Board of Directors
The Virginia native and Norfolk State University & Wilkes University graduate wants to be remembered as a woman who gave others permission to live their dreams. As the author of two Published Books, Producer of a Podcast show and owner of The Creative Outsiders, Shivawn is doing her part to make sure that voices are being represented throughout various mediums in media.
After, attending film school for screenwriting Shivawn assisted in developing and implementing the visual brand and identity of many businesses. Since committing to her filmmaking career she has gone on to work on production teams that have won many accolades.
Natasha T. Brown Natasha has earned a bachelor’s of science degree in communications with a concentration in TV Production from Morgan State University, A Master’s of science degree in professional writing with a concentration in teaching college writing from Towson University and recently graduated with a Masters of Divinity concentration in marketplace ministry from Regent University. She has ghostwritten over 25 books for leaders in the body of Christ, coached authors and provided brand strategy for a variety of organizations for over 15 years.
Meet The Mentors
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. 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
A Philadelphia PA native, she started in the arts as a child and has explored various creative lanes from being talent to technical staff. A graduate of The Community College of Philadelphia, Fann earned her degree in digital video production. Fann not only has a passion but a flare for providing exceptional production support through strategic planning, logistics organization, and personable liaising across the aisles of talent and tech. Credited as writer, director, producer and lead actor, Fann completed her first short film in 2018.
A New York native, Terri is considered a “hyphen” in entertainment. She has won several awards for writing, film-making and working within the community. These awards include Who’s Who’s in American University and Colleges and the distinguished B’nai B’rith Award for community service. Terri holds a Masters degree in Media Management from Regent University and is continuing her education at Regent as a doctoral student for strategic leadership. She is an accomplished speaker and has spoken at community programs and Sunday and youth services. Terri has also worked with several non profit organizations as a development associate. After taking time off from creative endeavors, Terri has returned and has new projects in development.
Meet the Interns
Zuri Romeo – Intern
Zuri Romeo, a graduating high school Senior from West Palm Beach, FL. She’s attending Spelman College in the Fall to major in Documentary Filmmaking. She’s always had a passion for telling others people’s stories and wants to use her degree to share these stories on a global platform. She’s also a photographer and graphic designer.