After hosting mainstream TV shows in Boston, New York and in syndication, Jim Caldwell discovered infomercials in the spring of 1986. He hosted a few for Kevin Harrington in the fall of 1986 and 1987, executive produced 35 infomercials for Harrington in 1988, started Future Thunder Productions Inc. in 1989, and hit his first home run in the fall of 1991 with The Flying Lure. The likes of Carl Daikeler, Sam Catanese, Collette Liantonio and a few other luminaries in the business got their start in the world of infomercials with him during those frontier days working with Harrington. Caldwell went on to win more than a dozen ERA awards as writer, director and producer, including Infomercial of the Year in 1999 for the RotoZip Spiral Saw. According to Catanese, Caldwell has hosted more infomercials than anyone else — nearly 100.