The Creative Outsiders Podcast conversation with Tomeka M. Winborne

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Please check out my interviewTHE CREATIVE OUTSIDERS PODCAST! 
During our CHAT we discussed:
Leaving Va to go to NEW Hollywood – ATL
Investing MONEY into film projects rather than FILM school.
Tips on building your SKILLS as a screenwriter.
Finding your filmmaking CREW


A Time for Gratitude

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Happy Thanksgiving

Gratitude

Gratitude is the quality of being thankful! This is a season to be grateful for all things. As I process this past year, I am simply grateful for everything that I experienced good and not so good. I’ve grown so much due to some of the struggles. During the hard times, I have incorporated making a gratitude list which really transitioned my thought process to focus on the positive things in my life. Life is going to happen but we must choose to focus on what’s positive

1. I’m grateful for my family and friends. 
2. I’m grateful for every hard lesson that I’ve endured this past year. Those lessons contributed towards my growth and healing.
3. I grateful that I feel joy in my heart.
4. I’m grateful for change.
5. Most importantly, I’m grateful to God!

So as you celebrate this Thanksgiving find space in your heart for gratitude. Try making a gratitude list this Thanksgiving!
 

I wish you a Happy Thanksgiving!

With Love,

Tomeka


“TOO LATE” Online Screening

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I want to first thank everyone that was able to make it out to our various screenings of TOO LATE.

TOO LATE centers around a married woman who suspects her husband of 10 years is having an affair. She chooses to ignore all the signs until the evidence involves her.

We want to provide everyone the opportunity to view TOO LATE so her is the link to see it: https://youtu.be/91079BDQK4g

Please share if you like it!


Happy Mother’s Day!

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I hope that you all had an opportunity to celebrate your mothers in person or in spirit! My Mom and I had the opportunity to celebrate with a room full of mothers and daughters at a beautiful Tea and Brunch hosted by Elegant Occasions by Krista!

Also, I would like to celebrate MOTHER’S TO BE! May the future give you the desires of your hearts!

My prayers are with all that are celebrating moms or children that are no longer her physically. May their love remain in your hearts forever! HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!!!


Turning Your Passion Into Profit

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I hope that you all had a wonderful Easter weekend. I had the pleasure of being one of the

feature speakers at this Business Expo at the Waterside Sheraton Hotel in Norfolk, VA. It was

really great meeting some amazing new people.

 

The premise of my speech was the ability to turn what we love doing and seeing the potential

of turning it into a business. In addition to that message, I really wanted to focus on a lot of

resources that are available to either help you people thinking about starting a business. Also, I

shared many resources that I found that many people considering starting a business does not

take advantage or do not know about.

 

There were so many great speakers who shared some valuable insights to Marketing, Finances,

Blogging and Network Marketing. I was led to really inspire people to take their passion to

create a business. Additionally, I wanted to share some cool and alternatives that are out

there that could help startups. For example, the Small Business Administration have the Small

Business Development Center and SCORE who offer free and low cost services to help with

business plans through the conception of your business for FREE. Additionally, there is a

large amount of small business owners who is not taking advantage of social media which is

absolutely mind blowing to me. Social media allows you to market, brand and connect with

people with very little effort. Its like networking on your computer. I could talk about that subject

alone forever but I will not. I will only say that you talk and see your friends and family on the

phone and in person, let your social networking be a place to meet people, stay engaged with

people and network and the best part is its FREE! I included alternative office spaces like co-
working spaces, virtual offices, home based businesses that can save you a lot of money until

your business capital grows. My speech also hit on crowdfuning, email campaigns, video chats

and blogs just to name a few.

 

Here is video link of an interview that I did prior to me speaking:

Enjoy your week!



Love the Kids and Love Film

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Today Tivia Gray (filmmaker) and I had the pleasure of teaching a film class at PB Young

Elementary for Mr. Monty Ross (filmmaker) who teaches there regularly after school once a

week.

 

The hour went by so fast as we helped the kids shoot a promo spot about technology. There

was this one kids that was a natural leader. His confidence was amazing but his leadership

skills were quite impressive. As I was giving instructions to the kids about their assignment for

the day, of course as substitute teachers, there were two kids that had gotten on the computers

and were playing games. The young man that was a leader interrupted me and aggressively

told the other two boys to get off of the computer and pay attention. Those two boys were

actually sweet guys. There was a young lady that was really fun and excited about the film

process. All of the students were extremely bright so Tivia and I only needed to guide and

supervise them.

 

We allowed the kids to take rolls and we just guided. They did a good job directing, acting and

etc. They had great vision and it was fun to see them bringing their creativity to life. We just

really offered alternatives to various shots and the kids enjoyed it.

In a nutshell we had a great time with kids doing with we love, film!