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‘The Making of a Dream’ Episode 17: Pitching to the Mouse

 My pitch at Disney led to a meeting at Comic-Con… 

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.

Having a network meeting at ComicCon is not as cool as it sounds. It’s not a good place for a meeting.

In this episode I share how the show I pitched wasn’t right, but my backup project was…and then it wasn’t. Pitch stories are always more fun when they happen to other people. So enjoy.

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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).