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COM Dept's Detrani Meets Film Legend Roger Corman


Detrani Meets Filmmaking Legend Roger Corman


Close Encounter With a Filmmaking Legend -  COM Department Chairman Jason Detrani (r) had the unique opportunity to meet filmmaking legend Roger Corman (center) while attending the recent Comic CON Philadelphia in May 2015 with students and faculty from the SUNY Broome Communications Department. Corman was a Hollywood rebel who was one of the first successful filmmakers to work outside of the Hollywood Studio model of filmmaking.  His filmmaking career has spanned 60 years, beginning in the 1950’s. His credits include nearly 400 movies (mostly low budget 'B' movies) including the original The Fast and Furious (1955). Corman's 1977  Grand Theft Auto starred Ron Howard and was Howard’s directorial debut. Corman spoke at one of the Philadelphia Comic Con sessions, and he talked about his latest film, Sharktopus VS Whalewolf, which is in final production and is due for release later this year. The other person in the photo is LACM Alumnus George Basos (l). (COM Dept Photo: Matt Pisani)