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Alan Forray

Freelance Book Writer & Ghostwriter

Location:Boca Raton, Florida, United States
Phone: 561-859-7193
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Alan Forray
1499 NW 15th Avenue
Boca Raton, FL

Summary of Accomplishments/Skills:

Communications Specialist, Writer/Editor, OP-ED Columnist, Managing Director of two non-profit media organizations, College Instructor, Ghost Writer

Professional Experience:

Media Consultant, Freelance Writer, Marketing Consultant

• Program Advisor/Story Editor for the Public Broadcasting System (PBS)
• Editor books on child poverty, foster care, child welfare, Big Oil, Novels
• Ghostwriter three autobiographies
• Magazine Writer on various topics
• Web Content Provider
• Syndicated Columnist for the Gannet Newspaper Group specializing in Music
and Popular Culture, Politics and Economics

Executive Director, Center for Children's Television
Amherst, MA

• Managed a non-profit corporation specializing in the research and development of new models of Children's Television
• Produced 24 television pilot programs for children
• Supervised 30 staff and university interns
• Responsible for budgeting and fiscal management for all aspects of the company's operation

Director, UMASS Educational Television
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
• Managed the university's Educational Television Initiative
• Operated state-of-the-art television studio and cable channel
• Budgeting and purchasing
• Established partnerships with local communities and schools
• Designed and Taught undergraduate and graduate courses in Educational
Broadcasting, staff-development courses for area teachers, media criticism, television,
studio and field production and post-production

Writer/Director/Producer, Marshall/Forray Productions
Los Angeles, California
• Developed and Produced educational, industrial, and entertainment programs for
commercial, non-profit, and government clients -- Accounts included the state of
California, BusinessWeek Magazine, The Beach Boys, Parliament Funkadelic,
and Warner Home Video

Director of Educational Communications
Hawthorne Cedar Knolls Schools, Hawthorne, New York
• Programming and operating a four-channel cable television system
for district schools
Budgeting and purchasing
• Supervising studio and field production
• Designing and teaching staff development classes for district teachers and


Master’s Degree in Education
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
B.A. Degree in Communications
Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York
Skills (2) Rating
Book Writing