The Independent Film & Television Alliance voted on Friday (Sept 28).
Chairman Paul Hertzberg of CineTel Films heads IFTA’s board and serves a second term after he was elected in September 2011.
Four of the seven-member executive committee positions, along with ten positions on IFTA’s 20-person board, were open for election this year. Twenty-six individuals were on the ballot, making this the most active election for IFTA since 2008.
Newly elected Executive committee members include: Clay Epstein (Arclight Films), chairperson of the Export Alliance; Nicolas Chartier (Voltage Pictures), general vice-chairperson; Brian O’Shea (The Exchange), vice-chairperson/finance; and Michael Ryan (GFM Films), vice-chairperson/non-Californian.
The following IFTA executive committee members continue in the second year of their two-year terms: Pierre David (Imagination Worldwide), as vice-chairperson; and Brad Kembel (Lionsgate) as vice-chairperson/secretary.
The following were elected to the board for 2012-2014: David Garrett (Mister Smith), Gene George (Starz Media), Tatyana Joffe (IM Global), Jay Joyce (Artist View Entertainment), Robbie Little (The Little Film Company), Nicole Mackey (Fortissimo Film Sales), Barbara Mudge (Worldwide Film Entertainment), Almira Ravil (Screen Media), Mimi Steinbauer (Radiant Films International) and Lisa Wilson (Solution Entertainment Group).
Charlotte Mickie (eOne) and Thorsten Schumacher (Hanway Films) will serve as alternates.
The following continue in the second year of their board term: Lloyd Kaufman (Troma Entertainment), Shaked Berenson (Epic Pictures GroupCarl Clifton (K5 Media Group), Roger Corman (New Horizons Picture Corp), Kirk D’Amico (Myriad Pictures), Albert Lee (Emperor Motion Pictures), Bobby Meyers (Meyers Media Group), Kathy Morgan (Kathy Morgan International aka KMI), Ed Noeltner (Cinema Management Group) and Lise Romanoff (Worldwide Sales, Vision Films).
“I’m thrilled to have such immensely talented and passionate people working together to share ideas and tackle the biggest challenges facing the independents,” Hertzberg said.