Category Archive: TV Business

7 Deadly Sins of Pitching TV

We’re hosting a free webinar on July 29 to share with you the latest in what to avoid when pitching to network execs.

Put it on your calendar and register to join us.

#pitchtv #7deadlysins

You asked for it!



It’s been a few years, but we are bringing back our popular Hit Maker Summit.

3 packed days of perfecting your pitch, working on your project and all the details of making a deal work.

Early Bird discount ends TOMORROW. Go to for details. Or call us at 407-351-0893.


Animating the Little Rascals

You may remember that Mark Simon produced the opening animated credits of the new Little Rascals movie. Toon Boom software just ran an article about the work Mark did on the movie.

Check out page 8 in their online newsletter:

Toon Boom newsletter

Advice from a show runner

Chris Lloyd (Modern Family): Write from the heart. You can always make a real story funny; you can’t always make a funny story real.


#modernfamily #showrunner

How do movie stars live on location? In style

I remember hearing about Will Smith’s 2 story high RV, but I didn’t believe it. Well, it’s true.

I just found a video that shows off the incredible trailers and RVs for Will Smith, Robert Deniro, Stallone and more.

See how the other half lives….and then sell your show and live just like this!

#willsmith #robertdeniro #luxury #pitchtv #outrageousrv

Helping us to help you

Jeanne at Icon in Phoenix.

Learning how to serve our clients better- eating great food.

Jeanne Simon at Icon


#pitchtv #jeannesimon

What Networks Want

When talking to Brad Abramson, VP of VH1 Productions and Progamming, he said they were looking for celeb reality shows, they do really well with their audience.  They look for shows that have originality, that are wildly different, interacting characters and their main audience is fun sassy strong women.  One of the most important things in pitching your show is you must be able to pitch more than what happens in show 1. he wants to know what happens in shows 2 thru 8.


#VH1, #jeannesimon,#marksimon,#sellyourtvconceptnow, #pitchtv

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

Free TV training on how to pitch tv shows

#pitchtv, #selltv, #jeannesimon, #marksimon, #realitytv, #animation, #animatedseries

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….


Wednesday, April 16th

9:00 pm EST/ 6:00 pm PST

Register now at


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