|Although Roger Corman has sole credit, Hellman was one
of several Corman proteges, along with Jack Hill and
Francis Ford Coppola, who directed parts of THE TERROR.
|When producer Roger Corman was unhappy with young director
Francis Ford Coppola's initial cut of DEMENTIA 13, he assigned
reshoots to Jack Hill and later had Hellman shoot a new prologue.
According to almost everyone involved, Hellman directed most of this
1974 Hammer/Shaw Brothers co-production before being fired by producer
Michael Carreras, who took over and gave himself sole directing credit.
|Hellman took over this notoriously troubled project
after director Mark Robson and star Robert Shaw
both died of heart attacks during production.
|Hellman handled some uncredited second-unit duties
when director Paul Verhoeven fell behind schedule.
|Hellman was an early supporter of Quentin Tarantino
and served as an executive producer on his debut
|Hellman with James Taylor and Dennis Wilson
on the set of 1971's TWO-LANE BLACKTOP
|Hellman with star Shannyn Sossamon at
at event for 2011's ROAD TO NOWHERE,
which turned out to be his final feature film.