AFMA taps board of directors

Horwitz, Kaufman, Kaplan and Garrett on exec committee

The American Film Marketing Assn. has elected its 27-member board of directors for 2001.

Those chosen for a two-year term on the board’s executive committee are Lewis Horwitz of the Lewis Horwitz Organization and Troma Entertainment’s Lloyd Kaufman, both of whom will serve as vice chairman; Morgan Creek Intl.’s Howard Kaplan, who will serve as vice chairman for finance; and independent producer Lawrence Garrett, who will act as chairman of the American Film Export Assn.

Newly elected to a one-year term on the board of directors are Kushner-Locke’s Rob Aft, Intermedia Films’ Jere Hausfater, Cinetel Films’ Paul Hertzberg and Franchise Pictures’ Andrew Stevens.

Re-elected to the board are Steve Bickel of Shooting Gallery, Green Communications’ Talaat Captan, Sharyon Cobe’s InVision Films, New Concorde’s Roger Corman, MDP Worldwide’s Mark Damon, World Intl. Network’s Pierre David, Global Cinema Group’s Peter Elson, Motion Picture Corp. of America’s Brad Krevoy, Nu Image’s Avi Lerner, Village Roadshow Pictures’ Robert Meyers, Worldwide Entertainment’s Barbara Mudge, Trident Releasing’s Jean Ovrum, Crystal Sky’s Steven Paul, Safir Films’ Lawrence Safir, Miramax Films’ Rick Sands and independent producer William Shields.

Promark Entertainment Group’s Jonathan M. Kramer and Lakeshore Intl.’s Peter Rogers were elected as alternates.

Chairman Kathy Morgan, vice chairman and secretary Michael F. Goldman and general vice chairman Todd Leavitt remain on the executive committee for the second of their two-year terms.

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