Head of Story, President/Founder
Storyboards & Animatics, Inc.


Mark Simon

Mark Simon

Godfather of Storyboards

Mark Simon is 30+-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 amassing over 5,000 production credits. Recent credits include nearly 50 movies like Woody Woodpecker, Doom: Annihilation and Chucky 7 for Universal and tv series like Stranger Things on Netflix, The Walking Dead for AMC, Snowfall on FX and Black Lightning for CW.

He is the animation producer for Universal's How High 2 and the 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.

Sell Your TV Concept Now, Inc. is another company Simon co-founded. It was inspired by countless requests from both industry insiders and eager outsiders wanting to tap into Mark’s pitching techniques and success record.

His storyboard and animation companies have included clients such as Disney, Universal, Viacom, Sony, HBO, Nickelodeon, Steven Spielberg, FOX, HBO, CW, ABC, NBC,USA Networks, and many others.

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.


Work Experience

Over 5,000 credits including nearly 50 features. Recent work includes The Walking Dead, Stranger Things, Doom Patrol, Black Lightning, Dynasty, Council of Dads, Filthy Rich, Snowfall and others.

Film Credits

Nearly 50 features. www.IMDB.me/marksimon

Skills & Titles

Storyboard artist and director.


2012 Prime Time Engineering Emmy for work with Toon Boom on Storyboard Pro. Over 200 festival awards for projects I've written and directed including multiple golds at Houston Int'l Film Festival