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Shivani Saini

Producer

Shivani is a producer, consultant, strategist and skillful communicator with over 25 years of professional film, tv, media and arts experience. Her company, Atelier Culturati, creates inclusive content and powerful engagement, with a vision to create and support works that positively transform the human condition. A Ryerson Radio & Television Arts graduate, her career spans all genres of production, from the creative to the business side. Producing credits include the award-winning Blackstone, and she is the founder of Creatives Empowered, the first and only organization in Alberta for film + tv professionals who are Black, Indigenous and People of Colour.

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Motivation

My passion is to create and support works that positively transform the human
condition. This drives everything that I do - at the quantum level - and how I do it. I
love manifesting valuable understanding and connection through powerful storytelling.

Work

I’m inherently drawn to creating inclusive content and powerful engagement - across
multiple disciplines - for underrepresented narratives. My career has been themed on
projects that raise awareness, break boundaries and elevate the social conscious.

Success

We all create our own definitions of success. For me, it’s fulfillment in the work I do.
Strategy, focus, discipline, hard work, being in the right place at the right time, relying
on my spirit to guide me, and being open - have all helped. You always succeed when
you can be yourself.

Impact

My beautiful Mother and her conditional love + support. Jan Miller. And the late
Michael Green (1957 - 2015).

Collaboration

Every project I work on determines the team, so this continually evolves. The teams I
resonate with the most have coherence, and always involve highly creative and
talented individuals who place the vision above all else.

Challenges

Truthfully, I’ve never had the time, nor the luxury, to give up.

We all create our own definitions of success.

Anything disempowering; workplace bullying, systemic racism, racial and unconscious
biases, being devalued and dismissed.

Experience

Advice

Always be confident and believe in yourself. Be willing to learn. Never assume
anything. Be respectful of those that came before you. Follow through on what you
promise to do. Be consistent. And be on time.

Always be confident and believe in yourself. Be willing to learn. Never assume anything.
-shivani saini
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Shivani Saini

REELWORLD'S

2021 TRAILBLAZER
RECIPIENT

Producer

2021 VISIONARY AWARD

2021 AWARD OF EXCELLENCE