WRITER • EDITOR • PRODUCER
HEALTHY. HOLLYWOOD. STORY.
WHAT DO OVER 100 HEALTH-CONSCIOUS CELEBS, spirited Olympic champions, cutting-edge wellness pioneers and—oh, yes—a quintessential TV sitcom have in common?
All have dramatic, and surprisingly transformative, stories behind their groundbreaking treks to success. And all have seen media-savvy storyteller Chris Mann uncover and capture the heart and soul of their narratives while bringing their inspirational—and often Hollywood-worthy—tales to page and screen.
A visually-minded writer, editor, designer and producer, Chris is ready to bring his story-driven editorial and creative services to your wellness- or entertainment-themed publication, production or consumer brand.
Illuminating health and fitness
With over 20 years’ experience in print and digital media, Chris has merged successful careers in journalism and the visual arts—and lifelong passions for television and the mind-body-spirit connection—to investigate, illustrate and celebrate the stories of beloved and respected luminaries and trusted brands
In the wellness arena, Chris has penned more than 100 celebrity health and fitness cover features, science-backed natural product stories and industry expert Q&As for consumer magazines and custom publications. In addition, as a lifestyle magazine art director, he has produced, directed and designed celebrity cover shoots, feature layouts and other editorial content.
His work as an interviewer includes arranging and conducting webisode and DVD interviews with actors, athletes and authors.
Chris is also a published and produced author and entertainment writer. His first book—a well-received tell-all on the iconic TV sitcom Three’s Company—and his related promotional, pitching and producing efforts led to a popular two-hour documentary, digital “featurette” productions and a hit, franchise-launching NBC movie (for which Chris served as Consulting Producer).
He has also served as a creative consultant, documentary advisor, on-camera interviewee and behind-the-scenes audio commentator for various entertainment companies and networks, including E!, ABC, A&E and Anchor Bay Entertainment.
The California-based media professional channeled his penchant for pop culture into his own online brand, RetroalityTV, for which he edited a long-running web magazine and blog while producing buzz-worthy YouTube videos and iTunes podcasts.
An aspiring screenwriter, Chris is developing multiple projects for television as well. He's pitched Sony Pictures Television, Storyline Entertainment, Jaffe/Braunstein Films and Virgin Produced. His original Hollywood behind-the-scenes teleplay Ensemble was recently named a Spec Scriptacular screenwriting competition winner.