Michael A. Pinckney is the founder and managing director of Black Noise media, a full service production house based in New York City. He got his start over twelve yeas ago under the tutelage of filmmaker Spike Lee and soon after joined The Director's Guild of America. He has over 10 years experience as an assistant director on films such as The 25th Hour, 7th Heaven, The Best Man, Law & Order, Inside Man and The academy award nominated film Precious in which he was nominated for a DGA award along with the director Lee Daniels as part of his directing team.
He has also worked as an assistant director on countless TV commercials for clients like Coco Cola, McDonalds, Nike, Microsoft and Burger King. Mr. Pinckney has directed short films, commercials, music videos and PSA's for clients like Goodwill Industries, The NY GIANTS, Select Media, Youth Communications, Def Jam and 4mm Games. He won an award for Excellence in Media from The Black Men's Film Conference for his HIV film "The Candy Store" and toured the film festival circuit with films from his short film collection. Recently he made his feature film debut with "You're Nobody til somebody kills you", a gritty crime thriller Executive Produced by his mentor Spike Lee. He also consistently speaks at high schools and colleges which prompted him to start The Black Noise Foundation, the non-profit arm for Black Noise Media as a tool to give back and to help nurture young aspiring filmmakers. Under Pinckney's leadership Black Noise Media currently has a wide range of film and television projects various phases of development.
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