Tuesday, March 20, 2012



March 20, 2012, New York, NY - Greetings from Tromaville! Fabien Martorell's 2009 documentary Tromatized: Meet Lloyd Kaufman, a portrait of Lloyd Kaufman, President of Troma and creator of The Toxic Avenger, will have its online premiere this week at Prescreen.com.

Starring Stan Lee, Roger Corman, James Gunn, Eli Roth, Trey Parker, Joe Lynch, Count Smokula and many others, Tromatized: Meet Lloyd Kaufman is a biography of legendary and eccentric director/writer/producer Kaufman and his film company Troma Entertainment, which has specialized in independent movies for over 35 years. The film was awarded Best Biographical Documentary at New York International Independent Film & Video Festival by Festival President Abel Ferrara. Director Fabien Martorell is currently producing the feature film Snuff, based on the book by Chuck Palahniuk (best-selling author of Fight Club).

Established in 1974 by Yale friends Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz, Troma Entertainment is one of the longest-running independent movie studios in United States history, and one of the best-known names in the industry. World famous for movie classics like Kaufman's The Toxic Avenger, Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead, Class of Nuke'em High, Mother's Day and Tromeo and Juliet, Troma's seminal films are now being remade as big budget mainstream productions by the likes of Brett Ratner, Richard Saperstein, Akiva Goldsman, and Steven Pink. Among today's stars whose early work can be found in Troma's 800+ film library are Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Jenna Fischer, Robert De Niro, Dustin Hoffman, Kevin Costner, Fergie, Vincent D'Onofrio and Samuel L. Jackson. Visit Troma at www.troma.com, www.lloydkaufman.com, www.twitter.com/lloydkaufman, and www.tromapast.tumblr.com.

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