Episode 19

Korey Pollard on Using Hollywood for Impact

Apr 5, 2021

Jeff Shafer, CEO of CommonGood Capital, is joined by Korey Pollard, a 30 year veteran of film and TV production, to chat about his early start as a 16-year old actor in Rob Reiner’s Stand By Me, to his big move to Hollywood where he worked his way up from furniture mover to First Assistant Director on many well known TV shows – he’s currently working on the long-running hit TV show Chicago Fire. Korey is passionate about how sobriety changed his career trajectory and led him to starting a production company, Unincarcerated Productions, with formerly incarcerated partners.

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#19 - Korey Pollard on Using Hollywood for Impact
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Guest

Korey Pollard
Executive Producer at Unincarcerated Productions
With a career spanning thirty years in the film and television industry, Korey has worn many hats, from acting in a small role in Rob Reiner’s Stand by Me, to being on the production teams for Waterworld and Clear and Present Danger. Officially joining the Director’s Guild of America in 1996, he worked on a number of high profile projects, most recently including Seth McFarlane’s The Orville, and Ryan Murphy’s American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace and 9-1-1. A “dream come true” for Korey to join the Unincarcerated Productions team, he brings his passion for education, prison reform and substance abuse recovery combined with his years of production experience to fulfill their mission.

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