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Screen industry executive Annabelle Sheehan appointed CEO of South Australian Film Corporation


THE South Australian Film Corporation (SAFC) has appointed Annabelle Sheehan as their new Chief Executive Officer.

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THE South Australian Film Corporation (SAFC) has appointed Annabelle Sheehan as their new Chief Executive Officer.

Sheehan has more than 25 years of experience in the Australian film industry. Her previous position was Director of Production Investment and Acting Chief Executive of Production at ScreenWest in Western Australia.

SAFC Chairman Judy Potter said Sheehan will take over the role from outgoing CEO Richard Harris in mid-February.

“Annabelle is highly regarded in the industry and her appointment is fantastic for South Australia. She will continue to build on the reputation of the SAFC, and in particular the recent successes, to benefit the local industry.”

Sheehan says she’s thrilled to take the role.

“The South Australian Film Corporation is both an iconic and dynamic institution that has led to South Australia becoming a centre for creative and innovative screen production,” Sheehan said.

“It is a great privilege to lead the agency at a time of great change and opportunity for the global screen industry.”

From 2003 to 2013, Ms Sheehan was the CEO and Senior Agent at RGM Artist Group (RGM), a major Australian talent agency representing Australia's leading artists in film, television, theatre and radio.

Prior to joining RGM, she was Head of the Film and Television division at The Australian Film, Television and Radio School (AFTRS) for six years.

Ms Sheehan’s film career began in post-production with extensive list of credits, nominations and awards for her work on feature films such as Dead Calm, Mad Max 3, The Piano, Fearless and Portrait of a Lady.

For more information on the work of the South Australian Film Corp, read The Lead's comprehensive Fact File.

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