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NYPA Announces New Board Of Directors And Officials

Designed to carry the group through the next stage of its pro-bono mission (October 01, 2004)

The New York Production Alliance has announced the formation of a new Board of Directors designed to carry the six-year old group through the next stage of its pro-bono mission. Now serving in the role as NYPA Co-Chair, Phil Dixson took the opportunity of introducing the new Board to thank the organizations founder and long-time Chairperson Morty Dubin for his tireless work on behalf of the industry.

?Morty Dubin has been the driving force behind NYPA since Day One, Dixson said. ?He recognized the need for an organization which would serve as an impartial meeting ground for all the individual groups aligned with our multifaceted industry, and for the past five years he has generously provided us with invaluable advice and stanch moral support. Hes one of the industrys most ardent supporters, and we are fortunate to have him continue his involvement as NYPA Chairman Emeritus.

NYPAs new Executive Committee is comprised of:
Co-Chair: Phil Dixson (TeleVest)
Co-Chair: John Johnston (Eastman Kodak)
Executive VP: Terry Lawler (New York Women In Film)
Secretary: Carl Zucker (Media Services)
Treasurer: Anne Johnson (Local 161 IATSE)
Vice President: Paul Moore (Local 700, IATSE)
Vice President: Roberta Reardon (AFTRA)

John Amman (Local 600, IATSE)
Bob Balin (Feature Systems)
Nancy Early (AICP East)
Sylvia Kinard (Imani Productions)
Eileen Newman (Film/Video Arts)
Dennis Reiff  (D.R. Reiff)
Howard Schwartz (Howard Schwartz Recording)
Stuart Suna (Silvercup Studios)

Chairman Emeritus: Morty Dubin

Howard Sherman (Howard Sherman Public Relations)
Debbie Gleason (Freelance Producer)

Commenting on the new Board, Phil Dixson remarked, ?The value of our organization has always been its ability to function as a true non-biased cross-section of our industry. The Board represents many of the key components of New Yorks production/post-production community, from Unions to Guilds, creative and below-the-line support services, studios and manufacturers. Our common bond is a desire to make NYC the most attractive and cooperative place in the world to create feature films, TV programming, commercials and the entire range of media. To this end we have developed highly effective relationships with both The Governors and the Mayors Offices For Film and Television development. We have also helped to make substantial inroads with the NY State Government in Albany on a number of tax-related issues. We are committed to serving as a meaningful forum for effective dialogues about our industry.

About the NYPA
Formed in the fall of 1998 by a group of concerned production, post-production and new media industry executives, the New York Production Alliance (NYPA) membership includes: trade associations, traditional and non-traditional media, corporations, support and service companies, talent and craft unions, networks and industry-related government, educational and professional organizations in feature film; broadcast, cable, corporate and educational television; advertising production and new media.

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