Bill Pohlad


River Road Entertainment




The highest-profile of banking legend Carl Pohlad’s dynamic but low-profile sons, Bill Pohlad has built a reputation as a producer (financier, really) of high-quality Hollywood films, and as an occasional director, currently of the acclaimed Brian Wilson biopic, Love & Mercy. With a foot in both L.A. and Minneapolis, Pohlad is ideally suited to play a guiding role in developing a sustainable industry presence in Minnesota, a win that has consistently slipped out of the region’s grasp in recent decades, as Hollywood chased public subsidies all over the globe. The question is, will he play this part?