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‘The Making of a Dream’ Episode 21: Our 1st Deal

Landing a deal after years of hard work is quite SWEET!

After years of working on a project, landing a deal is SWEEET! But it’s hard work.

Something weird comes up in almost every negotiation, and this was no different. The studio was in Mexico and we didn’t see eye to eye on what credits were due.

So if you like pitch stories mixed with horror stories, check it out. I share all the details of how I landed the pitch and negotiated the deal.

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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) (link sends e-mail).