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Aug 12, 2009

CHARLIE DAVIS, MEMORIAL FUND

Charlie Davis, Executive Vice President, Post Production, CBS Films, passed away on Monday evening, August 3rd in Los Angeles. He was 51 years old. Hailing from Tuscon, Arizona, Mr. Davis graduated from Palo Verde High School. He attended Cal State Northridge where he graduated with a B.F.A. in film. Upon completion of his degree, he started his career as a freelance assistant editor on various television shows, music videos, trailers and commercials, followed by a four-year tenure at Dimension Sound. Mr. Davis joined CBS Films in March of this year and oversaw the post-production and related activities of CBS Films’ first three movies, “The Back-up Plan,” “The Untitled Crowley Project” and “Beastly.” Prior to CBS Films, he was employed at Marvel Studios where he served as Senior Vice President, Post Production since 2006. At Marvel, Mr. Davis oversaw all aspects of post production and was a key liaison between the filmmakers and the company on the Academy Award nominated, box office blockbuster “Iron Man” and the worldwide box office hit “The Incredible Hulk.” In addition to his work at Marvel, Davis enjoyed a 15-year stint at Twentieth Century Fox where his most recent post was Senior Vice President, Feature Post Production. In that role, he facilitated the post production needs of the advertising, visual effects and Domestic/International distribution departments on numerous large scale films including the box office hits “Night at the Museum,” the “X-Men” series, and “Fantastic Four.” He was an avid outdoorsman and sports enthusiast. Mr. Davis was a head soccer coach for A.Y.S.O. in the San Fernando Valley for the last two years. He coached both of his sons in the Beeman Park local soccer league from 2004-2006 taking them to a league championship game in 2006. Camping was a passion. Mr. Davis helped organize and execute an annual camping trip for 85 every year to El Captain State Beach Park outside of Santa Barbara, California. A devoted husband and father, he is survived by his wife Noreen and sons Bryce (13) and Evan (16). In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to an educational trust for the benefit of Bryce and Evan Davis. Contributions can be sent to Scholarship America at: Scholarship America, c/o Charlie Davis Memorial Fund, One Scholarship Way, St. Peter, MN 56082. All checks should be made payable to the “Charlie Davis Memorial Fund.”