Mark Simon is a story artist, producer, and director for live action and animation.
He has over twenty-eight years experience working in the entertainment industry and has amassed over 3,500 production credits, and also writes and lectures on industry topics.
Mark recently produced the animation for Universal's Little Rascals Save The Day and FOX's film Tooth Fairy 2, starring Larry the Cable Guy. Timmy's Lessons In Nature, the animated shorts that Mark Simon developed, directed, and produced, won Grand Prize in Nickelodeon's first-ever Nicktoons Film Festival.
His Animatics & Storyboard, Inc. company, the largest supplier in the southern US, provides illustrations, cartoons, and storyboards 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.
In 2012, Mark assisted in winning a Primetime Engineering Emmy for the Storyboard Pro software as a part of the Toon Boom software team.
Mark is also the author of ten popular entertainment industry texts, such as Storyboards: Motion In Art, Facial Expressions, and Producing Independent 2D Character Animation, He has written for industry magazines such as Animation World Network at AWN.com, Animation Magazine, Cinefex, Filmmaker Magazine, MovieMaker Magazine, and Animation Today (India).
Mark was inducted into the Digital Animation & Visual Effects School Hall of Fame in 2013. He's been on the board of advisors at a number of universities, sits on the Orlando Filmbook Advisory Committee, and is a member of the National Cartoonist Society, Authors Guild, the American Advertising Federation, and Women In Animation.
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.