arbonaworks media

creative. engaging. effective. 

broadcast & digital media production:

arbonaworks combines carefully crafted content with audio-visual artistry to produce award-winning media and productions that connect and resonate with audiences in English and Spanish. Driven by excellence, our creative team has traveled the planet, bringing an insightful, global view to an increasingly interactive world. We are located in the Washington, DC area.  Se habla español.

• Film & Television  
• Digital Journalism
• On-Camera & Voice-Over Talent 
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project sampling
Weekly News Magazine Series
HBT: American Success Stories
Business innovation, personal anecdotes and wisdom from the front lines...   Hispanic Business Today: American Success Stories  gives you access to the trailblazing business leaders who are transforming our world, in a show designed for mainstream American audiences. The show features business executives, visionary entrepreneurs and major corporations that are contributing to social and environmental initiatives, and it incorporates and promotes diversity. Check your local listings for broadcast on 180+ NBC stations and some ABC stations. ArbonaWorks Media provides scriptwriting and co-production.

Watch show excerpt:

Production Company:  Ascension Media 
Client:  US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Title:  Liberty And Justice for Victims of Modern Day Slavery

Chronicles notorious cases of human trafficking and sex slavery and advances in rehabilitation for victims

Client:  U.S. Department of Justice & ZGS Communications

Role:  Conceptualizing, writing, producing, booking, interviewing, directing, editing, graphics

Location:  Washington, DC

WINNER:  Communicator Award of Distinction

National Series  

Title:  Enough Is Enough Internet Safety 101  

Role:  Scriptwriting, producing and directing for a 4-part series produced by Mari Bonnemaison, Brooks Moore & Marisa Arbona-Ruiz working under Bonnemaison, Inc.  Executive Produced by Donna Rice Hughes of Enough Is Enough, the groundbreaking documentary series exposes how the internet is used to lure kids and teens into dangerous predatory situations, and provides an entertaining high-tech approach to teaching families how to enable a safe and enjoyable online experience.   

Client:  Enough Is Enough

WINNER:  TWO Silver Telly Awards in Educational and Non-Profit categories

:  A preview clip of the series was aired on OPRAH.   


Music Promotions

Title:  Coral Cantigas: Washington's Premier Latino Chorus

Role: Conceptualization, direction and production of promotional video for the web. 


US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Title:  USHCC Foundation Chamber Training Institute 

Role:  Producer/Interviewer



Title:  PUDGY: A Bahamian Parable

A live action-comedy-drama with animation

Client:  Internationally renowned Psychiatrist, Dr. David Allen & Bonnemaison, Inc.

Role:  Screenplay, co-producing, assistant directing, casting, promotions and media relations

Location:  Bahamas

FINALIST:  Bahamas International Film Festival, Bahamas;  Sabaoth International Film Festival, Milan Italy

WINNER:  Gold Communicators Award of Exellence

National PSA
Title:  Como Sus Ojos / Like Her Eyes

Role:  Production Coordination for the National Eye Institute, working under production company Accent Media.

WINNER:  CINE Golden Eagle

Web Promotions

Title:  Walden University MBA Visiting Scholars Program

Role: Marisa Arbona-Ruiz wrote and produced promos featuring visiting scholars with Walden University's MBA Program, working under Bonnemaison, Inc.  Edited by Brooks Moore under Bonnemaison.


Title:  Canciones Infantiles

Role:  Concept, production, translation from English to Spanish, casting, securing dance instructor, supervising edit

Client:  TIMELIFE International

Broadcast throughout U.S. Latino television markets and Mexico

Live Events 

Title:  National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Memorial Service

The massive, national memorial service honoring the firefighters who lost their lives during the 9-11-2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, and other firefighters around the country.

Client:  National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Role:  Production of National Memorial Service:  Conceptualizing, planning, production team selection & coordination, celebrity & speaker outreach, booking, stage direction, live multi-camera televised shoot, outdoor jumbotrons, speechwriting, producing & narrating tribute video of the fallen, coordinating police & firefighter battalions, volunteers.   

Location:  Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, DC

Title:  DARE TO DREAM:  Women of Color Breaking Barriers

Live Forum, Award Ceremony, Film Screening.   

Client:  Women in Film & Video of DC

Role:  Concept development, executive production & speechwriting.  Initiated, co-wrote & secured proclamation signed by DC Mayor Williams declaring Oct 23, 1999 as "Diversity in the Media Day."  

Honorees:  Actress Tantoo Cardinal (Dances With Wolves, Smoke Signals), actress/screenwriter Evelina Fernandez (Iluminarias), producer Debra Martin Chase (Brown House Productions - Disney films.) 
Speakers included:  TV news journalists Renee Poussaint and Maureen Bunyan; Felix Sanchez, National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts; Yoko Arthur, CPB; Tina Treadwell, Disney; Crystal Palmer, DC Film Office. 

Photo credit: Patricia Johnson Photography 

Dare to Dream: DC Mayor's Proclamation