Director Lloyd Kaufman will be signing copies of The Art Of Troma at our London Megastore at 6:00pm on Thursday 14th March.
Established in 1974 by Yale friends Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz, Troma Entertainment is arguably the longest-running independent movie studio in North America, and it’s one of the very few genuine brand names in the industry. World famous for movie classics like Kaufman’s The Toxic Avenger, Trey Parker’s Cannibal, the Musical, Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead, Class of Nuke ‘Em High, Charles Kaufman’s Mother’s Day and Tromeo & Juliet, Troma’s seminal films are now being remade as big-budget mainstream productions by Legendary Entertainment.
Early work of many of today’s luminaries can be found in Troma’s library of 1,000 films, cartoons, TV shows and shorts. Jenna Fischer, Robert De Niro, Dustin Hoffman, Kevin Costner, Fergie, Vincent D’Onofrio, Samuel L. Jackson, James Gunn and Eli Roth are just a few. Troma’s latest in house productions are Return to Nuke ‘Em High: Volumes 1 & 2 and the upcoming Shakespeare’s S***storm, Troma’s retelling of The Tempest.
Lloyd Kaufman is celebrating his 50th year of filmmaking as a critically acclaimed auteur filmmaker who created the Toxic Avenger and directed Kabukiman NYPD, Poultrygeist, Tromeo & Juliet and the Class of Nuke ‘Em High anthology, whose Return to Nuke ‘Em High Vol.1 was included by The Museum of Modern Art in its prestigious “Contenders” series.
His filmography is equally impressive with more than 60 films, as producer, director, and writer. All of these features and many more of have been honored at such prestigious international film festivals as the British Film Institute, the Cinematheque Francaise, the American Cinematheque, the Tokyo Film Festival, and the Shanghai International Film Festival. Kaufman has received the Lifetime Achievement Awards at the Fantasy Film Festival of Amsterdam, Sitges Film Festival, Brussels Festival of Fantasy and others.
Forbidden Planet London Megastore
179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR
0207 420 3666