Sam Austin is a famous movie director in the Vinewood movie culture.
He is known to make legendary movies that have ridiculous plots and cost too much to produce, such as Harridan of the Seine and Curse of Triton. He is the owner of Sam Austin Productions, which is a competitor to Richards Majestic Productions. His movies are rated higher than the Richards Majestic movies. Somewhat ironically, Solomon Richards' office in Backlot City is located in the Sam Austin Memorial Building.