Indie film alliance receives U.S. film export development grant

In a move to enhance the global competitiveness of U.S. film exports, the International Trade Administration (ITA) has awarded the Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA) $248,000, under its Market Development Cooperator Program (MDCP). IFTA President and CEO Jean Prewitt made the announcement today. The multi-year award creates a partnership between IFTA and ITA through …
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Indie film group picks 30 most significant indie films of the last 30 years and announces theatrical screening series

The Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA) recently marked its 30th anniversary by selecting what it considers the “30 Most Significant Independent Films” from around the globe produced over the past three decades. IFTA Chairman Lloyd Kaufman and President & CEO Jean Prewitt jointly made the announcement today. In selecting the Most Significant Independent Films …
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Indie film producers to get more opportunities and exposure on NBC TV networks

The Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA) has reached an agreement with Comcast and NBC Universal to provide enhanced independent programming opportunities on NBCU’s broadcast and cable networks, as well as Comcast’s VOD and online platforms, IFTA’s Jean Prewitt announced. The agreement offers greater consideration for independently produced primetime programming from both IFTA and non-IFTA …
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Indies outpace majors at 82nd Academy Awards

Independent films once again collected the most Oscars at the Academy Awards ceremony, including Best Picture for Summit Entertainment and Voltage Pictures’ The Hurt Locker. The win brings to 18 the number of independent films earning Best Picture over the past 30 years, the Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA) announced. This year, indies collected …
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