IFTA taps Hertzberg as chairman

Prexy, CEO of CineTel Films elected to two-year term

The Independent Film & Television Alliance has tapped Paul Hertzberg, president and CEO of CineTel Films, as chairman for a two-year term, replacing Troma topper Lloyd Kaufman.

The election was held Thursday as part of IFTA’s annual members meeting at the Beverly Hills Hotel and concurrently at the British Screen Advisory Council in London. Kaufman stepped down after two terms.

Hertzberg ran unopposed. IFTA membership also re-elected Pierre David, chairman-CEO of Imagination Worldwide, to vice chair and Summit exec VP Brad Kembel to vice chair-secretary.

Hertzberg, David and Kembel have also been named to the executive committee. Members continuing their two-year terms are Elisabeth Costa de Beauregard Rose of Lakeshore as chair of the Export Alliance; Richard Guardian of Guardian Entertainment as vice chair; Nu Image topper Avi Lerner as vice chair, finance, and Mark Lindsay as vice chair.

Elected to two-year terms on the board of directors are Kaufman, Shaked Berenson of Epic Pictures Group, Carl Clifton of K5 Media Group, Roger Corman of New Horizons Picture Corp., Myriad Pictures topper Kirk D’Amico, Albert Lee of Emperor Motion Pictures, Bobby Meyers of Meyers Film Entertainment, Kathy Morgan of Kathy Morgan Intl., Ed Noeltner of Cinema Management Group and Lise Romanoff of Vision Films.

Continuing on the board are Steve Bickel of Orpheum Communications, Nicolas Chartier of Voltage Pictures, Mark Damon of Foresight Unlimited, Clay Epstein of the Little Film Co., Tatyana Joffe of IM Global, Tony Kandah of Hollywood Wizard, Brian O’Shea of the Exchange, Wendy Reeds of Tiger Gate, Mimi Steinbauer of Hyde Park Intl. and Lisa Wilson of GK Films.

Jack Campbell of Maya Entertainment and Peter Kujawski of Focus will serve as alternates. IFTA reps more than 150 member companies from 23 countries.

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