Michael Mandaville is one of my favorite people in the industry. I work with him every chance I get. He has this rare quality of being in charge but making everyone feel like they have a major part in the production. He creates a working environment where everyone wants to do their best. He’s a master of negotiating a win-win situation that leaves you feeling like you have a genuine solution. He’s one of the most trustworthy Line-Producers in the Entertainment business. He gets things done and keeps a wonderful sense of humor. I never have seen him rattled even under ridiculously difficult situations, which in turn keeps the entire cast and crew on an even keel. His relationships with the unions and bond companies are outstanding. His understanding of budgets and what is really imperative is extraordinary. If you get a chance to work with Michael, you’ll want him on every project.