Roeland van der Manden is a Dutch EVS-operator living in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Roeland started working in the television business in 2008 for Eyeworks sports as an EVS-operator, responsible for live replays, live highlight edits, rollouts and other play outs. Later, that year productions of the national Dutch league went to Endemol sports. After working a year for Endemol sports Roeland moved to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Finding a hard time entering the local market in Rio, he got some propositions to work in Saudi-Arabia on the Saudi soccer league.
The first Brazilian job Roeland got himself into was the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) in Brazil. The first contact in Brazil was Daniel Littwin, founder of New York Digital, a São Paulo based production company. That was the first step of the start of his career in Brazil. Throughout that event Roeland got to know many people and “that’s the way it works in Brazil”. In 2014, Roeland worked on the FIFA 2014 World Cup Brasil for Univision USA and later that year he founded his own production company “Amsterdam productions” where he produces videos for the Dutch Consulate in Rio de Janeiro and LS Concursos among others.
Roeland still works on the UFC events in Brazil, as well as on the Brazilian national soccer league, Rio Open tennis, Basketball matches (National and NBA Global Games) and will be working on the 2016 Olympic Games Rio.
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Roeland van der Manden
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