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Alan Forray

Freelance Book Writer & Ghostwriter

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Location:Boca Raton, Florida, United States
Phone: 561-859-7193
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/alanforray
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Alan Forray
1499 NW 15th Avenue
Boca Raton, FL
alanforray@gmail.com


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


Responsibilities/Achievements:
• 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

Responsibilities/Achievements
• 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
Responsibilities/Achievements:
• 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
Responsibilities/Achievements:
• 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
Responsibilities/Achievements:
• 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
administrators

Education:

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
Ghostwriting