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Roger Corman Quotes and Sayings

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As a producer, I probably am a little stronger than most,
since I was a director originally.
- Roger Corman

One of the worst things you can do is have a limited
budget and try to do some big looking film.
That's when you end up with very bad work.
- Roger Corman

When I started in the late 1950s, every film I made -
no matter how low the budget -
got a theatrical release.
Today, less that 20-percent of our films get a theatrical release.
- Roger Corman

Jim Cameron is proof that if you are good,
you'll get promoted.
- Roger Corman

 

Motion pictures are the art form of the 20th century,
and one of the reasons is the fact that films are a
slightly corrupted artform.
They fit this century - they combine Art and business!
- Roger Corman

Other writers, producers, and directors of low-budget
films would often put down the film they were making,
saying it was just something to make money with.
I never felt that.
If I took the assignment, I'd give it my best shot.
- Roger Corman

Americans, indeed, often seem to be so overwhelmed
by their children that they'll do anything for them
except stay married to the co-producer.
- Katherine Whitehorn

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What the oil producer gets paid is about 16 percent.
The majority of it is tax, which in fairness to the
government of this country they have accepted and admitted.
- Olusegun Obasanjo

I had 25 or 30 songs.
Sequencing the record, I left that to the producer.
I'm not into doing that stuff.
- Jules Shear

The beauty of having a producer is that you have someone who says,
You're finished.
- Sheryl Crow

Some directors expect you to do everything;
write,
be producer, psychiatrist.
Some just want you to die in a tragic accident during
the shooting so they can get the insurance.
- John Malkovich

It was very unusual, because normally the producer
requests the test to determine whether they want to hire someone or not.
Olivia was concerned about playing a seventeen year old.
- Randal Kleiser

If did go back to school, I would want to learn another
aspect of the entertainment industry like to become a producer or an agent,
you need a law degree.
- Ethan Embry

The ladder of success in Hollywood is usually a press agent,
actor, director, producer, leading man;
and you are a star if you sleep with each of them in that order.
Crude, but true.
- Hedy Lamarr

I can't wait to work for Rick Kaplan.
He's a great producer.
I would host an infomercial if he would produce it.
- Tucker Carlson

I won't quit until I get run over by a truck,
a producer or a critic.
- Jack Lemmon

Today I divide my day between being actor,
producer and distributor, and the monotony is broken.
- Ajay Devgan

You're in the business - when you're a writer,
producer, director - to get ratings.
- Norman Lear

Before I joined The Beach Boys, I was working at Columbia Records as a producer,
and saw The Byrds come in and do their first overdub
before Terry even met them.
- Bruce Johnston

It's understanding the intention of a composer that
allows a producer and an arranger to make those moments speak.
- Michael Bolton

There's always been some moron-who usually went by the name of 'producer' -
who would have to justify his existence,
and interfere.
- Frank Tashlin

The business today is completely different and it's very producer driven,
so that a songwriter needs to have producing chops,
be a singer/songwriter, or find a singer to develop.
- Cynthia Weil

Before you approach a production entity or even a potential producer,
you should write up a treatment and register your show
with the Writers Guild of America.
- Penelope Spheeris

When I came back to California in the early '60s I
was hanging out with Jimmy Bowen,
Phil Spector, and I wanted to be a record producer
and work with other artists.
- Johnny Rivers

The artist is seen like a producer of commodities,
like a factory that turns our refrigerators.
- Sol LeWitt

The problem is that to be a producer,
one must be a gambler, and the greatest French producers were gamblers.
- Marcel Carne

An associate producer is the only guy in Hollywood
who will associate with a producer.
- Fred Allen

Our agricultural economy in the Hudson Valley continues
to face historically low prices and producer income,
as well as losses due to weather and other disasters.
- Sue Kelly

Maturity includes the recognition that no one is going
to see anything in us that we don't see in ourselves.
Stop waiting for a producer.
Produce yourself.
- Marianne Williamson

You can take all the sincerity in Hollywood,
place it in the navel of a fruit fly and still have
room enough for three caraway seeds and a producer's heart.
- Fred Allen

I'd like to get out of here without having to talk to the producer.
- Judith Rossner

I only got to be able to act, because I gave myself a job as a producer.
- Griffin Dunne

A producer has to know all about everything from set-building to costumes to acting.
- Alan Ladd

Not at all, I wanted to go into medicine.
I took science in college.
But my dad was a Producer - Director in Kannada films,
and someone saw me, and one thing led to another.
- Soundarya

I like working with other people but I'm not a songwriter,
I'm a producer.
- Josh Silver

Oh, well, in Los Angeles everybody is an actor,
or a producer, or a writer, or a director,
or an agent, or...
So everybody understands the hours.
- Julie Benz

When you work for Bruckheimer, you don't get it any better.
He's the ultimate producer.
I've had the good fortune of working with some great
producers over the years.
- Joe Pantoliano

I still can't quite believe it.
Although there was something about the fact that it was a first-time writer,
a first-time producer, and a first-time director all at the same time.
- Sam Mendes

I came to New York to be an actor and I became a film producer first.
- Griffin Dunne

I wanted to be a director and producer and writer,
but in the early '40's the union wouldn't let you get through the gates.
You couldn't get on a crew, or even learn to direct.
- Larry Buchanan

I can meet any producer in Hollywood and look them in the eye,
knowing I didn't sleep with them, or do drugs with them.
- Morgan Brittany

I hope to be a producer, a musician,
a painter,
a photographer - I'm going to push myself to do as
many things as I can and see where it goes.
- Lucas Grabeel

I don't think I'll ever be a producer who's into taking
the meetings and fighting the big fights with studios.
I really don't like that part.
I'm much more interested in the material.
- Meg Ryan

The same historical development that turned the citizen
into a client transformed the worker from a producer into a consumer.
- Christopher Lasch

My college training was primarily in theatre,
with an eye to becoming a director, actor,
or producer.
- Orson Scott Card

Chemistry is not anything an executive producer or
writer can orchestrate or plan;
you just hope for it.
- David E. Kelley

Being a producer, I deal with a lot of different directors,
and some of them would drive me insane with all the different histrionics,
and the mystique that they carry.
- Matthew Vaughn

I have never pressurized a producer to do me any favor.
- Kabir Bedi

Having been an actress before becoming a producer has helped,
because I realize the needs.
- Shelley Duvall

After all, at end of the day, when you're breathing your last,
it's not your producer, director, or cast mates by your bedside;
it's your children.
Keep that in mind.
- John Ratzenberger

Innovation comes from the producer -
not from the customer.
- W. Edwards Deming

Producer's Surplus is a convenient name for the genus
of which the rent of land is the leading species.
- Alfred Marshall

I became producer so that I could work with persons
like him and to rock the world of Hong Kong Cinema a bit.
- Andy Lau

Immediately after the Floyd experience,
I became a pop record producer.
- Alan Parsons

Carefully execute every instruction given to you by the director,
producer, and studio.
But that would be a life not worth living.
- Carter Burwell

Every man is a consumer, and ought to be a producer.
He is by constitution expensive, and needs to be rich.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Jerry Weintraub, the producer, might be a pain in the ass,
but he really knows how to treat his actors.
- Bernie Mac

If you're a producer, you always spend too much money
because you want that shot -
and you're willing to spend a bundle to get it.
- Bill Kurtis

Susie Lynn, the producer of those segments,
goes in and lays all the voices over the video.
- Mike Judge

People in the record business would say,
Well, Pras, you know, you haven't been out in a while,
maybe you should get today's hottest producer or rapper to do something.
- Pras Michel

Oh, yes, that never happened to me in my life before.
It was a risky film, and I warned the producer.
- Alain Resnais

In war, the army is not merely a pure consumer,
but a negative producer.
- Louis Mumford

It was the worst moment of my life.
The producer came up and talked me back into going on stage.
- Paul Lynde

But we were doing plays and movies which I had nothing
to do with other than being a producer,
and I don't have that kind of interest or time any more.
- Gregory Harrison

You are probably right when you say that I could get
a role in any producer's film if I just asked.
- Kabir Bedi

The VCR is to the American film producer and the American
public as the Boston Strangler is to the woman alone.
- Jack Valenti

Dan Curtis, our producer, has the idea that people
like to see a stock company of actors.
- Thayer David

I think that being a producer is business and being an actor is art.
- Vincent D'Onofrio

I am more a friend of art than a producer of painting.
- Paul Cezanne

If no producer, no movie.
- Dino De Laurentiis

Whereas my producer literally worked on this thing
for 10 years and because I gave that presenter credit to David Lynch,
she to this day never gets credit.
It really kills me.
- Terry Zwigoff


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