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THE CASTING DIRECTOR GURU- Winsome Sinclair

Winsome Sinclair

Winsome Sinclair is one of the most sought after Casting Directors on the East Coast and has collaborated with some of the most influential filmmakers in the world.   She  has worked on a myriad of noteworthy films with directors such as Steven Spielberg, Spike Lee,  Oliver  Stone,  John  Singleton,  Forrest  Whitaker,  Ernest  Dickerson,  Christopher Reeve, and Hype Williams.  Along with these prominent directors, Winsome has become a  part  of cinematic  history,  for titles  such as Amistad, Malcolm  X, Waiting to Exhale, Inside  Man, & Miracle at St. Anna, & the Academy Award winning  film PRECIOUS which are destined to become classics.

Winsome  began  her  career  in  casting  soon  after  graduating  from  Florida  A&M University, with a degree in Theatre.  Upon her return to New York, she wrote to Spike Lee, asking him for the opportunity to learn.  He responded by offering her an internship on the set of Mo’ Better Blues (22 years ago this year) in the extras casting department. From those humble beginnings, Winsome went on to cast principals and extras on some of the most popular urban dramas of our day, such as Juice, Higher Learning, Best Man Belly, Brown  Sugar, 30  Years  to  Life  as  well  on  such  hits  as  Shaft, 25th Hour & M y Brother (nominated  for  2008  NAACP  Image  Award).  She has most recently worked TYLER PERRY on FOR COLORED GIRLS as well as with JOHN SINGLETON on the suspense thriller ABDUCTION (starring Taylor Lautner of the TWILIGHT series) and is currently working with GEOFFEREY FLETCHER on his directorial debut VIOLET & DAISY.. Geofferey is the first AFRICAN AMERICAN to win the ACADEMY AWARD for best writer 2009.. At the close of 2010 she collaborated with the TYLER PERRY team on their latest project WE THE PEEPLES..

In addition to running her own full service casting company for over 20 years in 2009 Winsome joined forces with her peers   and formed LEGACY MEDIA GROUP…  A full service  production  company  in  BROOKLYN,NY…(www.legacymediagroup.org)  As well as having a slate Television & film projects in production scheduled for release in 2011 &  2012 , Winsome  along with  her  partners  at LEGACY MEDIA GROUP  have collaborated  with  MEDGAR  EVERS  COLLEGE  to  launch  a  PA  training  certificate program  that  trains  its  students  to  work  in  entry  level  positions  in  the  Film  &  TV industry.

Winsome Sinclair founder of WSA demonstrates extraordinary casting director talent casting across nations as well as color lines. Recognized by her peers as a phenomenon and the #1 casting director for urban projects on the east coast, in 1999 Winsome was honored as one of 25 Influential Black Women in Business in the U.S and will be featured in the 2009 Edition of Who’s Who in Black NYC.

Q&A With WInsome Sinclair (COMING SOON!!!)

**This Fall Ms Sinclair will be featured in NV Magazines as on of their 2011 Movers & Shakers Issue**

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