Troma’s Kaufman Re-Elected IFTA Chairman

Vows to fight FCC on net neutrality.

Last Updated: September 28, 2009 @ 6:54 PM

Troma Entertainment Chairman Lloyd Kaufman has been re-elected to a second two-year term of the Independent Film & Television Alliance, the group’s President-CEO Jean Prewitt announced on Monday
 
An outspoken advocate of net neutrality, Kaufman enters a second term just as the FCC is poised to consider expanded protection for new services and applications on the Internet.

“I will continue to fight alongside my colleagues to protect and serve independent art on film, television, DVD, and the Internet, aggressively tackling media consolidation, net neutrality, piracy and other key issues facing our industry,” he said in a statement.
 
Others elected to two-year terms on the executive committee are Pierre David (Imagination Worldwide), named general vice chairperson, and Brad Kembel (Summit Entertainment), who will serve as vice chairperson/secretary.
 
The IFTA is the global trade association of the independent motion picture and television programming industry. Its members produce more than 400 independent films and countless hours of television programming each year and generate more than $4 billion in distribution revenues annually. 

The organization’s premiere event, the American Film Market, held in conjunction with AFI Fest, will take place this year from November 4-11 in Santa Monica.
 

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