Category Archive: TV Business

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!!

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Wednesday, April 16th

9:00 pm EST/ 6:00 pm PST

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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:

#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,