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Episode 400: Kristin Winchester : Mental Health & Mindset Maintenance for Creatives

Episode 400: Kristin Winchester : Mental Health & Mindset Maintenance for Creatives

March 23, 2020
Kristin Winchester is a Licensed Therapist and Mindset Coach, speaker, host of the DFBG Mindset Podcast and founder of Her Therapy Space, a mental health private practice in Washington, DC. 
 
She partners with ambitious WOC entrepreneurs and professionals to break the negative thought patterns keeping them from success so they can live out their purpose with excitement and confidence. She believes that we have the power to choose and create the life we desire and it all starts with our thinking. With over 8 years experience in the wellness field, Kristin has helped many people shift their ways of thinking in order to live a life they once didn’t think was a possibility. 
 
Kristin has been featured in Essence, Cosmopolitan, CNN Money, Rolling Out, Huff Post and a number of other platforms.
 
Show Notes
  • How do we Navigate our Mental Health During This Time 
  • What is Depression & managing our Emotional health 
  • Identifying Anxiety 
  • Why we still need Routine during this time 
  • Checking in with yourself and what that looks like
  • Imposter Syndrome 
  • Limiting our Consumption as Creatives during this time 

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shivawnmitchell // thecreativeoutsiders 

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Mentioned on the show The 5 Minute Journal 

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Episode 315 Alesia Etinoff : Creator, Comedian & Producer

Episode 315 Alesia Etinoff : Creator, Comedian & Producer

December 22, 2019

Alesia Etinoff is an LA-based creator and comedian just wrapped principle on her short film 19 WEEKS that Zoe Saldana’s Cinestar Executive Produced; Alesia stars opposite Sherri Shepherd, Lamorne Morris and Marque Richardson. Alesia’s 2017 web series Avant-Guardians won Best Short Form Dramedy at the prestigious NYTVF, was nominated for best websereis at ABFF, and is an official selection for the LA Film Festival. It’s received rave reviews from Essence, Bust Magazine, Decider and TubeFilter. The pilot she wrote, inspired by the series, made it to the second round of the Sundance Episodic Story Lab and the second round of the MACRO Episodic Story Lab. Alesia has showcased at the Hollywood Improv, Nerdmelt and Zanies Chicago and can be seen regularly at UCB and Flappers. She is a UCB Diversity Scholar and a graduate of the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama. Alesia most recently partnered with the Television Academy to create a diversity writing intensive called ‘Young Writers to Watch.’

 

On This Episode We Cover: 

Producing her own Project & Funding 

How Comedy has shaped her writing 

Her short film 19 WEEKS

Script Coverage 

Pitfalls Screenwriters Make

The Importance of Community For Filmmakers

Connect With Us

Alesia Etinoff - Instagram, Website 

Shivawn Mitchell - Instagram, Website

Episode 314 : Rani Craft Robinson - Producer

Episode 314 : Rani Craft Robinson - Producer

September 5, 2019

Rani brings 16+ years experience in the digital media space. Her work has taken her from Washington, DC, to Los Angeles and to Singapore, producing, directing digital content in support of Travel Channel, TLC, HGTV, DIYNetwork and more. 

Throughout her career she’s produced many digital series including HGTV’s House Tours with host of Flipping Virgins, Egypt Sherrod, and Flip or Flop Atlanta’s Anita and Ken Corsini. Additional series she produced include My Hometown and Day in the Life with actor Brian Unger (Travel Channel). Rani has also produced the digital series for Travel Channel, Man v. NYC, featuring Man v. Food’s Casey Webb and Food Network’s Vivian Chan.

Rani is also an avid world-traveler. In an effort to share her experience and passion for travel, her love for photography and her local experiences with her 3 children,  she created a lifestyle blog called Triplicity by Craft. The blog showcases her travels to such places as Paris, Italy, and Senegal.  Additionally, she has used her passion as a platform to tell others about the importance of travel for young kids and adults. 

In 2017, Rani was invited to speak at Good Travels’ inaugural event in San Francisco on the importance of travel, especially for the next generation.

Rani also serves on the Board of Creatives team for 100cameras, a non-profit organization that works with young children in marginalized regions throughout the world, teaching them photojournalism.

Rani currently residing in Knoxville, TN, by way of Washington, DC.

In 2017 Rani, started working alongside her good friend Latasha Kennedy at LMK Entertainment Group to produce scripted and unscripted content. Rani executive produced ‘One Last Goodbye’ with Latasha Kennedy in April 2018.

 

On This Episode We Cover: 

The Pitching Process

How Rani's career landed her in producing 

Skills that will benefit you as a producer 

How travel has helped her as a storyteller 

 

Connect With Us: 

Rani Craft Robinson - www.instagram.com/ranicraft or https://www.lmkentertainmentgrp.com/our-team

Shivawn Mitchell - www.thecreativeoutsiders.com or www.shivawnmitchell.com 

Episode 313 Gynai Kristol : Filmmaker

Episode 313 Gynai Kristol : Filmmaker

August 15, 2019

Gynai Kristol was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. As a child she would constantly watch and critique music videos while contemplating ways to form concepts in her head for them. Her Grandfather was a photographer and inadvertently had quite the influence on her at young age. The camera and film world had always been intriguing for her and a constant creative motivator since she was a little girl, which in later years, caused her to purchase her first camera, a Canon t3i.
After Graduating from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2013, Gynai began working with The West Angeles Church Of God In Christ as a videographer. Not content with juggling only one gig she continued to pursue working with various creatives in and around LA and began working with and documenting artists’ processes as they created their albums, prepared for their first shows, and went through life. In 2015 she decided to move to New York to further pursue her passion in film and attended New York Film Academy for their one year documentary program.
The want to tell stories of people's lives, giving them a relatable appeal, is what kept Gynai doing documentary based videos and short films. With her documentary films, Gynai’s goal is to inspire and entertain her audience. She is now a freelance filmmaker and editor based in Brooklyn, NY.

 

Connect with Gynai Kristol - Website

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Episode 312: Denise Purkett - Storyteller

Episode 312: Denise Purkett - Storyteller

July 29, 2019

Denise Purkett is a writer who creates original content for the internet. She enjoys telling stories visually, touching on topics including relationships, self-care, and grief. She works alongside her husband in their company, Vision Suite Media, where they specialize in creating digital videos and photos for businesses, creatives and artists. Denise has a MA in Strategic Communication. Denise lives in Norfolk, Virginia with her husband, her bonus daughter, and her 8 month old daughter. 

 

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Episode 311: Alana Marie - Storyteller - Documentary Filmmaker

Episode 311: Alana Marie - Storyteller - Documentary Filmmaker

July 10, 2019

Alana Marie is a storyteller and digital content creator. Alana’s passion stems from her belief in everyone having a story, everything having a meaning, and every experience serving a purpose. Alana recently completed her first short, The Kinloch Doc, which screened in the St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase and the St. Louis International Film Festival. She is currently producing and directing the feature length of the Kinloch Doc, the first documentary about the rise and demise of Missouri’s First Black City - Kinloch, MO. In addition to filmmaking: (1) Alana is a college access advocate exposing first-gen and underrepresented youth to college, (2) a community organizer in overlooked and neglected neighborhoods in St. Louis, and (3) a freelance writer whose work has been published on several known online publications including Blavity, xoNecole, The Root & Delux Mag.

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Episode 310 Dana & Sarah Films LLC : Documentary Filmmakers

Episode 310 Dana & Sarah Films LLC : Documentary Filmmakers

June 11, 2019

Dana & Sarah Films LLC is owned by two women filmmakers, Dana Richardson and Sarah Zentz, who have been passionately directing and producing independent documentary films since 2008. They are the Producers, Directors, and Editors of the award winning documentary films GOSHEN (2015) and BACK TO EDEN (2011). Their documentary features have broadcast on PBS, FNX, and Amazing Discoveries and were selected by several On Demand channels including Amazon Video, Telus, Steep Edge TV, Grind TV, Eco Streamz, and FMTV. ​Their films are concerned with social and environmental issues, covering stories such as sustainable food systems and the impact of climate change on indigenous cultures. They have a unique way of storytelling that is entertaining, educational, and inspires change.

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Episode 309 - Jillian Bullock : Director, Producer, Filmmaker

Episode 309 - Jillian Bullock : Director, Producer, Filmmaker

May 29, 2019

Jillian Bullock is the CEO/President of Jillian Bullock Enterprises, LLC, an empowerment and entertainment production company based in Pennsylvania. After graduation with a degree in Communications from La Salle University, Jillian got her start in filmmaking as an intern on Spike Lee’s movie “Malcolm X.” From there, she has worked on her own, and other people’s movies as an actor, writer, producer, director, and fight
choreographer. 
As an award winning filmmaker, Jillian wrote and directed the documentary “A Filmmaker’s
Personal Journey.” She went on to write, direct and produce the drama “Spirit.” Jillian recently
completed “A Sense of Purpose: Fighting For Our Lives,” a feature film that focuses on veterans,
PTSD and military sexual assault.Currently, Jillian is in pre-production on the movie “A Cup Full of Crazy,” a psychological thriller. 
Since 2007, Jillian has been a screenwriting judge for the Set In Philadelphia Screenwriting
Contest, which is sponsored by the Greater Philadelphia Film Office.

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Jillian Bullock https://www.jbullockspeaker.com/ 

Shivawn Mitchell www.shivawnmitchell.com www.thecreativeoutsiders.com 

 

 

Episode 308 : Janine Sherman Barrois - Writer, Producer, Showrunner

Episode 308 : Janine Sherman Barrois - Writer, Producer, Showrunner

May 21, 2019

Janine Sherman Barrois is an award-winning writer/producer who is currently the showrunner/executive producer on the TNT hit dramedy Claws, starring Niecy Nash. She has been writer/executive producer on such shows as ER and Criminal Minds and has won numerous awards including a Humanitas and several NAACP Image Awards. Barrois graduated from Howard University. French Fries marks her directorial debut.

 

On This Episode We Cover:

What it takes to be a Screenwriter 

Wearing the hat as a Showrunner 

French Fries - Short Film

Finding balance as a filmmaker

Working in the industry 

 

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Janine Sherman Barrois  https://www.frenchfriesshortfilm.com/ 

The Creative Outsiders http://www.thecreativeoutsiders.com      http://www.shivawnmitchell.com

 

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Episode 307 - Carolyn McDonald : Award Winning Network TV Films & Documentaries

Episode 307 - Carolyn McDonald : Award Winning Network TV Films & Documentaries

April 30, 2019

From grassroots community projects & podcasts to awardwinning network TV films & documentaries, Carolyn McDonald generates & facilitates provocative content for a variety of creative platforms.

Fresh out of New York University’s Dramatic Writing/Film Program, Carolyn joined the East Coast advertising/publicity division of Warner Bros. Television in New York. There she ran buyer screenings and developed network publicity campaigns for such films as THE ROAD WARRIOR, CHARIOTS OF FIRE and BLADE RUNNER, and conceived marketing campaigns for the Warner Bros. cartoon catalogue.

Carolyn also served as a Creative Executive at Cinecom Entertainment Group, where she was involved in various stages of development & production on such films as THE HANDMAID’S TALE, ONCE AROUND, MISSISSIPPI MASALA and TUNE IN TOMORROW.

As Executive Vice President of Danny Glover’s Carrie Productions, she executive produced TNT’s Emmy & Image Award-nominated civil rights saga, FREEDOM SONG, written and directed by Oscar® nominee Phil Alden Robinson. Carolyn also coproduced the critically acclaimed Western BUFFALO SOLDIERS, and executive produced AMERICA’S DREAM for HBO, which featured Wesley Snipes, and won 4 Cable Aces and an NAACP Image Award for Best Made-for-TV Movie.

She recently launched DigMeVision, a professional development consulting service to help content creators enhance their entrepreneurial skills + implement effective marketing strategies in the ever-changing digital media landscape. She’s conducted workshops in New York at the Made in NY Media Center at IFP, Raw Space, and at Women in Film’s ScriptDC in Washington. She was one of 20 participants in the New York City Mayor’s Office of Media + Entertainment’s inaugural Podcasting Certificate Program, and will be launching her first podcast “The Is” early 2019. 

 

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Host: Shivawn Mitchell www.shivawnmitchell.com

www.thecreativeoutsiders.com 

Guest: Carolyn McDonald 

https://www.linkedin.com/in/CarolynMcDonald

https://digmevision.com/about   

 

 

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