Jean Prewitt will continueas president and chief executive officer of the Los Angeles-based IndependentFilm and Television Alliance (IFTA) and Jonathan Wolf will continue asexecutive vice president of IFTA and managing director of the AFM.

Both executives have signed new three-year contracts that will run through 2009following a unanimous decision by the IFTA board.

Prewitt was appointed in April 2000 and has spearheaded IFTA's worldwideactivities, representing member companies in a legal and technological climatethat is undergoing considerable change.

Wolf assumed his post in 1998 and has presided over a significant expansion ofthe AFM, which last year was the biggest in the event's 27-year history.

"Jean and Jonathan have made substantial contributions to our organisation, which have resulted in continued growth and a host of year-round services thathave delivered value to our membership and the independent industry at large,"IFTA chairman Michael Ryan said. "I share the board's enthusiasm about thefuture of our alliance under their leadership."

Prior to joining IFTA, Prewitt served as a principal at Washington DC-basedlobbying and public relations firm Podesta Associates from 1994-99. She alsoworked for the US Department of Commerce, and used her legal training as seniorvice president and general counsel of UIP.

Wolf joined IFTA in August 1993 as senior vice president of businessdevelopment. Prior to that he spent two years as president and chief operatingofficer of theatrical marketing and distribution company Studio Three FilmCorporation, and has held senior finance posts at CBS and new WorldInternational.

This year's AFM is scheduled to take place from Nov 1-8 in Santa Monica.