IFTA Press Releases

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.”

Thursday, May 12, 2011 IFTA® & Broad Creative Industry Coalition Praises Senate Introduction of Bipartisan Legislation to Fight Online Theft

Jean Prewitt,  IFTA President & CEO commented, "This legislation will be a substantial step forward in the effort to drain profits away from rogue websites that benefit from unauthorized sales of counterfeit or illegitimately distributed goods and, in doing so, to protect consumers, creators and others in the legitimate chain of commerce.

Thursday, May 12, 2011 IFTA® & Creative Industry Coalition Lauds Bill to Make Illegal Streaming of Movies and Tv a Felony

Jean Prewitt, IFTA President & CEO says, “The illegal streaming of copyrighted content is a scourge on the independent film and television community, particularly the small and medium-sized businesses without the resources to effectively enforce their intellectual property rights. We strongly believe government enforcement and consequences are the only effective remedies for these types of illegal activities. We highly commend Senators Klobuchar and Cornyn for this significant legislative proposal to ensure illegal streaming is treated as seriously under the law as is illegal downloading."

Wednesday, May 4, 2011 Independent Film & Television Alliance® Appoints Jennifer Garnick VP, Communications, and Robin Burt as VP, Marketing & Membership
Friday, February 25, 2011 Independent Film & Television Alliance Announces Worldwide Box Office Grosses for Top-50 Independent Films of 2010

More than One-Third are Non-English Language Titles

Monday, December 13, 2010 Independent Film & Television Alliance Urges Concerted Government Action to Bolster Online Copyright Protections
Thursday, December 9, 2010 Independent Film & Television Alliance Releases Latest Edition of IFTA Model International Licensing Agreements 5th Edition 2010

Model Agreements Have Long Set Standard for Licensing International Rights and Now Define New Digital Distribution Models

Monday, November 22, 2010 12th Annual IFTA Production Conference Examines 'monetizing Independent Film in the Digital Marketplace' on Friday, Dec. 3

Leading Industry Executives to Discuss Strategies for Building Revenue in the Evolving Media Landscape

Thursday, November 4, 2010 Independent Film & Television Alliance Awarded $248,000 to Spur Global Competitiveness of U.S. Film Exports

US Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration Award Will Enable First American Pavilions at International Film and Television Markets

Thursday, September 23, 2010 Independent Film & Television Alliance Announces New Executive Committee and Board Members