David L. Simon has been named executive consultant at BFC Berliner Film Companie. Simon will act as the companys U.S. liaison, facilitating the development of new projects and overseeing the expansion of the core business between BFC and the production community, studios and broadcasters. He will also be responsible for creating new relationships for BFC with the business and creative communities worldwide.
The former Disney, DreamWorks and FOX TV exec is busy with toons, having recently joined the Noodlesoup Productions Inc. board of directors to held guide the privately held, full-service animation studio based in New York City.
David is a tremendously talented executive who is a key asset to our team, commented Rainer Soehnlein, president/ceo of BFC Berliner Film He brings us a lifetime of experience coupled with an extensive and diverse background in the entertainment industry, all factors which will be extremely valuable to BFC.
Simon is president of Simon Bros. Media & Entertainment Inc., which he formed in 2000 to identify and develop properties for film and television, as well as integrating new technologies for integration with traditional entertainment content.
In 1997, Simon was head of DreamWorks Television Animation Studios, where he oversaw the development and production of network and animated series as well as direct-to-video animated features. In 1988, he created and managed Disneys first international television production company, Buena Vista Productions International. Among his many accomplishments, he was responsible for building a production team that developed and produced programming in 40 countries.
Simon joined Fox Television Stations in 1986 as vp of programming and production, where he was responsible for transforming the former Metromedia independent television stations into owned and operated station group for the new Fox Network.
BFC Berliner Film Companie GmbH (www.bfc.net) was formed in 2002 to develop and produce television and feature film animation. Working with Americas top creators, producers and directors, BFC has established a unique American-style production company in heart of Berlin along with an office in Los Angeles in order to maintain a constant presence in the heart of the U.S. entertainment industry. BFC is affiliated with Dresdner Allianz Group, one of the leading financial powerhouses in the world.