``Mr. Fields once sold Fox a cannibalism thriller, RAVENOUS, by convincing the studio chief, a vegetarian, that it would turn people off meat.``
- The New York Times
``Adam is an experienced and aggressive producer with a proven track record.``
- Toby Emmerich, Chairman Warner Brothers Pictures
``He has an eye for opportunity and considerable wit.``
- The New York Times
After graduating from the University of California at Berkeley, Adam Fields began his career at Creative Artists Agency. He then joined PolyGram Pictures and within one year became the Executive Vice President of Production at the age of 24. 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 on the latter film; the Lionel Ritchie/Diana Ross duet, Endless Love, became the longest running number one single in history at that time. 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 The Breakfast Club. Fields then formed his own production company, continuing to demonstrate his eye for finding new and unique talent. He Produced and Executive Produced a number of films, including Vision Quest, which featured debut roles for actresses Linda Fiorentino and Madonna; and Johnny Be Good, discovering an as-yet unknown Uma Thurman. Another film he Produced, Great Balls of Fire!, the Jerry Lee Lewis biopic, 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, while the studios had a new outlet to promote their upcoming products. With an original startup 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. He also 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 produced Ravenous, starring Guy Pearce and David Arquette. The company’s second film, Brokedown Palace, starring Claire Danes, Kate Beckinsale, and Bill Pullman, was based upon his own original story. He followed that with the independent cult classic, 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 2002 Universal production, Blue Crush.
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. Fields Executive Produced Bad Santa 2 for Broad Green Pictures in 2015.
With Relativity Media, he Produced/Executive Produced the films Limitless, starring Bradley Cooper and Robert DeNiro, Safe Haven, starring Julianne Hough and Josh Duhamel, 21 And Over with Miles Teller, and Masterminds, with Zach Galifianakis and Kristen Wiig. He also Produced Drive Angry, starring Nicholas Cage and Amber Heard, for Summit Entertainment.
In 2014 he was hired as Producer and special consultant to studio chairwoman Amy Pascal, where he produced the hit motion picture, The Wedding Ringer, starring Kevin Hart and Josh Gad. He also served as aspecial consultant to the studio to review and analyze their entire historical inventory of abandoned development. He is presently preparing a reboot of Look Who’s Talking for Sony, along with Shrink, based upon the graphic novel of the same name by Deadpool creator Rob Liefeld.