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Sandy Fries

Sandy Fries

Associate Professor, Mass Communication

Tel.: (630) 942-2467
McAninch Arts Center (MAC), Room 291
friessan@cod.edu

Areas of Research Interest:

  • Mass Communication
     

Recent Courses Taught:

  • Journalism
  • Magazine Writing
  • Literature
  • Creative Writing
  • Screenwriting
     

Current Projects:

  • I am currently writing a book.
     

Selected Publications, Presentations, Performances, Books:

  • Paramount Studios - Staff Writer for Star Trek: The Next Generation
  • Paramount Studios - Star Trek: Voyager and Star Trek: The Next Generation - Story Editor for CD Rom games.
  • NBC, Quantum Leap - Writer
  • Warner Brothers, Feature Film development deal
  • Dick Clark Productions - Television development deal
  • Fox Network, Spiderman - Animation Writer
  • Star Fleet Academy - Novel based on my Star Trek CD Rom
  • Young and Rubicam Advertising - Staff Writer for Security Pacific Bank, Ford, Gallo Wine.
  • Los Angeles Times - Free Lance Writer
  • My Table Magazine - Travel and Food Writer
     

Education:

  • M.A. from Columbia University
  • B.A. from Clark University
     

Awards and Recognitions:

  • NBC Fellow at Columbia University
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Cum Laude honors at Clark University
  • Emmy nomination for TV writing
  • Special Commendation from former mayor of Los Angeles for public service television writing
  • Judge for Emmy Awards
  • Member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
  • Former Chairman of the Writer's Guild of America Future of Television Seminar