Jean Prewitt and Jonathan Wolf Will Continue to Lead IFTA and AFM Through 2018

Los Angeles, CA
Monday, July 13, 2015

Prewitt has headed the global trade organization since 2000. Under her leadership, IFTA has established itself as a leading public advocate for the worldwide independent film and television industry, and a prominent voice internationally in addressing key issues including market access, copyright protection and enforcement, and net neutrality.
Since 1998, Wolf has guided the repositioning of the AFM from an export event into a global production and distribution marketplace and conference, growing attendance substantially.
Chairman Paul Hertzberg stated: “We could not be happier to have Jean and Jonathan continue on for the next three years. The pair’s steadfast commitment to the cause, visionary leadership, and insightful knowledge of the entertainment landscape has put IFTA and AFM at the forefront of our industry, and ensures that the interests of the global Independents are championed to great effect.”
 

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About The Independent Film & Television Alliance

The Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA) is the global trade association for the independent motion picture and television industry. Headquartered in Los Angeles, the organization represents 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. IFTA is dedicated to protecting and strengthening its Members’ ability to finance, produce, market and distribute independent films and television programs in an ever-changing and challenging global marketplace.

About the American Film Market

The business of independent motion picture production and distribution reaches its peak every year at the American Film Market.  The global film industry converges in Santa Monica for eight days of deal-making on films in every stage of development and production, as well as screenings, conferences, networking and parties.

With 8,000 industry leaders from more than 80 countries, 700 screenings and the industry’s largest Conference Series, AFM is the pivotal destination for filmmakers, producers, writers,  distributors, financiers, industry executives, talent, the international media and all those who provide services to the worldwide motion picture industry.

The AFM is produced by the Independent Film & Television Alliance® the global trade association of the independent motion picture and television industry.

 

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