Welcome!

News Feed Item

IFLM Appoints David Garland as Chief Executive Officer

LOS ANGELES, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 01/16/14 -- Independent Film Development Corporation (OTCQB: IFLM), with a plan of operations to develop themed resorts and hotels, announced today that it has appointed David Garland as the Chief Executive Officer for the company. He replaces interim CEO George Ivakhnik, who moves over to the position to the Chief Investment Officer for Real Estate Operations.

Garland joins IFLM as the CEO as the company moves forward with its Hilltop Manor Resort and Theme Park project. IFLM's Hilltop Manor is a theme resort like no other, dedicated to executing on the most advanced FX technology to provide a full-immersion entertainment experience. To be built on an existing 500 acre Catskill Mountain resort, the company is engaging some of the top Hollywood artists and designers to develop the rides and experiences of the park, all showcasing the inexplicable, the mysterious and the unknown.

"The plan to develop themed entertainment resorts is a good fit for current market trends," Garland said. "The future of this industry is convergence: the convergence of the hospitality and the entertainment industries. IFLM is ideally positioned to be a major participant and innovator in full immersion entertainment. Current demographic trends also mean that we are at the front of a wave of retiring Baby Boomers who will have more dollars and more free time to invest in new entertainment experiences." Guests will be able to spend a day or a week living and having experiences like those in Ancient Aliens, The Hunger Games, and The Twilight Zone rather than just seeing them in films or on television.

IFLM's Hilltop Manor concept is a departure from the typical American theme park, but then again, that's the point. Consumer tastes have changed over the last ten years or so, prompted by new advances in technology, on-screen as well as off-screen. Cultural trends, such as reality television and a movement toward all-new, immersive entertainment experiences, are also fueling growth in this industry.

"Mr. Garland has a perfect eye for repositioning the company in the immersive entertainment space," said Chief Operating Officer Jeff Ritchie. "His background rounds out the executive team and he is the perfect person to have at the helm to ensure our team stays focused on the vision and executes. We are thrilled to be working with him."

Garland is a proven leader with cross-industry experience from real estate to technology. With an MBA from Wharton, he has nearly twenty years' experience in strategic business transformation/turnaround, operational re-engineering and financial restructuring. Starting with Deloitte Consulting in New York and Tokyo, he joined AIG from 2008 until 2011 to restructure their multi-billion dollar insurance operations following the 2008 financial crisis. Other successful engagements in corporate transformation and execution have included IBM (technology services), Epoch Investment Partners (asset management), J.H. Cohn (real estate) and BNX (retail). He has also successfully launched and held executive positions in businesses from retail to marketing.

In 2012 Mr. Garland launched a bid for the New York Senate seat from his home district in Manhattan, and since late 2012 he has been a Managing Director with private equity firm 51/49 Group, Inc. based in New York.

About Independent Film Development Corp.:

Bi-coastally based in Los Angeles, California and New York, New York, Independent Film Development Corporation's business plan of operations is to develop genre themed studio style resorts; to engage in film sales, distribution, and production; and to operate an Internet social networking and resourcing website for independent film and television development, production, and distribution.

Forward-Looking Statements:

This press release includes forward-looking statements concerning the future performance of our business, its operations and its financial performance and condition. These statements include, among others, statements with respect to our objectives and strategies to achieve them, and statements with respect to our beliefs, plans, expectations, anticipations, estimates or intentions, and are based on our current expectations. We caution that all forward-looking information is inherently uncertain and actual results may differ materially from the assumptions, estimates or expectations reflected or contained in the forward-looking information, and that actual future performance will be affected by a number of factors, including economic conditions, technological change, regulatory change and competitive factors, many of which are beyond our control. Therefore, future events and results may vary significantly from what we currently foresee.

Corporate Contact:

IFLM
C. David Pugh
914.763.3229
Email Contact

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

Latest Stories
Enterprises have taken advantage of IoT to achieve important revenue and cost advantages. What is less apparent is how incumbent enterprises operating at scale have, following success with IoT, built analytic, operations management and software development capabilities – ranging from autonomous vehicles to manageable robotics installations. They have embraced these capabilities as if they were Silicon Valley startups. As a result, many firms employ new business models that place enormous impor...
The next XaaS is CICDaaS. Why? Because CICD saves developers a huge amount of time. CD is an especially great option for projects that require multiple and frequent contributions to be integrated. But… securing CICD best practices is an emerging, essential, yet little understood practice for DevOps teams and their Cloud Service Providers. The only way to get CICD to work in a highly secure environment takes collaboration, patience and persistence. Building CICD in the cloud requires rigorous a...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Dasher Technologies will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Dasher Technologies, Inc. ® is a premier IT solution provider that delivers expert technical resources along with trusted account executives to architect and deliver complete IT solutions and services to help our clients execute their goals, plans and objectives. Since 1999, we'v...
SYS-CON Events announced today that MIRAI Inc. will exhibit at the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Pavilion at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. MIRAI Inc. are IT consultants from the public sector whose mission is to solve social issues by technology and innovation and to create a meaningful future for people.
Data scientists must access high-performance computing resources across a wide-area network. To achieve cloud-based HPC visualization, researchers must transfer datasets and visualization results efficiently. HPC clusters now compute GPU-accelerated visualization in the cloud cluster. To efficiently display results remotely, a high-performance, low-latency protocol transfers the display from the cluster to a remote desktop. Further, tools to easily mount remote datasets and efficiently transfer...
In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Raju Shreewastava, founder of Big Data Trunk, will provide a fun and simple way to introduce Machine Leaning to anyone and everyone. Together we will solve a machine learning problem and find an easy way to be able to do machine learning without even coding. Raju Shreewastava is the founder of Big Data Trunk (www.BigDataTrunk.com), a Big Data Training and consulting firm with offices in the United States. He previously led the data warehouse/business intellige...
Companies are harnessing data in ways we once associated with science fiction. Analysts have access to a plethora of visualization and reporting tools, but considering the vast amount of data businesses collect and limitations of CPUs, end users are forced to design their structures and systems with limitations. Until now. As the cloud toolkit to analyze data has evolved, GPUs have stepped in to massively parallel SQL, visualization and machine learning.
SYS-CON Events announced today that TidalScale, a leading provider of systems and services, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. TidalScale has been involved in shaping the computing landscape. They've designed, developed and deployed some of the most important and successful systems and services in the history of the computing industry - internet, Ethernet, operating s...
SYS-CON Events announced today that TidalScale will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. TidalScale is the leading provider of Software-Defined Servers that bring flexibility to modern data centers by right-sizing servers on the fly to fit any data set or workload. TidalScale’s award-winning inverse hypervisor technology combines multiple commodity servers (including their ass...
Recently, REAN Cloud built a digital concierge for a North Carolina hospital that had observed that most patient call button questions were repetitive. In addition, the paper-based process used to measure patient health metrics was laborious, not in real-time and sometimes error-prone. In their session at 21st Cloud Expo, Sean Finnerty, Executive Director, Practice Lead, Health Care & Life Science at REAN Cloud, and Dr. S.P.T. Krishnan, Principal Architect at REAN Cloud, will discuss how they b...
Gemini is Yahoo’s native and search advertising platform. To ensure the quality of a complex distributed system that spans multiple products and components and across various desktop websites and mobile app and web experiences – both Yahoo owned and operated and third-party syndication (supply), with complex interaction with more than a billion users and numerous advertisers globally (demand) – it becomes imperative to automate a set of end-to-end tests 24x7 to detect bugs and regression. In th...
Amazon is pursuing new markets and disrupting industries at an incredible pace. Almost every industry seems to be in its crosshairs. Companies and industries that once thought they were safe are now worried about being “Amazoned.”. The new watch word should be “Be afraid. Be very afraid.” In his session 21st Cloud Expo, Chris Kocher, a co-founder of Grey Heron, will address questions such as: What new areas is Amazon disrupting? How are they doing this? Where are they likely to go? What are th...
SYS-CON Events announced today that IBM has been named “Diamond Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 21st Cloud Expo, which will take place on October 31 through November 2nd 2017 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California.
We all know that end users experience the Internet primarily with mobile devices. From an app development perspective, we know that successfully responding to the needs of mobile customers depends on rapid DevOps – failing fast, in short, until the right solution evolves in your customers' relationship to your business. Whether you’re decomposing an SOA monolith, or developing a new application cloud natively, it’s not a question of using microservices – not doing so will be a path to eventual b...
Infoblox delivers Actionable Network Intelligence to enterprise, government, and service provider customers around the world. They are the industry leader in DNS, DHCP, and IP address management, the category known as DDI. We empower thousands of organizations to control and secure their networks from the core-enabling them to increase efficiency and visibility, improve customer service, and meet compliance requirements.