Academy Award Winner Lisa Fruchtman on Apocalypse Now, Godfather-3,The Right Stuff & Editing

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Summary: ( award winner Lisa Fruchtman ( has worked as an editor in Hollywood films and television. She has worked in such iconic films like Apocalypse Now (, The Right Stuff (, Children of A Lesser God,  Godfather-3 among others. And recently she released her first documentary film Sweet Dreams ( she made with her brother Bob Fruchtman. Lisae got her start with Chicago-based Kartemquin Films ( then moved to San Francisco Bay area where she worked in documentaries and Hollywood films. In the 1970s and 1980s Francis Ford Coppola and Phil Kaufman made their iconic films from the bay area. n Part-2 of our conversation Lisa talks about how she began her career in the film industry as an editor and what it was like working with Coppola and Kaufman. For instance, they worked on Coppola's Apocalypse Now for over 2 years.  Besides mainstream Hollywood films Lisa also worked on The Grateful Dead documentary. You can listen to Part-1 of our conversation with Lisa or watch a video interview where she talks about the making of her documentary Sweet Dreams. Photo credit: Sweet Dreams website