Writer. Filmmaker. Feminist. Environmentalist. Entrepreneur. Innovator. Strategist. Humanist. Renaissentist.
Alex Garcia Topete is a writer and filmmaker, currently pursuing a doctorate degree in Arts, Technology and Emerging Communications at the University of Texas at Dallas, focusing on multidisciplinary collaboration methodologies. He has more than 10 years of experience working in the media industry in Mexico and the United States, having worked for Sony Pictures Television International, National Public Radio, and Mexico’s Televisa, among others.
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Lead Programmer – Dallas International Film Festival, Dallas, TX. 2007 – Present
Screen and rate films, write reviews, help with translation of documents or of guests during the festival, and assist with regular clerical tasks in the office.
Translator & Writer – Alt.Latino, National Public Radio, Washington, D.C. 2010
Translated and wrote blog articles regarding the alternative latino music scene.
Executive Producer – Intern Edition, National Public Radio, Washington, D.C. Fall 2010
Managed the production of the program Intern Edition (www.npr.org/internedition/fall10).
Development – Sony Pictures Television International Production, Culver City, CA. June-August 2010
Evaluated written and visual production materials, helped maintain production/development information of programming, formatted scripts, among other tasks developing programming.
Co-founder & Entertainment Vice-President – UTD TV (utdtv.com), Richardson, TX. 2009 – 2011 Supervised the development and production of content, and served as editor, producer, and writer-director.
Writer/Contributor – A Modest Proposal Student Publication (amputd.com), Richardson, TX. 2007 – 2011
Wrote, copy-edited, proofread, and did photo-illustrations and layout design for the publication.
Playwright – “Pregopastores de la Calle Belén”, Espacio Cultural Metropolitano, Tampico, Mexico. 2006
Was part of the team of writers who developed the play, directed by René Orozco.
Scriptwriter & Director – “Tal Para Cual” TV Show, Televisa del Golfo, Tampico, Mexico. 2006 – 2008
Wrote scripts, directed sketches, edited capsules, and developed general ideas for the two-hour-long daytime family show, broadcast live in-state and on cable nationwide.
University of Texas at Dallas
B.A. Film Studies and Creative Writing
Minors: Political Science & Philosophy
Graduated Summa Cum Laude with Major & CV honors.
The University of Texas System – Bill Archer Fellowship Fall 2010
University of Texas at Dallas – Eugene McDermott Scholars 2007
Jules Verne International Science Fiction Award, Best Essay 2006