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S2. E6. Marion Pyle

Producers Guild of America member Marion Pyle is an award-winning writer, director, producer, TV host, and actress who develops and shapes non fiction and fiction programming for television, doc-series, digital media, video news magazines, news features, commercials, and corporate projects for traditional broadcast venues, digital outlets, corporate and government clients, as well as national and international non profits.

She is co-executive producer, writer and host of the 2020 upbeat, family-friendly 8-part television series “Winning At Love, Spirit-filled Stories about Dating and Romance.”

In 2017-18, Marion wrote, co-directed and co-produced the award-winning web series “The California Mental Health Initiative” that unpacks the nexus between homelessness and mental health issues. Marion was show runner of the award-winning cable television video news magazine “Straight From The Tap” (Time Warner and PBS) that received more than a dozen media industry honors.

She has worked with Jeff Bridges, Diane Lane, Jake Gyllenhaal, Suzanne de Passe, and Polly Platt as story producer for a special project honoring screenwriter, playwright and novelist Larry McMurtry.

Marion’s acclaimed book “Healed, Healthy and Whole, How We Beat Cancer with Integrative Therapies,” is considered a gripping read about her husband’s race against time and ultimate victory over the disease using only alternative therapies.

Marion began her career as an actor in theater, film and television appearing in films with Meryl Streep and Sam Neill (“A Cry in the Dark/Evil Angels”), Colin Friels and Donald Pleasance (“Ground Zero”), in the limited series “A Far Country” with Michael York and Sigrid Thornton, and popular Australian television productions such as “House Rules” with Jackie Weaver, “Flying Doctors,” “Inside Running,” “Embassy,” “Chances” for the Nine Network and Crawford Productions.

As co-star of the theatre musical “Pastrana,” she was nominated for a Green Room Award (Australian Tony Award), and also co-wrote and co-produced the acclaimed theatrical production “With This Baggage We Leap!” staged at La Mama and the Comedy Café in Melbourne, Australia. In Melbourne, Marion also co-founded, co-directed and taught at the The P&M Drama Studios, an artistic hub that trained many well known Australian actors.

In Southern California, Marion co-founded Legacy Media Lab, a full service media production company that produces programming for television, digital outlets and the web. These media works are shaped for traditional broadcast venues, corporate and government clients, national and international non profits. Topics have included arts and entertainment, health and wellness, lifestyle and culture, faith and family, water and environment, energy efficiency, homelessness and mental health, and poverty alleviation.

Fluent in English and Spanish, Marion and works seamlessly in both languages. Her bilingual television advertising campaign “Find Yourself in Mexico” received a Clio Award, and she has worked extensively in Latin America, Australia, Southeast Asia, and India, all which contribute to her outstanding cross cultural competency.

She has held senior positions at The Rogers Group where she provided strategic expertise in bilingual public relations and public affairs. She is considered one of the best media training coaches in the PR field.

Marion has a M.A. in Media and Communication Management from USC and a B.A. in Film, Television and Mass Media from Anahuac University in Mexico City.

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