We are a team of film and media industry professionals who have joined to create this Think Tank. We are passionate about Conscious Media. We are dedicated to its growth because we are familiar with its history and believe there is a huge, untapped market opportunity.

PLANNING COMMITTEE

ANNA DARRAH

ANNA DARRAH

Filmmaker and Distribution Consultant

She has been playing In the conscious media field for 15 years as an indie filmmaker, a film buyer and distributor for Gaiam and Spiritual Cinema Circle, and most recently as a distribution consultant and educator.  As a consumer, producer and educator for Conscious Media, Anna is ready to forge the next step towards the global success of this market.

annadarrah.com

JOANNE FISHBURN

JOANNE FISHBURN

Producer and Impact Consultant

Believing in the power of film as a transformational medium, JoAnne, works as a creative consultant with filmmakers and NGOs to use films as tools for social change. JoAnne is an active consultant with Reelworld and Illuminate Film Festivals, and teaches a workshop called “The Power of Collaborative Impact”. Her producing credits include “Fezeka’s Voice” which won Best International documentary at Tri-Continental Film Festival in South Africa 2010.

KIA KISO

KIA KISO

Founder/Executive Director of Conscious Media Think Tank, President of Zaza Productions, and Producer

Producing and the entertainment industry are her loves; metaphysics and spirituality are her passions. She loves bridging those two worlds. She can meditate and write a bullet-pointed list about the benefits.  Her goal is to rise the tide of the Conscious Media market so filmmakers and companies who are part of that space will benefit and so entertainment can bring inspiration and greater well-being to the world.

ZazaProductions.com

KATE MCCALLUM

KATE MCCALLUM

Forward-thinking, seasoned Producer, Writer, and Digital Arts/Media Strategist with an emphasis in IP development, transmedia and new media technology platforms

Founded c3: Center for Conscious Creativity a 501(c)3 dedicated to creating a better future through the power of arts and media.  Has a MA in Consciousness Studies, serves on the National Board of the Producers Guild of America, and is a member of the Television Academy of Arts and Sciences.

consciouscreativity.org
bridgeartsmedia.com

CYNTHIA PHILLIPS

CYNTHIA PHILLIPS

Writer, Producer, Economist and Social Entrepreneur

Founder/CEO of Disruptive Spirits and G Media Partners, Creator of the animated Earth champion Verti as well as Founder of Global Shift TV & Festival. Former Director of International Marketing & Risk Management at American Express. Currently consults with technology companies and innovators such as Ascalon, a disruptive consumer and commercial products company. Phillips sits on several nonprofit boards and advisory boards of start-ups.

ADVISORY BOARD

BARNET BAIN

BARNET BAIN

Producer, Director, Writer and Author

Barnet Bain’s film credits include ‘Milton’s Secret’ (director, writer) starring Donald Sutherland and Michelle Rodriguez based on the book by Eckhart Tolle, Oscar-winner ‘What Dreams May Come’ (producer), Emmy-award nominee ‘Homeless to Harvard’ (executive producer), and ‘The Celestine Prophecy’ (producer, writer).  Barnet is the author of ‘The Book of Doing and Being: Rediscovering Creativity in Life, Love and Work’.

www.barnetbain.com

LORI ELLA MILLER

LORI ELLA MILLER

Marketing Manager for Centers for Spiritual Living and Science of Mind Magazine

Experienced in marketing, public affairs and communications, she has implemented media relations and marketing campaigns for global corporations, entertainment companies, non-profits, and motion picture studios, including Publicity Manager at NBC/Universal Studios Hollywood. A published writer who contributes regularly to the Guide for Spiritual Living/Science of Mind Magazine. Passionate about storytelling. Studied screenwriting at the American Film Institute.

CSL.org
scienceofmind.com

KATE NELIGAN

KATE NELIGAN

Founder of Synergy TV Network and Conscious Rockstar, an Equine-Assisted Life/Career Coaching Service; Marketing Consultant

Kate is former VP of Digital Marketing & Distribution at Lionsgate. She serves as a Synergist, Writer, Speaker, and Inspiration Catalyst. Her calling is to bridge personal development and conscious media by infusing entertainment with more wisdom and education with more awe.

www.synergytvnetwork.com
www.consciousrockstar.com

DANETTE WOLPERT

DANETTE WOLPERT

Founder and Executive Director of Illuminate Film Festival

Prior to founding ILLUMINATE, Danette spent 14 years in film production, programming and festival management, having most recently spent 5 years as Associate Director of the Miami International Film Festival and 2 years as the Director of the Washington DC-based Screening Room. Before festival life, Danette was a Senior Management and Technology Consultant for Ernst & Young. She is the recipient of the National Association forWomen Business Owners 2016 Visionary Award for Entrepreneurial Excellence.

IlluminateFilmFestival.com

TRINA WYATT

TRINA WYATT

Founder of ConsciousGood.com

Trina was the Founding Director of Tribeca Film Festival, COO of Tribeca Entertainment for 5 years prior, Head of Content for GAIAMTV’s (Gaia), Director of Finance for Film Independent.  She helped grow the Los Angeles Film Festival. The key figure behind significant media transactions including Prana Studios’ acquisition of Rhythm and Hues, Intrepid Pictures’ $75M credit facility lead by JP Morgan Chase, and the successful sale of Withoutabox to IMDb. Received her MBA from NYU Stern and is a Kundalini Yoga Teacher.

ConsciousGood.com

FACILITATORS

LORETTA RAIDER

LORETTA RAIDER

Loretta Raider is principal of The Raider Consulting Group, a global firm focusing on organization development and peace building.  She works with organizations to develop and implement effective strategies focused on their goals and preferred future. Loretta has facilitated dozens of Future Search Conferences in both the private and public sectors with alliances and networks, social justice organizations, education institutions, corporations, and communities.

Lorettaraider.com

ARMANDO ALCAREZ

ARMANDO ALCAREZ

Armando has a background on Cultural Anthropology and extensive work experience as a Social Worker and Interpersonal Communication Workshop Leader.  He draws from the wisdom and practical application of philosophies and processes such as Chinese 5 Elements, Non Violent Communication, mindfulness, and self-inquiry when working with individuals and small teams.

www.sendaconsulting.com

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