MANDT VR Launches to Bring World-Class Story Telling and Production Services to Virtual Reality

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Hollywood studio will be headed by Emmy-winning producer Neil Mandt

Renown television and film producer Neil Mandt and longtime sports media and marketing executive Gordon Whitener are launching MANDT VR, a new company that will deliver unmatched, Hollywood-quality film production to the world of virtual reality.

MANDT VR offers turnkey, 360-degree VR production including writing, filming, editing and distribution, as well as access to the company’s 7,000-square-foot production studio in Hollywood. MANDT VR has already carved out a niche in creating specialized corporate sales videos in the sports space and is quickly expanding into other areas.

“MANDT VR provides an experienced, high-quality approach and award-winning story telling that is largely unavailable in VR production,” said Neil Mandt, head of MANDT VR. “VR is already changing the manner in which we experience the world, and our ability to produce compelling, high-quality content is taking that VR experience to the next level.”

Mandt has a history of delivering Emmy-winning content to television, film, Internet and mobile audiences. Since 2001, he has operated Mandt Bros., a production company that has produced more than 3,000 episodes of television, including Rome is Burning, as well as critically-acclaimed movies such as Million Dollar Arm.

Among MANDT VR’s first clients is Oklahoma State University, for which the company produced a 360-degree VR video highlighting the school’s first class football facilities to differentiate it from other elite programs.

“Recruiting top prospects is an extremely competitive business and VR is a tipping point in recruiting the nation's best talent to our campus,” said Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy. “The ability to have a recruiter visit an athlete’s home and perform a VR tour of our top-notch facilities allows us to bring our campus into their living rooms.”

Whitener, who has 30 years experience mining compelling stories across the sports media and marketing landscape, joins Mandt in the venture. A former president and CEO of Host Communications and Action Sports Media, he now manages a portfolio of investments as principal of The Whitener Company.

MANDT VR is based in Los Angeles. For more visit

MANDT VR is a Hollywood production studio that offers Emmy-winning story telling and high-end services to clients seeking quality VR film production. Its founders, Neil Mandt and Gordon Whitener, have more than 50 years combined experience producing some of the most profound stories in sports and entertainment. MANDT VR is based in Los Angeles. Visit for more information.

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