Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Troma Updates!

A week ago, in the ongoing effort to promote the shit out of the Tromasterpiece Collection, I pitched the idea to Evan, my essential boss, of creating an official Tromasterpiece MySpace page that would help keep everyone up to date on all of the current and future releases in the line. For those not in the know, The Tromasterpiece Collection is basically a DVD line of some of Troma's finest titles, given the special edition facelift and the whole nine yards. Titles like Cannibal! The Musical, Redneck Zombies, and the upcoming Last Horror Film and Combat Shock have been given the treatment thus far. Well anyway, I told Evan that i'd be more than willing to run the MySpace page myself, meaning I would create it, update it, send out friend requests, answer messages, you know the drill. He liked the idea and I got to work on it yesterday and here's what i've come up with thus far .....

The Tromasterpiece Collection MySpace

Pretty spiffy, eh? So if you want to keep up to date on all the Tromasterpiece titles, send a friend request! I'm gonna try to get some contests on there in the future where you can win some of the DVD's so it would behoove you to become a friend!

And that brings me to the next thing I wanted to talk about .....

If you've been keeping up on my Troma recap posts, you will surely have noticed that I spend most of my time in the Troma offices plopped on the computer chair doing promotional stuff of the afformentioned sort, which is totally fine save for the fact that it's a three hour long and $40 trek to and from each day. I have a computer at my house. Are you catching my drift? I've had a great time interning at Troma and i'm so glad that I actually went for it and experienced it for a month, but I haven't been able to help thinking more and more lately that I can just do what i've been doing for them from the comfort of my home. Why make that whole journey out there and spend that money each week when I can just be as useful and as much of an asset from this computer chair im sitting in right now, ya know? So I pitched the idea to Evan and he said that'd be fine and we kinda worked out a deal where i'm essentially an on call intern, should a real busy day where i'm needed pop up. If he contacts me in advance and tells me to come in and help out on a certain day, i'll try and make it out there and help out. But aside from that, I should be able to do most of my work for them from home. So that's gonna work out pretty well for both of us. In addition to that he's got another marketing project coming up that he might need my help on, one that I will get credit for, so that'd be an awesome resume opportunity not to mention an awesome opportunity period. Evan's been such a cool guy to me and so understanding of my situation and I really thank and appreciate him for that. So while I will not be heading into Tromaville any longer, at least not on a weekly basis, I will continue to contribute and help out any which way I can. I really couldn't ask for this to work out any better than it has ....

Now I just have to go on the hunt for a real paying job around here. If my trip up to the great white north has taught me anything, it's that I want to start making some money so that I can continue to do fun shit like that in the future and get the most out of life which, go figure, ya need money for! Full Canada trip details coming soon, eh!

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