Hello, I'm Monroe. My official name is Dr. Monroe Mann, PhD, Attorney, MBA, LLM, ME. Among other things, I'm an attorney (licensed in New York), entertainer, author, filmmaker, actor, musician, comedian, entrepreneur, and youtuber. I'm also proud to be a bronze-star nominated Iraq war veterean. You can read more about me at monroemann.com
I look forward to helping you navigate through whatever it is that ails you with law, finance, career, and life! From helping you raise money and negotiating/drafting an agreement to assisting you plan your career, life, and finances, I am a versatile, accomplished, and motivating asset to add to your team. Shall we get started?
“This man will change your life AND your career! He WILL inspire and guide you.”— Charlotte Patton, Actress and Singer www.CharlottePatton.com
“"Monroe inspires me, and his books will inspire you too!"”— Cynthia Kersey, Author of the bestselling book "Unstoppable"
“To make it big, you need the Real Deal. Mr. Mann is the Real Deal. / Monroe -- you are a rocket ship and you're heading upwards at faster than the speed of light! I'll never be surprised to learn that word of mouth about you travels just as fast.”— Jay Conrad Levinson, author of "Guerrilla Marketing", a book with over 14 million copies sold worldwide
“I have been using Monroe's legal services for all of my entertainment contract needs for years. He's helped me with screenplay contracts, producing agreements, and more. His fees are reasonable, he is attentive, gets back to me promptly (even while he was living in China), and does thorough work. He is my go-to attorney for all of my contract needs and I recommend him without hesitation.”— Michael Doane, Screenwriter, Producer, 2017
“Monroe, the book you wrote for actors is the most informative, motivating book that I have EVER read. I've read dozens of books that are meant to help the actor, but NONE come even close to the clear-cut book you so brilliantly wrote. I now see my career in a whole new light, and can actually see the my being a success is within my power. Your class was nothing short of amazing. I walked away with the tools to get started on planning my own future and being my own boss. I can ONLY become a success now that I have the right plan, tools, and attitude to succeed in this world. In fact, I think every small business person should take your classes. They are a real "shot in the arm" for anyone who needs fresh ideas. Thanks.”— Ginger Chapin, Actor, Radio Show Host, 2002 www.GingerLeilaniChapin.com
“Monroe really "listened" to our needs first & then got all of our legal reviews, documents & questions handled in a very efficient manner to our satisfaction.”— Scott duPont, Film Producer, 2018
“Thank you for all your help with my high profile legal matter. You not only helped my career, but also helped ensure my safety.”— Leandra Ramm, Actress, International Opera Singer www.LeandraRamm.com
“You are amazing, your class is amazing, and I wish it weren’t over! I learned so much, became so inspired, it’s the class that keeps on giving even after the sessions are over! My brain clicked into this place where ideas flow more freely… It’s a lot of ‘bang for your buck’. I learned so much about business and about myself… and it’s something theatre people know mostly nothing about”— Amber Smith, Former Radio City Rockette
“The Theatrical Juggernaut is truly one-of-a-kind! It is filled with extremely valuable information for actors looking to take the business of acting seriously. Mr. Mann has also developed a business school for actors entitled, Unstoppable Actors. This as well is an extremely valuable class. As a graduate of the class, I can personally attest to its validity! Mr. Mann teaches valuable information such as marketing and public relations that are otherwise overlooked in traditional acting school.”— Linnet Cochrane, Actor, 2002
“Monroe Mann has helped make the impossible seem practical by converting the stop-and-go, to-be-or-not conundrums of the usual actors psyche into an objective, doable business career path--the psyche of the star. Instead of only beautifully reciting sonnets to the moon (ah! acting school!), I also now have the necessary calculus to launch my career moon shot with a strong probability of success. In every class, I could feel the confidence and enthusiasm of the students grow through Monroe's empowering business teaching abilities and cutting edge curriculum. I most highly recommend Monroe Mann and his programs to every actor wanting to achieve serious goals in this business.”— Curt Nielsen, Actor, 2002
“Honest & to the point. I contacted Monroe months ago to review a situation I had to see if it was worth making a case for. He set a fair, low price for the review. He got back to me in the time frame(FAST) he set up. The words were not what I wanted to hear(don't do it, or do it and most likely lose), but they were the honest answers.”— Brian Wixson, Producer & Actor, 2018
“Monroe helped me create iron clad contracts for me to use in every situation I do business in. Film, commercials, TV, music and corporate. I had been ripped off a few times and Monroe helped me stop the financial bleeding.”— Matt LoGuercio, 2018
“Reading The Theatrical Juggernaut and joining Unstoppable Actors, awakened within me something that I already knew, but forgot. The only thing standing between myself and greatness is... myself. I now have the vision, the tools, and the drive. "Using the techniques I learned from Monroe, I finally took my career into my own hands. I quit my so-called ‘survival job’, and I am now a full-time working actor and producer. I have been interviewed on Carson Daly, in New York Magazine, at Broadway.com, and others... All within months after meeting Monroe Mann. Thanks Monroe ! See you at the Top!”— Douglas C. Williams, Actor, Producer, Businessman https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1980670/
“A friend of mine said “Jeff, you have to check out this web site…unstoppableactors.com; it’s right up your alley.” So I checked it out, liked what I saw, and made plans in my head to call Monroe & take his class. In the meantime I purchased his book “The Theatrical Juggernaut” and started reading it. Wow! Talk about motivation, I felt totally empowered after just the first chapter. In the meantime, I had auditioned for a legit agent who was very interested in me but explained that they had two other actors, who were “my type”, who always booked for them. But he kept my headshots and said, “you never know what might change.” After reading “The Theatrical Juggernaut”, I felt so “unstoppable” that I wrote a letter to this agent, included movie tickets and told him to go to the movies and spot roles that he could have cast me in. A couple of days later he called informing me that he was going to sign me. If I hadn’t read Monroe’s book I would not have an agent right now. My actions in getting this agent were directly due to “The Theatrical Juggernaut”. Thanks Monroe!! I have signed up for Monroe’s class and I can wait to conquer the business.”— Jeff Goldstein, Screenwriter, Actor, & Producer www.JeffGoldstein.com
“You deserve high praise. I've never seen anyone as focused as you. You're like the Tony Robbins of the acting world. You are so well polished and really have your act together. I’m glad to have someone like you, a guru, on my side… My wife likes my new attitude and air, and frankly so do I. Nothing will get in my way!!”— Chris Lucas, My Very FIRST Coaching Client, Author, Actor (All GTA Video Games), 2001 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christopher_Lucas
“Your class is wonderful. I am totally impressed with your outlook on life and your drive to reach your goals! I plan to be right along side of you! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! After talking with you, I realized that I have allowed MYSELF to stumble and have not worked as hard as I could work to make my dreams come true. NO LONGER BABY! There are no more excuses for Daphne! I'M GONNA TAKE THIS ITTY BITTY WORLD BY STORM, AND I'M JUST GETTING WARM!”— Daphne Bazemore, Actor, Producer, 2002
“I am a producer with over twenty-five years’ experience in the motion picture industry. Some of the films I have produced are “Gremlins”, “Innerspace”, “The ‘burbs”, “Deceived”, “Matinee”, and “Small Soldiers”. I met Monroe Mann recently through a friend who works for CNN who interviewed him for a segment about army reservists and their outside lives, Monroe being a reservist who is also an actor. I was immediately struck by his intelligence and determination to succeed. Unlike many equally ambitious young people who want to get into show business, I feel Monroe has the seriousness of purpose and work ethic to pull it off. In the few short months I have known him, he has co-written a screenplay, enlisted a professional sports organization to cooperate with the production, attached a known actor, and put the movie on the road to actually being produced. This is an amazing accomplishment for someone with no inside connections in the industry whatsoever, who has had to rely on nothing more than his own commitment and drive to get things done. I have no doubts that Monroe Mann will succeed in this endeavor and any others he sets his mind to.”— Mike Finnell, Legendary Hollywood Producer, 2003 (NOTE: I ended up producing You Can't Kill Stephen King first!)
“I graduated from Monroe's course in the spring of 2003. When I arrived at the school, I was a steadily working commercial actor (Novartis, Sony, Xerox, Ovaltine, Breck Shampoo, etc) with an average of a booking each week. Using the techniques I learned at Monroe's school Unstoppable Artists, I’m now taking it all to the next level. Now armed with stronger business & marketing tools from the Unstoppable Artists, I am now approaching the market more specifically and creating an entertainment TV dog show which I will host with my dog. I also started my own company, Leashes & Lovers, which has afforded me interviews in many publications, including Glamour. ”— Sheryl Mathys, Actress, Spokeswoman, Business Owner www.LightsCameraTalent.com
“Let me tell you why you should hire Monroe to be your life, business, or career coach. I joined Monroe’s email list and upon receiving his first newsfeed, I was blown away by his enthusiasm, accomplishments, and drive to help others achieve. Unlike many other coaches, Monroe’s approach is unique in that he not only truly cares, but he takes all aspects of your life into consideration in order to formulate a path that’s right just for you. He is inspiring and provides simple, but effective solutions to help you get to where you want to be. Best investment I've made in years.”— Alicia Borys, Coaching & Legal Client, December 2015
“Monroe's book should be the handbook for all actors who actually want to make a living at acting! I expected Monroe's class to be informative and to give me a jumpstart on getting excited about my career again. Not only did the class exceed my expectations, it blew me away! By teaching the importance of both business sense and consistent positive attitude, Monroe has challenged the myth that "good acting" is the most important success tool.”— Julie Zelman, Actor, 2002
“I read Monroe Mann's first book "Theatrical Juggernaut," while on sabbatical in California. I was blown away! It was such a wake up call, and a revelation!! One of my favorite lines in this highly inspirational as well as educational book is "The best time to give it your all is when you’ve got nothing left to give." Well, I was exactly at that point. So, I took the leap of faith upon returning to New York, and enrolled in Unstoppable Artists. An intensely thought provoking and truly business enhancing class. Mr. Mann sets forth the importance of running your business as an entrepreneur. Developing an understanding and the use of PMA and how to incorporate it. Expounds on the importance of visibility, and attitude. Gaining and keeping clarity in your business, your business strategy and personal style. Not only is Mr. Mann an incredibly positive and unstoppable force in person, but he is also a wonderful teacher and coach. In fact I would take the course again, to brush up and reinforce all of the invaluable techniques and business sense he imparted. My business and personal style are forever changed. Though I am still implementing, and learning how to incorporate everything we have absorbed over the last five week intensive workshop, I know that I am on my way, and walking away from a course, that has and will change the course of my life. I recommend Monroe Mann to anyone who wants to enhance their business "know how," and who is serious about success. Put a kick in your pants to get your dreams up and off the ground, become a CEO & CSO and enroll in any of Monroe's courses! Thank you Monroe Mann! Lastly, in graduating from the Monroe's program, I am proud to have added to my personal network an alumni of incredibly talented individuals.”— Emilie Bonsant, Actress
“Monroe Mann's book, The Theatrical Juggernaut, is so worth buying! Its enthusiasm and emphasis on positive thinking and self-belief is a must-read, and not just for actors. Monroe's book gives us all hope, whether we're actors or not, to develop and live our dreams and make what we individually envision part of our physical collective reality. His class is dynamic and chock full of information about the actor as a business person and ONLY as a business person--a new way of thinking about one's acting career to jolt us all out of our complacency. In fact, the class NEEDS to be expanded, as there are so many questions from his students that the time allotted is far too short! Unstoppable Actors [ed. note. my former company name] needs to expand for these reasons and many others I haven't even mentioned. Monroe provides a valuable service to both the acting community and the community at large.”— Sunny Jared West, Actor, 2002
“This book may be just the antidote for an actor who has completely lost faith or given up control over his destiny.”— Backstage West, on Monroe's book, "The Theatrical Juggernaut"
“And if you want to read even more reviews, please visit Amazon.com and BN.com and read all the reviews on there about my books, my music, and my filmmaking. You can also read many many more reviews about my coaching services at Wyzant Coaching & Tutoring”— Monroe Mann, CEO, The Romann Empire
Get your legal support from someone who is also on the front lines. I put the same legal principals and techniques I use for my clients into practice every day at my own ventures with writing, tech, filmmaking, youtubing, making music, and running numerous businesses. I'm not your average run-of-the-mill attorney, and it shows.
Had enough of the struggling? I can assist you as a life coach, business coach, book publishing coach, success coach, financial coach, time management coach, career coach, entrepreneurial coach, and showbiz (entertainment) coach. Sounds like I'm a jack of all trades, but in fact, I'm a master of many. I can help in so many domains because I'm an extraordinary person. I trust you are too.
Sometimes the hardest part of any venture is thinking far enough of head to recognize what you need to do now to get to where you want to be in 5 to 10 years. Let me be your strategic coach and partner as I ask you the tough questions no one else has asked (including yourself). Put together a clear plan for you or your business's future.
Behind every success story is someone who learned how to properly manage time. It's not magic; it's an art and a science. It's an art and science you need to learn. I am really good at teaching people how to squeeze twice (or even thrice) as much out of each day. I look forward to assisting you become infinitely more productive in all aspects of your life.
I'm a unique financial planner. I prefer to use my PhD in psychology rather than my financial calculator. Knowing how to calculate a 5-year return does not a financial planner make. Good financial success is 95% psychology and 5% calculations. I can teach you how to set yourself up for financial success with techniques that (if implemented) will improve your life forever.
Most people don't realize it, but they are terrible public speakers, speaking without confidence, filler words everywhere, and moving no one to their position. Don't be that person. If you are ready to improve every dynamic of your life (for you speak every day), I can turn you into the next great speaker, or at least ensure you make the most of every opportunity through improved public speaking, i.e. psychological persuasion.
你要学习中文吗？Français? Italiano? English? If you are interested in learning Chinese, French, Italian, or English, I offer one-on-one language instruction at a rate signifantly lower than my normal rate. If you're eager to study a foreign language, using a proven technique that has allowed me to learn many languages, let me know!
On the side, I also help many people prepare for the ASVAB exam to get into the US military; do language translation services; teach psychology, motivation, and other subjects; and a myriad of other 'odd jobs'. If there's something you think I'd be great for that is not listed here, let me know. I'm always happy to discuss.
This is your life. This is your business. It has a myriad of moving parts. You need to find all the puzzles pieces, and then keep them all together as you continue your life pursuits. I can help you:
It is unwise to operate in a bubble. You need someone on your team who can teach you to not only understand the big picture, but also understand the nitty gritty. I will be the unique member of your team who has both the birds-eye 10-year view and who also understands the precise details of your daily push towards greatness that make the difference between success and failure. And I'll teach you all I know.
Final dissertation on the decision-making processes of successful entertainers. Post graduation, partnered with Dr. Jonathan Rich, PhD to augment the qualitative grounded theory study into a quantitative test study. Results are currently pending acceptance at a peer reviewed journal.Capella University. MN
Earned a law degree, MBA in finance, and a masters of laws (JD required as prerequisite) in commercial real estate transactions. Am now a licensed NY attorneyPace University, NY
Graduated of 6-course Certified Financial Planner certificate program. Note: Though I meet the education and required financial planner experience requirements to sit for the CFP exam, I am not a certified CFP.Boston Institute of Finance, Boston University, MA
Completed a 2-year masters program in entrepreneurship.Western Carolina University, NC
Spent my final two years of undergrad in Lugano, Switzerland, during which I participated in 4 academic travel programs: Rome & Southern Italy, London & Cornwall, South Africa & Swaziland, as well as Russia & the Baltics. Co-founded and co-edited "The Enlightenment" in 1998, the school newspaper that is still in publication over 20 years later.Franklin University, Switzerland
More than halfway done with a second bachelors, this time in computer science.University of the People, CA
Currently lead an incredible volunteer team of 9 coders, marketers, and financiers at what is becoming known as 'the world's most inspiring online community'. Check us out at breakdiving.ioBreak Diving, Inc.
Have helped thousands of people with their legal, life, and business dreams and challenges.Monroe Mann Law
Served 9 years in the NY Army National Guard as an intelligence officer, including active duty service in the weeks following 9/11 in Manhattan, as well as a one-year deployment to Iraq, serving as trainer to the 4th Iraqi Army on matters of military intelligence and as a combat patrol leader for the 14-man team I was a part of.U.S. Army / NY Army National Guard
Lived and worked in Shanghai, China for a total of 15 months as an English teacher, training over 3,000 students of all levels, in various centers all across the city, drawing some of the largest crowds of any of the hundreds of teachers. Also gave speeches to other organizations, such as at the Shanghai-Singapore Chamber of Commerce. Now speak, understand, read, and write advanced-intermediate Mandarin Chinese.Wall Street English, Shanghai, China
One of the three main writers of You Can't Kill Stephen King, a comedy feature film that was sold at Cannes Film Market in over 15 international markets, and eventually purchased by Amazon Prime in the USA. Also was the lead producer, one of the stars of the film, and one of the three co-directors. Currently represented by Big Screen Entertainment in Los Angeles. Am a member of SAG/AFTRA, as well as Actors Equity. Have many other films up on IMDb, and also started and ran a short film school for two years.Wall Street English, Shanghai, China
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