Where Women And Filmmaking Collide
Episode 409 : Shannan E. Johnson - Script Consultant
SHANNAN E. JOHNSON is the ultimate accountability partner. After grad school she became a junior creative executive at NBCUniversal at the Syfy Channel. I was there for the rebrand. Remember Sci Fi? Yeah, not really. Anywho, it was her job to help writers and producers take their ideas from pitch to production. She co-exec'd on Alphas, Being Human, Haven, Sanctuary, Warehouse 13, and more Syfy dramedies. This is how she honed my skill in all stages of the screenwriting process. She started her own script consulting company, The Professional Pen. Her clients include emerging screenwriters to established actors, directors, showrunners and producers. She's judged screenplay competitions and sat on festival panels, consulted on a plethora of scripts, and garnered several editing credits.
Our Host for this Episode is Brittany White a modern-day visionary. Using a unique brand of faith, funny and down to earth realness, Brittany aspires to show women that you can have it all without sacrificing your faith, family or career.
On This Episode We Cover:
Your career path defines versatility…you’ve worked in education, tv/film and as an actress/singer/dancer. How did you decide it was time for a career switch and were you ever fearful of taking the leap from one career path to another?
What exactly is a script consultant and what type of services do you offer to writers?
Why is it important as a writer to invest in these types of services?
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Episode 408 : Myah Lipscomb - Cinematographer + Director + Editor + Writer
Myah Naomi Lipscomb was born in Washington, D.C. and grew up in Adelphi, Maryland as the only child of Sylvester and Chandra Lipscomb. She was taught at the early age of three to be an individual and it eventually became apart of her identity to whole-heartedly and unapologetically be herself. After graduating from Eleanor Roosevelt high school in Greenbelt, Maryland, she moved to Nashville, Tennessee to attend Tennessee State University. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with her Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science/ Pre-Veterinary Medicine. After working as a veterinary assistant for a year and half, she realized that her passion lied elsewhere and that life was too short not to fulfill her dreams. She has always had a strong creative side that she’s expressed through dance, writing, acting, videography, and editing. In December of 2014, she took a leap of faith toward her passion and decided to pursue a career in television and film. She attended Lipscomb University and graduated with her Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) degree in Film & Creative Media in December 2017.
Myah’s passion for television and film comes from the desire to create content that positively represents people of color, especially women of color, in a respectable manner. She is the creator of an award winning scripted television comedy series, #WeirdMYAH, and is currently in the process of getting it picked up by a television network or streaming platform. She currently works as a freelance director, cinematographer, and editor for individuals, artists, musicians, events, businesses, and local television stations.
Podcast Guest Host: Brittany White is a modern-day visionary. Using a unique brand of faith, funny and down to earth realness, Brittany aspires to show women that you can have it all without sacrificing your faith, family or career.
Nicknamed “Every girl’s best friend”, Brittany’s humor and realness has allowed her to connect to women all over the country through an active and engaging social media presence. She understands that social media can be used as a source to bring women together and uses it to inspire and encourage women around the world.
The vision of Brittany J. White Inc. is to spread the love of Christ through both her media company “Pretty Funny Ent.” and her non-profit organization “The Leah Project Inc.”
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Episode 407: K. Elle Jones - Filmmaker & Media Savvy Expert
K. Elle Jones is an Amazon Bestselling author, award-winning entrepreneur, Personal Brand Consultant, filmmaker, and media-savvy expert, with more than 25+ years experience in media, entertainment, branding, marketing & advertising, working with top brands including Victoria’s Secret, Bath + Body Works, and Cigna Healthcare.
Her brand positioning, presence (on-and-offline), and messaging has helped her land lucrative brand partnership deals, and garnered her both local and national media attention, including CBS, The Tamron Hall Show, VoyageLA, LA Talk Radio, and more.
She’s currently in production on her live Docuseries, “The Beauty Behind The Brand Live,” a 12-episode, original television series produced by, ELLEvate NOW Creative Media, her production company, and LMK Entertainment.
Elle consults with entrepreneurs, business owners, female founders and community leaders on how to build a powerful, legacy-driven personal brand, share their message with more people, and elevate their credibility, impact and profitability, leveraging the power of storytelling, video, brand marketing + distribution.
On This Episode We Cover:
Navigating the middle of the journey
Losing a job and pivoting careers
Branding & PR with Creatives - What that looks like
Next Steps when you don't know what to do
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You can learn more about Elle and her creative agency + video production company at www.ellevatenow.com or on Instagram
You can learn more about TCO and their production company at www.thecreativeoutsiders.com or on Instagram
Episode 406 : Lamide Akintobi - Broadcast Journalist, TV Presenter/Producer, & Documentary maker
Lamide Akintobi is an award winning journalist and television personality with several years of experience in front of and behind the camera. She has a B.A in Broadcast Journalism and Spanish from Texas A&M University – Commerce, and an M.A in International Journalism from City University, London, where she was a British Council Chevening Scholar.
She has worked as a news anchor, producer and reporter at Channels TV and TVC News and as a Presenter/Producer with Ebonylife TV, which broadcasts across Africa and in the UK. She also worked with Red Media as a host on the show "Church Culture" and has worked as a freelance producer for CNN International since 2018. Lamide has also served as a producer/coordinator on independent documentaries and as a project/content acquisition manager.
She has moderated panels at the Nigerian Entertainment Conference, Ake Festival, Union Bank Annual Education Conference, & She Leads Africa Festival, among many others. In addition, she is an event host, working with clients such as Union Bank and Google Nigeria, a content consultant, and documentary maker.
On This Episode:
Finding your Footing as a Storyteller
Networking & Connections
Producing out of Necessity
Your Responsibility as a Storyteller
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Lamide Akintobi : Instagram Website
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Episode 405: Charlotte Betts - Pint Size Faith Media
Charlotte Betts Lomé Togo, raised in Canada’s capital , Ottawa and currently call a quiet suburb outside of Chicago home.
If there is only one thing you need to know about her, it is this — She's a storyteller through and through. and passionate about helping people and businesses make an impact through digital storytelling.
Her creative (writing) journey began in 1990 thanks to a book by La Comptesse de Ségur entitled “ Après la pluie le beau temps” she fell in love with Ségur’s ability to transport me to France through words and vowed one day to do the same.
Today, that vow has helped her serve individuals by bridging the gap between their stories and their audience, through the use of effective and impactful storytelling.
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Charlotte Betts - www.instagram.com/pintsizefaithmedia or Website or www.instagram.com/charlotteabetts
Shivawn Mitchell - www.thecreativeoutsiders.com or www.shivawnmitchell.com & IG
Episode Bonus : Bri Smith - Creative Coin Chat
During our Creative Chat we tackle the topic of the Broke Creative and how Creatives can change their mindset to be in position to build as well as create. The Creative Outsiders host monthly Chat with out Community about issues that creatives go through.
On the Call this Week we invited Bri Smith who helps businesses and individuals implement the best use financial strategies for their finances.
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Website - www.thecreativeoutsiders.com
Instagram - www.instagram.com/thecreativeoutsiders
What does doing the work look like financially as a creative?
Do you Value Align with where you are headed?
Where did we get our money mindset from?
What is the starving artist?
Real and necessary conversations!
This podcast is everything. It really brought to light the gap that exists with women of color in the film industry. It also addresses a lot of things that we all may be thinking but to afraid to ask or say. I love when Shivawn said as creatives sometimes our minds can be all over the place. Knowing that I was not alone in this feeling gave me a chance to breathe and give myself a break. The guests are a wealth of knowledge and just great resources and insight on what it is like to be a woman of color in the film industry. I laugh, learn, and critical think while listening to this podcast as an aspiring screenwriter and producer.
Keep them coming!