IFTA Names New Officers

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Wed, 09/29/2010 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

The Independent Film & Television Alliance has announced its new executive committee and board of directors. The elections were held as part of the IFTA’s annual members meeting. 
The 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.

Continuing in the second year of their two-year terms are Pierre David (Imagination Worldwide) as vice chairperson and Brad Kembel (Summit Entertainment) as vice chairperson/secretary.  
 Elected 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). 

 Continuing 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). 
Kirk D'Amico (Myriad Pictures) and Brad Krevoy (Motion Picture Corporation of America) will serve as alternates for the 2010-2011 term.
 Kaufman says “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 www.ifta-online.org