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Lloyd Kaufman (born December 30, 1945) is an American film director, producer, screenwriter and occasional actor. With producer Michael Herz, he is the co-founder of Troma Entertainment film studio, and the director of many of their feature films, including The Toxic Avenger and Tromeo and Juliet.


Kaufman was born Stanley Lloyd Kaufman, Jr. in New York City, New York, the son of Ruth (nA(C)e Fried) and Stanley Lloyd Kaufman, Sr. a lawyer.
Kaufman graduated from Yale University with the class of 1968, where he majored in Chinese studies. His fellow Yale classmates included Oliver Stone and George W. Bush. Originally intending to become a social worker, he became fast friends with student filmmaker Robert Edelstein and Eric Sherman (son of filmmaker Vincent Sherman), who introduced him to his future lifelong obsession, cinema. Some of Lloyd's favorite filmmakers include John Ford, Kenji Mizoguchi, Ernst Lubitsch, Stan Brakhage and Franklin Schaffner. Like the members of Monty Python troupe, who were a big influence on him, Kaufman read Punch magazine and enjoyed the theatrical performances of Beyond the Fringe, Flanders & Swann, etc.
In 1966, Lloyd went on a hiatus from his studies and spent a year in Chad for USAID as a pathfinder for the Peace Corps.
Returning to Yale, he produced Robert Edelstein's low-budget film Rappaccini and directed his own first feature film, an experimental black and white film titled The Girl Who Returned. The film was presented at film societies at Yale, Harvard, and other east coast institutions. Following his graduation, Kaufman went on to work for Cannon Films, where he met John G. Avildsen (future Academy Award-winning director of Rocky and The Karate Kid). The two collaborated for several years, making low-budget films including Joe and Cry Uncle! During this period, Kaufman also directed and starred in his second feature film, The Battle of Love's Return, which garnered positive reviews in publications such as The

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Kennesaw composer, singer Chris DeMarco’s 1988 original soundtrack on vinyl

With music produced, composed and performed by Kennesaw resident Chris DeMarco, directed by Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz, “Troma’s War” tells the story of a group of marooned citizens who stumble upon a terrorist plot to take over the United States.
Posted: August 18, 2017, 11:53 am

Troma's Lloyd Kaufman Interviews James Gunn

Writer/Director James Gunn sat down with Lloyd Kaufman and discussed last year’s blockbuster hit, Guardians of the Galaxy. Gunn also weighed in on where he believes the film industry in general is headed. “I think independent films are always going to ...
Posted: January 6, 2015, 6:25 pm

Movie review: Return to Nuke ‘Em High, Volume 1 is low-budget camp

And voila: Return to Nuke ’Em High Volume 1, a reboot of an earlier trilogy about ... The Troma empire of low-budget camp and bad-on-purpose horror is overseen by Lloyd Kaufman (that’s him as the plant manager), who directed and co-wrote the film.
Posted: January 23, 2014, 2:48 pm
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