Category Archive: TV Business

Throwback Thursday

Here I am in my office at Nickelodeon Studios in Orlando with the Nick dinosaur. I’m guessing it’s 1991 when I was a Unit Manager on several game showsJeanne and Nick dino-sm including “Make the Grade.” All budgets and schedules were done on Excel at that time. It truly was the dinosaur age!

 

 

 

 

#JeanneSimon, #Nickelodeon, #Sellyourtvconceptnow,#childhood, #childrenstv, #childrenstvnews,#NickeledonTV

Free Virtual Workshop starts in 1 hour!! (9:00PM EST)

You do not want to miss this Virtual Workshop..   1) Are you ready to pitch a successful show?  2) Are you serious about selling your TV show? 3) What is stopping you?Then I say, “Join us tonight in 1 hour .”   Click on the link below and register now!! Join us for….PROVEN TV PITCH STRATEGIES FOR  SERIOUS  SELLERS  ONLY

Wednesday, April 16th  9:00 pm EST/ 6:00 pm PST   Register now at https://rt133.infusionsoft.com/app/page/pitchnetworkexecs

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Free TV Pitch Virtual Workshop Tonight at 9:00PM

Here are just a few of the thing that you’ll discover…

1) The number one mistake TV show creators make when approaching Hollywood about buying their show

2) The 3 biggest myths about network executives

If you want to learn more, if you want to pitch a successful show,  then please join us tonight

Click on the link below and register now!!

Join us for….

PROVEN TV PITCH STRATEGIES FOR SERIOUS SELLERS ONLY

Wednesday, April 16th

9:00 pm EST/ 6:00 pm PST

Register now at https://rt133.infusionsoft.com/app/page/pitchnetworkexecs

 

Free TV training on how to pitch tv shows
#pitchtv, #selltv, #jeannesimon, #marksimon, #realitytv, #animation, #animatedseries

Throwback Thursday

I produced Cartoon Networks first live action show with Carrot Top, called  ”Carrot Top’s AM Mayhem.”   His real name is  Scott Thompson and today Carrot Top – with his trademark mop of red hair – is rocking at the Luxor Las Vegas.

 

Jeanne and Carrot Top, Cropped

#tbt, #carrot top, # CartoonNetwork, #Jeanne Simon, # Mark Simon, #SellYourTVConceptNow, #ScottThompson, #LuxorLasVegas

My favorite theme song

NATPE TV cornered Mark not long ago and asked him what his favorite theme song is.

Mark had the answer immediately, and was one of the few people brave enough to start singing his choice (and you REALLY don’t want to hear him sing. Trust us.)

The only problem is, the pressure got him. He got the first line wrong. HA!

Check it out:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JuInOa4tL64&feature=youtu.be

#themesong #tvthemesong #NATPE #pitchtv

What Networks Want – Nickelodeon

 

Nickelodeon Logo

Nickelodeon is looking for shows for kids 6 and older.
They are interested in live-action or animated programming that’s funny and
kids are the focus of the story.  They want sitcoms, game shows and other innovative reality
shows. They’re also looking for content creators who are funny themselves and who get kids.

#Nickelodeon, #animation, #kidstvshow, #MarkSimon, #pitchtv,#JeanneSimon, #SellYourTVConceptNow,

Free workshop tonight on pitching your TV show

Tonight, March 18, 6:00 pm PST/9:00 PM EST – 5 Warning Signs Your Show Will Never Sell
If you’re ready to do what it takes to sell your TV show — do not miss this FREE virtual workshop hosted by Jeanne Simon, co-founder of Sell Your TV Concept Now.
“I have the straight scoop from the mouths of network presidents about what they want and I’m telling all on March 18! This workshop is for you if you’re just starting out or if you’ve pitched and been rejected.” Jeanne Simon
Free TV training on how to pitch tv shows
#pitch #pitchtv #howtopitch #sellyourtvshow #jeannesimon

5 WARNING SIGNS YOUR SHOW WILL NEVER SELL

Free Virtual Workshop
March 18, 6:00 pm PST/9:00 PM EST
If you’re ready to do what it takes to sell your TV show — do not miss this FREE virtual workshop hosted by Jeanne Simon, co-founder of Sell Your TV Concept Now.
“I have the straight scoop from the mouths of network presidents about what they want and I’m telling all on March 18! This workshop is for you if you’re just starting out or if you’ve pitched and been rejected.” Jeanne Simon
Free TV training on how to pitch tv shows

#pitchtv #pitchtips #howtopitch #jeannesimon #realitytv #pitch #animation

Throwback Thursday – seaQuest DSV

Back in 1993 I (Mark) was working on Steven Spielberg’s NBC series seaQuest DSV as the story artist.

On one episode, Playtime, the director gave me a camera crew and told me to direct the second unit. “You broke down all the shots. You know it better than I do.”

And I did. Here’s a shot of me, in the foreground, going over the shots with our FX supervisor and one of our producers on location in Lakeland. This was my first shot at directing and it WAS FREAKING AWESOME!

#marksimon #storyboards #spielberg #seaquest #directing

Mark 2nd Unit directing on SQ

Pitching to studio execs

We had a GREAT time at Kidscreen Summit in NYC. Lots of great meetings.

In case you missed it, here’s a video of the event. You’ll also get to see our clients meeting with lots of studio execs.

So, you still don’t believe decision makers take meetings at TV conferences? Take a look at this…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTpy0hEhxYw

Pitching at Kidscreen Summit

#pitchtv, #kidscreen