- Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018
AICP has announced the composition of its 2018 National Board of Directors. Ralph Laucella of O Positive, East Region Director, was re-elected to a second term as Chairman of the Board. Other officers elected included Rich Carter of brother as Vice Chairman and Director at Large and Mark Androw, a past National Board Chairman, will once again serve as Treasurer; he is also the Midwest Region Director. Robert Fernandez of Moxie Pictures remains Immediate Past Chairman.
Newly elected Directors at Large include Lisa Mehling of Chelsea and David Thorne of Furlined. Frank Scherma of RadicalMedia and Danny Rosenbloom of Interstate were re-elected as Directors At Large, while Scott Taylor of Taylor & Taylor was re-elected to serve as Associate Director At Large.
Among the new Directors are three former members of the AICE International Board: Craig Duncan of Cutters, the former President of the AICE International Board, along with Gloria Pitagorsky of Heard City and Yvette Cobarrubias-Sears of Cosmo Street.
Rounding out the National Board are Adam Isidore, Taylor James, Director At Large; Andrew Colón, SMUGGLER, West Region Director; Bob George, Drive Thru, Minnesota Region Director, who assumed the term held by Jim Geib of Twist Film; John Gilliland, Lucky 21, Southwest Region Director; Tabitha Mason-Elliott, bark bark, Southeast Region Director; Michael Savitz, Shoot Collective, Florida Region Director; and Carl Zucker, The TEAM Companies, Associate Director At Large.
The Post Production Council
In addition, AICP has announced the roster of its new Post Production Council. The entity was formed as part of the merger of AICE and AICP to advise the AICP National Board on matters and issues relevant to the post production industry.
The Post Production Council is chaired by Molly Baroco of Hero Post. Rounding out the Council are Dee Allen of The Mill, Ace Allgood of Channel Z Edit, LaRue Anderson of Apache, Mary Caddy of The Colonie, Mary Connolly of Cutters, Yvette Cobarrubias-Sears of Cosmo Street, Tom Duff of Optimus, Craig Duncan of Cutters, Chris Franklin of Big Sky, Bob George of Drive Thru, Chris Gipson of Republic Editorial, Craig Lewandowski of Utopic, Gloria Pitagorsky of Heard City, Kristin Redmond of Hudson Edit, Ron Rendon of Beast, and Dee Tagert of Sage Ideas. In her new role, Rachelle Madden, AICP’s Vice President, Post Production & Digital Production Affairs, has direct oversight of these issues and will manage the affairs of the Post Council.
“We’re delighted with the newly constituted AICP National Board, and welcome our new members as well as returning Directors,” noted Matt Miller, AICP President & CEO. This is a smart, informed and proactive group that will ensure AICP keeps moving forward.”
AICP represents, exclusively, the interests of independent companies that specialize in the production and post production of commercials in various media—film, video, digital—for advertisers and agencies. The association, with national offices in New York and Los Angeles as well as regional chapters across the country, serves as a strong collective voice for this $5 billion-plus industry. Founded in 1972, AICP assists its members by: disseminating information; representing production and post production companies within the advertising community in business circles, in labor negotiations and dealing with employment issues; and before governmental officials; developing industry standards and tools; providing professional development; and marketing American production and post production via events and awards shows.