L.A. Gonzalez

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Award Winning Writer/Producer
lisagonzlz@gmail.com
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EXPERIENCE
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2010-2011
SiTV
Glendale, CA

WRITER/PRODUCER | SPECIAL PROJECTS
•Developed & produced pitches from concept to pilot for Latino cable network
•Wrote/story produced pilot for "Pastport" docu-series which follows Wilmer Valderamma, Tatyana Ali and other famous Latinos as they visit their parent's homeland
•Wrote/developed top rated “SiTV Cinema” comedic movie wraparound series as well as half hour pilot covering world of independent film
•Coordinated shoots. oversaw edits, casted/directed talent
•Earned NY Emmy nomination for "Pastport Cuba" documentary
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2007-Present
MTV NETWORKS
"MTV News | MTV Tr3s"
Los Angeles, CA

WRITER/PRODUCER/FIELD DIRECTOR
•Produced hundreds of entertainment news segments
•Wrote articles and blogs for mtvnews.com
•Conducted artist & celeb interviews as MTV News L.A. field producer/reporter
•Directed talent and crew on field and in studio
•Produced content for TRL, VMA’s, Movie Awards, MTV Spring Break and various MTV Tr3s specials including "Casa de mi Padre" special with star Will Ferrell
•Produced 2008-09 Grammys red carpet coverage
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2005
FUSE MUSIC TELEVISION
"Maxim & Fuse Presents"
New York, NY

WRITER
•Researched and wrote scripts for “Maxim & Fuse presents” original music specials—
“D-Fused: Hottest Rising Stars” and “D-Fused: Authentic Hip Hop”
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2002-2004
AIM TV GROUP
"Urban Latino TV"
New York, NY

PRODUCER/HEAD WRITER
•Wrote & produced first two seasons of nationally syndicated, weekly Latino lifestyle and entertainment show now in its 9th season (as “American Latino TV”)
•Researched and developed story ideas
•Assembled weekly rundowns
•Hired & supervised editors, writers and segment producers
•Winner Imagen Awards for Best National Informational Program 2003 & 2004
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2000-2001
NY INT'L LATINO FILM FESTIVAL
New York, NY

FILM FESTIVAL COORDINATOR
•Organized press coverage and produced festival epk
•Screened film submissions
•Coordinated and ran national screenwriting competition with MTV Films
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2000-Present
FREELANCE WRITER

•Contributing writer for numerous print and online outlets including NY Daily News, NY Screenwriter and MTVNews.com
•Developed/wrote original urban sitcom pilot on spec for NBC
•Wrote various t.v. treatments and screenplays
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EDUCATION
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NEW YORK UNIVERSITY
B.A. in Journalism
A.A.S. in Business
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SKILLS
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•Mac & PC literate
•Word, Excel, Outlook, Filemaker Pro, Final Draft
•Basic Avid & Final Cut Pro editing
•Exceptional writing, reporting, interviewing and research skills
•Fluent in Spanish