Robert N. Fried

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Robert N. Fried
Alma mater Cornell University, Columbia University Graduate School of Business
Occupation Film producer, screenwriter, studio executive and media entrepreneur
Years active 1985–present
Spouse(s) Nancy Travis
(1994–present)
Children 2 sons

Robert N. Fried (also known as Rob Fried) is an American film producer, screenwriter, studio executive and media entrepreneur.[1][2] He is the founder of Fried Films and Spiritclips, LLC, a division of Hallmark Cards which includes Hallmark eCards and Feeln.[1] He previously served as President and CEO of Savoy Pictures, Executive Vice President of Production for Columbia Pictures, Director of Film Finance and Special Projects for Columbia Pictures and Director of Business Development at Twentieth Century Fox.[1][2]

Fried holds an M.S. from Cornell University and an M.B.A. from the Columbia University Graduate School of Business.[1][3]

Career[edit]

From 1983 to 1990, Fried held various executive positions.[1][2][4] He served as Executive Vice President of Production for Columbia Pictures, Director of Film Finance and Special Projects for Columbia Pictures and Director of Business Development at Twentieth Century Fox.[2][5][6] Orion Pictures hired Fried as Vice President of Production in 1986.[6] He founded Fried Films, a production company, in 1990 and served as founding CEO.[2][5][7] He founded Fried Films, a production company, in 1990 and served as founding CEO.[2][5][7] Fried won an Academy Award in 1992 for his short film, Session Man.[2][8] His film Rudy won the Christopher Award that year.[9]

He was President and CEO of Savoy Pictures from December 1994 to June 1996.[1][4][10] In 1996, Fried founded WhatsHotNow, an e-commerce company that sells entertainment memorabilia.[11][12] He was chairman and CEO of the company until June 2001.[11][13] In 2005, Collateral, a movie Fried produced, won an ASCAP award.[14] Fried launched Spirit EMX, an internet video content company, in 2007. Hallmark Cards acquired Spirit EMX and rebranded it as SpiritClips, LLC.[12][3][15] He serves as CEO of the company.[9][12] Fried served as Co-chairman of Tiger Media from October 2009 to August 2011.[9]

Filmography[edit]

Personal life[edit]

In 1994, Robert Fried married actress Nancy Travis, they have two sons.[3][11][16] He is an alumnus of Cornell University and Columbia University.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Robert Fried". Retrieved October 18, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Jay Green (April 19, 1994). "Savoy, Fried venture grows". Retrieved October 19, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c "Nancy Travis". Videoeta.com. Retrieved October 13, 2011. 
  4. ^ a b c "Robert N.Fried". Retrieved October 19, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b c "2013 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders". Retrieved October 19, 2014. 
  6. ^ a b Aljean Harmetz (May 13, 1986). "ASPIRING MOGULS TAKE M.B.A.'S TO HOLLYWOOD". Retrieved October 19, 2014. 
  7. ^ a b "Independent Chairman of the Board". Retrieved October 19, 2014. 
  8. ^ "New York Times: Session Man". NY Times. Retrieved October 13, 2011. 
  9. ^ a b c "Tiger Media Inc". Retrieved October 19, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Company Town : Sokol Is Named Senior VP at Savoy Pictures". May 2, 1995. Retrieved October 19, 2014. 
  11. ^ a b c "President and CEO: Robert N. Fried". InvestorsShub. Retrieved October 13, 2011. 
  12. ^ a b c Chris Marlowe (April 2, 2012). "Hallmark acquires online subscription network SpiritClips". Retrieved October 19, 2014. 
  13. ^ Ann Donahue (April 4, 2000). "H’w’d investors backing biz memorabilia company". Retrieved October 19, 2014. 
  14. ^ "2005 ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards". Retrieved October 19, 2014. 
  15. ^ Mike Snider (September 6, 2014). "Cutting the Cord: Movies with Feeln". Retrieved October 19, 2014. 
  16. ^ "Nancy Travis". Videoeta.com. Retrieved October 13, 2011. 

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