Hey, I'm Antina!
Los Angeles, California
"I’m a woman, Phenomenally. Phenomenal woman, that’s me"
My reason for being as I believe God created me is to create, nurture and maintain an environment of growth, challenge, and unlimited potential for myself and all those around me. My life purpose is to energize, connect, and inspire purpose in myself and others. Enliven, encourage, and re-inspire the love of having a healthy forgiving lifestyle. I am a single mom with a goal to empower independence, self-reliance, and confidence in myself first and then others through being a positive, supportive role model. I am a Queen who is to live and mentor an authentic, adventurous, spiritual life, while being a catalyst for positive change.
Thru thought provoking, life changing Film/TV/Theatre, I am to write stories that will allow me and others to continually grow while making a difference in my life and the lives of others around me. My purpose in life is to serve myself first and then others in a balanced and flexible manner in areas of social justice, homelessness, suicide, and physical/verbal abusive behavior.
I am a highly skilled professional who has a diverse background in nonprofit, entertainment and real estate. As an entertainment manager I have carefully prepared my clients to successfully meet the challenges and opportunities that they encounter in the ever-evolving entertainment industry. As a former board member for The ASHE Foundation, I have managed the day to day operation of this non-profit organization that collected and distributed new and gently worn shoes, clothing and basic necessities for the disadvantaged children orphaned by the devastating effects caused by HIV/AIDS, War and Poverty in African nations, soliciting financial support to implement programs and yearly travel expenses and networking to build strong partnerships with supporters which garnished over $450K in-kind donations within in first year-and-half.
As a professional theatrical stage manager, I have worked beside the likes of artistic director Jackie Moscou at the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center in Seattle, WA and Intiman Theatre, provided various procurement services and community initiatives for center's fundraisers events. Supplied stage and production management duties for spring production of Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman”, Kim Euelle's "Diva Daughters Dupree", holiday production of Kasi Lemmons "Black Nativity" and Lynn Notage "Intimate Apparel”. Actively assisted with facilitating the annual spring film festivals and monthly "Underground Railroad' filming. In addition, I have further worked alongside film/theater writer, director and producer Don B. Welch on such theatrical productions as "The Bachelor Party", "Love Buddies" and "Hallelujah Mahalia" and "Love On A Two Way Street".
An avid music lover, I have created and developed new business development strategy for major R&B international singer and songwriter by identifying and cultivating marketing partnerships, creating and executing integrated marketing programs, building artist's brand and executing events. I managed the day to day operations that included but not limited to liaise between artist(s), prospective artists, management, studios and various departments within KL Entertainment Group.
In my day to day goings, I manage 10 non-profit boards for homeowner’s association, manages housing homeless housing buildings. Prior to COVID, I actively attended film and acting school at the Richard Lawson Studios held at Waco Theatre, volunteered ever Saturdays for IndieNight Film Festival founded by CEO Dave Brown, at the Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, CA and was an active staff member of Little Miss African American Scholarship Pageant showing these beautiful princess how to wear their CAP (Confidence, Awareness and Pride). During the COVID pandemic, I launched my first YouTube channel called MZ. SHANE, https://www.youtube.com/c/OfficiallyMzShane , a weekly inspiration chat with a focus to heal your soul, motivate your spirit, free your mind and celebrate your very life purpose. On June 20, 2020, I conceived "Our Kind", https://ourkindfilm2021.com/ a short film that will challenge individuals to search their heart and evaluate the level of love that one has for himself or herself that produces fear, awakens hate and establishes a racist behavior.
My objective reality or being is to inspire positive change through teaching, coaching, speaking and being a living breathing walking billboard. I will encourage, engage, and equip others to believe in the possibilities. I will build personal, business, and civic relationships by giving, in frequent little ways to positively impact the life of every person I meet and interact with daily. I live to serve my talents as communicator, artist, and independent businesswoman. I create balance in work, play, and community. I will arise each day with a grateful heart and smiling face, determined to glorify, serve, and trust in God. I live by the highest standards of moral character and integrity. I am a noble steward of the resources entrusted to me. Fate whispers to me the warrior. “You cannot withstand the storm” and I whisper back, “I am the storm”.
Projects I'm Supporting
The Color Of Our Skin That Divides Us
This project got the green light!
PONY: Post Production, Exhibition and Distribution
A trans pre-teen defies a grieving mother and clueless best friend to embody their true gender and sexual identities after a family tragedy.
This project got the green light!