"The brand name is derived from the poem, 'Mandalay,' by Rudyard Kipling,
about what is now the Union of Myanmar.
My mother used to read the poem to me when I was young.
Mandalay was never designed as a brand to sell a product.
I liked the fact that the name represented a mystical place that still existed."
Launched in 1995, Mandalay has been a place where I’ve been able to explore my true entrepreneurial spirit. Driven to connect audiences with artists, the company has expanded from motion pictures and television to professional sports, sports entertainment, and digital media.
Our rich history of filmed entertainment includes the box office hits Donnie Brasco, Wild Things, Les Miserables, I Know What You Did Last Summer, I Still Know, the sequel to I Know What You Did Last Summer, Sleepy Hollow, Enemy at the Gates, The Score, Into the Blue, The Kids Are All Right, Soul Surfer, Bernie, When the Game Stands Tall, The Birth of a Nation, Mark Felt – The Man Who Brought Down the White House, and Nine Days.
In addition to theatrical releases, Mandalay Pictures has produced numerous Netflix movies including Burning Sands, Little Evil, Amateur, IO, Juanita, Otherhood and Uncorked.
In 2020, The Last Dance premiered on ESPN. Produced in partnership with Netflix, the 10-part documentary series chronicles Michael Jordan and the 1990s Chicago Bulls dynasty.
Following my location based entertainment leadership experience with Loews, we expanded Mandalay into a national entertainment sports provider with Mandalay Sports Entertainment and Mandalay Baseball LLC. Over the years, Mandalay has owned numerous professionally affiliated Minor League Baseball franchises and venues across the nation. In a joint venture with the ownership of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Mandalay Baseball LLC, currently co-owns the Triple-A affiliated Minor League Baseball franchise of the Dodgers which plays in Oklahoma City. In 2018, the Oklahoma City Dodgers were named the Triple-A winner of the prestigious Bob Freitas Award, an honor presented to Minor League Baseball’s top franchise based on community involvement, long-term business success, and consistent operational excellence.
Our commitment to innovation, creativity, and elasticity has given us the freedom to pivot when needed to create and maintain a competitive advantage. The result is a bouquet of robust and diverse offerings in an array of markets.
At Mandalay we’ll continue to create content and experiences that consumers want, engage passionate communities, and enhance the audience experience.
“Decoding success is a very uncertain process. A formula for success in one market, replicated exactly the same way in another market, generally doesn’t work. You have to really find what the ingredients are that you should pay attention to, and do them in the way that is most unique to that market.”