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‘The Making of a Dream’ Episode 15: Fox Loved My Pitch

Or did they??? What happened after that first pitch?

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 was able to pitch Dream Factory to Fox Feature Animation. Chris Wedge (Blue Sky) made the introduction for me. The pitch went great. Well, at first it went great. What the hell happened after that?

In this episode I detail for you the inner horror stories of what can happen even when an exec tells you how much they love your project. Those with squeamish stomachs may want to look away.

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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).