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Deke Simon is a writer/producer/director of documentary, dramatic, and informational programs for television and education. His work has been honored with numerous awards, including two L.A. Emmy Awards, and four L.A. Emmy nominations. His credits include series and specials for MCA/Universal, Turner, Discovery, Fox, Fox-Health, Paramount, ESPN, and PBS. More recently, Simon has produced programs for social change, with a focus on people in recovery from alcohol and drug addiction, including prison inmates and parolees and their families. These curricula are used by thousands of public and private treatment centers and by virtually every state and federal prison in the U.S. He also teaches classes in production management at Loyola Marymount University.