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Amanda Duthie appointed Head of Production, Development, Attraction and Studios for SAFC

19 September 2018

Amanda Duthie has been appointed to the role of Head of Production, Development, Attraction and Studios at the South Australian Film Corporation, responsible for investment in screen content development and production, and production attraction both nationally and internationally, with a key role in driving innovation in screen storytelling, for the State. Currently the Artistic Director and CEO of Adelaide Film Festival, she will commence in the role in November after the conclusion of the 2018 Adelaide Film Festival, 10-21 October.

Set to deliver an incredible lineup at the 2018 Adelaide Film Festival in the coming weeks, Duthie’s significant achievements during her tenure as Artistic Director and CEO include eight major events across the last six years – five Adelaide Film Festivals, two Hybrid World Adelaide events and the 2013 Adelaide Festival of Ideas. Through the Adelaide Film Festival FUND Duthie has enabled and presented many extraordinary new and award-winning works, and championed the careers of women, artists and indigenous filmmakers in the national screen industry. Working closely with the AFF Board, the festival team and strategic partnerships, Duthie has secured Adelaide Film Festival’s reputation as a major event in the international screen and cultural calendar, while building audiences locally.

Minister for Industry and Skills David Pisoni said, “Amanda Duthie’s proven track record in promoting South Australia’s brand of exceptional screen culture and delivering investment and jobs into the State will be an asset to the SAFC in this key executive role. The Marshall Liberal Government is committed to supporting the important opportunities that come with a vital and forward thinking South Australian Creative Industries which includes the Hybrid World Adelaide event, and the biennial Adelaide Film Festival.”

CEO of the South Australian Film Corporation Courtney Gibson said, “Amanda Duthie brings to the SAFC a peerless track record in identifying and nurturing award-winning screen projects, along with extensive relationships within the local, national, international screen communities. Her creative vision and strategic leadership will be hugely advantageous to the agency moving forward and we couldn’t be happier that she’s joining us.”

Read the full release here.

Featured image: Amanda Duthie

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