Maura Mandt Biography, Maura Mandt Wiki
Maura Mandt, a long time producer with ESPN, has died at the age of 53. ESPN executive vice president of content Connor Schell described Mandt’s death as “unexpected.”
In a statement, Schell said: “It is difficult to understand how someone with such passion for life could disappear so suddenly. We will certainly remember his relentless pursuit of creative excellence, his courage to overcome the limits and the lasting legacy that Maura left in the world of sport. Above all, we will remember her as a true friend to many of us, and we will miss her very much. ”
Mandt produced the ESPN awards program, The ESPYs, through its own production company, MaggieVision Productions. Mandt began working on the program in 1996 as a production assistant when the ceremony was in its fourth year. In 2002, Mandt was named the executive producer of the show. Mandt was also one of the creators of the X Games. Mandt’s company took over the production of the program in 2006. In 2014, Mandt was one of the winners of an Emmy Award for ESPN 30 for 30 short films, “Arthur & Johnnie.” During his career, Mandt won two Sports Emmy for his documentary work.
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“It was Maura’s vision that made possible the unforgettable moment when 140 ‘Sister Survivors’ took the ESPYS stage in 2018 to accept the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage,” said Schell. “The power of their voices and message in that presentation was a significant part of ESPN being recognized last year with the Peabody Award, for the company’s work on the scope and impact of the [Larry] Nassar abuse scandal.”
During her time at ESPN, Mandt helped to develop the X Games.
Among the other numerous projects, her company worked on were the NFL Honors show and projects for The Walt Disney Company, which owns ESPN. Mandt was among the winners of a Primetime Emmy Award in 2014 for the ESPN 30 for 30 Short “Arthur & Johnnie.” She also won two Sports Emmys for documentary work.
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Maura Mandt Death and Cause of Death
Maura Kathleen Mandt—legendary producer, a pioneering innovator, a fearless television army general, alien life force, and absolutely fucking singular human being—died unexpectedly on Friday in New York City. At least that’s what our brains are still struggling to tell us. Our hearts will forever be convinced otherwise.
At the time of her death, Mandt was producing the “Marvel Hero Project.” According to Marvel, the show deals with “young heroes are making in their own communities. These inspiring kids have dedicated their lives to selfless acts of bravery and kindness, and now, Marvel celebrates them as the true Super Heroes they are.”
ESPN veteran Ramona Shelburne tweeted her condolences saying, “Every time I talked to Maura she made an impression. Smart. Tough. Cared about the right things. Made big, visionary stuff happen. She’d talk to guys like Peyton, Aaron Rodgers, Kobe like a teammate. And they’d do it—because it was Maura asking.”