Pomerance New Prod/Development EVP for IDT Ent.

Former USA Films exec Ruth Pomerance is on board at IDT Entertainment as evp, production and development, to oversee the acquisition and development of all feature film projects. In addition, she will supervise creative and production activities in television, direct-to-video and other entertainment media.

Pomerance has held key executive positions at leading entertainment companies, including, USA Films, Artists Management Group, Kopelson Entertainment, Davis Entertainment and the William Morris Agency.

Ruth Pomerance will play a key role in IDT Entertainments efforts to develop and license entertainment properties, said Morris Berger, ceo of IDT Ent. Ruth has an outstanding record identifying properties that have become major theatrical hits. We look forward to her continuing that record of achievement here at IDT Ent. Pomerance reports Berger and Yehuda Wurtzel, CTO and president of production.

IDT Ent. has been undergoing a period of rapid expansion. In the past six months, IDT has purchased the Anchor Bay Ent. distribution house, signed a joint venture with Christian Broadcasting Network to create and distribute animated family entertainment, bought a controlling interest in CGI animation house, Mainframe Ent., Film Roman, a minority interest in Vanguard Animation, LLC and formed Digital Production Solutions, its computer animation unit.

Recently, Digital Production Solutions (DPS), now part of IDT Ent., announced an agreement with BAF Berlin Animation Film to provide complete production services on HAPPILY NEVER AFTER, a full-length 3D animated film featuring the voice talents of Sigourney Weaver, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Freddie Prinze Jr., George Carlin, Wallace Shawn, Andy Dick and Patrick Warburton.

Newark, New Jersey-based IDT Ent. is a subsidiary of IDT Corp. IDT Corp., through its IDT Telecom Inc. subsidiary, is a facilities-based, multinational carrier that provides a broad range of telecommunications services to its retail and wholesale customers worldwide.