King of the B movies, Roger Corman, talked to the WJS about the state of low budget movies. He said this is the lowest point he had ever seen for low/medium budget cinema, but there is a ray of hope for the industry in online distribution.
Quite a few notable film directors have been influenced by Roger Corman, the king of B movies. They include James Cameron, Ron Howard, and Martin Scorsese among others.
He's back in Cannes for the film festival and, of course, to hawk his wares. Here's a little nugget from his interview with the Hollywood Reporter.