Winsome Sinclair is a 30 year veteran casting director and founder of the global casting
agency, Winsome Sinclair and Associates.
A graduate of Florida A&M University, Winsome began her film and television career
under the tutelage of film director, Spike Lee. From the late 80s through the 2000s, she
collaborated with Spike on all feature film projects for 23 years. In 1996 , Sinclair set out
on her own business path by laying entrepreneurial roots in her home state of New York
through her namesake company Winsome Sinclair & Associates.
To date, the firm has collaborated with such directors as Steven Spielberg, Spike Lee,
Oliver Stone, John Singleton and Lee Daniels. Over the years, WSA has also joined
forces with others casting principals and/or extras for major box office films like Amistad,
Malcolm X, Waiting to Exhale, The Best Man, Inside Man, Too Fast Too Furious, Black
Snake Moan, Cadillac Records, Sparkle, Precious and many others.
After several successful years in NYC, the Atlanta film market boomed and Sinclair
relocated the business in 2014. Now headquartered in Georgia full time, her recent tv &
film projects include the local casting for HBO’s Bessie starring and produced by
academy award nominee Queen Latifah, Atlanta casting for the pilot of the Fox series
Star, BET’s Being Mary Jane, feature film, Barber Shop 3 directed by Malcolm Lee, All
Eyez On Me: The Tupac Shakur Biopic directed by Benny Boom, Netflix’s Nappily Ever
After starring Sanaa Lathan.
In the documentary realm, Sinclair has collaborated with the Oscar nominated director
Sam Pollard on 3 occasions: 2012’sSlavery By Another Name, 2014’sAugust
Wilson’s The Ground On Which I Stand and most recently, the 2018 Pan African Film
Festival award- winning story on Atlanta’s first African-American mayor, Maynardon
which she also served as co-producer.
In 2018, Sinclair expanded the educational component of her business, reprising her
signature actor’s intensive, The BLUEPRINT Series, a workshop that gives actors,
directors and producers valuable “behind the glitz and glam tools on how to
successfully navigate the business of entertainment. In 2019 Sinclair and her team
successfully launched the mast class for the Blueprint Series entitled Blueprint 2.0/The
MEGA series, The 2.0 Version of the series is the nest level of the BPS intensive . This
version is an opportunity for the audience to learn /glean from industry titans their
personal philosophies, experience and their unique road to success. For the launch of
Blueprint 2.0 Sinclair partnered with Clark Atlanta University to host the event and the
first conversation was with Kareem Biggs Burke co-founder of Roc-A-Fella records .
She has also lent her expertise to the masses by headlining several film industry panels
including Fayetteville State University’s True
To Yourself Conference alongside Tichina Arnold, several installments of the
Multicultural Media Correspondents Associations State Of The Union panels in D.C.
alongside Congresswoman Val Demings, Common, Regina Hall and Russell Hornsby
and Clark Atlanta University’s Women in Creative Careers panel. She will continue to
travel globally through guest appearances and as an expert panelist
Outside of her bustling business ventures, in 2017 Sinclair gained the title of mother, as
she welcomed two sons into her life through adoption. She cites motherhood as one of
the most rewarding feelings that she has experiencedas she pours herself into this
role with love, gratitude and a new level of nurturing. As a family, they enjoy cooking
together, arts & crafts, attending sports events and watching movies.
With three decades of experience to her credit, this film industry veteran sits on the
board of directors for the African-American Women In Cinema Foundation. She is also a
member of Women In Film and Television Atlanta, an active member of the Television
Academy and most recently, a member of the Casting Society of America. Her career is
on an upward and outward trajectory as she, along with her business partner Donald
Jarmond opened the doors to Kairos Films, a full-service production company.