Sep 23, 2010
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.
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.
in the second year of their two-year terms are Pierre David (Imagination
Worldwide) as Vice Chairperson and Brad Kembel (Summit Entertainment) as Vice
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).
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).
D'Amico (Myriad Pictures, Inc.) and Brad Krevoy (Motion Picture Corporation of America)
will serve as Alternates for the 2010 – 2011 Term.
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.”
The Independent Film & Television Alliance
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, studio-affiliated companies, and
financial institutions engaged in content finance.
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.
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.