Mandt Bros. Productions

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Mandt Bros. Productions
Privately held
Industry Television, Film
Founded 2001
Headquarters Hollywood, California, United States
Key people
Neil Mandt, Michael Mandt
Number of employees
30+
Website mandtbros.com

Mandt Bros. Productions is a Los Angeles-based production company founded by brothers Neil and Michael Mandt. The company is primarily known for producing the television programs Jim Rome Is Burning on ESPN/ESPN2. The company has since moved along with Jim Rome to the CBS Sports Network to produce his new show, ROME. Mandt Bros also created and produced Destination Truth on Syfy.[1] It has also produced original content for the internet, particularly Tim's Dates, which earned a Broadband Emmy Nomination[2] and a Webby Award.

In 2009 Neil and his brother Michael created Sports Jobs with Junior Seau for the Versus Network. 10 episodes of season one were produced and aired in 2009 and 2010, each following NFL great Seau performing a variety of behind the scenes sports jobs.

In 2010 Mandt Bros produced the scripted comedy series Next Stop for Charlie, based on their independent film Last Stop for Paul. The series was sold to Showtime and now is in production on a second season.

In addition to television, the company also produces feature films, including the successful 2007 independent film Last Stop for Paul.[3]

In January 2012, Neil and his brother sent shock waves through the sports and entertainment world when they entered into a partnership agreement with RUFF China, the organization in who holds a permit to put on MMA events as a legal sport in the country of China. Together with his brother, Neil is working with RUFF to establish the world's biggest MMA league in the world, based in China.[4]

In the Spring of 2012 the Mandt brothers became co-producers of Million Dollar Arm, In 2008, multi Emmy Award winning television sports producers, Neil & Michael Mandt began documenting the training and try outs that Singh and Patel were undergoing at the USC campus. Once the boys were signed by the Pirates, Neil Mandt, a feature film director in his own right, viewed the project as a feature film and he and his brother used their production team, and the original footage they had shot, to create a 9-minute trailer for a movie that had yet to be made. In December 2008, the Mandt brothers joined forces with seasoned movie producers Mark Ciardi, Gordon Gray and Joe Roth to shop the project. In early 2009, the screen rights to Singh and Patel's life story were purchased by Sony Pictures Entertainment for development at Columbia Pictures. Sony hired Mitch Glazer to write the screenplay. The film was released on May 16, 2014.

In 2017, Mandt Bros. Productions produced Dog Years, a film written and directed by Adam Rifkin, starring Burt Reynolds and Ariel Winter. The film debuted at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Loren Coleman. ""Destination Truth" Gets Green Light". Retrieved 2008-08-27. 
  2. ^ "NOMINEES FOR THE EMMY AWARD FOR BROADBAND ANNOUNCED". Retrieved 2008-04-15. 
  3. ^ F.X. Feeney. "Last Stop for Paul". Retrieved 2008-08-27. 
  4. ^ Marc Graser (2012-01-19). "Mandts, Ranik ramp up MMA in China". Variety. Retrieved 2012-01-19. 

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