Jon Davison

Jon Davison

NYU graduate and longtime film buff Jon Davison parlayed his term as director of advertising and publicity for Roger Corman’s New World Pictures into a producing career which includes two of Paul Verhoeven’s best, Robocop and Starship Troopers.  Other Davison productions are Airplane!, The Sixth Day, Piranha and Sam Fuller’s controversial White Dog. At this moment he’s probably running a 16mm print in his living room.

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Piranha

1978
New World
Roger Corman’s 1978 Jaws ripoff spawned remakes in 1995 (for cable) and 2010 (in 3-D) and its own “3-DD” sequel, as...
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White Dog

1982
Paramount
A milestone—the first TFH trailer for a movie that never had a trailer! Sam...
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Hollywood Boulevard

1976
New World Pictures
Producer Jon Davison takes us through the hurry-up production of one of the last...
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The Student Teachers

1973
New World
Sexy nurses having proved popular with the ’70s exploitation crowd, New World branched...
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Cockfighter

1974
New World Pictures
Producer Roger Corman was certain Monte Hellman’s down home redneck version of The Hustler would...
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