Roger Corman, Avi Lerner Among New IFTA Board Members

Roger Corman Avi Lerner - H 2013
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Roger Corman Avi Lerner - H 2013

The group that puts on the American Film Market announced 10 new board members and the official reelection of Paul Hertzberg as chair.

Roger Corman of New Horizons Pictures, Avi Lerner of Nu Image/Millennium Films, Pierre David of Reel One Entertainment and Ennis Hensley of The Weinstein Company are among 10 movie and TV executives elected as board members of the Independent Film & Television Alliance, it was announced Friday.

As previously revealed, Paul Hertzberg of CineTel Films was elected for a second term as chairperson of the executive committee; vice chairs are Kirk D’Amico of Myriad Pictures and Lise Romanoff of Vision Films, who both ran unopposed.

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"I’m proud of the work we’ve done over the past year," said Hertzberg. "I’m looking forward to working with our new and returning board members moving forward."  IFTA puts on the annual American Film Market. 

The other newly elected members of the board are Glen Basner of FilmNation Entertainment; Shaked Berenson of Epic Pictures Group; Andrew Kramer of Lionsgate; Albert Lee of Emperor Motion Pictures; Charlotte Mickie of Entertainment One; and Thorsten Schumacher of Hanway Films Ltd.

The alternates are Mathilde Epstein of Lightning Entertainment Group; Camela Galano of Relativity Media; and Brad Krevoy of Motion Pictures Corp. of America.

Those in the second year of their two-year terms on the executive committee are Clay Epstein of Arclight Films, chairperson, IFTA Export Alliance; Nicolas Chartier of Voltage Pictures, vice chairperson; Brian O’Shea of The Exchange, vice chairperson/finance; and Michael Ryan of GFM Films, vice chairperson.

Members of the board in the second year of their two-year terms are David Garrett of Mister Smith Entertainment; Gene George of Starz Media; Tatyana Joffe of IM Global; Jay Joyce of Artist View Entertainment; Robbie Little of The Little Company; Nicole Mackey of Fortissimo Films; Barbara Mudge of Worldwide Film Entertainment, LLC; Almira Ravil of Screen Media; Mimi Steinbauer of Radiant Films International; and Lisa Wilson of The Solution Entertainment Group.

The next American Film Market takes place Nov. 6 to 13 in Santa Monica.