Los Angeles Thursday, November 7, 2019
The Independent Film & Television Alliance® today announced the results of its annual elections to select the Chairperson and Board of Directors.
Michael Ryan (GFM Films) will continue to serve as the Chairperson of IFTA having been re-elected to serve for 2019-2021.
In addition, the following individuals have been elected to serve on IFTA’s 15-person Board for the next two years:
Tannaz Anisi (13 Films)
Scott Bedno (Myriad Pictures)
Caroline Couret-Delégue (Film Seekers Limited)
Clay Epstein (Film Mode Entertainment)
Patrick Ewald (Epic Pictures Group, Inc.)
Jeffrey Greenstein(Millennium Media, Inc.)
Jay Joyce (Artist View Entertainment)
Jeannine Tang (Participant)
Adam Wright (Voltage Pictures)
These executives join those currently serving the second year of their two-year term as IFTA Board members, including Lloyd Kaufman (Troma Entertainment, Inc.), Anna Marsh (STUDIOCANAL), Nat McCormick (The Exchange), Alison Thompson (Cornerstone Films Limited), and Frederick Tsui (Media Asia).
Chairperson Michael Ryan commented, “IFTA is the only organization that unites the collective voice of the independents around the world and works with international governments and decision makers to realize the massive economic and cultural contributions of their work. I am pleased to continue as Chairperson and collaborate with this exceptional Board to further tell our story on a global level.”
“Michael’s dedication to IFTA has been tremendous and he has provided strong leadership during a period of intense challenge for the Independents. With his guidance and the support of this very strong group of executives on our Board, IFTA is well-equipped to shape its activities for the future,” said IFTA President & CEO Jean Prewitt.
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 145 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.
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.