Mark Simon

Godfather of Storyboarding

Mark Simon is 35+ years in the entertainment industry known as the Godfather of Storyboards and owner of Storyboards & Animatics, Inc, as well as a producer and director for live action and animation, and has amassed over 6,000 production credits. Recent credits include more than 60 movies and tv series like Stranger Things, The Walking Dead, Marvelous Mrs Maisel, Dexter, Snowfall, Woody Woodpecker and Black Lightning. He is the animation producer for Universal's How High 2 and Little Rascals movies and Fox's Tooth Fairy 2 feature. Mark participated in a 2012 Prime Time Engineering Emmy for his work with the Toon Boom software team behind the Storyboard Pro software, of which he is one of their Ambassadors. He was also inducted into the DAVE School (Digital Animation & Visual Effects School) Hall of Fame. 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. His articles have been seen in Animation Magazine, Animation World Network, Cinefex, Filmmaker Magazine, Moviemaker Magazine and others. He is also the author of 13 books including the best-selling Facial Expressions books, the bible of the storyboard industry, Storyboards: Motion In Art, 3rd Edition, the inspirational Start At The Top and his most recent, the memoir Attacked!, about when he was bullied and his family was attacked. He lectures around the world at major conferences, and universities.

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