2 Day Intensive Master Class

A inspiration two day seminar, covering every major aspect of making a feature film.

DAY 1: MAKE YOUR OWN DAMN MOVIE!

How and why Troma has been able to succeed with 35mm films made for under $500,000 (about 0.05% of a budget for a typical Hollywood film).

A. INTRODUCTION TO TROMA


Master Class at the
Boston Underground Film Festival
  • The Thirty-Year History of Troma Entertainment
  • The Philosophy of Troma
  • The Business Strategy of Troma
  • $$$ vs. Art

B. THE 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. QUESTION & ANSWER PERIOD

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


Screen presentation during Master Class in London
  • 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:


Screenings during Master Class in London
  • APOCALYPSE SOON, a feautre length documentary about the making of his film Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger IV
  • FARTS OF DARKNESS, a feautre 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. QUESTION & ANSWER PERIOD

DAY 2: SELL YOUR OWN DAMN MOVIE!

A. THE DISCUSSION OF DISTRIBUTION


Lloyd giving advice to a student in Pittsburgh
  • 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

  • Marketing
  • Festivals
  • Domestic & International Distribution

D. SCREENING Your choice of:


Lloyd interacting with the students
during a Master Class in London
  • APOCALYPSE SOON, a feautre length documentary about the making of his film Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger IV
  • FARTS OF DARKNESS, a feautre 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. QUESTION & ANSWER PERIOD

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