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Adam Fields after graduating from the University of California at Berkeley began his career at Creative Artists Agency. He then joined PolyGram Pictures and within one year at the age of 24 became the Executive Vice President of Production. While working with Jon Peters and Peter Guber at PolyGram, Fields supervised a number of pictures including An American Werewolf in London, Six Weeks, Missing, and Endless Love. He also served as the Executive Producer of the soundtrack album and single on the latter film which at the time became the longest running number one single in history. Fields subsequently executive produced the multi-platinum soundtrack for the film, Flashdance, which was a vital factor in that film's extraordinary box office success.

Fields later teamed with studio chief Ned Tanen at Universal Pictures to oversee the development and production of a number of films including John Hughes' directorial debut, Sixteen Candles and the now iconic film The Breakfast Club. Fields then proceeded to form his own production company, continuing to demonstrate his eye for new and unique talent. He produced and executive produced a number of films including Vision Quest, featuring debut roles for actresses Linda Fiorentino and Madonna, and Johnny Be Good, discovering then unknown, Uma Thurman. Another film he produced, Great Balls of Fire, the Jerry Lee Lewis bio, showcased the talents of Dennis Quaid and relative newcomer, Wynona Ryder.

Frustrated by the limited ways in which films were marketed, Fields was inspired to create the enormously successful company, Preview Tech. Fields set up a network where studio trailers and network previews were simultaneously displayed on all the television monitors in consumer electronic stores across the country. Grabbing a captive audience of prime movie-going demographics, the consumers were entertained with the latest and greatest clips from Hollywood and the studios had a new outlet to promote their upcoming product. With an original start up cost of only five hundred dollars, the company was sold eighteen months later in a multi-million dollar deal brokered by the New York investment-banking firm of Veronis-Suhler & Associates.

After the sale of Preview Tech, Fields reunited with Jon Peters as President of Peters Entertainment. Over a three-year period, Fields initiated and developed, numerous pictures including Rosewood Massacre, My Fellow Americans, and Ali, starring Will Smith in an Academy Award nominated performance and executive produced the Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson action film, Money Train.

In 1997 Fields re-established his own production company at 20th Century Fox where he first produced Ravenous, starring Guy Pearce and David Arquette. The second film, Brokedown Palace, starred Claire Danes, Kate Beckinsale, and Bill Pullman, was based upon his own original story. He followed that with the independent cult smash hit film, Donnie Darko, starring Drew Barrymore, and Jake Gyllenhaal.

In conjunction with the governor of Hawaii, Fields helped to create the first state tax investment incentives for feature film productions. Utilizing Act 221, he arranged a multi-million dollar rebate for Universal studios by syndicating the state tax credits to the local Hawaiian insurance companies for the Universal production, Blue Crush.

With Relativity Media he then produced/executive produced the films Limitless, starring Bradley Cooper and Robert DeNiro, Safe Haven, starring Julianne Hough and Josh Duhamel, and 21 & Over with Miles Teller. He also produced Drive Angry, starring Nicholas Cage for Summit Entertainment.

In 2010 he joined Miramax under the new ownership of Colony Capital to develop and produce new content starting with the 2014 release Sin City: A Dame to Kill For based upon Frank Miller's hit comic book as well as converting the Robert Rodriguez film, From Dusk Till Dawn, into a TV series that also premiered in 2014 and is now in its third season.

In 2014 he was hired by Sony Pictures as a producer and special consultant where he most recently produced the hit motion picture, The Wedding Ringer, starring Kevin Hart and Josh Gad. Fields most recently Executive produced Bad Santa 2 for Broad Green Pictures.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Trivia (1)

Adam Fields has been a member of Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) since 1988.

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