Founded in 1979 by Albert Dabah, Simba Productions is an award-winning corporate video production company located in Manhattan. We believe in the power of visual media to communicate, promote, and inspire. In the modern world of viral content and short attention spans, we understand how video has evolved and changed. Creating content in this age requires creativity and adaptability, both of which we value strongly. We hold our work to the highest of professional standards, and our production team has a talent for every part of the process. From storyboarding to color correction, we believe in seeing a project through from the very beginning until the very end. Our 42 years of experience will be with you every single step of the way.
Mark Ehrenkranz – For 22 years, Mark has been producing The New York Film Critics Series® (NYFCS®), one of the leading US word-of-mouth and marketing screening companies which he created. The events are moderated by Peter Travers, film critic for Rolling Stone Magazine and ABC’s Popcorn, along with additional coverage by Alison Bailes of BBC, More Magazine, WOR Radio, and The Charlie Rose Show. The series presents live, interactive, in-theater; pre-release movies and big screen HD simulcast with the stars and filmmakers.
Mark has invested 35 years of life in the movie business. He has done everything besides be an agent or work for a studio. His experience includes producers’ rep; film financial and marketing consultant; festival panels; screening host; teacher; and all facets of theatrical and home entertainment distribution. His specialties include feature film sales and monetization at all stages of development. Ehrenkranz also consults on film strategies, including legal and planning during and prior to funding process.
He has recently been a consultant and contractor for Specticast, Inc. There he was involved with strategic planning and execution of Kevin Smith’s Yoga Hosers. Mark helped to market and release Stage Russia for the company and manages the project’s producer. He brought Wayne’s World’s 25th Anniversary to Specticast for 800 theaters. He produced the value- added content for WW25 with Peter Travers, Mike Meyers, Lorne Michaels, Rob Lowe, Dana Carvey and Director Penelope Spheeris. His most recent project there included sales, marketing, and booking of Specticast’s licensed John Carpenter’s Halloween series.
For 23 years, Ehrenkranz had also been award-winning, national, key account marketing and sales executive for Ingram Entertainment, the nation’s largest home media distributor. Mark also created and ran VideoLine® 1-800 VIDEO-411® as a home alternative to MovieFone®.
He is the head writer on a new Rock-Doc Series Inside the Devil’s Playhouse, The Last 100 Days of Historic Webster Hall, Untitled Mathew Modine Sea World Project and Dog Gone Happy. His Edison Papers project was invited to the prestigious Sundance writer’s lab and he is executive producing the TV doc series Addiction Warriors in association with producer Mark Bakshi and Radical Media. He is also producing Turbulent Souls a full-length feature film based on the memoirs of Stephen J. Dubner (co-author of Freakonomics).
He was the business manager who built 21 Caven Point Studios in Jersey City, NJ 2019-2021
Mark started out making music videos at 14 at the House of Music in West Orange, NJ with Kool and The Gang. More continued with The Romantics, Nikki and The Corvettes, and The Infidels in Michigan. Once in Los Angeles Mark directed music videos with Black Flag, The Suburban Lawns, and Fear. He had his first music video on MTV at 16.
His credits include Michael Nesmith’s Prime Time NBC Series; Television Parts. Also, USA’s Nightflight, Radio 1990, Lifestyles of The Rich and Famous; Entertainment Tonight; CBS’s America; To Hear – A PBS Special Presentation Hosted by Joel Grey. Assistant to Harvey Miller on Private Benjamin, Protocol, Bad Medicine. Music Coordinator for Fire and Ice, A Ralph Bakshi/Frank Frazetta Production and Twentieth Century Fox. Assistant to Jerry Belson on Fun with Dick and Jane, Surrender, Always. Mark has written and produced Really Cool Jobs™, Save The Child, Know Your Logic, and Return of The Squeegee Men.