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Nathalie Dortonne

Storyteller

Atlanta, GA

Nathalie Dortonne

Filmmaker
Screenwriter/Director/Producer
Photojournalist
Multimedia Journalist

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Friends and family help candidate for heart transplant ‘attend' her high school graduation - A high-tech commencement

Her father said Taylor was born blue because oxygen was not circulating like it was supposed to in her body. Her first surgery was 18 hours after birth.
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Veterans on UF campus can find support, comrades

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Girls rock out at Rock and Roll Camp

Emma Lammens said she jumped on the couch when she received the acceptance email last year informing her that she would be part of the first class of Gainesville's Rock and Roll Camp for Girls.
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Gainesville Community Playhouse stages comedy ‘Noises Off’ starting Friday

Doors slamming, swinging axes and frantic running are only a few of the crazy antics that highlight what you can expect to see in the play "Noises Off," a comedy about the preparations for a comedy that opens Friday. Doors slamming, swinging axes and frantic running are only a few of the crazy antics that highlight what you can expect to see in the play "Noises Off," a comedy about the preparations for a comedy that opens Friday at the Gainesville Community Playhouse.
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Study: Even hands-free devices prove too distracting for drivers

A new study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety shows hands-free devices are not always the safest options for drivers.
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‘Into the Woods’ opens Friday at Gainesville Community Playhouse

Fairy-tale legends like Rapunzel, the Big Bad Wolf and Cinderella and her prince come alive in Stephen Sondheim's play "Into the Woods." Fairy-tale legends like Rapunzel, the Big Bad Wolf and Cinderella and her prince come alive in Stephen Sondheim's play "Into the Woods." The Gainesville Community Playhouse production of "Into the Woods" opens Friday at the Vam York Theater.
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‘Refinery: A Modern Day Faery Tale’ opens on Friday at Acrosstown

Local author Chuck Lipsig adds a modern-day twist to fairy tales in the play which runs through May 25 at the Acrosstown Repertory Theatre. Fairies, mischief and dancing are a typical sight in this adult fairy tale. Local author Chuck Lipsig adds a modern-day twist to fairy tales in his play, "Refinery: A Modern Day Faery Tale," which opens Friday and runs through May 25 at the Acrosstown Repertory Theatre.
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A living Civil War history lesson

Speakers and a live re-enactment mark the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gainesville. The Matheson Museum is celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War Battle of Gainesville with events next week. The museum, which preserves the history of Alachua County, will explore the African-American experience in Gainesville after the Civil War through events like the sesquicentennial exhibit, Civil War Symposium, and re-enactment of the Civil War Battle of Gainesville.
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VetFest returns to Hampton for two days of music, fun

Barbecue, rides and two days of nonstop music are only a taste of what's on tap at the 2014 VetFest in Hampton. Barbecue, rides and two days of nonstop music are only a taste of what's on tap at the 2014 VetFest in Hampton. VetFest is a music festival that brings together more than 10 bands and a variety of vendors and services.
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UF benefit ‘Splendor’ features alumnus Nicholas Pallesen

Nicholas Pallesen is not your ordinary Gator. Pallesen is a renowned baritone who performed at Carnegie Hall, the New York City Opera, and was the University of Florida 2007 Young Alumni Award recipient.
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A modern-day version of Passion Play, ‘Corpus Christi’ opens at Acrosstown

Somewhere in the coastal town of Corpus Christi, Texas, Joshua is witnessing Mary holding baby Jesus. Meanwhile, three room-service people enter the scene singing “We Three Kings” with gifts like cigars, a flexible flyer and a Maxwell coffee can
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Sibling rivalry on display in Acrosstown’s ‘True West’

Prepare to watch two brothers duke it out onstage when a Hollywood screenwriter is visited by his drifter brother in Sam Shepard's "True West." Prepare to watch two brothers duke it out onstage when a Hollywood screenwriter is visited by his drifter brother in Sam Shepard's "True West," which opens Friday at the Acrosstown Repertory Theatre.
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About

Nathalie Dortonne

Nathalie Dortonne received her Bachelors in Journalism and African American Studies from the University of Florida. Her African American Studies senior thesis was entitled "Breaking the Mainstream Stereotypes: The Role of Black Women Image Creators."

Nathalie served as a legislative intern in the Florida Capitol for Representative Gwyndolen Clarke-Reed (District 92) and Senate Democratic Leader Chris Smith (District 31). Nathalie spent the summer of 2014 in Washington, D.C. as a Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Congressional intern. As a Digital Public Affairs Fellow, Nathalie created content and social media campaigns for The 316 Group. She was a news intern at ABC-affiliate WCJB TV20 in Gainesville, Fla. Nathalie is also the winner of the American Society of News Editors Picture Freedom Contest, 2015 National Association of Black Journalists' Student Multimedia Project Fellowship recipient, 2015 National Association of Black Journalists Salute to Excellence Collegiate Winner Photography - Single Image, and the 2014 recipient of the Radio Television and Digital News Foundation Carole Simpson scholarship. Nathalie participated in the 2015 Politico Journalism Institute, 2015 Excellence in Journalism Conference, and the 2015 Online News Association student newsroom. She worked as a network program scheduler assistant for CNN International/CNN en Español at the CNN headquarters in Atlanta, GA. While at CNN, Nathalie wrote several stories and two African Voices packages. Her viral story about 'The dangers of poverty porn' made the CNN homepage and garnered over a million views. Nathalie was interviewed about her CNN poverty porn story on TBS eFM’s “This Morning,” an English-language radio program in Seoul, South Korea. Past guests included: Malcolm Gladwell (Author of Tipping Point & Outliers), Noam Chomsky(MIT Linguist & Philosopher), Julian Assange (founder of Wikileaks), Jules A. Hoffmann (Winner of the 2011 Nobel Prize for Medicine), Jeremy Rifkin (Economic and social theorist), Alexander Stubb (former Prime Minister of Finland), Jared Diamond (Author of "Guns, Germs, and Steel), Angus Deaton (leading microeconomist), among other notables. She was also interviewed by News Talk 770 - Calgary's Breaking News and Conversation station. Nathalie worked as a marketing assistant for Allied MOXY on the Almost Christmas and Fences campaigns.

Recently, Nathalie was a director's assistant to Joshua Marston (Maria Full of Grace, Complete Unknown), on the Netflix movie Come Sunday.

Thanks and Go Gators!

Carole Simpson Scholarship Page:
http://rtdna.org/article/carole_simpson_scholarship_winner_2014#.VJRui14AR

2015 Politico Journalism Institute Gallery:
http://www.politico.com/gallery/2015/06/photos-from-the-2015-politico-journalism-institute/002232-031936.html?slide=10

Photo Portfolio:
http://nathaliedortonne.zenfolio.com/

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Skills

  • Screenwriting
  • Sitcom writing
  • Final Draft
  • Political Speechwriting
  • Avid Media Composer
  • Excel
  • Convergence Journalism
  • Data Journalism
  • Creativity
  • Multicultural Awareness
  • Communications
  • Managing Multiple Priorities
  • Computer Literacy
  • Research
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Public Policy
  • Public Leadership
  • Enterprise stories
  • Feature stories
  • Teamwork
  • Photojournalism
  • Entertainment stories
  • Marketing
  • Social Media