The Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA) has announced the results of its board of directors election in which four industry leaders will join the global trade organisation's executive committee.

Elected to two-year terms on the IFTA executive committee are: Roger Corman, vice chairperson (New Horizons Picture Corporation); Elisabeth Costa De Beauregard Rose, chairperson of the Export Alliance (Lakeshore Entertainment Group); Albert Lee, vice chairperson (Emperor Motion Pictures Limited HK); and Avi Lerner, vice chairperson/finance (Nu Image).

Executive committee members whose terms continue for another year are: Lloyd Kaufman, chairperson (Troma Entertainment); Michael Ryan, vice chairperson (Handmade Films International); and Paul Hertzberg, vice chairperson/secretary (CineTel Films).

The IFTA board of directors comprises 20 members serving two-year terms. Newly elected board members who are serving on the board for the first time include Clay Epstein (The Little Film Company), Kim Fox (QED International), Jay Joyce (Artist View Entertainment), Brian O'Shea (Odd Lot International) and Adam Wright (Regent Worldwide Sales).

Individuals returning to the board include Steve Bickel (The Film Department), Nicolas Chartier (Voltage Pictures), Kirk D'Amico (Myriad Pictures), Mark Damon (Foresight Unlimited), Richard Guardian (Lightning Entertainment), Brad Krevoy (Motion Picture Corporation Of America) and Kathy Morgan (Kathy Morgan International).

They join current board members Stephanie Denton (Bold Films), Brad Kembel (Summit Entertainment), Nicole Mackey (Fortissimo Films UK), Almira Malyshev (Screen Media Ventures), Charlotte Mickie (Maximum Films International), Barbara Mudge (Worldwide Film Entertainment), Nestor Nieves (Independent) and Andrew Stevens (Stevens Entertainment Group).

'I am looking forward to working with our new executive committee and board of director members, who I believe comprise one of the industry's strongest groups of executives,' IFTA president and CEO Jean Prewitt, who announced the results, said. 'I also want to extend my gratitude to our outgoing directors for the important leadership, dedication and guidance they provided to me and IFTA during their terms.'