IFTA Press Releases

Wednesday, April 11, 2012 IFTA Praises New U.S. Government Report Showing Intellectual Property-intensive Industries Contribution to the U.S. Economy
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 13th Annual IFTA® Production Conference to Explore Emerging Models of Financing, Producing and Distributing Films at Any Budget
Friday, February 17, 2012 U.S. Commerce Department and Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA) Partner on Webinar “Doing Business in China and Hong Kong FILMART”
Friday, February 17, 2012 IFTA Applauds U.S.-Chinese Film Agreement
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 Independent Film & Television Alliance® Applauds New Intellectual Property Enforcement Bill
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 Creative Community Hails New Bipartisan House Legislation to Shut Down Rogue Websites That Steal American-made Content
Thursday, September 22, 2011 Paul Hertzberg Elected Chairman of Independent Film & Television Alliance®

IFTA Also Announces Election Results For New Executive Committee and Board of Directors

Thursday, July 7, 2011 IFTA, Members Praise ISP – Entertainment Industry Initiative for 'Copyright Alerts'

Member Companies Impacted by ‘Real-Life Horror Movie’ of Content Theft to Participate in Unprecedented Alliance

Thursday, June 16, 2011 Key Senate Committee Approves Bill Making Illegal Streaming of Movies and Tv a Felony

“The illegal streaming of motion pictures and television programming is as financially devastating for our industry as is illegal downloading,” said Jean Prewitt, IFTA President & CEO.  “Stealing is stealing, regardless of the means in which the product is being received. This legislation is a critical step forward in the piracy fight and we commend the Committee for their support.”

Thursday, May 26, 2011 America's Creative Community Welcomes Senate Judiciary Committee Passage of Bill Combating Content Theft

“Piracy is draining millions of dollars from independent film finance, eliminating the jobs that can be generated by that film making and brutally affecting the creative community overall,” said Jean Prewitt, IFTA CEO & President.  “This legislation is critical to stop the theft that is increasing astronomically each day and we commend the Senate Judiciary Committee's swift attention and support.”