Robert N. Fried

Robert Nathan "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 20th Century Fox.[1][2] He became the CEO of ChromaDex in 2018.[3]

Robert N. Fried
Other namesRob Fried
Alma materCornell University
Columbia University Graduate School of Business
OccupationFilm producer, screenwriter, studio executive and media entrepreneur
Years active1985–present
TitleCEO of ChromaDex
Spouse(s)
(m. 1994)
Children2

CareerEdit

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 20th 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.[15][12][16] He serves as CEO of the company.[9][12] Fried served as co-chairman of Tiger Media from October 2009 to August 2011.[9] In 2018, he was named CEO of ChromaDex.[3]

Personal lifeEdit

Fried holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Business.[1][15]

In 1994, he married actress Nancy Travis, who appeared in Fried's So I Married An Axe Murderer (1993). They have two sons.[15][11]

FilmographyEdit

Producer credits
Year Title Notes Ref
1992 Session Man [17]
1993 Rudy [17]
1993 So I Married An Axe Murderer [17]
1994 Only You [18]
1998 Winchell Executive producer [19]
1998 Godzilla Executive producer [20]
1999 The Boondock Saints [21]
2001 Two Can Play That Game Executive producer [22]
2004 Collateral [23]
2005 The Man [24]
2006 Man of the Year Executive producer [25]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Robert Fried". Forbes. Archived from the original on August 31, 2014. Retrieved February 13, 2021.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Jay Green (April 19, 1994). "Savoy, Fried venture grows". Retrieved October 19, 2014.
  3. ^ a b "BRIEF-Chromadex Corp Appoints Rob Fried as Chief Executive Officer". Reuters. April 23, 2018. Retrieved February 10, 2021.
  4. ^ a b "Robert N.Fried". Retrieved October 19, 2014.
  5. ^ a b c "2013 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders" (PDF). 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 of Micheal Hersey". 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. ^ a b c "Nancy Travis". Videoeta.com. Retrieved October 13, 2011.
  16. ^ Mike Snider (September 6, 2014). "Cutting the Cord: Movies with Feeln". Retrieved October 19, 2014.
  17. ^ a b c Greene, Jay (April 19, 1994). "Savoy, Fried venture grows". Variety. Retrieved February 13, 2021.
  18. ^ "Sluggish Savoy Revs Up Productin Under Fried". Variety. January 22, 1995. Retrieved February 13, 2021.
  19. ^ Higgins, Bill (November 18, 1998). "Hot off the presses: HBO's 'Winchell'". Variety. Retrieved February 13, 2021.
  20. ^ Nashawaty, Chris (May 22, 1998). "From the EW archives: A behind-the-scenes look at the making of 1998's Godzilla". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved February 13, 2021.
  21. ^ Goldstein, Patrick (April 13, 1998). "Back Behind the Bar". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved February 13, 2021.
  22. ^ "Two Can Play That Game (2001)". British Film Institute. Retrieved February 13, 2021.
  23. ^ Fleming, Michael (November 26, 2008). "SpiritClips upbeat about future". Variety. Retrieved February 13, 2021.
  24. ^ Crust, Kevin (September 9, 2005). "Get set to be let down by 'The Man'". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved February 13, 2021.
  25. ^ "Man of the Year (2006)". British Film Institute. Retrieved February 13, 2021.

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