Smart Filmmaking Lead Tutor

Roger Corman leads the IFS Smart Filmmaking course. 


Famous Feature Films

Roger is revered in the film industry for his ground-breaking work in the genres of horror, fantasy and science fiction. He has written, directed and produced hundreds of films during his career to date

His best-known features include Attack of the Crab Monsters (1957), The Little Shop of Horrors (1960), The Intruder (1962), The Pit and the Pendulum (1961) and Frankenstein Unbound (1990).

His latest film, the genre mash up Death Race 2050 was released in 2016.


Published Author

Roger is the author of the bestselling, hilarious autobiography “How I Made a Hundred Movies in Hollywood and Never Lost a Dime”.


Academy Award

Corman was the youngest filmmaker to have a retrospective at the Cinémathèque Française, as well as the British Film Institute and the Museum of Modern Art. He was the co-founder of New World Pictures, a prolific multimedia company that helped to cement Fox as a major American television network, and is a long-time member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

In 2009, he was awarded an Honorary Academy Award for "for his rich engendering of films and filmmakers."


New Horizons

Roger and his wife Julie Corman formed New Horizons Pictures in 1983 after selling New World Productions the previous year. Producing some of the most beloved cult classics of their era, New World also proved to be a training facility for a generation of the greatest film talent of all time.

New Horizons in the last decade has partnered with SyFy, Sony, Netflix, and most recently Universal Pictures to create fast-paced, youth-oriented content for the next generation of film lovers.


Career Influencer

Corman mentored and gave a start to many young film directors such as Francis Ford Coppola, Ron Howard, Martin Scorsese, Jonathan Demme, John Sayles, and James Cameron and was highly influential in the New Hollywood filmmaking movement of the 1960s and 70s. He also helped to launch the careers of actors like Peter Fonda, Jack Nicholson, Dennis Hopper, Bruce Dern, Sylvester Stallone, Diane Ladd, and William Shatner.