In 1970, Julie Corman co-founded New World Pictures with her husband, legendary film director/ producer, Roger Corman, a company which soon became one of the most successful independent prodution and distribution companies in the film industry. Corman's first producing credit was in 1971 on "Boxcar Bertha," Martin Scorsese's directorial debut. She went on to produce a series of "Night Nurses" films, including Night Call Nurses and Candy Stripe Nurses. She went on to produce Moving Violation, starring Kay Lenz and Eddie Albert; Crazy Mama, directed by Jonathan Demme, starring Cloris Leachman, The Lady in Red, written by John Sayles, starring Robert Conrad and Pamela Sue Martin; Saturday the 14th, starring Richard Benjamin, Paula Prentiss and Jeffrey Tambor; and D, starring Barnard Hughes, based on the Tony Award-winning play.
In 1984, Corman started her own company, Trinity Pictures, with which she has produced a number of family films, two of which are based on Newbery Award-winning novels: A Cry in the Wild is based on Gary Paulsen’s novel, Hatchet, and The Westing Game is based on Ellen Raskin’s novel of the same name.
Corman has produced several other family films: The Dirt Bike Kid, starring Peter Billingsley; Max is Missing, shot at Machu Picchu in Peru; and Legend of the Lost Tomb, based on Walter Dean Myers’s book Tales of a Dead King and shot in Egypt. She made a series of wilderness films: White Wolves: A Cry in the Wild II, starring Mark Paul Gosselaar and White Wolves II: Legend of the Wild, starring Elizabeth Berkley, Corin Nemec, Justin Whalin and Jeremy London. The Academy of Family Film and Television named her “Producer of the Year” for her achievements in 1996.
From 2000 to 2002, Corman served as Chair of the Graduate Film Department at New York University in the Maurice Kanbar Institute of Film and Television. While there, Corman executive produced a series of short films by NYU film students, Reflections from Ground Zero, based on the students’ 9/11 experiences. The films aired on Showtime.
Corman is a member of Women in Film and the International Women’s Forum. She has given various film seminars at NYU, Duke University and Sundance. She has received a career achievement award from Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas and was given the Indy Pioneer Award at the Kansas City Filmmakers Jubilee.
Corman was commencement speaker in 2010 for the UCLA English Department, where she currently teaches screenwriting courses for upperclassmen.
- Sharktopus (TV movie) 2010 (Co-Producer)
- Dinoshark (TV movie) 2010 (Co-Producer)
- Splatter (TV series short) 2009 (Co-Producer)
- Cyclops (TV movie) 2008 (Co-Producer)
- The Westing Game (TV movie) 1997
- Legend of the Lost Tomb (TV movie) 1997
- Max Is Missing (TV movie) 1995
- White Wolves II: Legend of the Wild 1995
- The Silence of the Hams 1994
- White Wolves: A Cry in the Wild II 1993
- A Cry in the Wild 1990
- Brain Dead 1990
- Sorority House Massacre II 1990
- Nowhere to Run 1989
- Saturday the 14th Strikes Back 1988
- Nightfall 1988
- Da 1988
- Drop-Out Mother (TV movie) 1988
- The Nest 1988
- Nowhere to Hide 1987
- Chopping Mall 1986
- The Dirt Bike Kid 1985
- Saturday the 14th 1981
- The Lady in Red 1979
- Moving Violation 1976
- Crazy Mama 1975
- Summer School Teachers 1974
- Candy Stripe Nurses 1974
- The Student Teachers 1973
- The Young Nurses 1973
- Night Call Nurses 1972
- Boxcar Bertha 1971