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The collection contains production material for more than a dozen films either produced by Feitshans or for films in which he served in a supervisory production capacity.
Fred “Buzz” Feitshans (b. 1937), born Fredrick Rollins Feitshans III, is the third generation in his family to be involved in the entertainment industry. He is the grandson of silent film actress Ora Carew, son of film editor Fred R. Feitshans Jr., and father of cinematographer Fred Feitshans IV. After graduating from the University of Southern California in 1962 with a degree in education, Buzz Feitshans went to work for the American Broadcasting Company as a film editor. In 1964, he joined American International Pictures as an editor and rose to become head of the editorial department, a position he held for ten years. Feithshans made his debut as a producer at American International Pictures (AIP) in 1973 with DILLINGER, a film written and directed by John Milius. Feitshans and Milius formed A-Team Productions that same year and produced BIG WEDNESDAY (1978), HARDCORE (1979), and lastly 1941 (1979), after which they dissolved the company. However, they continued to collaborate on such films as CONAN THE BARBARIAN (1982), UNCOMMON VALOR (1983), RED DAWN (1984), and EXTREME PREJUDICE (1987). During this period Feitshans also produced FIRST BLOOD (1982). In 1988 Feitshans became executive vice president of production and a member of the board of directors for Carolco Pictures. He supervised production on such action films as RAMBO III (1988) starring Sylvester Stallone, TOTAL RECALL (1990) starring Arnold Schwarzenneger, and UNIVERSAL SOLDIER (1992) starring Jean-Claude Van Damme. Feitshans joined Cinergi Productions in 1992, serving as executive producer for MEDICINE MAN (1992), followed by TOMBSTONE (1993), RENAISSANCE MAN (1994), COLOR OF NIGHT (1994), DIE HARD WITH A VENGEANCE (1995), JUDGE DREDD (1995), THE SCARLET LETTER (1995), NIXON (1995), EVITA (1996), SHADOW CONSPIRACY (1997), and AN ALMAN SMITHEE FILM: BURN HOLLYWOOD BURN (1997). He retired from film production in 1997.
11.7 linear ft. of papers
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