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03-27-1998

Filmmaker With Clarkson Connection To Speak On Campus Next Monday: "Big Budget Movies: Behind The Scenes"

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Potsdam, N.Y. – How are movies really made? How do you get your foot in the door of the movie industry? What's it like to work with Hollywood's greatest stars? Come meet filmmaker Lisa Davison next Monday at Clarkson University and get the lowdown on these questions. Davison, daughter of Clarkson Associate Dean for Health Sciences Sam Feitelberg, will speak on April 6 at 8:00 p.m. in Clarkson's Cheel Campus Center.Lisa Davison

Davison has worked on camera crews in the film business for many years. Her movies include "Dead Poets Society," "Young Guns 2," "City Slickers," "Fried Green Tomatoes," "Last Action Hero," and "True Lies." She'll take you behind the scenes of Hollywood's big film studios and show you how movies are really made. Feitelberg and his wife Gail, who appeared as extras in "Fried Green Tomatoes," will also participate.

After Davison graduated from the University of Vermont with a degree in geography and environmental studies, she worked for Killington Studios in Rutland, Vt., on a variety of local television programs. She got her first big break when she attended a workshop in Maine with cinematographers and filmmakers, and found out that Stephen King's "Pet Cemetery" was going to be shot in nearby Camden– "Pet Cemetery" was her first film.

Davison's parents have visited the sets of many movies she's worked on and have ended up with bit parts in a couple. She lives in California with her husband David, a cameraperson who she met while filming "Dances with Wolves," who works on the television program "Chicago Hope."

For more information, contact E. Randy Lamson at 315-268-6680.

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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