Fred Strype (2008) is a tenured professor and the Director of the Filmmaking, Screenwriting & Media Arts Program at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, NY.
Fred M. Strype won the Tony Cox Screenwriting Award at the Nantucket Film Festival in June 2008 for his feature length screenplay, ANNA DOWN EAST. He was a 2008 writer-in-residence at The Screenwriters Colony. His screenwriting, producing and directing work has been screened nationally and internationally. Fred teaches in the Filmmaking/New Media Arts program at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, NY. He is also a member of the graduate film faculty of Columbia University’s School of the Arts Film Division, where he earned his MFA. He has worked in feature film and television development with Columbia/Tristar/Sony, Lifetime, MTM Productions, Family Channel, FX, Alliance/Atlantis, Capella Films, David Foster Productions, James Manos Productions, FX and others. Initially an independent producer, his migration from producing to screenwriting and directing has come about relatively recently. His short film, GOT NEXT has been on the film festival circuit this past year, most recently screening in San Diego and Askelon, Israel. He has just completed the screenplay, ECHO LAKE, a screen adaptation of a Tom Philbin novel, and is currently preparing his feature-directing debut of EARWORM, co-written with Dorie Deats, aiming to go into production in late 2009