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‘The Making of a Dream’ Episode 18: Dozens of Pitches including Amazon

I have pitched as many as 35 studios in one day.

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 Comic-Con is not as cool as it sounds. It’s not a good place for a meeting.

Conferences are where you meet everyone in one place. That’s why I go to them.

Banff World Media Festival is one of my favorites. In a small town, Banff, just outside of Calgary, you can meet hundreds of buyers.

In this episode, I talk about how I pitched Dream Factory at Banff and how I created a particular pitch for Amazon.

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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).