New Media Film Festival

March 31, 2014 | 7:30 a.m.

Roger Corman to receive Legend Award at New Media Film Festival

Filmmaker Roger Corman, the B-movie veteran who launched countless Hollywood careers in addition to building his own reputation as a prolific writer, producer and director, is set to receive the Legend Award from the New Media Film Festival. Writer-director John Carpenter will present Corman with the prize on June 11 at the Landmark Theatre in Los Angeles during the festival’s closing night festivities, organizers announced Monday. Now in its fifth year, the New Media Film Festival was founded by Susan Johnston to celebrate “stories that exemplify the power of the cinematic arts to inspire and transform;” the festival will take place June 10-11 at the Landmark. Corman, who was born in Detroit in 1926, last directed a film in 1990 — “Frankenstein Unbound” — but his resume includes dozens of titles as a producer, director, writer and actor stretching back […]
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