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'Fields of Gold' doc tackles the origin story of the Chicago Bears

Fox 32 Chicago. September 2023.

VIDEO - "The 'Fields of Gold' documentary dives into the fantastic life of A.E. Staley, agribusiness icon and original owner of the football team that eventually became the Chicago Bears..."

Julie Staley’s documentary ‘Fields of Gold’ about the life of A.E. Staley provides a look into Decatur's history

NPR Illinois. August 2023.

"Julie Staley is the writer and director of "Fields of Gold," a documentary exploring A.E. Staley’s innovations in business and agriculture, as well as his love for sports. She spoke to Community Voices about the process of creating the film and the ways in which this story is tied to the history of Decatur..."

Movie 'Fields of Gold' about Decatur businessman A.E. Staley will premiere August 18

Herald & Review. June 2023.

"'Fields of Gold,' the documentary about Decatur businessman A.E. Staley, has a premiere date.

Staley started Staley Manufacturing Co., and moved it in 1909 to Decatur..."

Exclusive: Director Duane Journey Talks 'Hansel & Gretel Get Baked'

Dread Central. February 2013.

"Produced by James Cotton (Madison County), Brett Hudson and Mark Morgan with executive producers William S. Beasley and Michael Pollack, Hansel & Gretel Get Baked was penned by first-time feature screenwriter David Tillman..."

Monaghan flashes to

'Bang Time'

Variety. November 2011.

"“Machine Gun Preacher” star Michelle Monaghan is in negotiations to topline “Fast Flash to Bang Time,” an indie psychological thriller that will be produced and co-financed by Kerry, Kimmel and Pollack..."

Producers Dig "Empty Coffin"

SneakPeek. October 2011.

"Bestselling 'young adult' author Gregg Olsen has sold the movie rights to his novel series "Empty Coffin" to Kerry Kimmel & Pollack and Eric Thompson's Vigilante Entertainment..."

'White Crow' Takes Viewers Beyond Death

Bloody Disgusting. October 2011.

"Independent financier and production company Kerry, Kimmel and Pollack has acquired feature film rights to Marcus Sedgwick‘s novel “White Crow” and will co-finance and co-produce the picture, says Variety..."

Decatur celebrates Midwest premiere of A.E. Staley movie

Herald & Review. September 2023.

"Glitz and glamour lined Decatur's North Main Street Saturday night in front of the historic Lincoln Square Theater. Complete with formal gowns, a red carpet and velvet ropes, the community came out to view the Midwest premiere..."

September's Treasure: Discover Fields of Gold Debuting on September 16 in Decatur

Springfield Scene. August 2023.

"“Fields of Gold” had its world premiere on August 18 at 7:00 p.m. PT at the Fine Arts Theatre in Beverly Hills.  It will have its hometown premiere on September 16 at 7:00 p.m.CT at the Lincoln Square Theater in Decatur, Illinois, with red carpet arrivals at 5:30 p.m., followed by a limited theat theatrical run..."

Pollack Films reaps 'Fields of Gold'

Indiewrap. June 2023.

"Written and directed by Regional Emmy Award-winner Julie Staley of Spencer Films and narrated by Emmy Award-winning actor Peter Coyote, this documentary chronicles the incredible journey of Augustus Eugene Staley, born in 1867, from barefoot farmer to the founder and leader of an agricultural empire..."

Feature Adaptation Planned for Keary Taylor's 'Eden'

The Film Stage. December 2011.

"The success of Suzanne Collins’ young adult fantasy series The Hunger Games, as well as the highly anticipated March release of its film adaptation, has the industry clamoring to cash in on the newest teen pop culture obsession: strong-willed dystopian heroines..."

Twin Terror Brings 'Envy' to Supernatural World

Bloody Disgusting. October 2011.

"Independent financier and production company Kerry Kimmel and Pollack has teamed with Eric Thompson’s Vigilante Entertainment to acquire feature film and TV rights to Gregg Olsen‘s young adult series Empty Coffin, reports Variety..."

Indies light up 'The 420 Witch'

Variety. October 2011.

"With Paramount wrapping its Jeremy Renner starrer “Hansel and GretelWitch Hunters,” three indie companies are prepping an alternate take on the Grimm brothers’ classic fairy tale titled “Black Forest: Hansel and Gretel and the 420 Witch...”"

KK&P flies with 'White Crow'

Variety. October 2011.

"Independent financier and production company Kerry Kimmel & Pollack has acquired feature film rights to Marcus Sedgwick’s novel “White Crow” and will co-finance and co-produce the picture..."

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