Monday, May 10, 2010

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BIOGRAPHY


Wendy McKenzie has come into her own as a rising and in demand casting director, acting coach and motivational speaker. Stepping out from the shadow of her notable casting mentors: Tracy “Twinkie” Byrd, Anissa Williams and Tracy Moore, Wendy has defined her technique and approach to effectively create her own casting brand.


When first meeting Wendy at a workshop or in a casting environment, her 6’1” stature presents an undeniably commanding presence. But her effective motivation and no nonsense demeanor provides her the ability to dig deep into a students psyche to allow them to identify, draw upon and own their character. Her methodology challenges the Actor to challenge themselves in a way that is often not effectively taught by the traditional practices of acting classes. Once the actor is able to truly connect with Wendy’s guidance, a universal “ah ha” moment is born. Wendy inevitably leaves an indelible mark upon the actors, students and those aspiring to improve their craft.


Wendy began her career in the entertainment industry as a fashion model. At a booked video shoot, the casting director realized that she needed additional models to complete the job. Wendy offered her services to assist the casting director with coordinating a last minute casting. Realizing that she had a knack for recognizing talent, she began to freelance on numerous casting projects. Early in her career she worked with prominent casting director, Tracy Moore, to cast for “New Jersey Drive”. Wendy was part of the team that welcomed newcomer, Christopher Wallace, aka “Notorious B.I.G.” to the project. She partnered with mentor, Tracy “Twinkie” Byrd to cast memorable music videos for artists, Jennifer Lopez, Mariah Carey, Britney Spears, Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean, and numerous others. Branching off on her own, Wendy became a regular casting facilitator for MTV On Air Promos such as “Yo Mama”, “Sucker Free Sunday”; and product launches and ad campaigns for G-Unit Clothing, 7th on 6th Fashion week, “Fusha Designs” and numerous others.


The pivotal point in Wendy’s career occurred when she was hired to serve as lead New York Casting Director for Fox Searchlight Pictures, “Notorious”, the biopic story of rapper, Christopher Wallace. The 10 month long casting project lauded Wendy with the coo of finding and introducing, Jamal “Gravy” Woolard, who convincingly played the role of “Notorious B.I.G.”. While working on the Notorious project, Fox Searchlight asked Wendy to provide limited casting services for “Secret Life of Bees” and the 2010 Academy Award Nominated, “The Blindside”. For the second time, Wendy successfully introduced a new talent, Quinton Aaron, to a major motion picture project. Quinton Aaron was cast in the role of Michael Oher.


Wendy gives substantial credit to the prodigious directors that she has had the good fortune to work with on large scale projects. These directors include, George Tillman Jr., Dave Meyers, Brett Ratner, Lauryn Hill, Matthew Rolston, Queen Latifah and Antonio McDonald (MTV). She acknowledges that her keen casting eye and sensibilities have been enhanced by these director’s creative vision and mastery of the filmmaking craft.


Wendy continues to define and expand her proficiencies in the casting industry while staying relevant to the trends of the industry.


Wendy McKenzie’s talents are unique and filled with Endless Possibilities. Once experiencing Ms. McKenzie’s workshop, each student becomes more self-aware and able to effectively access the appropriate emotion. Wendy has a passion for enhancing an actor’s ability, which translates into actors’ landing substantial roles and developing successful careers...

Do Not Miss This Workshop.


For more information about Wendy McKenzie, please visit her website: HYPERLINK "http://www.inthewinkofaneye.biz/"www.inthewinkofaneye.biz


34 comments:

Anonymous said...

God helps those who help themselves...................................................

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Anonymous said...

you two make a lovely couple!............................................................

東芳 said...
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Anonymous said...

Knowledge is a treasure, but practice is the key to it.............................................................

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RoseH_Huls21365 said...

人生不如意事,十常八九。......................................................................

廷雯 said...
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Anonymous said...

死亡是悲哀的,但活得不快樂更悲哀。....................................................................

Anonymous said...

人生是故事的創造與遺忘。............................................................

Anonymous said...

人生是故事的創造與遺忘。............................................................

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Anonymous said...

感謝不吝分享您的心得............................................................

Anonymous said...

要經常發表文章 最愛你了呦............................................................

Anonymous said...

If you can not be kind, at least have the decency to be vague.............................................................

Anonymous said...

Poverty is stranger to industry.............................................................

Anonymous said...

很不賴的分享!! 多謝啦!!◑0◐......................................................

Anonymous said...

看後受益良多,謝謝∪ˍ∪......................................................

Anonymous said...

認識自己,是發現妳的真性格、掌握妳的命運、創照你前程的根源。............................................................

Anonymous said...

命運,就是自己行為的結果。..................................................

Anonymous said...

我們老得太快,卻聰明得太遲。..................................................

Anonymous said...

感謝分享唷^^~~.........................................

Anonymous said...

好的開始並不代表會成功,壞的開始並不代表是失敗............................................................

蕭劉明倫松恬 said...

愛,拆開來是心和受兩個字。用心去接受對方的一切,用心去愛對方的所有。......................................................................

Anonymous said...

沈舟側畔千帆過,病樹前頭萬木春............................................................

珍盈洪 said...

很棒的分享~留言支持!............................................................

Anonymous said...

失去金錢的人,失去很多;失去朋友的人,失去更多;失去信心的人,失去所有。............................................................

Anonymous said...

Never put off till tomorrow what may be done today..................................................................

Anonymous said...

Never put off till tomorrow what may be done today.......................................................................

士文婷文婷松 said...

我來湊熱鬧的~~^^ 要平安快樂哦..................................................

江仁趙雲虹昆 said...

很棒的分享~祝福你............................................................

Anonymous said...

你不能決定生命的長度,但你可以控制它的寬度..................................................................

惠邱邱邱邱雯 said...

加油!期待更新哦!

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