Born in London, England, Simon Lewis is an American film and television producer, writer, author and educator, whose industry experience includes career management of writers and directors; and production of shows ranging from the hit movie Look Who’s Talking, to an Emmy award-winning international coproduction for HBO, to variety specials with Howie Mandel, to critically acclaimed independent films such as The Chocolate War.
As educator, he has taught film producing at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts and UCLA Extension (Outstanding Teacher of the Year in Performing Arts Award) where he co-founded an award winning Short Fiction Film program. A current member of the Writers Guild of America, he is author of "Rise and Shine," an inspirational autobiography based on his recovery from a 1994 hit and run, which is endorsed by the Brain Injury Association of America, the National Spinal Cord Injury Association, doctors and TV stars alike, and is due for publication spring, 2010.
Simon Lewis has lived in California for more than thirty years. He has law degrees from Christ's College Cambridge University in England and Boalt Hall School of Law in Berkeley, and is a California attorney.
He has personally mentored filmmakers for many years, including Nice Guys Sleep Alone (1999) featuring Morgan Fairchild; Mad Song (2000) an independent film reviewed by Kevin Thomas in the LA Times as the writer-director’s “dazzling debut,” and Keep Your Distance (2005) starring Stacy Keach, Jennifer Westfeldt, Gil Bellows, and Elizabeth Pena.
His management experience includes as investment banker in the City of London for what is now a unit of Royal Bank of Scotland, and as film producer, Executive VP and President of various special purpose production entities in the US and Canada.
The story of my recovery, and what I learned as I searched for the hidden path to it, which I hope might inform other survivors, and inspire them to find their way to tomorrow.
A New World of Health, and Spiritual Potential: The Hidden Path to Full Recovery
From US and international endorsements of Rise and Shine and the response to my talk at the INK conference seen also on TED, these ideas are something The World Needs Now.
To find the hidden path is to bridge the gap between potential mind and actual mind through cognitive training and other modalities. Bridge the gap between what can be done for patients by modern medicine, and, often, what is done through early discharge and other rationing systems. Bridge the gap between treatments focused on short-term management of symptoms, and functional medicine which, through advanced science, maximizes our inner potential, yet is not widely known or available.
My memoir, and perspective on the health and spiritual potential within us. when you find the hidden path to full recovery.
Private business and legal consulting
Rise and Shine," is the story of my sixteen year recovery from a tragic 75 mph hit and run, in which my wife died and I was reported dead at the scene. I wrote it to help other survivors.
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