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Exclusive Interview: The New Boss Of Fields Studios

Shawn Papazian has built an impressive record of success in the film business throughout his career, including an Emmy nomination and collaborations with Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way Productions. Now, he embraces the challenge of leading development and operations for The Fields Studios, a multi-million-dollar, multi-functional, 21-acre Chicago production campus set to open in early 2024.

The experience and enthusiasm check out, but one question remains: what does a guy from Los Angeles know about the Chicago film industry?

During an exclusive interview on the morning that his appointment was announced to the public, he made a convincing pitch to Screen Magazine about why he is the right person for the job, when the studio will open for business, what he admires about Chicago’s cinematic tradition and more.

To view the entire 15-minute conversation, click here. For select highlights, see below.

HOW WILL FIELDS STUDIOS FIT INTO THE CHICAGO FILM COMMUNITY? | SHAWN PAPAZIAN

 

WHEN WILL PRODUCTION BEGIN AT FIELDS STUDIOS? | SHAWN PAPAZIAN

 

WHICH PRODUCTIONS ARE COMING TO FILM AT FIELDS STUDIOS? | SHAWN PAPAZIAN

 

WHAT DOES AN LA STUDIO EXEC KNOW ABOUT CHICAGO FILM HISTORY? | SHAWN PAPAZIAN

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