Marion MacKenzie Pyle is an award-winning writer, producer, and media host skilled at creating non fiction and fiction television, marketing and promotional content, educational series, video news magazines, commercials, and digital media.
Known as “fabulously creative with a keen business sense,” Marion has noted expertise in broadcast journalism, public affairs, public relations, advertising, and the performing arts. She has successfully advanced the mission of a diverse client base in public, private and non-profit sectors both nationally and internationally. Her work in Australia, Argentina, Mexico, Asia, and India has led to an outstanding cross-cultural competency. She is also fluent in Spanish.
Highlights in Marion’s media portfolio include:
Environmental Sustainability (Video News Magazine)
As a way of reducing the strain on California’s limited water supplies, Marion wrote, produced and hosted the award-winning video news magazine Straight from the Tap. The stylish and entertaining series championed water and energy conservation as a lifestyle in the home and garden for 8 successful seasons. Airing on Time Warner Cable and Bay Area PBS, the programs received more than a dozen media and television awards.
Homelessness and Mental Health (Fiction and non fiction video series)
In response to the tide of homeless people flooding California’s state and local libraries, Marion wrote, co-directed and co-produced the award-winning web training series The California Mental Health Initiative which equipped librarians on how to professionally and compassionately interact with homeless and mentally ill homeless. The winner of two Telly Awards, the series is now also being used by other libraries around the country(https://legacymedialab.com)
Faith and Family Entertainment (Family Friendly Television)
To help young adults navigate the complicated maze of singleness and dating, Marion wrote, produced, co-directed and hosted the upbeat, family friendly documentary series Winning At Love, Spirit-filled Stories about Dating and Romance. Heralded as “edifying, binge-worthy content” from parents and singles of all ages, the series is available for viewing on Bloom in the Dark TV.
Bilingual Advertising Commercials (English/Spanish TV)
Marion’s bilingual advertising commercial campaign Find Yourself in Mexico for Mexico’s Tourism Ministry was honored with a Clio Award, and she has received other advertising recognitions for her copywriting and producing of the Kraft USA campaigns titled The Adventures of Oscar and Lupita. (https://legacymedialab.com)
Celebrity Tribute (Fundraising Video)
In honor of Pulitzer-prize-winning playwright and novelist Larry McMurtry, Marion story produced a video tribute that included memorable interviews with Diane Lane, Jeff Bridges, Jake Gyllenhaal, TV producer Suzanne de Passe, and set designer Polly Platt.(https://legacymedialab.com)
Author, Speaker and Health Advocate
Marion’s acclaimed book “Healed, Healthy and Whole, How We Beat Cancer” about her husband’s healing journey using only unconventional therapies is considered a gripping read and has led to and numerous speaking opportunities and media appearances across the country. (https://healedhealthyandwhole.com)
Marion has a M.A. in Media and Communication Management from the University of Southern California and a B.A. in Film, Television and Mass Media from Anahuac University in Mexico City. She completed Biblical Studies at the Melbourne School of Theology in Melbourne, Australia. Marion is a member of several media organizations including the Producers Guild of America, SAG/AFTRA, as well as Women in Film and Television. She is on the Advisory Board for Christian Women in Media Global (CWIMA), and spearheads the Hollywood Prayer Network in Nashville, TN. Marion also volunteers her time with several other national and international non profits. Together with her husband, Russell Pyle, she resides in Nashville, TN.