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Assistant Project

New Haven, CT
October 29, 2018

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Alexander Bohen

814-***-**** 165 Livingston Street New Haven, CT


Skills Story Development. Archival Research. Footage Acquisition and Licensing. Rights Management. Rights Clearances. Avid Video Software.


ESPN Films / Development Associate

June 2016 - PRESENT, Bristol, CT

+Develops 30 for 30 documentaries and podcasts by researching and writing treatments about the intersection of sports, race, class, gender, and sexuality.

+Coordinates production teams to shepherd projects from the idea to the final product, including viewing rough cut films and giving notes.

+Maintains a database of the thousands of external pitches received by ESPN Films, as well as the internal ESPN Films development pipeline

+Conducted archival research for film projects including the 6-hour series, Enhanced, about technology and science that push the limits of human performance.

+Obtained licensing rights and clearances from television networks, sports leagues, and private collections, including for more than 2,600 clips featured in the 20-hour historical documentary, Basketball: A Love Story, debuting October 9, 2018. SportsCenter / Studio Production Assistant

July 2015 - May 2016, Bristol, CT

+ Trained in production at the highly selective Content Associate Program by rotating through roles at ESPN’s flagship daily news show.

+Wrote and fact-checked scripts and cut video b-roll and highlights for fast-paced, deadline-driven live television.

University of Louisville / English Lecturer

August 2012 - May 2014, Louisville, KY

+ Instructed undergraduate writing courses and taught research techniques including navigating LexisNexis, JStor, Factiva and Project Muse using boolean keyword searches. Education

University of Louisville / M.A. Rhetoric and Composition August 2012 - May 2014, Louisville, KY

Wrote about hip hop’s rise as a language of empowerment in the post-civil rights era. Using technology like 808s, synthesizers, and records samples, DJs embodied Afrofuturist philosophy and became cyborgs: man and beat-making machine.

Penn State University / B.A. English and African American Literature August 2008 - May 2012, State College, PA

Examined the legacy of slavery and colonialism in modern culture through sociocultural power structures. Represented Penn State’s International Affairs and Debate club at national collegiate Model United Nations .

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