Speaker Mike Tollin

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Mike Tollin


Mandalay Sports Media

Mike Tollin is co-chairman of MSM and Tollin Productions, which he co-founded with Peter Guber in 2012. He has produced and directed more than a dozen feature films, several award-winning documentaries, and hundreds of hours of television. His TV series include Smallville, One Tree Hill, Birds of Prey, Black Sash, Arli$$, I'm With Her, Inconceivable, All That, Kenan & Kel, The Amanda Show, What I Like About You, Sin City Saints, and Wedding Band.

He has won three Emmy Awards and two Peabody Awards.

His movies include Varsity Blues, Coach Carter, Radio, The Zookeeper's Wife, Chuck, Dreamer, Hardball, Summer Catch, Big Fat Liar, and Wild Hogs, along with the Tollin-directed documentary Hank Aaron: Chasing the Dream, which was nominated for an Academy Award and won a Peabody Award.

He has produced and/or directed several other award-winning documentaries, and he was one of the founding producers of the acclaimed "30 For 30" series. He is currently executive producing The Last Dance, a 10-part documentary series for Netflix and ESPN on Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls dynasty; as well as a four-part documentary series for Showtime on the history of The Comedy Store.

Tollin is a founding Board member of Common Sense Media and Children Now, two groups that focus on kids and media, and the Hank Aaron Chasing the Dream Foundation, which awards scholarships to underprivileged youth. He is also the Founder of PACE, an organization that identifies and devotes resources to under-served children & families.

Speaking on: In Conversation With: The team behind The Last Dance

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