BIO

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Andrew Simonian

President

Andrew Simonian is the Founder and President of Standard Media Company. He is responsible for all creative and business decisions, including the creation, development, acquisition, sale, and production of television, film, and new media projects.

Standard Media Films: Andrew wrote and directed “The Take Out Move”, an award winning, action-packed, R-rated comedy produced for only $3500.  “The Take Out Move” won Best Feature / Best Comedy awards at eleven international film festivals in 2021.

Standard Media Television: Andrew has Created, Developed, and Executive Produced original formats for numerous networks including ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, USA, VH1, MTV, Lifetime, Travel, Fuse, CW, TLC, Syfy, TBS, BET, Bravo, Lifetime, GSN, Sony, Tribune, TV Guide Channel, and ITV.  He mostly recently helped oversee operations and creative at Apiary Entertainment, served as SVP & Head of Development at 5X5 Media while it was under a deal at Warner Horizon, and was Head of Development and Production at Lightningworks.

Standard Media Digital: Andrew creates and produces mobile applications for iOS and Android, including top sellers in over 50 countries around the world, using development teams in India, Pakistan, and Canada.  Their app “Video Calls With Santa” was recently the #2 app in the entire app store, behind only “Minecraft”.

Standard Media Publishing: Andrew is the author of “Bi-Curious George”, the first in a series of humor books distributed by Simon & Schuster.  He also contributes and consults on third party books and graphic novels.

Standard Media Consulting: Andrew works with a wide range of companies on an array of services, including operations, corporate structure, strategic partnerships, corporate strategy, digital, sales, leasing, video production, and publishing.  Client sectors range from healthcare, talent management, and digital translation to news publishing, photography, and television production.  He most recently served as COO of Intelli-Heart Services, an IDTF cardiac monitoring company in Los Angeles.

Before founding Standard Media, Andrew served as Vice President of Alternative Development at Fox Television Studios, where he developed original content, acquired international formats, managed overall deals, and oversaw productions.

Prior to joining Fox Television Studios, Andrew was Head of Development at The Gurin Company where he oversaw projects with multiple networks and developed shows with talent such as Daniel Tosh, Magic Johnson, Snoop Dogg, The Blue Collar Comedy guys, The Wayans Brothers, Bill Walsh, Andrew Dice Clay, and many others.

Andrew began his career as an assistant at the William Morris Agency in the Television Department.

Andrew earned a degree in Finance from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business, a Certificate in Film from NYU, and a Certificate in Television Writing from UCLA.  He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two children.