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275 - Director Janlatae' Mullins - Pitching Dawson’s Creek, Working With Gavin DeGraw, and Recognizing Procrastination As Imposter Syndrome

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In this episode, we have a conversation with Director Janlatae' Mullins. We talk about the incredible lengths she went through to pitch Dawson’s Creek, why being seen as a minority creator is so important, how she overcame suicidal thoughts and depression to pursue her filmmaking dreams, and how she identified procrastination as a form of Imposter Syndrome, and her new educational endeavor, The Heartbeat Film Club. Enjoy!


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Janlatae’ Mullins is an award-winning writer, producer, and director. She directs films, music videos, promos, and branded content. Her promo and commercial credits include work with Fox, CMT, Barbie, Amazon Studios, Paramount Pictures, Bravo, Hershey's, Pantene, Nickelodeon, and OWN.


Her short films have won numerous awards including Best Director at The Black Women in Film Festival in 2015, Best Screenplay in 2018, and the grand prize winner for her short film Soul Fire in the Jack Daniels Gentleman Jack Real to Reel Competition in association with BET and Code Black Entertainment. She has also worked with various creatives to help develop projects to pitch.


Janlatae’ is a true believer in the power of collaboration. Her tenacity to run after honest performances and soul-provoking visuals makes her a great choice for any talent-driven narrative or commercial work.


Janlatae’s heart is to empower fellow creators to understand the power of their voice and how it can change the world; to essentially find their heartbeat. She’s currently developing and writing a few TV projects, a series of heartbeat-led creative workshops for creators, and inspiring a movement through emotionally moving content for her digital channel The Heartbeat Network. Janlatae’ is here to remind people that were birthed to start a MOVEMENT.



Dawson’s Creek (tv series)

Greg Prange (producer)

Mario Lopez (actor)

Mark-Paul Gosselaar (actor)

Michelle Williams (actress)

The Color Purple (film)

Arrow (tv series)

The Flash (tv series)

Oprah Winfrey

Roger Deakins (cinematographer)

Blade Runner (film)

Ridley Scott (producer)

Denis Villeneuve (director)

Gavin DeGraw (musician)

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