Michael Mandt - Mandt Bros Productions & CCO of Crime Door
Hilarious stories of Michael's start in sports content production to movies and now creating content for a top true crime app.
This week on The Wormcast, it's episode 33 with Michael Mandt of Mandt Bros. Productions. Michael has a weath of great stories about his long career in sports and entertainment. Everything from the crazy days of ESPN in the early 90's to the challenging freelance world to later pitching and producing shows at ESPN, co-producing "The Million Dollar Arm" for Disney and now in the true crime genre as Chief Content Officer for the app Crime Door. You'll love his stories. Enjoy!
2:30 Crime Door - top app in the true crime genre
13:10 Baseball dreams at Fordham
16:30 ESPN stories - the first interview
21:45 Producing highlights at ESPN for the first time
30:30 Sportsnight on ESPN2 - planting a flag
37:30 Leaving Bristol
39:00 The freelance world
42:35 Metting Allen Iverson at the Nike campus in Oregon
50:15 HBO days Vince McMahon interview with Bob Costas
1:00:00 Reality Competion genre - the real turning point
1:04:30 Rome is Burning
1:07:35 The story behind "The Million Dollar Arm"
1:15:30 The ESPY's and his sister Maura
1:27:30 Next up in sports production