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Bogar Alonso

Freelance Writer

Brooklyn

Skills

Editing/Proofreading

Bilingual - Spanish

Social Media

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About

Award-winning writer that has shown his capacity for work in various industries both through experience and accomplishments. He works freelance as a Screenwriter (on assignment, script doctoring, & script consultancy), Poet, Writer, Blogger (entertainment, film, immigration, news, & politics), and Journalist. Also provides translation services in Spanish. On occasion dabbles in transcription of audio and video materials.

Education

Columbia College

Film & Communications , Film & Communications

2009 - 2009

Experience

Freelance Writer + Blogger

Turner Broadcasting

September 2011 - April 2012

Write feature-length articles for truTV.com on an assignment basis. Pitch blog ideas to editor which are then pursued upon approval. Conduct research as needed.

Online Content Creation
Research
ex: PHP
Script & Story Consultant

Just The Tip of Feminism

August 2011 - April 2012

Brainstorm story threads for feature-length documentary centered on male feminists who defy expectations. Draft and refine script treatments, project descriptions, promotional scripts, and a loose story arch. A dabble in grant writing here and there.

Consultancy
Research
Brainstorm
Script Doctor

Squeaky Wheel Productions

January 2009 - May 2009

Doctored "Hungry for Attention," a short comedy script into award-winning film. After a number of writers unsuccessfully attempted to improve a story concept idea, I was finally brought on to secure cinematic clarity and vision. Best Comedy at 2010 Columbia College Film Festival.

Creative Writing
Editing
Collaboration
Contributor/Music Journalist

Stay Thirsty Media

September 2008 - August 2009

Pitched and edited monthly editorials on musician interviews, concert reviews, and album/EP reviews. Contacted music management to arrange for broadcasting permissions and media procurement.

Online Content Creation
Research
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Script Doctor

Lunar Eclipse Productions

February 2008 - June 2008

Hired to optimize existing script of the short film "Hermano," which details the visit of a sister to the downtrodden neighborhood and junkie brother she thought she left behind for good. Screened at the 25th Anniversary of Chicago Latino Film Festival.

Creative Writing
Editing
Collaboration
Screenwriter

LCA Gaiden Productions

August 2007 - January 2009

Developed story concept into short-length film for Director Matt Dworzanczyk. The project blended a high-concept idea with traditional story elements and effects. The film went on to receive several recognitions including an 'Excellence in Filmmaking' Award at the 2010 Canada International Film Festival.

Creative Writing
Editing
Collaboration
Freelance Writer

Self-Employed

January 2006 - April 2012

Other than the positions mentioned I have also been hired to do various technical and professional writing assignments including drafting 'Thank You' notes for the managing director of a non-profit, academic paper proofreading/editing, and a few instances of grant writing.

Online Content Creation
Copywriting
Misc.

Workplace personality

100+

Company Size

12

Day Length

25+

Team Size

Loud

Noise Level

Formal

Dress Code

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