David McKenzie is the president of Associated Television International (ATI), which has been in business for more than three decades. During this time, the company has produced and distributed award-winning original programming for network and cable TV and sold millions of DVDs. ATI’s programming includes nature shows like Killer Instinct and Safari as well as specials on pop culture milestones such as The Rocky Saga: Going the Distance and Inside Story: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. David McKenzie served as executive producer for both projects. He has more than 100 producer credits since 1986.
Beyond pop culture and nature specials, David McKenzie has executive produced TV movies, series, and documentaries such as An American Thanksgiving (2006), Heroes at Home (2008), Masters of Illusion (2009), Real Vice Cops (2008-09), and The Spirit of Mississippi (2010). His most recent producer credits include the Emmy-Award-winning Hate Among Us (2019), Evil Touch (2019), and Purgatory (2020).
McKenzie also specializes in producing and directing awards shows and events. He was executive producer for the 47th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards (2020) and performed the same duties for the ceremony in 2009, 2010, and 2011. He has also produced and/or directed the Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade nine times since 2009, as well as the 21st Annual Movieguide Awards (2013), the 36th Annual Gracie Awards (2011), and the 2007, 2008, and 2009 World Magic Awards.
In addition to receiving an Emmy for his directorial work on Hate Among Us (2019), David McKenzie has won Daytime Emmy Awards for On the Edge: The Poverty Crisis in Africa (2009) and America’s Invisible Children: The Homeless Education Crisis in America (2007). He also received nominations for This Just In (2016), Life on the Edge: A Global Crisis (2008), and Who’s Who of World Giving (2007). In addition, ATI’s programming has received awards and distinction from several other industry organizations.