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[PROFILE] Sony's Fritz Friedman

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  • madchinaman
    BACKGROUND http://store.escalate.com/store/turoturo/friedman_gabriel.jsp He is the highest-ranking Filipino American executive in the U.S. entertainment
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 20, 2004
      BACKGROUND
      http://store.escalate.com/store/turoturo/friedman_gabriel.jsp

      He is the highest-ranking Filipino American executive in the U.S.
      entertainment industry. Hollywood top brass Fritz Friedman is the
      senior vice president of worldwide publicity for Columbia TriStar
      Home Video, the video distribution arm of Sony Corporation-owner of
      Columbia Pictures, TriStar Pictures, Sony Picture Classics and Sony
      Music. Friedman is also known for his various philanthropic and
      civil rights causes, including AIDS and the Filipino World War II
      veteran's fight for benefits. He is the founder and president of the
      Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment (CAPE), a national
      organization made up of some of the most important Asian American
      entertainment executives and actors in the business. He is also a
      former member of the board of directors of the Association of Asian
      Pacific American Artists (APPAA).

      Friedman was born in Manila. His mother was a Filipina registered
      nurse born in Jaro, Leyte, Philippines. His father was half-Filipino
      and half-Austrian anesthesiologist. He was the first Asian American
      male to graduate from Vassar. He received his MA in Communications
      at the Annenberg School of Communications at the University of
      Pennsylvania.


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      BIOIGRAPHY
      http://www.filipinopeople.com/people/business/fritz_bio.htm


      Fritz Friedman is the highest-ranking Filipino American executive in
      the US entertainment industry. Hollywood top brass, Fritz Friedman
      is the senior vice president of worldwide publicity for Columbia
      TriStar Home Video, the video distribution arm of Sony Corporation-
      owner of Columbia Pictures, TriStar Pictures, Sony Picture Classics
      and Sony Music. Friedman is also known for his various philanthropic
      and civil rights causes, including AIDS and the Filipino World War
      II veterans' fight for benefits.

      Fritz Friedman is the current chair of the Filipino American
      Library's Board of Directors. He has been instrumental in bringing
      in the first of corporate funding to the library from ATT, Burger
      King, California Wellness Foundation and Western Union. While at
      Sony Pictures, he currently oversees all worldwide publicity
      activities for CTHV theatrical releases, video products, corporate
      communications and special events. He is also the President/Co-
      Founder of Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment (CAPE) and
      sits on the Board of Directors for the LA Independent Film Festival.
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