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‘The Making of a Dream’ Episode 22: Our Deal Fell Apart

Landing a production deal is heaven…and losing it is hell. 

Landing a production deal is heaven. Losing it is hell.

After years of landing deals and losing deals, it still hurts to lose one. In fact, it sucks.

Every negotiation is different, and I had two negotiations on this project.

In the issue, I talk about how I lost the deal to produce and direct Dream Factory…and how I got the deal back again…and lost it again.

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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).