Amanda Duthie to depart SAFC

Amanda Duthie has resigned from her role as Head of Production, Development, Attraction and Studios at the South Australian Film Corporation after 12 months in the role.

She will return to Sydney to pursue new opportunities and be closer to family.

Duthie leaves South Australia after more than 8 years including as CEO and Artistic Director of the Adelaide Film Festival and the Adelaide Film Festival’s Investment Fund.

During her term as Head of Production, Development, Attraction and Studios at SAFC Duthie launched Centralised, a north-south creative collaboration in conjunction with Screen NT and established the first screen agency partnership with Audible Australia to push the boundaries of storytelling beyond screen. During her term she oversaw investments in Unjoo Moon’s I Am Woman starring Tilda Cobham-Hervey, set for Australian release in 2020, the Matchbox/Dirty Films TV series Stateless starring Cate Blanchett, Peter Duncan’s ABC TV series Fallout and SBS’s highest rating drama production to date, The Hunting, from Closer Productions.

Amanda Duthie said, “It has been so wonderful to work with diverse and super talented screen and arts creatives from across South Australia and to welcome the world into Adelaide through the SAFC and the Film Festival. It has been an adventure living and working in Adelaide and I thank my fine colleagues and collaborators for making it such a rewarding experience.”

Minister for Innovation and Skills David Pisoni said, “The State Government thanks Amanda Duthie for her many years of outstanding service to the South Australian film industry and particularly for her work as SAFC’s Head of Production, Development, Attraction and Studios, and her leadership of the Adelaide Film Festival. I wish Amanda and her family all the best with the next chapter.”

CEO of the South Australian Film Corporation Kate Croser said, “Amanda has made a significant contribution to the creative landscape in South Australia over the past eight years and has long championed the production of innovative and bold screen content. I have no doubt she will continue to shine brightly in her next endeavours.”

Duthie departs the SAFC on Friday 22nd November.

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