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Old 02-25-02, 03:59 PM
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Question on ROGER CORMAN

Is he wealthy? Does anybody know?

I only ask because I know he is the KING of B and C movies from the 50's, up to the 90's, plus all the producing he has done.

Did he really earn a lot of wealth by taking the direction he did?
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Old 02-25-02, 05:25 PM
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I imagine he is rather well off. If not by directing some awful (cheesy) B-movies, then his production company.
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yes, he is pretty wealthy. he sold his old studio in venice, california last year and made a nice chunk of change on that. he still makes films at his studio in ireland and continues to make films here in los angeles too. those crappy b-movies are made for such little money and get sold worldwide to videostores for $100 a pop. and he's got a HUGE catalog of movies. he owns tons of stock footage that gets used quite a bit in other things too.
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yes, he is pretty wealthy. he sold his old studio in venice, california last year and made a nice chunk of change on that. he still makes films at his studio in ireland and continues to make films here in los angeles too. those crappy b-movies are made for such little money and get sold worldwide to videostores for $100 a pop. and he's got a HUGE catalog of movies. he owns tons of stock footage that gets used quite a bit in other things too.
that's what I thought. If he owned the rights to most of his flicks, he must have made millions in the 70's and 80's, just by how many "shock theater/Spengoli" types of shows showed his stuff.

Now AMC itself must send him a huge royalty check each month!
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that's what I thought. If he owned the rights to most of his flicks, he must have made millions in the 70's and 80's, just by how many "shock theater/Spengoli" types of shows showed his stuff.

Now AMC itself must send him a huge royalty check each month!
i believe he also has a deal with showtime where they air some of his better films. i think it's called, 'roger coreman presents:'.

even when something like his tv series black scorpion fails miserably, i don't think he takes much of a loss. he's a smart businessman.
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i believe he also has a deal with showtime where they air some of his better films. i think it's called, 'roger coreman presents:'.

even when something like his tv series black scorpion fails miserably, i don't think he takes much of a loss. he's a smart businessman.
Anybody that released their movie under several titles back in the 60's you KNOW is a good businessman!
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an absolutely amazing book



if you want to get the confidence to make movies, read this book.
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if you want to get the confidence to make movies, read this book.
Great read, I have it in my library as well.
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