Los Angeles Monday, November 5, 2018
The Independent Film & Television Alliance® (IFTA®) today announced the results of its annual elections to select the Board of Directors.
The following new board members have been elected to serve for the 2018-2020 term as part of IFTA’s 20-person Board:
Alison Thompson(Cornerstone Films)
Nat McCormick(The Exchange)
Frederick Tsui(Media Asia)
Pierre David(Reel One Entertainment)
Lloyd Kaufman(Troma Entertainment)
Alexandra Cocean(Voltage Pictures)
IFTA’s Executive Committee will continue to be headed by Chairperson Michael Ryan (GFM Films), Vice Chairperson Andrew Kramer (Global Entertainment Strategies, Inc.), and Vice Chairperson/Secretary Clay Epstein (Film Mode Entertainment).
These executives join those currently serving the second year of their two-year term as IFTA board members, including Tannaz Anisi (13 Films), Paul Bales (The Asylum), Caroline Couret-Delegue (Film Seekers), Gabrielle Stewart (Hanway Films), Carl Clifton (Hyde Park International), Jason Buckley (Lakeshore Entertainment), Jeffrey Greenstein (Millennium Media, Inc.), Jeannine Tang (Participant Media), and Lise Romanoff (Vision Films, Inc.)
Chairperson Michael Ryan commented, “This board represents the true global breadth of IFTA’s Membership which has grown to 22 countries, as well as the diverse film and television programming they finance, produce, sell and distribute. The expertise each one brings to the table will be invaluable to the organization as we face the future.”
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 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, 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.