New SAFC head announced

South Australian film and television producer, Kate Croser has been appointed the new Chief Executive of the SA Film Corporation.

Croser, whose credits include Top End Wedding, The Infinite Man, Boys in the Trees and Danger 5, was formerly Head of Production and Development at KOJO Entertainment.

From September she begins the role recently vacated by Courtney Gibson.

“Having produced numerous film and television projects and run several production companies in South Australia I am deeply plugged into the fantastic wealth of talent, businesses, crews, and advantages within the South Australian screen industry,” she said.

“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with the team at the South Australian Film Corporation to leverage off a strong base of production and stimulate the expansion of the whole sector.”

Chair of the SAFC Peter Hanlon said: “Kate meets all of the qualities needed to help elevate the screen industry in South Australia to the next level.

“Kate’s track record with the industry in South Australia, nationally and internationally, plus her engaging style and broader experience will serve us well as we build on our recent successes.”

SA Minister for Innovation and Skills David Pisoni said, “The Marshall Liberal Government is committed to positive economic and jobs growth in the screen industry, which generated a record $119.5 million to the state’s economy in the 17/18 financial year*, and more than 1,100 jobs,’’ he said.

“We welcome Ms Croser to this important role and look forward to her valuable contribution as we expand and transform the local film industry and cement South Australia’s global reputation for excellence in screen production.”

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