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Arlene Bogna is an award-winning director and WGA writer with a passion for character-driven storytelling. Arlene took to directing at an early age. As a small childe hiking out into the Angeles Forest, Arlene would stage and photograph scenes with her casts of dolls and stuffed animals. Ms. Bogna majored in film and literature at UCLA, spending a year abroad to study cinema and mass media at the Universita di Bologna, Italy. Arlene is well-traveled and fluent in three languages.
Arlene has directed over 35 commercials and branded media segments for broadcast network television. Ms. Bogna was a shadow director on Episode 2.5 of "Life Unexpected" (CW) with Director Jerry Levine on location in Vancouver, British Columbia. Previously, Arlene had shadowed Executive Producer/Director Greg Prange on episode 7.11 of "One Tree Hill" (CW) on location in Wilmington, North Carolina.
Ms. Bogna recently directed beauty commercials for CHI (Farouk), featuring Miss USA Olivia Culpo and Audrey Bolte, with airings during the 2012 Miss USA Pageant, in addition to directing CHI's previous campaign which aired during the 2011 Miss Universe Pageant. On the lifestyle front, Ms. Bogna recently directed "Enjoy What's Out There" for Cutter, as well as “A Brighter Tomorrow”, a commercial for a special Sun Chips promotion which won a Davey Award. Arlene wrote and directed "Beauty World," a commercial mashing together humor and the world of beauty, for Almay Pure Blends. which won a Davey Award, an Accolade Award, and a Remi Award. Arlene directed a viral video for Nintendo on location in North Bend, Washington which featured Mini-Marios overrunning a shipping facility. Ms. Bogna also directed a trio of commercials for Bertolli which won her an ADDY Award.
Other awards Ms. Bogna has won include the Platinum Aurora Award for Best of Show, a Telly Award, a Remi Award, and a Davey Award for the PSA "Canvas," airing on national broadcast television and screening as an official entry in independent film festivals. "Canvas" was produced by the prestigious Women In Film (WIF) PSA Program and co-funded by the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs. Shot like a narrative film, the PSA describes and benefits the national nonprofit organization A Window Between Worlds. Arlene's first directorial project is the narrative short "Patriot Johnny" which she wrote and co-produced about an Iraq war veteran who comes home to find his world has changed.
Arlene Bogna wrote "Indian Dance" (short fiction) which will be published in Home Planet News: The Independent Literary Review in 2012. Bogna's feature screenplay "Earth Kids", which she co-wrote with Nicole Schubert, won 1st Place for "Best Feature Screenplay" at the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival Awards as well as the Sponsor Award. Bogna and Schubert also wrote the feature screenplay "Tanya & Claire: Hot In Pursuit", an action buddy comedy, as well as "Amaryllis Bang! Bang!", an action western.
Arlene began her entertainment career in motion graphic design and visual effects. In 2002 she was nominated for a Golden Trailer Award in Best Art Direction for her work on the trailer for M. Night Shyamalan's "Signs". As an art director in motion picture advertising, she worked on projects for Disney, Paramount, Warner Bros, Pandora, Universal, and Dreamworks.
Arlene's Fine Art
Besides her directing career, Arlene is a painter and photographer exhibiting in Los Angeles. Her work has been featured in ArtScene, Metromix, Los Angeles Times, MutualArt, SCWCA, & ExperienceLA.
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A Brighter Tomorrow - TV spot
Written by Arlene Bogna
2010 Davey Award for A BRIGHTER TOMORROW
2010 Aurora Award for BEAUTY WORLD
2009 Davey Award for BEAUTY WORLD
2007 "Platinum Best of Show"
Aurora Award for CANVAS
2007 Telly Award for CANVAS
2007 Davey Award for CANVAS
2010 Remi Award for BEAUTY WORLD
2008 Remi Award for CANVAS
2007 - KIDS FIRST!
Best Screenplay Award for EARTH KIDS
2007 - KIDS FIRST!
Sponsor Award for EARTH KIDS
2002 - Golden Trailer Awards
Best Art Direction for
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