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IFTA calls on Obama 's administration to support principles of openness and diversity in the media

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In a letter sent to today to the Co-Chairs of President-elect Obama’s Transition Team, the Independent Film and Television Alliance (IFTA), which represents the producers and distributors of independent film and television programs, called on the incoming Obama administration to appoint a new FCC Chairman and commissioners who “support principles of openness and diversity in the media.”The letter sent by IFTA President Jean Prewitt to John Podesta and Valerie Jarrett underscored president...

Official Press Release for TromaDance Schedule of Events!

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    TENTH ANNUAL TROMADANCE FILM FESTIVAL EXPANDS WITH A BRAND NEW VENUE AND ANNOUNCES SCHEDULE OF EVENTS IN PARK CITY AND SALT LAKE CITY, UT FROM JANUARY 20TH-23RD   Park City, UT: The TromaDance Film Festival announces today the schedule of events for the tenth anniversary of the legendary independent film festival that is for the people, by the people.   In celebration of the TromaDance Film Festival's tenth year, the fest's Par...

TromaDance Film Festival to celebrate 10th event n Park City

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The TromaDance Film Festival announces the schedule of events for the tenth anniversary of the legendary independent film festival. In celebration of the TromaDance’s tenth year, the fest's Park City screenings will be held at their most exciting venue yet to date, THE SIDECAR, at 333 Main St, (across from the Egyptian Theatre) on Friday, January 23rd, from 11AM-5PM. Following the screenings will be the highly acclaimed Annual Panel Discussion, at 5:30PM, featuring filmmakers, special guests a...

NEWSLETTER N° 384: October 9, 2008

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_____________________________________________________________________________________ NEWS FROM OUR PARTNER SIEL-SATIS-RADIO from 20 to 23 October 2008 - Paris Expo 3 leading shows (Siel-Satis-Radio) merged into one major event to cover all your markets: Cinema, Television, Radio, Media, Live Entertainment, and Events The first SIEL&SATIS, RADIO, is a unique trade show representing specifically th...

Statement from IFTA President Jean Prewitt on Congress’s action

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Statement from Jean Prewitt, President and CEO of the Independent Film & Television Alliance, regarding Congress’ action today in extending the term of Internal Revenue Code 181, a provision originally adopted as part of the American Jobs Creation Act of 2004 to maintain the competitiveness of the United States for production of independent film and television programming:“IFTA is delighted with Congress’s action in extending the term of IRC 181 in today’s vote. Its targeted provisions ...

New IFTA Executive Committee members

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The Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA) today announced the results of its Board of Directors election in which four industry leaders will join the global trade organization’s Executive Committee. The announcement was made today by Jean Prewitt, president and chief executive officer of IFTA.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 Alli...

IFTA expressed its support for Internet Freedom Preservation Act of 2008

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In a letter sent to today to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet, the Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA), which represents 180 independent film and television producers and distributors, expressed its support for H.R. 5353, the “Internet Freedom Preservation Act of 2008.”The letter sent to Reps. Ed Markey (D-MA) and Fred Upton (R-MI) supports “the bill’s goal of ensuring nondiscrimination so that diverse content and ...

NEWSLETTER N° 356: March 19, 2008

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AWARDS THE AWARDS WATCH ON FEST21.COM Oscar and more Secret Sunshine takes top honors at Asian Film Awards SXSW Film Announces Festival Winners EDN Award goes to Institute of Documentary Film Miami Film Festival Announces Its Awards Family Film Festival Awards ------------------------------ FESTIVAL DAILIES ...

IFTA's response to MPAA on Net neutrality

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IFTA President-CEO Jean Prewitt sent the following open letter to MPAA Chairman-CEO Dan Glickman March 14, 2008Mr. Dan GlickmanChairman & Chief Executive OfficerMotion Picture Association of America1600 Eye Street NWWashington, D.C. 20006Dear Dan: The Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA) was astounded to read that the MPAA and the six major studios who are its members have taken the step of denouncing the principle of 'net neutrality' and its advocates. I would like to take this opportu...

Jean Prewitt response letter to MPAA Chairman Showest speech

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IFTA President-CEO Jean Prewitt sent the following open letter to MPAA Chairman-CEO Dan Glickman March 14, 2008Mr. Dan GlickmanChairman & Chief Executive OfficerMotion Picture Association of America1600 Eye Street NWWashington, D.C. 20006Dear Dan: The Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA) was astounded to read that the MPAA and the six major studios who are its members have taken the step of denouncing the principle of 'net neutrality' and its advocates. I would like to take this opportu...

Lloyd Kaufman (Troma) new chairman with IFTA

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Lloyd Kaufman of Troma Entertainment, Inc. has been elected Chairman of the Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA) during the organization’s annual members meeting today, it was announced by Jean Prewitt, president and chief executive officer of IFTA. Kaufman begins his two-year term, effective today.IFTA membership also elected new Executive Committee members to two-year terms: Michael Ryan (Handmade Films International and former IFTA Chairman) to Vice Chairman and Paul Hertzberg (Ci...

IFTA New Executive Committee and Board of Directors

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Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA), the trade association representing independent producers and distributors worldwide, today announced its new Executive Committee and Board of Directors. The elections were held as part of the IFTA’s annual members meeting, which took place today at the Beverly Hills Hotel. The Alliance’s seven person Executive Committee is headed by Chairman Michael Ryan (IAC Film & Television), who was re-elected last September and is serving the second year in...

Michael Ryan re elected as chairman to IFTA AFM

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Veteran British film executive Michael Ryan, director of IAC Film, has been elected to a second consecutive two-year term as Chairman of the Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA), it was announced today by Jean Prewitt, president and chief executive officer, IFTA. Also elected at IFTA’s annual members meeting were new Executive Committee members and the Board of Directors for the association. Ryan, who ran unopposed, is the first IFTA Chairman from outside of the United States.The Al...

AFM & AFI synergies announced for next fall market

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AFM ANNOUNCES INITIAL PLANS FOR NEW STRATEGIC RELATIONSHIP WITH AFI FESTAFM today revealed initial plans for the new relationship between the American Film Market (AFM) and the AFI Los Angeles International Film Festival (AFI FEST). The announcement was made jointly by Michael Ryan, Chairman, AFMA, Jean Prewitt, AFMA President and CEO, and Jonathan Wolf, AFMA Executive Vice President and Managing Director of AFM.The current AFM concludes on Wednesday and has set a new record with the highest num...

AFM ties with AFI announced for next fall market

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AFM ANNOUNCES INITIAL PLANS FOR NEW STRATEGIC RELATIONSHIP WITH AFI FESTAFM today revealed initial plans for the new relationship between the American Film Market (AFM) and the AFI Los Angeles International Film Festival (AFI FEST). The announcement was made jointly by Michael Ryan, Chairman, AFMA, Jean Prewitt, AFMA President and CEO, and Jonathan Wolf, AFMA Executive Vice President and Managing Director of AFM.The current AFM concludes on Wednesday and has set a new record with the highest num...

Michael Ryan new AFM Chairman

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AFMA ANNOUNCES 2004 BOARD OF DIRECTORSThe 2004 Board of Directors for AFMA was elected at the organization's annual membership meeting, it was announced today by AFMA President & CEO, Jean Prewitt. Michael Ryan of IAC Films & Television in London was confirmed as Chairman (replacing replacing Kathy Morgan). Ryan, who ran unopposed, becomes the first person from outside the U.S. to hold the office. "I am very honored to have been selected Chairman of AFMA and feel that it is very much in the inte...
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