Film Producer Roger Corman Interviews with BLOCKBUSTER's Matt Schrader

The legendary producer responsible for hundreds of films and nearly as many careers will be featured in a chat with series creator Matt Schrader about the young James Cameron.

Producer Roger Corman gave a young James Cameron his first job in the film industry.

Roger Corman, the most successful independent filmmaker in Hollywood responsible for so many low-budget cult classics, will be featured on a bonus interview episode of BLOCKBUSTER: THE STORY OF JAMES CAMERON next week.


Corman received an honorary Academy Award for his contributions to the film industry over a career that began in the 1950s and continues to this day. Along the way, he gave many icons their first starts: Francis Ford Coppola, Martin Scorsese, Jack Nicholson — and of course, James Cameron, who started at Corman's New World Pictures as a model builder.


In his interview with series creator Matt Schrader, Corman will discuss the ways in which James Cameron stood out even early on, and what convinced the famously thrifty producer to grant James' request for a raise — and give him a new title of Second Unit Director.


You can subscribe and listen to BLOCKBUSTER free on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and all other platforms. BLOCKBUSTER is winner of Adweek's Creative Podcast of the Year, and earned two Webby Honorees and NYF Radio Awards, including for Best Podcast Miniseries.


The story of James rising through the ranks at New World is one of many included in the second episode of BLOCKBUSTER: THE STORY OF JAMES CAMERON — the award-winning "biopic podcast" series, starring The Walking Dead's Ross Marquand, from filmmaker and journalist Matt Schrader.


In addition, Corman will speak about his disappointment when he realized James had struggled to excel to the same degree on the first film James would get a chance to direct: Piranha II.


The interview releases on Friday, July 3, 2020. To be notified, you can subscribe to BLOCKBUSTER free on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, as well as all other platforms. BLOCKBUSTER is winner of Adweek's Creative Podcast of the Year, and earned two Webby Honorees and NYF Radio Awards, including for Best Miniseries.


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