Mandel is a senior producer and network executive with over 20 years of experience developing
and producing content for Mattel, Disney, Pixar, Warner Bros, Universal, Sony, DC Comics,
Dreamworks, Microsoft, Amazon, Interscope, Atlantic Records and WWE. Mandel is also a senior
programmer for Slamdance, one of the top film festivals in the world, where he has discovered new
talent and curated content for diverse audiences worldwide over the last 15 years. Mandel began in
development at Miramax with Martin Scorsese’s Gangs of New York and production at Interscope
with artists like Eminem, Weezer and 50 Cent before segueing into feature films and television.
Mandel has produced 10 feature films around the world including Lord of the Rings
documentary Ringers, best of 2015 critics pick Uncertain Terms, independent spirit award-
winning Without, and 2023 WGA-shortlisted Paris is in Harlem. Mandel currently oversees
development of original tv series and movies at Amazon Kids+, the premiere destination for movies,
tv, mobile games and books aimed at kids ages 3-12.