacked back

Mark Simon books

MEET MARK SIMON



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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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

Television Interviews (click to expand)

  • 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

Radio Interviews (click to expand)

  • 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

Media Examples (click to expand)

  • 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

Author (click to expand)

  • 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

Public Speaking (click to expand)

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  • ComicCon, San Diego
  • 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

Audio/Video Products (click to expand)

  • 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)

Print Appearances (click to expand)

  • 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

TV/VIDEO

Mark & Jeanne Simon on Daytime, NBC Tampa

Mark Simon speaking at San Diego ComicCon 2007.

Mark Simon lecturing in China at the 2nd International Forum on China Culture Industry

Mark Simon as animation expert on CBS.
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Mark Simon on Fox 35, Orlando

Mark Simon, left, on Sci Fi Radio

Mark Simon, right, training the Batallon 52 storyboard crew in Guadalajara, Mexico

Crew shot of Clarissa Explains It All, Nickelodeon. Mitchell Kreigman creator, on the couch in the red vest. Jeanne Simon, producer, standing directly behind him.
Jeanne and Mel Gibson

Jeanne Simon with Mel Gibson on the set of Lethal Weapon 2. Jeanne 2nd unit coordinator

Jeanne Simon directing the character segments on TNNs Rollerjam

Mark Simon and screen legend Tony Curtis. Mark was the production designer on Curtis’s feature film, Midnight

Mark Simon and NBC’s seaQuest director Anson Williams. Anson is known for being Potsy on Happy Days. Mark was the story artist on seaQuest

Mark Simon, right, directing second unit on Spielberg’s NBC series, seaQuest DSV – Mark Simon 2nd Unit directing on SQ.jpg