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TRACY "TWINKIE" BYRD |
PROFILE

Tracy Twinkie Byrd- 29 years as a Casting Director on such films as “Stomp the Yard”, “Notorious”, “Fruitvale Station”, “Sparkle”, “Southside with You” and most recently BEATS on Netflix. She has embarked on new ventures (she calls it lane changing) as a Director/Producer and Author.


Her SANKOFA style Directorial Debut, The Counter:1960 received Standing Ovations at MVAAFF,PAFF & Power of She film festivals. She co-wrote The Counter:1960 alongside Rev. Jesse Jackson’s teenage daughter Ashley and co Produced it with Kim Ogletree. Twinkie also Directed two episodes of the web series “God Complex” for Amazon Prime And a Music Video for Billboard recording artist Drew Vision. Currently, Twinkie is producing Christmas film with Lifetime A&E studios to be shot this fall.

Twinkie's latest venture “Channeling Becky” by Kindle Publishing is a book based on a collection of Facebook Blog entries. Her funny yet focused take on Dating in the new millennium in Hollywood, Mental Health, Self Love And Self Care will change your life.

“You will LOL :)
As a respected veteran in the entertainment industry, I follow Twinkie on her social media, usually to hear her thoughts on Entertainment. So wasn't sure exactly what to expect when I purchased her book on dating, "Channeling Becky."

“I must say that I laughed A LOT. Tracy kept her sense of humor while working through her dating struggles. As a single woman that just turned 40, I could feel her pain! I took good notes on things that I can work on myself, and I also felt some validation regarding some of my recent growth. I give this book 5 stars for being both entertaining AND a modern-day "how to." I hope she and Mr. Squeeze are still happy!”

Channeling Becky is on sale now Exclusively on Amazon Prime and Kindle