Film Screening "Bombshell" with Lesley Norman '79

Thursday, October 19, 2017
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM (ET)
PALMTN Gannett Auditorium
Event Type
Skidmore Fund

Documentary Film Screening, “Bombshell”

The film tells the story of actress Hedy Lamarr, who became known as the “most beautiful girl in the world” during the Golden Age of Hollywood and was also a creative genius who patented a “secret communications system” that is the basis of the Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, satellite, and military technology millions of people use today.

Lesley Norman ’79 (Production Executive, WNET - New York PBS affiliate) will moderate a conversation with the film’s director and producer, Alexandra Dean, after the screening.

Free and open to the Skidmore College and greater Saratoga Springs communities.  

Co-sponsored by MDOCS and the Office of Advancement


Bio for Lesley Norman ’79:

Prior to her current position at WNET, Ms. Norman served as the Executive Director of Filmmakers Collaborative in Waltham, MA, and Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of JumpStart Productions in NYC.  While at JumpStart, she was the Executive in Charge of the award-winning PBS series NOW. She also served as Vice President and Production Executive of David Grubin Productions in NYC and worked on award-winning productions such as The Secret Life of the Brain (Emmy), Napoleon (Peabody) and Abraham and Mary Lincoln: A House Divided (Emmy).  Earlier, she spent 12 years at WGBH Boston, where she worked for Nova and also managed the Peabody Award-winning series Africans in America.  Additionally, Ms. Norman has worked on productions for the Discovery Channel, CNBC, and CNN and served as a judge for the International Emmy Award.  She has received numerous honors for creative achievement and the Edward R. Murrow award from the Overseas Press Club for her senior producing role on the film Child Brides, Stolen Lives.  Ms. Norman has a bachelor’s degree in government from Skidmore College and a master’s degree in broadcast journalism from Boston University.

Bio for Alex Dean:

ALEXANDRA DEAN | DIRECTOR/SCREENWRITER/PRODUCER. Alexandra Dean is an Emmy Award-winning journalist and a documentary director and producer. She produced news-magazine documentaries for PBS before becoming a series and documentary producer at Bloomberg television, producing the series “Innovators” about inventors who shape our world. She also writes about invention for Businessweek magazine. Today, she is a founding partner at Reframed Pictures. "Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story" is her first feature documentary and she is absolutely thrilled to be traveling the world with it, and talking to women who like to shake things up, just like Hedy Lamarr.



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