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Sell Your Own Damn Movie! by Lloyd Kaufman

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Chapter  |  two

Theatrical Distribution: My Preferred Method of Release, Other Than Autoerotic Asphyxiation

I’ve spent years telling everyone who will listen (often unwillingly) that anyone can make his or her own damn movie. And that is certainly true. With small, high-definition camcorders costing just a few hundred dollars, it only takes a few birthdays worth of grandma’s crisp $20 bills to become a genuine auteur. All the people who whine about how they would make the greatest movie in the entire world if only they had 50 million bucks are full of shit. If you can’t make something that you are proud of for $500, another $49,999,500 isn’t going to help. And Troma proves that fact every day. Even with the budget of Avatar, I would probably ...

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