Independent Film & Television Alliance Elects Executive Committee and Board of Directors

Los Angeles
Tuesday, September 26, 2017

The Independent Film & Television Alliance® (IFTA®) today announced the results of its annual elections to select the Executive Committee and Board of Directors for the 2017-2019 term.

IFTA’s Executive Committee will continue to be headed by Chairperson Michael Ryan (GFM Films), who was elected for a second term.  Joining him are Andrew Kramer (Lionsgate), who was elected as General Vice Chairperson, and Clay Epstein (FilmMode Entertainment), who was elected as Vice Chairperson / Secretary.

Jay Joyce (Artist View Entertainment), Lloyd Kaufman (Troma Entertainment), Charlotte Mickie (Unaffiliated), and Almira Ravil (Screen Media) will continue serving as members of the Executive Committee through the second year of their term.

Chairman Michael Ryan commented, “I’m delighted to continue in the role of Chairman for a second term.  This is a fantastic board and I look forward to working with them over the next two years to make a difference for the independent industry.” 

The following new board members have been elected to serve a two-year term for 2017-2019:
Tannaz Anisi (13 Films)
Paul Bales (The Asylum)
Jason Buckley (Lakeshore Entertainment)
Carl Clifton (Hyde Park International)
Caroline Couret-Delegue (Unaffiliated)
Kirk D’Amico (Myriad Pictures)
Jeffrey Greenstein (Millennium Media, Inc.)
Lise Romanoff (Vision Films, Inc.)
Gabrielle Stewart (HanWay Films)
Jeannine Tang

Andrew Orr (Independent Film Sales) will serve as an Alternate.

Also on the Board of Directors, continuing for their second year, are: 
Shaked Berenson (Epic Pictures Group)
Tamara Birkemoe (Foresight Unlimited)
Jody Cipriano (MarVista Entertainment)
Alexandra Cocean (Voltage Pictures)
Camela Galano (Unaffiliated)
Brad Krevoy (Motion Picture Corporation of America)   
Albert Lee (Emperor Motion Pictures)  
Nat McCormick (The Exchange)
Michael Rothstein (IM Global)
Alison Thompson (Cornerstone Films)

IFTA’s Executive Committee and Board of Directors were elected by IFTA’s voting Membership and represent companies from Europe, Asia, and North America, reflecting the global scope of the association’s services, activities, and its annual event, the American Film Market® (AFM®).

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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, IFTA represents and provides significant entertainment industry services to more than 130 member companies from 20+ countries, consisting of independent production and distribution companies, sales agents, television companies, studio-affiliated companies, and financial institutions engaged in content finance. Collectively, IFTA Members produce more than 400 independent films and countless hours of television programming each year and generate more than $4.5 billion in distribution revenues annually.

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, please visit