Michael A. Pinckney Plus


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Michael 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 and television series 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 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 help nurture young aspiring filmmakers.
Under Pinckney’s leadership Black Noise Media currently has a wide range of
film and television projects in various phases of development.

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