Chapter | nine
Foreign Agents, and Other Things up My Ass
I’m always hearing about movies that bombed horribly in the United States but made $500 million worldwide. Unfortunately, Troma didn’t produce any of these movies.1 Foreign distribution is an extremely hard nut to crack, but it is too important to ignore.
While technology is making it easier and easier to virtually spread your movie around the world like swine flu, other forces are making it harder and harder. Did you know that several giant, devil-worshiping megaconglomerates, like Disney, are actually making movies and creating content specifically for certain countries, such as India? So your $10,000 movie is now competing with a $50 million to $100 million movie specifically geared ...