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‘The Making of a Dream’ Episode 12: Will Someone Steal My Idea?

Does pitching or sharing your idea make it easier to steal? The answer may surprise you.

In 1999, I optioned the rights to an unreleased comic book called Dream Factory and have been on a quest ever since to get it produced as a movie or TV series. In this blog I share with you the history, the near hits and the actual production notes as I finally move into production. #Thisismydream.

I’ve written and talked about the idea of ideas being stolen many times. It’s a common fear. People’s unnecessary fears often stagnate them from doing what they need to do to sell their ideas.

In this episode, I talk about why I’m not afraid to share all the details of my Dream Factory project and why my public idea is probably safer than your private one.

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Mark Simon is a story artist and director with over 4,000 production credits, including 44 features.

You can find his storyboard samples online at  He can be reached at (link sends e-mail).