Quote: "My first film job was in the early '70s, as a Production Assistant on a blaxpolitation movie called Candy Tangerine Man. It was about a guy who lived a double life - businessman during the day, and at night he was out pimping and shooting up guys. And just a couple of films later, I had worked my way up to Production Manager, and that's how I met the late Debra Hill, who was a script supervisor on some of those films. And I put up with her nonsense, so one day she called me saying, 'I'm living with this guy named John Carpenter and he has $300,000 to make a movie called Halloween. You want to production manage it for me? I'm producing.' I said, 'What !? You've never produced before!' But she was a smart lady, I ended up working on both Halloween and The Fog.|
I had a mutual acquaintance of Tom McLoughlin who recommended me for Jason Lives, so I met Tom, and Frank Mancso, Jr. It was my first producing shot. It's funny - I never had a particular affinity for horror films. It just sort of happened that way. Once you start doing them and a few become successful, people look to you to do more. And I remember Tom had this marathon of Friday movies right after we got to Atlanta - all five in a row. I couldn't separate one from the other! Although the ironic thing is that I guess Danny Stenmann had directed Part V. I did something called The Unseen, which Danny took his name off of. And it's a good thing he vanished off the face of the Earth after Part V. He was an asshole to work with and a very incompetent director." - pg. 160, Crystal Lake Memories
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