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IFTA CHAIRMAN LLOYD KAUFMAN REELECTED TO SECOND TWO-YEAR TERM
Sep 28, 2009
& Television Alliance (IFTA) Chairman Lloyd Kaufman, president Troma
Entertainment, has been reelected to a second two-year term leading the
150-member organization. IFTA President-CEO Jean Prewitt made the announcement
An outspoken advocate of net neutrality, Kaufman enters a second term just as
the FCC is poised to consider expanded protection for new services and
applications on the Internet. "I am honored to have a second term as
chairman of IFTA, which has become the leading voice for independents
worldwide," said Kaufman. "I will continue to fight alongside my
colleagues to protect and serve independent art on film, television, DVD, and
the Internet, aggressively tackling media consolidation, net neutrality, piracy
and other key issues facing our industry."
Others elected to two-year terms on the Executive Committee are: Pierre David
(Imagination Worldwide), named General Vice Chairperson, and Brad Kembel
(Summit Entertainment), who will serve as Vice Chairperson/Secretary.
They join other Executive Committee members continuing their two-year
terms: Roger Corman (New Horizons), General Vice Chairperson; Avi Lerner (Nu
Image), Vice Chairperson-Finance; Albert Lee (Emperor Motion Pictures Ltd. HK),
Vice Chairperson/Non-California; and, Elisabeth Costa de Beauregard Rose
(Lakeshore Entertainment Group), Chairperson, Export Alliance.
Elected to two-year terms on the Board of Directors are: Paul Hertzberg
(Cinetel Films); Jay Joyce (Artist View Entertainment); Mark Lindsay (Arclight
Films); Nicole Mackey (Fortissimo Films UK); Almira Malyshev (Screen Media
Ventures); Bobby Meyers (Meyers Film Entertainment); Charlotte Mickie (E1
Entertainment); Barbara Mudge (Worldwide Film Entertainment); Michael Ryan
(Handmade Films International); Adam Wright (Regent Worldwide Sales); Carl
Clifton (The Works International), Alternate; Tony Kandah (Hollywood Wizard),
Alternate; and, Edward Noeltner (Cinema Management Group), Alternate.
Continuing in their Board positions are: Steve Bickel (The Film Department);
Nicolas Chartier (Voltage Pictures); Kirk D'Amico (Myriad Pictures); Mark Damon
(Foresight Unlimited); Clay Epstein (The Little Film Company); Kim Fox (QED
International); Richard Guardian (Lightning Entertainment); Brad Krevoy (Motion
Picture Corp. of America); Kathy Morgan (Kathy Morgan International); and, Brian
O'Shea (Odd Lot International).
"Our Chairman, new Executive Committee and Board of Directors members are
among the industry's most forward-thinking executives and I look forward to
working with them," Prewitt said. "Their leadership, dedication and
guidance will continue to have a meaningful impact on IFTA's ongoing activities
as our industry deals with the creative and business challenges that lie
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 150 member companies
from 22 countries, consisting of independent production and distribution
companies, sales agents, television companies, studio-affiliated 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, will take place this year from Nov. 4-11
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 <http://www.ifta-online.org/> .
April 14, 2021