Executive Producer of the Golden Globe Awards

Join an intensive program taught by a veteran producer to guide you through production, pitching, strategic planning to help you advance in the online media, film, or TV sectors.

 with Neil Mandt

Master the art of media production and career growth in the entertainment and online media over 12 weeks

CONTENT Creator Accelerator

Watch the video and future-proof your creative career in the world of content

Does this sound like you?

You need fresh perspectives, inspiration, and practical advice that's tailored to your unique field.

You want to shift gears into a different area within media, film, or TV sectors. But making that transition smoothly and successfully can be a real uphill battle.

You can feel lost when it comes to carving out your own success story.
You are a student looking to advance your scholastic career and prepare for future job opportunities in media.

You have amazing ideas for online shows and other creative projects, but you struggle to turn them into reality.

You need help with making the right connections, getting the funds together, or just figuring out the nitty-gritty of production.



Maybe you are just starting your career or you went to a prestigious university or film school, maybe you’ve been working in the industry for a while, switching jobs and looking for opportunities.

You are seeking support and guidance from someone who can show you how to clear the path for your next entertainment venture. If you're ready to leap into the dream chapter of your career, you are in the right place!

About your instructor

Producing the 2022 Golden Globe Awards

Hi! I’m Neil Mandt

I'm an entirely self-made entrepreneur, producer, director, writer, technologist, and more. I’ve found success in every medium I’ve touched and luck has played a small role as I look back at my career that has spanned over 30 years.

For every success I’ve had, I’ve experienced 100 rejections. I’ve learned from my mistakes and developed hacks, strategies, and tools that, when personalized to you and your objectives, will change your life – forever.

Join my 12 week program and get career coaching from a veteran creative and deal-maker in the media and entertainment industries

your big goals

Whether you work on a computer, stage, or screen, you will be able to:

  • Step into the role of Chief Career Designer for your career in the entertainment industry.
  • Unearth what makes you unique, and pinpoint the path that's just right for you.
  • Craft a package that presents you perfectly for this new chapter in your work-life journey.
  • Immerse yourself in creative work that leads to freedom.
  • Make rejection your inspiration, not enemy. Banish those blues!

Neil is one of the most unique individuals working in the media/entertainment space. Highly entrepreneurial person who understands all elements of the media industry. From creating to selling, Neil has done it all. But what truly qualifies him for unique assessment is that he has worked in areas never previously treaded in and has paved the way. Wonderful person to learn from.

Jules Haimovitz


Creator of Showtime, Lifetime, Smithsonian, Sundance, and A&E Networks

DREAM BIG

Got a movie, Youtube show, or screenplay idea?

Do you have a creative project that you’ve been wanting to take off the ground but you feel like you lack:

  • Industry connections and confidence in presenting yourself
  • Knowledge of how to protect your ideas
  • Knowledge of how this industry works and what to do next
  • Knowledge of how to approach production companies, talent, studios and pitch your ideas


Are you looking to be dynamic and ready to embrace change for success, not just out of necessity?

In the ever-evolving world of creative industries, versatility isn't just an asset—it's essential. Imagine beginning in advertising, only to find your calling in the spotlight of acting. Or maybe you start with on-screen roles, but discover your true passion lies in the magic behind the camera. It's a realm where the only constant is change, and the unprepared often find themselves sidelined.

Master the art of strategic career pivots. Learn to identify the perfect moment for a shift, steering towards lucrative opportunities and away from the pitfalls of fear and frustration.

To know when to pivot, you need more than talent. You need business and people skills.

That’s why I am here to help you. I have held all roles imaginable in the entertainment industry - from a talent to a producer to a digital startup owner. I know the ins and outs of the industry and the production process. I will teach you how to identify opportunities and pivot for profitable growth, not out of fear.

From directing, acting, producing, journalism, and entrepreneurship, Neil has done it all. Nobody is more qualified to enlighten those with media aspirations about the intricacies and pitfalls of the business.

KEVIN CONROY

Former Chief Marketing Officer, BMG Entertainment, Univision

Just imagine what you can achieve:

From uncertainty to confidence

Become a confident professional navigating the industry with ease and expertise

From Handling Rejection to Leveraging Opportunities

Change from merely handling rejections to skillfully leveraging them as opportunities for growth and network expansion.

From being Talent to a Successful BUSINESS OWNER

Evolve from having raw creative talent to becoming a successful entrepreneur who masterfully monetizes and markets your artistic skills.

From Online Presence to Influential Brand

Shift from simply having an online presence to establishing a powerful, influential personal brand that captivates and engages your audience.

From Networking Novice to Industry Connector

Move from being a networking novice to becoming a well-connected industry player, building relationships that open doors and create opportunities.

Where creativity meets strategy, turning your passion into a powerhouse career in the ever-evolving entertainment landscape.

Creator Accelerator

 Introducing...

Build your career in media and entertainment

Neil Mandt’s dynamic 12-week program for aspiring and experienced media professionals ready to take their careers to the next level

At every juncture, Neil provides a thoughtful analysis of technological developments in a clear, concise way that helps professionals outside of Silicon Valley understand the potential impacts on them and their businesses.

MATT VASSALLO

EVP International Distribution, MGM

Here’s what you are going to get in Creator Accelerator:

Establish a strong digital presence by understanding the critical importance of digital identity in the modern media landscape. Discover key strategies for establishing authenticity and leveraging online platforms. Create a digital footprint that aligns with your professional ambitions.

Digital Identity Mastery

Craft Your Online Presence

Explore production intricacies with a detailed examination of Neil's diverse production experiences. Gain an in-depth understanding of the challenges and nuances of media production and prepare for various roles in the industry.

Production Accelerator

Producer Insights

Master the art of pitching through an extensive guide covering every aspect of the pitching process. Craft compelling pitches, handle rejections, and understand different formats of pitching. Present your ideas confidently and effectively, enhancing your ability to sell concepts and projects in the media industry.

Pitching Skills

Work with Decision-Makers

This module delves into the art of decision-making and innovative thought processes essential in media projects. Learn how to turn ideas into reality, when to seize opportunities, and when to turn them down. By understanding these strategies, you'll be better equipped to make informed decisions and adopt creative approaches in your media career.

Strategic Media Planning

Find Opportunities for Your Projects

Explore cutting-edge technologies in the context of media and entertainment. Learn applications and potential future impact of such technologies as AR / VR / AI. This knowledge is crucial for staying ahead in an industry increasingly influenced by technological advancements.

Evolving Media Technologies

Use the New Tech in Your Work

Acquire essential business acumen tailored for the media industry. Delve into the basics of setting up and managing a corporate entity, understanding loans, and navigating insurance requirements. Dive into the intricacies of business branding, funding strategies, and the importance of respecting early supporters.

Fundamental Business Skills

Start Your Production Company

Learn about budgeting, banking setup, and the complexities of managing personnel, including hiring and firing. This comprehensive insight into business fundamentals equips you with the skills necessary to navigate the financial and managerial aspects of running a successful media enterprise.

Startup Financials

Plan Your Expenses and Profits

Learn from Neil’s multifaceted journey of career pivoting and adaptability in the media industry, from producing a TV show as a teenager to launching various innovative ventures. This module is a guide to embracing change and leveraging it for career growth and success in the ever-evolving world of media.

...and much more!

Pivot with Vision

Career Growth

"I've known Neil Mandt for more than two decades, and I can say with confidence he is an incredible entrepreneur with content creation skills like no one else in my circle. I trust Neil!"

NFL Hall of Fame Football Player

Barry Sanders

Imagine that one year from now you can be running your own media business, making money doing what you love, and selling content to major players in the entertainment league.

After going through Creator Accelerator and working with Neil, you will be able to:

Develop strategies for media project ideation

Deal with rejection in pitching and production

Manage intellectual property rights in media

Set up effective distribution for indie films

Engage with film festivals strategically

Explore funding options for media projects

Create viral social content

Become an on camera news reporter

Create viral social content


Produce an independent film

Launch a production company

Sell content through syndication

Navigate the legalities of media production

Master the art of pitching and negotiation

Understand the role and dynamics of unions in media

Leverage emerging technologies in media

Act in professional films and television projects

Creator Accelerator is a new program, it’s your chance to get in at the founder’s price!

Read case studies from the pilot cohort

From Dreamer to Equipped Hollywood Aspirant

Providence College Graduate Class of 2023

Max Mosolino


After finishing the entire course, I can say very confidently that I now have the tools necessary to pursue my Hollywood dreams. This course provides all the steps you need when looking to succeed in the entertainment industry. Having access to this material has been the biggest asset to my career. Further, the material the course has to offer is totally worth the price.

After having a 1:1 session with Neil, he was able to answer all the remaining questions I had regarding the industry and my personal career. He also gave me insight into how the entertainment industry is changing and evolving. Overall, Neil is an incredible and inspiring career coach.

Student at Rochester Institute of Technology, Class of 2023

Rosie Sirk

From Aspiring Filmmaker to Empowered Creator

Neil’s class provides a roadmap to navigate the huge business of entertainment. I gained insights into the marketing strategies that will strengthen myself as a business and protect my ideas to make them into a reality. I feel much more ready and motivated to pursue my career in filmmaking.

From Uncertain Graduate to Confident Industry Navigator

Schreyer Honors Scholar and Bellisario Fellow Graduate from the Pennsylvania State University

JODI NORTON


Following my college graduation this past May, I packed my car and dove out to Los Angeles with nothing more than passion and determination. I decided to move from the East Coast with no industry connections, no family, and a few film credits under my belt. As a result, I came to LA with a career goal but no clear starting line.

Since taking Neil’s course, I have gained confidence in my ability to pitch ideas, establish industry connections, understand the structure of unions such as the WGA and SAG-AFTRA, and much more. I have a grasp on industry topics not taught at my university and a stronger sense of being able to guide myself through the early stages of my career.

From Limited Industry Exposure to Comprehensive Real-World Insight

Film Student at Savanah College of Art and Design

Seamus Mahoney


As a current college student at the prestigious Savanah College of Art & Design, I can only take a few courses a semester, limiting the amount of exposure I get to information regarding the actual inner workings of the film and entertainment industry. Something I wish I had more of in school is these examples, as they are the key to learning how you actually make it in the industry. There are a multitude of things I wish I had exposure to in college regarding the inner workings of the industry.

Neil’s course has offered me a substantial amount of education that I don’t think you can find anywhere else. His course comes straight from his experience, giving me a direct look into how the industry runs and the exact steps I need to take in order to utilize it to build my own success.

Creator Accelerator

 Join Winter 2024 cohort

Build your career in media and entertainment

Neil Mandt’s dynamic 12-week program for aspiring and experienced media professionals ready to take their careers to the next level

Choose a package that fits your needs

Access to full content for 2 years

Access to future updates

3 monthly Ask-Me-Anything calls

1 one-on-one call with Neil


Who this is for:

$1,999

You are ready to sail solo and need more personal support!

Everything from the Basic and Full packages plus:

premium

Get personal support and guidance and get your venture off the ground.


Digital Identity

Lessons in Productions

Pitching

Acting & Casting

New Advanced Technologies

Who this is for:

$399

Media students, recent graduates, people entering the industry

Access to program content for 12 months:

Basic

Get a program certificate upon completion!

Perfecting Your Digital Identity

Personal Case Studies

Strategies & Distribution

Media History

Business Fundamentals

Unions & Legal

Who this is for:

$999

You are serious about becoming a media professional and want to create a long term career strategy.

Access to full program content for 12 months. All chapters from the basic plan plus:

FULL

Nine sample contracts
Sample pitching materials to find investors
One Group Ask-Me-Anything Call


Access to all program content and future updates

Access to a 2-hour weekly mastermind call with Neil for one year

4 one-on-one coaching sessions with Neil

A combined total of 106 hours of direct yearly access to Neil

Premium access to in-person events and future discounts on special offers


Who this is for:

$4,997 / month

Startup founders, producers, and artists in need of private coaching and access to ongoing advice from an industry insider. You need a mentor to discuss ideas and next steps. This option is for anyone who wants to keep their finger on the pulse of the industry and changes on a weekly basis.

This is only for very serious individuals. We are offering only 10 seats for this package to ensure participants are getting access in a small group.

This will sell out, don’t delay if this sounds like it could be the best fit for you.

Only 10 seats available!

Executive

Get the executive support you need!

What's included:

I’ve known Neil Mandt for over 15 years and have enjoyed working on various projects together, always bringing great ideas to the table. Besides his creativity, he really knows how to navigate the entertainment industry and knock on all the right doors.

Grammy winning member of The Backstreet Boys

Howie Dorough


Neil has always been ahead of the curve and a very valuable source for me as someone who seems to have a fabulous grasp of the shifts and evolution of the media space particularly in the areas of AI, AR and VR. He has been a great teacher, adviser and friend.

Co-Owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers

Larry Paul

Neil Mandt is one of the most interesting people I’ve ever met. His stories are legendary, his work ethic is Herculean, and he’s the kind of leader that invites a ‘Best Idea Wins’ collaborative atmosphere.

2023 Golden Globe Winner, Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Paul Walter Hauser

From journalism to acting to producing movies and TV shows - I've done it all.  

Neil Mandt is a 5-Time Emmy Award Winning Producer who has sold movies and TV shows to every conglomerate in Hollywood and is a Clio Winner, Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and Artificial Intelligence pioneer, and the first to Produce the Super Bowl in VR.

I've had the privilege of producing content for these iconic brands

My Story

I wanted to work in media & entertainment since I was a young kid, or at least that's what I thought.

It turned out, what I really wanted was to have a lifestyle that allowed for freedom and creativity. I wanted to be able able to travel the world on a whim and create entertaining and inspiring content. It didn't happen easily, quickly or without significant challenges and soul searching.

Everything great requires work to achieve it and to keep it. I want to see others make it to the top of their fields and I will share the secrets that led to my success. 

Neil Mandt

Questions? We have answers!

What is the duration of the program?

The program spans 13 hours and includes 144 individual videos.

Are there any prerequisites or specific qualifications needed to join?

The program is delivered entirely online.

Will there be any hands-on projects or practical assignments?

Each chapter of the program concludes with quizzes.

Do participants get any certification or recognition upon completion?

Yes, participants receive a certificate upon completion.

Can I get a refund if I'm not satisfied with the program?

No, refunds are not available for this program.

How is this program different from other media and entertainment courses?

This program is unique due to Neil Mandt's extensive experience and insights into the media industry.

Is there a community or network support available for participants?

Community or network support is available only for those enrolled in the Premium and Executive packages.

Can I access program materials after completion for future reference?

Yes, continued access to program materials is available, depending on the package purchased.

Pivot into the best chapter of your career in media and market your artistic skills

Helping you navigate and succeed in the world of content - media and entertainment!

Neil Mandt