Fortissimo takes international rights to Alex Stapleton’s homage to ‘King of Bs’

Fortissimo has taken international sales rights to Alex Stapleton’s Cannes Classics Official Selection documentary Corman’s World: Exploits Of A Hollywood Rebel, which premiered at Sundance.

The documentary homage to the legendary indie producer, director and actor Roger Corman, features interviews with Corman, Robert De Niro, Jack Nicholson and Martin Scorsese among others. French music group Air composed the score.

The deal was brokered by Winnie Lau, Fortissimo’s Executive Vice President, Sales and Acquisitions, and producer Stone Douglass of Far Hills Pictures.

On the deal, Lau commented: “Corman’s films are universal classics with worldwide appeal and Alex’s affectionate tribute gives us a unique overview of this legendary director.  The film demonstrates that with guts and determination like Roger’s, it’s possible to take on the system and do it your own way.”

Douglass added: “We are thrilled to partner with Fortissimo Films on sharing Corman’s World with the international community. Roger is not only a visionary film-maker, but he also embodies what it means to be a true independent and that is a message we believe will resonate with audiences around the globe.”

Corman’s filmography includes Swamp Women (1955), The Undead (1957), House of Usher (1960), The Little Shop of Horrors (1960), The Raven (1963), The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre (1967), and Frankenstein Unbound (1990).

Corman, who celebrated his 85th birthday this month, and his wife producer Julie Corman are scheduled to attend the Cannes tribute screening on May 18th.