Independent Film & Television Alliance® Announces Paul Hertzberg to Continue as Chairman

Impressive Array of Company Executives Seek Seats on Board of Directors

Los Angeles, CA
Tuesday, September 17, 2013

The Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA), the trade association representing producers and distributors worldwide, today announced that Paul Hertzberg (President and CEO, CineTel Films, Inc.) will continue as Chairman for a further two year term.  Nominations for election to IFTA’s Board of Directors and Executive Committee are complete and the slate of candidates vying for seats is extensive, including executives from Entertainment One, FilmNation, Lionsgate and Relativity. The elections are held as part of IFTA’s Annual Members Meeting at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles and concurrently at the British Screen Advisory Council in London.

This year’s election has 23 candidates from across the independent film industry seeking 12 open seats on IFTA’s Board of Directors.  An additional 14 Board Members are starting the second year of their two year terms and are not up for election. 

Jean Prewitt, IFTA’s President and CEO, said “IFTA’s membership represents the breadth of the independent industry.  We are fortunate that service on IFTA’s Board engages talented executives from companies that are the backbone of that diverse industry.”

Nominees for the IFTA Board of Directors ten open seats are Paul Bales (COO, The Asylum); Glen Basner (CEO, FilmNation Entertainment); Shaked Berenson (Co-Founder, Epic Pictures Group, Inc.); Carl Clifton (Partner, Head of Sales & Marketing, K5 Media Group GmbH); Roger Corman (President, New Horizons Picture Corp.); Pierre David (Chief Strategy Advisor, Reel One Entertainment); Miriam Elchanan (SVP, Sales & Acquisitions, Fabrication Films International LLC); Mathilde Epstein (VP, International Sales, Lightning Entertainment Group, Inc.); Kimberly Fox (President, International Distribution, Panorama Media, LLC); John Friedberg (VP, International Sales, QED International); Camela Galano (President, Foreign Sales, Relativity Media); Lawrence Goebel (President & CEO, Imagination Worldwide, LLC); Ennis Hensley; Andrew Kramer (COO, International Distribution, Lionsgate); Brad Krevoy (Chairman & CEO, Motion Picture Corporation of America); Albert Lee (CEO, Emperor Motion Picture HK Limited); Avi Lerner (Co-Chairman, Nu Image/Millennium Films); Charlotte Mickie (EVP, Sales, Entertainment One); Marcy Rubin (President, Blue Galaxy International LLC) and Thorsten Schumacher (Managing Director & Head of Worldwide Sales, Hanway Films Ltd.). Kirk D’Amico (President & CEO, Myriad Pictures, Inc.) and Lise Romanoff (Managing Director/CEO, Vision Films, Inc.) are running unopposed for two Vice Chairman slots.

 

About The Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA)

The Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA) is the global trade association of the independent motion picture and television programming industry. Headquartered in Los Angeles, the organization represents and provides significant entertainment industry services to more than 150 member companies from 23 countries, consisting of independent production and distribution companies, sales agents, television companies, and financial institutions engaged in content finance.

Collectively, the Independent Film & Television Alliance’s members produce more than 400 independent films and countless hours of television programming each year and generate more than $4 billion in distribution revenues annually. The organization’s premiere event, the American Film Market, held in conjunction with AFI FEST, takes place every year in November in Santa Monica.

As the voice and advocate for the independent film and television industry worldwide, the Alliance speaks out on matters of critical importance and, where appropriate, actively lobbies governments around the world in regard to measures directly affecting the independent industry. For more information on IFTA and the American Film Market, please visit www.ifta-online.org