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An award-winning producer, distinguished across a range of content platforms, Simon Fields served, from 2003 to March 2013, as President, in partnership with Jennifer Lopez, at Nuyorican Productions. The partnership in the Los Angeles-based film and television Production Company began as a result of their successful collaboration on the film Shall We Dance, which grossed over $250 million worldwide.
Fields, a native of London, received his education at Stowe School. After graduation he worked his way through the television commercial production ranks in London to become production manager for the Moving Picture Company. In 1980, Fields became a producer for Jon Roseman Productions and moved to L.A. within a year to run its U.S. division.
In 1981 he co-founded Limelight, a company focused on music video, commercial and feature film production, with operations in Los Angeles and London. As president and CEO, Fields—along with co-president Steve Barron—led the growth of the company to annual revenues of over $150 million, overseeing an award-winning television commercial division, whose accounts included Calvin Klein, Nike and Budweiser, as well as producing the hit feature film Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Under Fields’ leadership, Limelight became distinguished as a leader in music video production, garnering numerous awards, including a Grammy, for innovative projects with Michael Jackson, Madonna, Prince, Peter Gabriel, A-Ha, David Bowie and a myriad of others.
Toward the end of his 12-year tenure with Limelight, Fields teamed with director Peter Chelsom in developing and producing feature films. Together they shepherded the romantic comedy Hear My Song, the Buena Vista distributed Funny Bones starring Oliver Platt and Jerry Lewis (which earned Fields and Chelsom a London Critics Circle Film Award for British Producer of the Year), Serendipity starring John Cusack and Kate Beckinsale, and the romantic comedy Shall We Dance, starring Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon and Jennifer Lopez.
Through Nuyorican, Fields has produced several feature films and served as executive producer on many television productions. He has produced, with Nuyorican, the crime drama Bordertown starring Jennifer Lopez and Antonio Banderas, the Picture House release of El Cantante, the story of salsa pioneer Hector Lavoe, starring Lopez and Marc Anthony, and the Sony Pictures release of Feel the Noise, a drama set in New York & Puerto Rico. The company has also produced Dancelife, a dance competition reality series for MTV, and South Beach, an edgy series set in South Beach about a young man’s rights of passage. Fields also developed and served as Executive producer on the ABC FAMILY scripted show The Fosters, which premiered in June 2013. In addition to a prolific development slate with scripted projects at Fox, ABC and CBS, Nuyorican, under Fields tenure, also boasts a fast growing non-scripted/reality division, and recently completed production on South Beach Tow’s third season. Fields, under his new production banner, FIELDS ENTERTAINMENT, is currently in production on the second season of The Carbonaro Effect for TruTV. Fields is in pre-production on the motion picture Blowback, in partnership with Shine Pictures. Fields is also in early development with TWC to bring Serendipity to the stage in 2016.
After studying film production at Loyola Marymount University, Nathan Fields worked as an assistant director on the Focus film Greenberg, and then transitioned into the non-scripted TV field as an associate producer on the Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency, for the Oxygen Network. Nathan, wishing to gain some experience in film development and talent management, spent the next two years at Spyglass Entertainment and then Mosaic Media. After, creating and selling shows to Nickelodeon, G4, Vh1, Spike and Animal Planet, took positions as development executive at Asylum Entertainment and Nuyorican Productions. In 2013, Nathan joined with Simon Fields to form Fields Entertainment. At Fields Entertainment, Nathan along with Simon Fields has sold and developed series with TruTV, History, SyFy, Hgtv, DIY. In 2013, Nathan, along with Simon Fields and Michael Carbonaro, developed and sold the the hidden camera magic series, Carbonaro Effect to TruTV which is currently in production on its 4th season and to date he has produced over 76 episodes. In 2018, Fields Entertainment received a series order from the Scripps owned network DIY for the series Boomtown Builder, in which master carpenter Tim McClellin renovates and restores historic homes in Boomtown’s across Arizona.
During her time at the University of Georgia, Shelly Wallace worked as a development intern at Josephson Entertainment and a production intern at BenderSpink. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and certificates in New Media and Music Business, Shelly began working at Fields Entertainment as the Executive Assistant to Simon Fields. During her time at Fields Entertainment, Shelly has served as Production Secretary on Season Three and Season Four of “The Carbonaro Effect” for TruTV, and an Associate Producer on Season One of “Boomtown Builder” for DIY Network. In her current role as Manager of Development, Shelly manages Fields Entertainment’s development slate of scripted and unscripted content.
Sherry Frugé joined Fields & Son Entertainment at the beginning of 2015 as a Production Accountant. She currently serves as the Production Finance Manager, responsible for all aspects of finance including budgeting, forecasting, payroll, accounting, and internal control functions. During her time at Fields, she has had an integral part in the creation and implementation of core financial policies and procedures. Sherry has over 15 years of experience in the accounting field, previously working as a Production Accountant for multi-faceted production companies such as Endemol and All3Media and is a graduate of the University of Southern California, Marshall Business School.
Daniel Wirsig joined Fields Entertainment in 2016 to oversee Post in all capacities, whether supervising staff, delivering shows under tight deadlines, building out finishing rooms or managing storage solutions. Daniel’s career began as a freelance camera operator for Time Warner’s “Valley West” live ESPN sports show, but quickly discovered a love of Post Production, where he’s remained for close to twenty years. Prior to joining Fields, Daniel has worked on scripted and un-scripted TV shows produced for HBO, FOX, CBS, Bravo and Food Network, among others. When not overseeing Post, he enjoys spending time with his wife and son, playing ice hockey golf and surfing.
Ankur Bhavsar is a Georgia native who moved to Los Angeles in June of 2016. He attended the University of Georgia where he studied advertising and produced pro-bono recruitment videos for various on-campus organizations. His passion for video editing led him to Los Angeles to pursue a career in the entertainment industry. He has been working with Fields Entertainment for 2 years where he has gained experience in both the production and post-production world and hopes to produce and write content of his own in the future.