Mandi is a talent-driven, cross-cultural entertainment company. Our collaborative creative process generates work that empowers, entertains, and inspires. We connect the world’s most dynamic creative talent with international resources to produce feature films, television, web-series, and multi-platform events that both reflect and connect China, India, Africa, Middle East, Europe and US entertainment markets. And we conceive and execute single-deal projects that build synergistic relationships and opportunities. This is our vision for global content creation: media connecting diverse audiences with vivid experiences that resonate beyond any one region or culture.
Amanda Palmer is a creative catalyst who connects creativity with opportunity. As a cultural entrepreneur and highly successful multi-media producer, she has unique global expertise in building strategic ecosystems for talent and organisations across film, media, theatre, digital, multi-platform events, branding and cultural partnerships. In the last decade, Amanda has become one of the recognized executives/strategists in the emerging creative industries.
Previously Palmer built the Doha Film Institute as the founding Executive Director and led three Doha Tribeca Film Festivals, where she devised a national film educational initiative to inaugurate Qatar's film industry. She established Qatar’s largest film fund, supporting over 70 films, which included award-winning directors, Jean Jacques Annaud (Black Gold), Mira Nair (The Reluctant Fundamentalist), Jasmila Zbanic (For Those Who Can Tell No Tales), Ziad Doueiri (The Attack) and Nadine Labaki (Where Do We Go Now).
Palmer oversaw the co-financing of Mira Nair’s The Reluctant Fundamentalist that opened Venice film festival and Khalil Gibran’s The Prophet (with producer Salma Hayek), and Executive Produced Kanye West’s Cruel Summer. Her latest film projects include the documentary Don’t Talk About the Method, which explores the world’s most celebrated and controversial of all approaches to the craft of acting. Palmer is also Executive Producer of Ports of Call, the first feature length adaptation for acclaimed Lebanese author, Amin Maalouf.
Palmer continues to spearhead high-level global partnerships, which have included Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Foundation, Robert De Niro’s Tribeca Enterprises and Kevin Spacey’s The Bridge Theatre Project, which took Richard III to sell-out audiences in the Middle East.
From 2005–2011, Palmer was Head of Entertainment for Al Jazeera English, and has worked with CNN and Associated Press.
Now based between Los Angeles and London, Palmer recently developed a flagship music series for BBC while continuing to consult to various entertainment clients across China, Middle East, India, USA and Europe.