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About Freddy

Freddy Boutros is a prolific and award-winning screenwriter who has worked in the entertainment industry for over a decade. Boutros earned a BFA in Screenwriting from New York's School of Visual Arts (SVA) in 2001. While at SVA, he wrote several shorts and a spec for "Buffy The Vampire Slayer". He also began working in the industry, interning at "Live! With Regis and Kathie Lee", and on the hit sitcom, "Spin City". For his thesis, he completed two feature length scripts, a two-hour pilot called "Tainted" and the comedy feature, "Saving Sandy", which was nominated for Outstanding Achievement in Screenwriting at the 12th Annual Dusty Awards & Film Festival.

After graduating, Boutros moved to Los Angeles, and immediately started working in television while continuing to write. He worked various jobs on shows including "7th Heaven", "8 Simple Rules...", "Quintuplets", and "Men in Trees". To date he has written six features, and four pilots. He also launched and a website for "Tainted" including synopses for the first five seasons of the series. At the 2009 Cinema City International Film Festival, Freddy's screenplay, "Leaving Hazard", won the Best Drama Screenplay Award. "Saving Sandy" was also a finalist at the festival. He is currently seeking representation.

Loglines

  • Saving Sandy

    Saving Sandy Comedy A comedy about a group of teenage fans that set out to rescue their favorite pop idol, when she is kidnapped after a local concert.

  • Leaving Hazard

    Leaving Hazard Drama A local outcast in a small village is accused of murdering his girlfriend. With a biased sheriff on his case and the townspeople in an uproar, he goes on the run as he tries to prove his innocence.

  • Grave Lessons

    Grave Lessons Crime Drama Thriller Jesse Richards, the new high school reporter investigates the principal's disappearance and uncovers a deadly and sordid conspiracy within the student body.

  • Slashed

    Slashed Crime Drama Thriller A cop and his new partner must solve a string of murders where couples are all found in their beds, in the exact same position, with their throats slashed. As the investigation deepens, a connection to an old case leads to a shocking revelation.

  • Zombie Cruise

    Zombie Cruise Action Drama Horror Thriller When a cruise ship takes on an infected floater, a zombie outbreak spreads across the ship. Led by an off-duty security officer, a group of passengers must struggle to survive and escape.

  • Kingdom Quest

    Kingdom Quest Adventure Fantasy When the wicked Queen poisons the Prince and summons the Horde to the kingdom of Alador, the Princess flees with a small group of allies on a quest for the Didonian Crystal, a mystical gem with the power to heal her brother and destroy the Horde.

  • NightFall

    NightFall Action Drama Horror TV PILOT: When A.D.A. Jason Burke is caught in the crossfire between half-vampires and the vampire coven determined to complete their transformation, he is bitten. His attack is interrupted and he is resuscitated, making him a half-vampire. Now dwelling with the other half-vampires, and a target of the vampire coven, he must accept his new existence and keep away from his loved ones including his fiancé. His brother, a Seattle cop, however, has no intention of accepting this mysterious disappearance.

  • Optimus 5

    Optimus 5 Drama Sci-fi TV PILOT: When our sun prematurely grows into a red giant, humanity's last hope of survival is five ships launched into deep space. The Optimus 5 crew, all chosen via a secret government lottery, went to bed at night only to wake up onboard the spaceship the next morning. Now, as they deal with their abduction and the loss of their loved ones on Earth, they must seek out a new home planet for mankind and reunite with the four other ships. The series will also explore the main characters and their histories through flashbacks of their lives on earth.

  • With Wendy

    With Wendy Comedy Family TV PILOT: An aspiring actress moves to LA and becomes the live-in nanny for a wealthy family and must juggle the challenging children with her own acting pursuits. Despite weekly shenanigans and close calls, she ends up bringing the family closer together. The parents, oblivious to what's been happening day to day, are comforted by the fact that the children are ... WITH WENDY. Similar in tone to Adventures in Babysitting, but more grounded.

  • TAINTED

    TAINTED Action Drama Sci-fi TV PILOT: A primetime sci-fi action soap about genetically tainted college students with superpowers. As they fight tainted criminals, they must also hide their powers from the world and deal with real issues like relationships and addiction.

Credits

  • Outnumbered

    Outnumbered (2010)
    Television by 20th Century Fox Television Production Assistant

  • The Craigslist Killer

    The Craigslist Killer (2010)
    Television by Sony/ Lifetime Assistant to Director & Executive Producer

  • Southern Discomfort

    Southern Discomfort (2010)
    Television by Sony Pictures Television/ ABC Studios Assistant to Co-Executive Producer

  • Men In Trees

    Men In Trees (2006)
    Television by Warner Bros. Television Assistant to Supervising Producer

  • Quintuplets

    Quintuplets (2004)
    Television by 20th Century Fox Television Assistant to Executive Producer

  • Platonically Incorrect

    Platonically Incorrect (2003)
    Television by ABC Studios fka Touchstone Television Production Assistant

  • Untitled Jenny McCarthy Project

    Untitled Jenny McCarthy Project (2003)
    Television by ABC Studios fka Touchstone Television Production Assistant

  • A.U.S.A.

    A.U.S.A. (2003)
    Television by 20th Century Fox Television/ NBC Studios Production Assistant

  • Wednesday 9:30 (8:30 Central) aka My Adventures In Television

    Wednesday 9:30 (8:30 Central) aka My Adventures In Television (2002)
    Television by ABC Studios fka Touchstone Television Production Assistant

  • Sun Gods

    Sun Gods (2002)
    Television by ABC Studios fka Touchstone Television Production Assistant

  • 8 Simple Rules...

    8 Simple Rules... (2002)
    Television by ABC Studios fka Touchstone Television Production Assistant

  • 7th Heaven

    7th Heaven (2001)
    Television by Spelling Television Writers' Assistant

Awards

  • Best Drama Screenplay, Cinema City International Film Festival
    (2009)

Education

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