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Lloyd Kaufman, the writer/producer/director of such cult-classic films as The Toxic Avenger, Class of Nuke 'Em High, and Tromeo and Juliet, offers a guide to movie-making unlike any other available anywhere. In 25 years, Kaufman, along with partner Michael Herz, has built Troma Studios up from a company struggling to find its voice in a field crowded with competitors to its currentand legendarystatus as a lone survivor, a bastion of true cinematic independence, and the world's greatest collection of camp on film.

As entertaining and funny as it is informative and insightful, Make Your Own Damn Movie! places Kaufman's radically low-budget, independent-studio style of filmaking directly in the reader's hands. Thus we learn how to: develop and write a knock-out screenplay; raise funding; find locations and cast actors; hire a crew; obtain equipment, permits, and music rights (all for little or no money); make incredible special effects for $0.79 each; charm, schmooze, and network while on the film-festival circuit; and, finally, make a bad actor act so bad it's actually good.

From scriptwriting and directing to financing and marketing, this book is brimming with utterly off-the-wall, decidedly maverick, yet consistently proven advice on how to fully develop one's idea for an independent film.

Lloyd Kaufman has written, produced, and/or directed more than 25 films, including The Toxic Avenger, Sgt. Kabukiman NYPD, and Terror Firmer. He is president of Troma Entertainment. This is his second book.

Lloyd Kaufman, the writer/producer/director of such cult-classic films as The Toxic Avenger, Class of Nuke 'Em High, and Tromeo and Juliet, offers a guide to movie-making unlike any other available anywhere. In 25 years, Kaufman, along with partner Michael Herz, has built Troma Studios up from a company struggling to find its voice in a field crowded with competitors to its currentand legendarystatus as a lone survivor, a bastion of true cinematic independence, and the world's greatest collection of camp on film.

As entertaining and funny as it is informative and insightful, Make Your Own Damn Movie! places Kaufman's radically low-budget, independent-studio style of filmaking directly in the reader's hands. Thus we learn how to: develop and write a knock-out screenplay; raise funding; find locations and cast actors; hire a crew; obtain equipment, permits, and music rights (all for little or no money); make incredible special effects for $0.79 each; charm, schmooze, and network while on the film-festival circuit; and, finally, make a bad actor act so bad it's actually good.

From scriptwriting and directing to financing and marketing, this book is brimming with utterly off-the-wall, decidedly maverick, yet consistently proven advice on how to fully develop one's idea for an independent film.

"If you want to make a movie because you want to become rich, go put a thousand dollars down on thirteen black . . . Your odds are way better . . . If, however, you want to make a movie because you want people to laugh, or cry, or pukethen read [this book]."Trey Parker, from the Foreword

Review:

"Although the book is probably more valuable as entertainment than as counsel, its instructional content shouldn't be ignored. It isn't easy making low-budget movies, and Kaufman has definitely been there and done that." Booklist

Review:

"[R]iotous....Like the work he pursues, Kaufman's book is at times so bad it's good." Publishers Weekly

Synopsis:

The co-founder of the independent film company Troma Studios explains how to develop and and write a dynamic screenplay, raise money for production, find locations, hire actors and crew, obtain permits, and create special effects on a budget.

Synopsis:

Lloyd Kaufman, the writer/producer/director of such cult-classic films as The Toxic Avenger, Class of Nuke 'Em High, and Tromeo and Juliet, offers a guide to movie-making unlike any other available anywhere. In 25 years, Kaufman, along with partner Michael Herz, has built Troma Studios up from a company struggling to find its voice in a field crowded with competitors to its current--and legendary--status as a lone survivor, a bastion of true cinematic independence, and the world's greatest collection of camp on film.

As entertaining and funny as it is informative and insightful, Make Your Own Damn Movie! places Kaufman's radically low-budget, independent-studio style of filmaking directly in the reader's hands. Thus we learn how to: develop and write a knock-out screenplay; raise funding; find locations and cast actors; hire a crew; obtain equipment, permits, and music rights (all for little or no money); make incredible special effects for $0.79 each; charm, schmooze, and network while on the film-festival circuit; and, finally, make a bad actor act so bad it's actually good.

From scriptwriting and directing to financing and marketing, this book is brimming with utterly off-the-wall, decidedly maverick, yet consistently proven advice on how to fully develop one's idea for an independent film.

Synopsis:

Kaufman takes his independent studio style of filmmaking and puts it in the readers' hands, showing them how to develop and write a knockout screenplay, raise funds for production, find locations and cast actors, hire a crew, and obtain equipment, permits, and music rights for little or no money. Photos.

About the Author

Lloyd Kaufman has written, produced, and/or directed more than 25 films, including The Toxic Avenger, Sgt. Kabukiman NYPD, and Terror Firmer. He is president of Troma Entertainment. This is his second book.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312288648
Foreword:
Parker, Trey
Introduction:
Parker, Trey
Foreword by:
Parker, Trey
Foreword:
Parker, Trey
Author:
Parker, Trey
Author:
Kaufman, Lloyd
Author:
Haaga, Trent
Author:
d Kaufman
Author:
Jahnke, Adam
Author:
Lloy
Author:
Gunn, James
Publisher:
L.A. Weekly Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
Non-Classifiable
Subject:
General
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Film - General
Subject:
Film - Direction & Production
Subject:
Motion pictures
Subject:
Independent filmmakers.
Subject:
General Reference
Subject:
General Reference
Subject:
Film & Video - General
Subject:
Motion pictures -- Production and direction.
Subject:
Independent filmmakers - United States
Subject:
Film and Television-Reference
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
107-363
Publication Date:
20030431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Includes 25 black-and-white photographs
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.4 x 5.5 x 1 in

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Product details 352 pages L A Weekly Books - English 9780312288648 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Although the book is probably more valuable as entertainment than as counsel, its instructional content shouldn't be ignored. It isn't easy making low-budget movies, and Kaufman has definitely been there and done that."
"Review" by , "[R]iotous....Like the work he pursues, Kaufman's book is at times so bad it's good."
"Synopsis" by , The co-founder of the independent film company Troma Studios explains how to develop and and write a dynamic screenplay, raise money for production, find locations, hire actors and crew, obtain permits, and create special effects on a budget.
"Synopsis" by , Lloyd Kaufman, the writer/producer/director of such cult-classic films as The Toxic Avenger, Class of Nuke 'Em High, and Tromeo and Juliet, offers a guide to movie-making unlike any other available anywhere. In 25 years, Kaufman, along with partner Michael Herz, has built Troma Studios up from a company struggling to find its voice in a field crowded with competitors to its current--and legendary--status as a lone survivor, a bastion of true cinematic independence, and the world's greatest collection of camp on film.

As entertaining and funny as it is informative and insightful, Make Your Own Damn Movie! places Kaufman's radically low-budget, independent-studio style of filmaking directly in the reader's hands. Thus we learn how to: develop and write a knock-out screenplay; raise funding; find locations and cast actors; hire a crew; obtain equipment, permits, and music rights (all for little or no money); make incredible special effects for $0.79 each; charm, schmooze, and network while on the film-festival circuit; and, finally, make a bad actor act so bad it's actually good.

From scriptwriting and directing to financing and marketing, this book is brimming with utterly off-the-wall, decidedly maverick, yet consistently proven advice on how to fully develop one's idea for an independent film.

"Synopsis" by , Kaufman takes his independent studio style of filmmaking and puts it in the readers' hands, showing them how to develop and write a knockout screenplay, raise funds for production, find locations and cast actors, hire a crew, and obtain equipment, permits, and music rights for little or no money. Photos.
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