Independent Film & Television Alliance Announces New Executive Committee and Board Members

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Los Angeles, CA, Sept. 23, 2010 – The Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA),the trade association representing independent producers and distributors worldwide, today announced its new Executive Committee and Board of Directors. The elections were held as part of the IFTA’s annual members meeting, which took place today at the Intercontinental Hotel in Century City.
The Alliance’s seven-member Executive Committee is headed by IFTA Chairman Lloyd Kaufman (Troma Entertainment), who was re-elected last September and is serving the second year in his term.  Newly elected Executive Committee members are Richard Guardian (Lightning Entertainment), Vice Chairperson; Avi Lerner (Nu Image), Vice Chairperson/Finance; Mark Lindsay (Arclight Films), Vice Chairperson; and Elisabeth Costa de Beauregard Rose (Lakeshore Entertainment), Chairperson/IFTA Export Alliance.
Continuing in the second year of their two-year terms are Pierre David (Imagination Worldwide) asVice Chairperson and Brad Kembel (Summit Entertainment) as Vice Chairperson/ Secretary. 
Elected to  new terms on the Board of Directors are Steve Bickel (Orpheum Communications); Nicolas Chartier (Voltage Pictures); Mark Damon (Foresight Unlimited); Clay Epstein (The Little Film Company); Kim Fox (Inferno Entertainment); Tatyana Joffe (IM Global); Tony Kandah (Hollywood Wizard); Brian O'Shea (Affinity International); Wendy Reeds (Lionsgate); Mimi Steinbauer (Hyde Park International); and Lisa Wilson (GK Films).
Continuing in their Board positions are: Paul Hertzberg (Cinetel Films); Jay Joyce (Artist View Entertainment); Nicole Mackey (Fortissimo Films UK); Almira Malyshev (Screen Media Ventures); Bobby Meyers (Meyers Film Entertainment); Charlotte Mickie (Entertainment One); Barbara Mudge (Worldwide Film Entertainment); Michael Ryan (Sequence Films); and Adam Wright (Vision Films). Kirk D'Amico (Myriad Pictures, Inc.) and Brad Krevoy (Motion Picture Corporation of America) will serve as Alternates for the 2010 – 2011 Term.

Commenting on the results, Kaufman said, “This outstanding cross-section of international film and television leaders will provide invaluable guidance and expertise over the coming year. The Association is very fortunate.”

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 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 film 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.

 

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