Leigh Simons

Founded in 1987, Leigh Simons Productions creates compelling, original content for the television, music, and motion picture industries. The company’s celebrated work includes documentaries, network series and viral campaigns that generate tens of millions of viewers. Founded by creative visionary and writer, producer, director Leigh Simons, the company holds a reputation for innovation and originality that has secured successful partnerships with global networks and platforms, as well as the most accomplished names in sports and entertainment.

Leigh Simons has created groundbreaking and award winning content working side by side with Hollywood A-listers, Grammy-award-winning musicians, and World-renowned athletes.

For Screen media films, he has been involved in the production, distribution and marketing of over 25 feature films. With BMG, Leigh produced live events and concerts with the biggest names in music entertainment. For HBO, Cinemax, Ring TV and the Discovery Network he worked as a on air host and spokesperson.

He produced the Discovery series “Secrets of Superstar Fitness” with episodes that featured Johnny Depp, Sylvester Stallone, Hugh Jackman, Christie Brinkley, Petra Nemcova, Oscar De La Hoya, Martina Navratilova, Jim Courier and Dolph Lundgren.

Simons formed a strategic alliance with Golden Boy Promotions in 2003, the then startup boxing promotional company founded by 10-time world champion Oscar de la Hoya. Working with the HBO, SHOWTIME ESPN and FOX television networks, Leigh Simons Productions delivered internationally-televised sports advertising and documentary programming in English and Spanish for more than 60 Pay-Per-View events generating over one billion dollars in revenue.

These ground breaking documentaries included 7 Pay-Per-View campaigns for Floyd Mayweather, 6 for Canelo Alvarez and multiple campaigns for Manny Pacquiao, Bernard Hopkins, Gennady Golovkin, Shane Mosley and Juan Manuel Marquez.

During the course of working first with Floyd Mayweather and then with Canelo Alvarez and developing their brands, each became the number one grossing Pay Per view fighter in the world during their careers.

In 2013, Simons wrote, directed, and produced the sports documentary “Countdown to The One” for Showtime and Fox Networks. The PPV event became the highest grossing event in the history of Pay-Per-View.

In the world of Mixed Martial arts, Leigh Simons productions delivered documentary programming for the UFC and Bellator Fighting championships for the Spike Television Network (Now Paramount).

These prime time Network documentaries featured many of the greatest fighters in MMA History including multiple shows with Fedor Emelianenko, Tito Ortiz, Wanderlei Silva, Randy Couture, Rampage Jackson, Ken Shamrock, Chuck Liddell and the late great Kimbo Slice.

For Spike Television Network:

  • In 2016 Simons chronicled the comeback of the legendary Joyce Gracie as he prepared for his second epic matchup with his arch Rival Ken Shamrock
  • In 2016 Simons produced and directed a Glory Kickboxing Documentary starring former undisputed heavyweight champion of the world Mike Tyson
  • In 2017 Simons produced and directed for two additional Glory Kickboxing Documentary’s starring WWE Superstar Bill Goldberg
  • In 2019 Simons chronicled the debut of Blade superstar and internationally acclaimed actor Wesley Snipes at the Monaco Anime Games International Conference (MAGIC) in Monaco and produced the debut Viral series for human development guru John Amaral
  • Since 2005 he has been producing the documentary on the life of Oscar De La Hoya which is now slated to be released as a docu-series in 2022.

Currently Simons is Producing a documentary on The life story of infamous NY Knick and NBA legend John Starks slated for 2022 release.