2018.04.21


Lloyd Kaufman: Make And Sell Your Own Damn Movie

$395.71

Date: Saturday & Sunday 21st / 22nd April 2018
Location: Central London (venue tbc)
Duration: One weekend

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Lloyd Kaufman brings his inspirational two-day masterclass to London!

If you’ve never heard of Lloyd Kaufman, you’ve managed to avoid the work of one of the most prolific pioneers of independent film from the past four decades. Kaufman’s New York-based movie studio Troma Entertainment has produced and distributed more than 1,000 films, and in the process has helped launch the careers of some of Hollywood’s most successful talents.

DAY 1: Make your own damn movie!

How and why Lloyd Kaufan’s Troma has been able to succeed with films made for under $500,000 (about 0.05% of a budget for a typical Hollywood film).

A. Introduction to Troma

Tutor Lloyd Kaufman launched Troma Entertainment in 1974 and has overseen the production and distribution of over 1,000 films.
  • The Thirty-Year History of Troma Entertainment
  • The Philosophy of Troma
  • The Business Strategy of Troma
  • $$$ vs. Art

B. The real truth about making movies

Topics selected from Mr Kaufman’s books, All I Need To Know About Filmmaking I Learned From The Toxic Avenger and Make Your Own Damn Movie

C. Q&A

Don’t waste this valuable opportunity to throw your questions to a master for his immediate feedback.

D. Screen presentation

Utilizing filmed examples, Lloyd Kaufman will demonstrate how Troma has successfully solved expensive production problems using little or no money.

  • How Troma raises money
  • How Troma does its casting
  • How to do a $50,000 dubbing job for 92 dollars
  • How to create a $150,000 head squashing for .39/cents per pound
  • How to blow up a school for 10 dollars
  • How not to obtain location permits

E. SCREENING Your choice of:

  • APOCALYPSE SOON, a feature-length documentary about the making of his film Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger IV
  • FARTS OF DARKNESS, a feature-length documentary about the making of his film Terror Firmer
  • ALL THE LOVE YOU CANNES, a feature-length documentary about feature-length documentary on how Troma sells its movies at the Cannes Film Festival
  • …or one of several Troma movies written and directed by Mr Kaufman

F. Q&A with Lloyd Kaufman

DAY 2: Sell your own damn movie

There is no point in making a movie unless you can sell it. And no one tells and sells it better than Troma founder Lloyd Kaufman.

A. Distribution explained

Times have changed since Lloyd Kaufman and partner Michael Herz launched Troma Entertainment. Discover how distribution works, and learn the value of self-distribution.
  • The Festival Circuit (Tromadance vs. Sundance)
  • How To Publicise Your Movie Without Getting Arrested
  • Selling Or Licensing Your Masterpiece To A Distributor vs. Distributing It Yourself

B. Q & A: Selling your movie

C. Promoting your movie

Discover from the master of marketing and selling films how to utilise the tools of publicity, advertising and marketing. Lloyd’s great success has been in creating the Troma Brand.

  • Marketing
  • Festivals
  • Domestic & International Distribution

D. Screening

  • APOCALYPSE SOON, a feature-length documentary about the making of his film Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger IV
  • FARTS OF DARKNESS, a feature-length documentary about the making of his film Terror Firmer
  • ALL THE LOVE YOU CANNES, a feature-length documentary about feature-length documentary on how Troma sells its movies at the Cannes Film Festival
  • …or one of several Troma movies written and directed by Mr Kaufman

E. Q&A with Lloyd Kaufman

Who should attend

Anyone who has ever wanted to make a film, or has been entertained by a Troma film should attend this class. Screenwriters and directors will benefit from Lloyd’s hands-on approach. filmmakers contemplating a film and wanting to discover new low budget ways of filmmaking will benefit from Lloyd’s tips and tricks. To say nothing of his absolutely brilliant tips a=on marketing and selling a film.

Suggested Reading

All I Need To Know About Filmmaking I Learned From The Toxic Avenger
Make Your Own Damn Movie
Here’s Why Kevin Smith Walked Away From Directing ‘The Toxic Avenger’

About Lloyd Kaufman

Lloyd Kaufman and Troma have become icons in the cult-movie world, and Troma has distributed over 1000 films. Lloyd has continued his career as a director in addition to producing, and Troma has turned out such films as Monster in the Closet (1986), Class of Nuke ‘Em High (1986), Combat Shock (1984), Troma’s War (1988), and Fortress of Amerikkka (1989), and Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead (2006), which follows an army of undead chickens as they seek revenge on a fast food palace.

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