Former Miramax and Weinstein Company executive Michelle Krumm has been appointed as head of production, development and studio at the South Australian Film Corporation. The organisation is the regional funding and support body in the state of South Australia.
Krumm will relocate from Los Angeles to Adelaide and take up the post from Oct. 6. She will report to Annabelle Sheehan, the SAFC’s chief executive.
The appointment follows a restructuring of the film body which has recently merged the Adelaide Studios and production departments to achieve greater efficiencies and streamline industry engagement. Other key appointments in the new structure include Peter Hartley who as head of corporate services and finance, and Alison Bowman who joins next week as manager of communications.
“[Krumm’s] experience, knowledge and global connections will play a vital role in opening up new opportunities for the South Australian film industry,” said Sheehan. “Michelle’s strong track record in development as well as her extensive experience in acquisitions and co-productions will substantially support the growth of the local industry and assist in attracting production to South Australia.”
Films which have recently shot in South Australia or in the Adelaide Studios include “A Month of Sundays,” “Tracks,” “The Water Diviner,” “The Rover” and “The Babadook.”
At Miramax and TWC Krumm acquired rights to several Australian films including “Wolf Creek,” “Rabbit Proof Fence,” “Rogue,” “The Silence,” “Death Defying Acts,” “Like Minds,” and “Storm Warning.”