In the film world, Michael Mann is well known as a producer and director, with credits that include the new action movie “The Kingdom” as well as “Ali,” “The Aviator,” “The Insider” and “The Last of the Mohicans.”
In the advertising world, Mr. Mann is a director, most recently of two Nike spots that started in August. He has also done work for Mercedes and Rolex, projects that suggest how important the small screen is becoming to filmmakers.
Click to continue for a NY Times article about film directors and commercials. Above is a recent Nike ad directed by Michael Mann, creator of Miami Vice and director of current Jamie Foxx movie, The Kingdom, which is referred to in the article.