Marion MacKenzie Pyle
Marion MacKenzie Pyle is an accomplished and award-winning scriptwriter, director, producer, and media strategist who creates uplifting content for television and the web, and works with national and international clients to maximize their brands, raise awareness about important issues, and/or contributes to overall organizational capacity enhancement through customized seminar design and delivery.
As Co-founder and President of Legacy Media Lab, Marion is widely respected as an innovative artist, strategic thinker, dynamic communicator, and exceptional writer. She creates fiction and non fiction content for film, television, video news magazines, news features, web series, corporate projects, commercials, and digital media. Her unique blend of international expertise includes television, theatre, film, as well as broadcast journalism, public relations, advertising, and public affairs.
In 2018, Marion’s work as scriptwriter, story producer, and co-director for the Mental Health Initiative video series was honored with two Telly Awards. The series sheds important light on the plight of California’s homeless population and mental illness. Other topics Marion has covered for traditional broadcast venues, national and international organizations, and advertising agencies include water resources, environment and science, health and wellness, lifestyle and culture, arts and entertainment, tourism and travel, energy efficiency, and poverty alleviation.
Marion is also known for her pioneering work on the award-winning Straight From The Tap cable television series, the first ever California video news magazine about water sustainability and green living. As scriptwriter, producer/director, and host, she transformed complex public policy and technical issues into stylish and entertaining episodes that aired on statewide cable networks such as Time Warner and Bay Area PBS Bay Area stations. SFFT has been recognized with six gold Telly awards, two PRism awards, and numerous other media accolades, including the American Water Works Association for Achievement in Public Communication.
Marion’s international experience includes work in Latin America, Australia, Southeast Asia, and India, contributing to her outstanding cross-cultural competency. She is fluent in English and Spanish and works seamlessly in both languages. Her advertising work includes CLIO award-winning copywriting and producing campaigns for Mexico’s Department of Tourism, and other advertising media honors for her work for Kraft USA.
Marion began her career as an actress in the U.S. and Australia and has appeared in dozens of , television series (Flying Doctors, Inside Running, House Rules, Embassy), mini series (A Far Country) and films (A Cry In The Dark, Ground Zero), theatrical productions, musicals (Pastrana, Company, The Stronger) commercials, and voiceovers (Getty Museum, McDonalds, Edison, Chrysler, just to name a few).
An avid health advocate, Marion has also authored of the acclaimed book “Healed, Healthy and Whole, How We Beat Cancer.” The page turner chronicles her husband’s race against time and ultimate victory over the disease using only integrative and alternative medicine. In ongoing media appearances all over the U.S., she shares her remarkable story and has inspired thousands with a message of hope and healing.
Marion holds a B.A. in Mass Media and Communications, and an M.A. in Communication Management from the Annenberg School of Communication at USC. She is an active member of the Producer’s Guild of America and donates her time to several other non profit causes.