Today, Roger Corman, Julie Corman, and Shout! Studios announce the search for the next great film director through the Corman Quarantine Film Festival. Please take a look at this special video announcement from Roger for further details via his Facebook page.
The saga of Roger Corman, recipient of a 2009 Honorary Academy Award® “for his rich engendering of films and filmmakers,” ranks as one of the most amazing motion picture success stories. Having produced more than 350 films and directed 60 others, his influence on American film goes far beyond his own energetic, creative low-budget movies. He is arguably one of Hollywood’s most gifted and masterful filmmakers, having launched the career of many others.
Noted for their keen ability to spot young talent, the Cormans’ lasting legacy will undoubtedly be the legion of producers, directors, writers, and actors they have fostered. Among those who worked with Roger Corman include Jack Nicholson, Francis Ford Coppola, Robert De Niro, Martin Scorsese, James Cameron, Ron Howard, Peter Fonda, Jonathan Demme, Gale Anne Hurd, Diane Ladd, Tommy Lee Jones, Harry Dean Stanton, Sandra Bullock, Bruce Dern, Talia Shire, Charles Bronson, Joe Dante, Peter Bogdanovich and Sally Kirkland.