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tony aronovitz promoted to manager_ ifta collectons - Independent by zhouwenjuan



Los Angeles, CA, April 15, 2009 – Tony Aronovitz has been promoted to
manager, IFTA Collections, it was announced today by Jean M. Prewitt, President and
CEO of the Independent Film & Television Alliance.

In this position, Aronovitz will supervise all aspects of domestic and international royalty
collections, including customer service and marketing, and maintain relationships with
foreign collection societies. Aronovitz, who has been with IFTA Collections for six
years, previously served as financial analyst. He has worked in the entertainment
industry for more than a decade.

“We recognize Tony’s strong knowledge of day-to-day operations and client services in
promoting him to run IFTA’s Collections’ activities,” said Prewitt. “The group will
greatly benefit from his years of experience.”

About IFTA Collections
IFTA Collections orchestrates the collection of international audio-visual royalties and
levies for more than 34,000 titles from 140 participating companies. The service is open
to both Independent Film & Television Alliance member and non-member companies
and has collected more than $75 million on behalf of its participants.

Operating on a non-profit basis, IFTA Collections actively collects cable transmission
royalties, private copy levies, video rental levies, educational royalties, theatrical box
office levies, public performance television royalties and public performance video
royalties from more than 25 producer and author societies throughout the world. IFTA
Collections’ advocacy activities and its presence at international societies enable it to
significantly impact the establishment of payment rights and the distribution of funds.
IFTA Collections’ administrative systems allow it to aggressively seek, receive and
disburse monies to its participants. For more information, please visit www.ifta-

About the Independent Film & Television Alliance
The Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA) is the global trade association of the
independent motion picture and television programming industry. Headquartered in Los
Angeles, the organization represents and provides significant entertainment industry
services to more than 160 member companies from 22 countries, consisting of
independent production and distribution companies, sales agents, television companies,
studio-affiliated companies, and financial institutions engaged in content finance.

Collectively, the Independent Film & Television Alliance’s members produce more than
500 independent films and countless hours of television programming each year and
generate more than $4 billion in distribution revenues annually. As the voice and
advocate for the independent film and television industry worldwide, the Alliance speaks
out on matters of critical importance and, where appropriate, actively lobbies
governments around the world in regard to measures directly affecting the independent
industry. For more information on IFTA and the American Film Market, please visit


Jim Benson
The Lippin Group

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