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David Silverman

Animator; Longtime Director & Producer of "The Simpsons"

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 David Silverman Biography

To bring Bart Simpson and the rest of his peculiar but beloved television family to life each week, five directing teams supervise the work of nearly 100 animators in the United States and hundreds more in Korea, producing over 23,000 drawings in a process which takes six months.

David Silverman was the Supervising Animation Director behind this massive effort, from 1990 to 1997, and one of the reasons behind the phenomenal success of The Simpsons, Fox Broadcasting Company's Emmy Award-winning, prime time television series. Silverman is now the Supervising Director, overseeing seven production teams. He is also the director of 2007’s The Simpsons Movie.

Silverman's big break came in March of 1987, when he and fellow animator-friend Wes Archer began drawing the one-minute Simpsons spots for The Tracey Ullman Show. Two years later, The Simpsons had its own place on the schedule and Silverman and Archer became directors. During the show's first season, Silverman directed the main titles and five of the 13 shows (including the premiere and the Christmas show); the remaining shows being divided among three other directors. In its first season, the show won an Emmy for the best-animated program. Later in 1990, Silverman was made Supervising Animation Director.

Even while in high school, Silverman won several awards for animation films (including a major award from Eastman Kodak). Later, he studied animation and filmmaking at U.C.L.A., and did freelance cartoon illustrations on the side. After receiving his Master of Fine Arts degree from U.C.L.A. in 1983, he worked as a character designer for a couple of Saturday morning shows and later as an animator and director at a laser graphics/animation house. Eventually Silverman had the good fortune to work on a 10-minute animation section of the film One Crazy Summer, an effort which led to the friendship with Archer. Archer had worked for the then small animation house Klasky Csupo, and they in turn got the contract to do The Simpsons. And that's how Silverman and Archer got their break!

In 1996, Silverman went to work at DreamWorks to co-direct The Road to El Dorado. He left the project and the company in 1998 to work at Pixar, where he was co-director of Monsters, Inc.

In his presentations to audiences around the country, the 44-year-old Silverman provides a fascinating, behind-the-scenes look at one of the hottest, most creative, and yet most technology-driven areas of filmmaking - as well as an insider's look at America's favorite underachiever and his family The Simpsons.

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Speaking Topics
  • CrossLead: Lessons on Leadership from a Warrior, Statesman, and Scholar.

    In this dynamic presentation on leadership, David Silverman shows how modern warfare, business, and politics demand no-nonsense leadership that is as good at implementing change as talking about it. He reveals the power of culture, communication, and relationships, sharing stories, experiences, and principals that make his points. Silverman addresses such key leadership principles as transparency and inclusion, leveraging the power of teams through shared ownership, evolutionary change vs. revolutionary change, relentless mission focus, and sharing a clear vision with everyone who must execute against it.

  • American Family Values: 16 Years & Counting with the Simpsons

  • Bart Naked: Why We Love the Simpsons

  • Pain, Torture, Humiliation, & a Happy Ending: Homer Simpson's Leadership Lessons

  • Why is The Simpson's the Most Diverse Program on TV?

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    Booking fees for David Silverman, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker 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 Silverman, 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 Silverman?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like David Silverman 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 Silverman for your next private or corporate function.
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David Silverman

Animator; Longtime Director & Producer of "The Simpsons"

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David Silverman Biography

To bring Bart Simpson and the rest of his peculiar but beloved television family to life each week, five directing teams supervise the work of nearly 100 animators in the United States and hundreds more in Korea, producing over 23,000 drawings in a process which takes six months.

David Silverman was the Supervising Animation Director behind this massive effort, from 1990 to 1997, and one of the reasons behind the phenomenal success of The Simpsons, Fox Broadcasting Company's Emmy Award-winning, prime time television series. Silverman is now the Supervising Director, overseeing seven production teams. He is also the director of 2007’s The Simpsons Movie.

Silverman's big break came in March of 1987, when he and fellow animator-friend Wes Archer began drawing the one-minute Simpsons spots for The Tracey Ullman Show. Two years later, The Simpsons had its own place on the schedule and Silverman and Archer became directors. During the show's first season, Silverman directed the main titles and five of the 13 shows (including the premiere and the Christmas show); the remaining shows being divided among three other directors. In its first season, the show won an Emmy for the best-animated program. Later in 1990, Silverman was made Supervising Animation Director.

Even while in high school, Silverman won several awards for animation films (including a major award from Eastman Kodak). Later, he studied animation and filmmaking at U.C.L.A., and did freelance cartoon illustrations on the side. After receiving his Master of Fine Arts degree from U.C.L.A. in 1983, he worked as a character designer for a couple of Saturday morning shows and later as an animator and director at a laser graphics/animation house. Eventually Silverman had the good fortune to work on a 10-minute animation section of the film One Crazy Summer, an effort which led to the friendship with Archer. Archer had worked for the then small animation house Klasky Csupo, and they in turn got the contract to do The Simpsons. And that's how Silverman and Archer got their break!

In 1996, Silverman went to work at DreamWorks to co-direct The Road to El Dorado. He left the project and the company in 1998 to work at Pixar, where he was co-director of Monsters, Inc.

In his presentations to audiences around the country, the 44-year-old Silverman provides a fascinating, behind-the-scenes look at one of the hottest, most creative, and yet most technology-driven areas of filmmaking - as well as an insider's look at America's favorite underachiever and his family The Simpsons.

David Silverman Speaking Topics

  • CrossLead: Lessons on Leadership from a Warrior, Statesman, and Scholar.

    In this dynamic presentation on leadership, David Silverman shows how modern warfare, business, and politics demand no-nonsense leadership that is as good at implementing change as talking about it. He reveals the power of culture, communication, and relationships, sharing stories, experiences, and principals that make his points. Silverman addresses such key leadership principles as transparency and inclusion, leveraging the power of teams through shared ownership, evolutionary change vs. revolutionary change, relentless mission focus, and sharing a clear vision with everyone who must execute against it.

  • American Family Values: 16 Years & Counting with the Simpsons

  • Bart Naked: Why We Love the Simpsons

  • Pain, Torture, Humiliation, & a Happy Ending: Homer Simpson's Leadership Lessons

  • Why is The Simpson's the Most Diverse Program on TV?

FAQs on booking David Silverman

  • How to book David Silverman?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like David Silverman for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment 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. Fill out a booking request form for David Silverman, 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 Silverman or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book David Silverman?

    Booking fees for David Silverman, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker 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 Silverman, 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 Silverman?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like David Silverman 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 Silverman 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 Silverman or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for David Silverman 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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David Silverman Speaking Topics

  • CrossLead: Lessons on Leadership from a Warrior, Statesman, and Scholar.

    In this dynamic presentation on leadership, David Silverman shows how modern warfare, business, and politics demand no-nonsense leadership that is as good at implementing change as talking about it. He reveals the power of culture, communication, and relationships, sharing stories, experiences, and principals that make his points. Silverman addresses such key leadership principles as transparency and inclusion, leveraging the power of teams through shared ownership, evolutionary change vs. revolutionary change, relentless mission focus, and sharing a clear vision with everyone who must execute against it.

  • American Family Values: 16 Years & Counting with the Simpsons

  • Bart Naked: Why We Love the Simpsons

  • Pain, Torture, Humiliation, & a Happy Ending: Homer Simpson's Leadership Lessons

  • Why is The Simpson's the Most Diverse Program on TV?

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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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