From 2001 to 2008 Simon Assmann studied film at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg. In 2004 he worked in development at New Line Cinema and at Ridley Scott’s production company in Los Angeles. In 2005, from February to July, he spent a semester abroad studying at the Escuela International de Cine y Televisión (EICTV) in Cuba.
After graduation Simon Assmann worked as a freelance producer and writer before joining Bavaria Fernsehproduktion as a junior producer in December 2009. He worked on 300 episodes of the daily »Sturm der Liebe« for the ADR, which was the most successful German telenovela during his tenure. In 2011 he joined GATE Filmproduktion overseeing productions for the ZDF such as: “Rosamunde Pilcher: The other Wife“ (2012), “Rosamunde Pilcher: Unknown Heart“ (2013) and “Rosamunde Pilcher: Valentine’s Kiss“ (2014). The Tele München Group sold these productions, all featuring an international cast, in more than 80 territories. In 2015 Simon Assmann supported as a producer the Munich Tatort “Mia san jetz da wo’s weh tut,“ directed by Max Färberböck for Roxyfilm. It aired in April 2016 on network television (ADR) and was seen by 9 million viewers.
Through his Elvira Filmproduktion banner, established in 2008, Simon Assmann developed and package high-end productions with international potential that his company Elvira later produced with national and international partners.
In June of 2018 Simon Assmann joined the Amalia Film GmbH, a division of the Studio Hamburg Produktionsgruppe in Munich, as a producer bringing along several projects in various development stages.