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David Simon

Emmy Award Winning Writer; Creator and Executive Producer ‘The Wire,’ ‘Homicide: Life on the Streets,’ & ‘Treme’

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David Simon Biography

David Simon is an author, screenwriter and producer who draws from his background as a crime beat reporter to craft richly textured narratives that probe urban America’s most complex and poorly understood realities. Though Simon has authored a wide range of nonfiction works, both in journalism (as a Baltimore Sun reporter and freelancer) and book-length form, he is best known for his contributions to drama.

He has been a screenwriter and/or producer for several critically acclaimed television series, including "Homicide: Life on the Street," "The Wire" and "Treme." With the nuance and scope of novels, Simon’s recent series have explored the constraints that poverty, corruption and broken social systems place on the lives of a compelling cast of characters, each vividly realized with complicated motives, frailties and strengths.

Over the course of its five seasons, "The Wire" presented a panoramic portrait of an American city in an era of economic decline and immersed viewers in the workings of distinct yet intricately interwoven institutions of Baltimore: the inner-city drug trade, law enforcement, the dockyards, city hall, a local newspaper and public schools.

In keeping with his interest in struggling cities and the fates of their inhabitants, Simon set his project, "Treme," against the backdrop of post-Katrina New Orleans, as a community works to rebuild its neighborhood and culture. His portrayals are sometimes harshly critical, sometimes unexpectedly sympathetic, but always viewed through the lens of a hard-edged, cautiously optimistic realism. Through his nonfiction accounts and television dramas, Simon creates riveting stories that engage wide-ranging audiences and confront some of the most daunting challenges facing America’s urban centers.

David Simon received a B.A. (1983) from the University of Maryland, College Park. From 1983 to 1995, we was a crime reporter with the Baltimore Sun. He is the author of "Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets" and co-author of "The Corner: A Year in the Life of an Inner-City Neighborhood," and his additional television projects include the miniseries "The Corner" and "Generation Kill."

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  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK David Simon?

    Booking fees for David Simon, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire David Simon, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR David Simon?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like David Simon for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book David Simon for your next private or corporate function.
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    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent David Simon or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for David Simon or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.
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Emmy Award Winning Writer; Creator and Executive Producer ‘The Wire,’ ‘Homicide: Life on the Streets,’ & ‘Treme’

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David Simon Biography

David Simon is an author, screenwriter and producer who draws from his background as a crime beat reporter to craft richly textured narratives that probe urban America’s most complex and poorly understood realities. Though Simon has authored a wide range of nonfiction works, both in journalism (as a Baltimore Sun reporter and freelancer) and book-length form, he is best known for his contributions to drama.

He has been a screenwriter and/or producer for several critically acclaimed television series, including "Homicide: Life on the Street," "The Wire" and "Treme." With the nuance and scope of novels, Simon’s recent series have explored the constraints that poverty, corruption and broken social systems place on the lives of a compelling cast of characters, each vividly realized with complicated motives, frailties and strengths.

Over the course of its five seasons, "The Wire" presented a panoramic portrait of an American city in an era of economic decline and immersed viewers in the workings of distinct yet intricately interwoven institutions of Baltimore: the inner-city drug trade, law enforcement, the dockyards, city hall, a local newspaper and public schools.

In keeping with his interest in struggling cities and the fates of their inhabitants, Simon set his project, "Treme," against the backdrop of post-Katrina New Orleans, as a community works to rebuild its neighborhood and culture. His portrayals are sometimes harshly critical, sometimes unexpectedly sympathetic, but always viewed through the lens of a hard-edged, cautiously optimistic realism. Through his nonfiction accounts and television dramas, Simon creates riveting stories that engage wide-ranging audiences and confront some of the most daunting challenges facing America’s urban centers.

David Simon received a B.A. (1983) from the University of Maryland, College Park. From 1983 to 1995, we was a crime reporter with the Baltimore Sun. He is the author of "Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets" and co-author of "The Corner: A Year in the Life of an Inner-City Neighborhood," and his additional television projects include the miniseries "The Corner" and "Generation Kill."

David Simon Videos

  • David Simon on why he created The Wire | Observer Ideas
    Author and TV writer David Simon takes to the stage at the Observer Ideas festival 2014, at London's Barbican, to talk about how he came up with HBO...
  • David Simon - Some People are More Equal than Others
    There are two Americas. In one, bankers get golden parachutes, insider traders return to society as well-paid consultants, and influence is for sale....
  • David Simon: "The Audacity of Despair"
    David Simon presented his lecture as part of the Townsend Center for the Humanities' Forum on the Humanities and the Public World. Simon is a...

FAQs on booking David Simon

  • How to book David Simon?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like David Simon for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for David Simon, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for David Simon or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book David Simon?

    Booking fees for David Simon, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire David Simon, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for David Simon?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like David Simon for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book David Simon for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent David Simon or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for David Simon or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

David Simon is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book David Simon for your event is $20,000 - $30,000. David Simon generally travels from Baltimore, MD, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Peter Sagal, David Goodman, Dee Snider, Michael Eric Dyson and Jose Antonio Vargas. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling David Simon for an upcoming live or virtual event.

David Simon Speaker Videos

  • David Simon on why he created The Wire | Observer Ideas
    Author and TV writer David Simon takes to the stage at the Observer Ideas festival 2014, at London's Barbican, to talk about how he came up with HBO hit series The Wire. Subscribe here ►...
    David Simon - Some People are More Equal than Others
    There are two Americas. In one, bankers get golden parachutes, insider traders return to society as well-paid consultants, and influence is for sale. In the other, opportunity is scarce and...
  • David Simon: "The Audacity of Despair"
    David Simon presented his lecture as part of the Townsend Center for the Humanities' Forum on the Humanities and the Public World. Simon is a Baltimore-based author, journalist and writer-producer...

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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