Arlene Bogna is an award-winning director with a passion for character-driven storytelling and compelling visuals. Arlene wrote and directed "The Ballad of Snake Oil Sam" which debuted at the prestigious Cannes Short Film Corner and was an Editor’s Pick on Shorts HD TV. Ms. Bogna has directed over 25 commercial spots and branded entertainment segments for television and new media and has been a shadow director for 2 network episodic dramas on the CW. Arlene’s screenplays have placed in CineStory, Austin Film Festival, PAGE International Screenwriting Awards, KidsFirst! and Screencraft. Arlene Bogna has a strong visual background in Art Direction, Photography, and Visual Effects and majored in film and literature at UCLA, spending a year abroad to study cinema and mass media at the Universita di Bologna, Italy.