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Go behind the scenes of film and television production as Phil Cooke interviews Korey Pollard, a first assistant director and producer in Hollywood. Explore the filmmaking process and the role of film crew members including 1st AD, 2ndAD, line producer, UPM, 2nd unit director and more. Plus, gain wisdom on being a Christian in Hollywood as Korey shares his experience in the industry as a believer.
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*More About this Episode* Filmmaking Behind the Scenes: Interview with Hollywood Producer and 1st AD Korey Pollard
Korey Pollard got his start in the entertainment industry in 1980 as a twelve-year-old an extra in Robert Towne's Personal Best shot in Eugene, Oregon. From that time, he’s explored many positions in film and television production over the next three decades. He is a member of the Director’s Guild of America and currently makes his living as a first assistant director.
Korey's television credits include Chicago Fire, Seal Team, Jack Ryan Series, Rizzoli & Isles, Monk, Deadwood, House, Grey's Anatomy, and CSI. His film credits include Once Upon a Time in Mexico, Spy Kids 2, And Starring Pancho Villa As Himself, among others. He co-produced an independent adaptation of Robert Whitlow's novel, The List and is currently producing his second feature film What Remains with Sharpened Iron Studios.
Pollard is passionate about workforce education, economic development surrounding film production and mentoring. He is an adjunct instructor at the College of Entertainment and the Arts at Lipscomb University, Nashville, and has been a guest lecturer at multiple universities, including Branford College-Yale, New Haven; Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, Dodge College of Film and Media Arts-Chapman University; Vanguard University, Biola University, Los Angeles Film Studies Center (LAFSC) and more.
He is on the Advisory board of Hollywood Connect, Los Angeles, and the Board of Directors of The Greenhouse, Hollywood. Korey lives in Sherman Oaks with his wife in an empty nest. He spends his spare time volunteering with and mentoring film students.
Find Korey Pollard on IMDb here: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0689484/?ref_=nmmi_mi_nm