José Carlos Mangual

Last updated on 06/02/17

Highly resourceful entertainment executive with proven experience establishing and managing multiple full service production companies. A strategic thinker with a thorough understanding of both the creative and management side of the scripted and unscripted production process. Most recently served … Read more

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Credits and Employment History

Senior Vice President - Multiple shows

Eclipse Entertainment / KDSM TV

12/2014 - 1/2016

Established and directly supervised overall operation, all corporate policies, procedures and departments for Eclipse Entertainment and KDSM TV both full-service production companies that created, developed, produced and financed content for television. Created and managed company’s operational budget and cash flow projections. Responsible for overseeing and presenting quarterly financial reports to VC companies and investors. Shows under this banner include Flex & Shanice S2, The Next 15 S1, Guitar Center Sessions S4 & 5, the 2016 CFDA Awards, Slash Live at the Roxy, Kicks & Cocktails Pilot, Class Managerie Pilot, Miami Legal pilot and over 30 commissioned and internally funded development shows. Established and maintained network affiliations and cultivated strong relationships with networks such as Bravo, Oxygen, OWN, Direct TV / Audience TV, Spike, BET, TVOne, Discovery International, A&E and WETV.

VP of Production - Multiple Shows

Pink Sneakers Productions

11/2012 - 11/2014

Launched Pink Sneakers West Coast office and sister companies Big Vida Entertainment and Open Water Studios. Supervised operations and all aspects of physical production for the three corporations. Created and established new administrative structure and new procedures for company wide operations; Implemented an industry standard budgeting and cost reporting process, all leading to improved relationships with clients, a reliable tracking of company activity and improved overall efficiency. Designed a new revenue stream and together with President conceptualized and created a new business model that became the foundation for Open Water Studios, a successful third party production service provider with a unique approach to co- producing. Shows under this banners include Flex & Shanice pilot, S1 & S2 (OWN), Courtney Loves Dallas S1 (Bravo), Fix my Choir S1 (Oxygen), Hollywood Divas (TVOne), Ampe’d pilot (Disney XD), Stumpe’d pilot (Disney XD), Chrome Underground S1 (Discovery Channel), The Hunt S1 (History Channel), Alaska Proof S1 (Animal Planet), Cutting Edge S1 (El Rey), 2013 & 2014 Alma Awards (MSNBC), My Big Red Neck Family all episodes and Big Red Neck Vacation all episodes (CMT), Country Soul pilot (OWN), Wedding Factory pilot (lifetime).

Line Producer - Multiple shows

Original Media

1/2008 - 11/2012

Sole in-house Line Producer for Original Media’s West Coast office. Created most and managed all series production budgets and cost reports from pre-production until final delivery; Consistently went under budget without compromising production quality. Major projects include multiple seasons of LA Ink, The Rachel Zoe Project, BBQ Pit Masters and Tattoo Rescue.

Producer - We Fight to be Free

Graystone TV & Films

1/2007 - 12/2007

High budget George Washington bio pic showing daily at the Mount Vernon Estate in a theater designed for our film. Actively participated in presentation of creative concept as well as screenplay approval by our client. Negotiated all contracts with A-list crew, A-list on-camera talent and all unions (IATSE, SAG, WGA, Teamsters and DGA). Notable cast: Caroline Goodall & Stephen Lang. Notable crew: Jack Taylor (Production Designer Million Dollar Baby), Kees Van Oostrum (ASC President), Trevor Jones (composer The Last of the Mohicans) and (Victor Du Boise Editor The Last Samurai) among other top talent. Supervised overall production operations and all its departments. Responsible for creating and managing production budget and schedule. Production highlights: Original score recorded at the Abbey Roads Studios by the London Symphony Orchestra. Shot in 35mm and 72mm film, projected in D-Cinema. First film crew allowed to film inside George Washington’s house. Production process included technical design of the exhibition venue.

Line Producer - Fields of Freedom

Graystone TV & Films

1/2006 - 12/2006

Museum film depicting the Battle of Gettysburg. Responsible for creating and managing production budget and schedule. Supervised overall production operations and all its departments. Negotiated all contracts with A-list crew and all unions (IATSE, SAG, WGA, Teamsters and DGA). Production highlights: Shot in Maryland and Pennsylvania. Original score composed by Trevor Jones and recorded at the Abbey Roads Studios by the London Symphony Orchestra. Shot in 35mm film, projected in D-Cinema. Production process included technical design of the exhibition venue.

Line Producer - Satin

Venice Air

6/2005 - 12/2005

Low budget feature film shot on location in Los Angeles, CA and Las Vegas, NV. Notable cast: Melissa Joan Hart & Robert Guillaume. Distributed by WB and Showtime.

Production Manager - Cayo

Film

1/2004 - 12/2004

Low budget feature film shot on an international location, Puerto Rico. Notable cast: Roselyn Sanchez.

Producer - How The garcia Girls Spent Their Summer

Film

1/2003 - 12/2003

Award winning low budget feature film shot on location in Arizona directed by Georgina Reidel (CW’s Jane the Virgin). Official selection 2005 Sundance Film Festival, Toronto Film Festival and San Sebastian Film Festival amongst many others.Notable cast: America Ferrera (Golden Globe winner), Elisabeth Peña & Steven Bauer. Theatrical distribution by Maya Releasing.

Education

Masters of Fine Arts in Film Producing

American Film Institute, 2003

Bachelor's Degree Psychology

Universidad de Puerto Rico, 1996