Nebraska Authors

Ian Fried

Born ≈ 1986 Omaha, NE (USA)

Fried's first and second screenplays appeared on the 2010 and 2011 "Blacklist", movie executive Franklin Leonard's list of the year's best unproduced screen plays. He has optioned at least four screenplays, and one of these, the supernatural action film Spectral, appeared on Netflix in 2016. Most of his work has been in the supernatural thriller, horror genre.

Places Lived

Omaha, NE
South Los Angeles, CA

Author Of

  • Play/Screenplay


2004 graduate of Westside High School, Omaha, NE
University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts




Lindy Fried, the author's mother, has an Omaha jewelry design business, and is also an interior designer.
Zane Fried, brother, is a videographer who has worked in Chicago, Omaha, and Hollywood.
Ariel Panowicz, sister, is an Omaha art photographer.


Spectral 2016 Netflix release.

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