TromaDance Film Fest Announces Official Panelists For 12th TromaDance Film Festival

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April 7, 2011 (New York, NY) -  It was announced today by Tromadance director Jonathan Lees, that the Tromadance Film Festival (April 22-23, Asbury Park NJ) will feature guest panelists Michael Gingold (Managing Editor of Fangoria Magazine), cult animator John Goras (Chirpy), and legendary Queen of Independent Cinema, Debbie Rochon, along with Academy Award nominated animator Bill Plympton, and New York State Film Commissioner Pat Kaufman.  Special guest panelist and Tromadance founder, Lloyd Kaufman, will serve as moderator. 

The panel will be Selling Your Movie in the Age of Digital Revolution.  Now that the digital revolution has allowed all of us to make our own damn movies, how do we live off them in a media world controlled by giant conglomerates?

(Details on panelists bellow)

Pat Kaufman, as New YorkState's Film Commissioner, has spearheaded the $2 billion NY State incentive program which has fostered the great growth of New York's film industry.

Michael Gingold is Managing Editor of Fangoria Magazine and a prominent film journalist and also appeared in Troma's War.  

John Goras is the animator of the cult short Chirpy which has received accolades from numerous film festivals.

Debbie Rochon is one of horror cinema's great scream-queens, appearing in hundreds of films such as Nowhere Man and Tromeo and Juliet,as well as hosting her own radio show with Dee Snider

Bill Plympton is a legend in the world of animation and the first animator to distribute his own movies.  Nominated for an Oscar, he has also directed music videos for artists like Madonna and Kanye West. Bill Plympton has directed a plethora of bizarre and innovative animated movies such as Idiots and Angels, Your Face, and I Married A Strange Person!    

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