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Kendra Black is a national award-winning professional with a deeply rooted, 25-year history in film and television production, broadcasting, corporate public relations, and publicity.
Recipient of a CANPRO Award for the best magazine and feature television program in Canada, a QSVI Award for innovative thinking and execution, and two Performance Recognitions for work ethic, she is committed to the timely fulfillment of quality projects. During the Silver Wave Film Festivals 2008 awards gala, she was honoured as a Person who has Contributed Significantly to Film and Video in
After receiving formal schooling and additional training in
After several years in television, Kendra then accepted a position as co-host of a flagship current affairs program on local public radio, with the pinnacle achievement of her tenure being the programs attainment of the highest market share of all public radio morning programs in
Expanding on her career in audio-visual storytelling, Kendra began focussing on narrative films, both long and short form, working in capacities as varied as co-producer, assistant director, casting director, unit publicist, video camera operator, stills photographer, and assistant to producers. She incorporated 4FRONT film services to aid other filmmakers in the areas of production, publicity, public relations, and more. She also undertook several advanced training sessions with renowned filmmakers and working professionals such as Albert Maysles (Documentary Filmmaking), Dov Simens (Feature Film Producing), Giles Walker (Directing), Les Kryszan (35mm Camera), Elizabeth Guildford (Production Managing), and Janet Sheridan (Production Accounting).
A full member of WIFT Toronto, Kendra recently relocated from New Brunswick, where she was a full member of the New Brunswick Filmmakers Cooperative, regularly donating her time and resources to develop and strengthen film and television opportunities for emerging filmmakers in
More recently, Kendra accepted an invitation to participate as a working member of the International
As an emerging producer of film, and with the belief that the best stories serve the human condition on many levels, Kendra is committed to the production of stories which evoke and entertain, enlighten, and enhance our sense of self and the world we occupy, merging uncommonly thoughtful artistic values with time-proven best practices of business.