The South Australian Film Corporation is merging the Adelaide Studios and production departments.

The savings will be redirected to maximising the funds available for production investment and industry programs.

As a result of the restructure initiated by CEO Annabelle Sheehan, five positions are being eliminated and new roles of head of production, development and studios and production funding and studios manager have been created.

Also, there are new administrative roles for the head of corporate services and finance as well as marketing and PR manager. All roles are being advertised nationally this week.

Sheehan says two business units are being created which will work closely together – corporate services and finance (which includes HR, IT and facilities management) and production, development and studios (encompassing production attraction, funding, studio services and sound, business development and PR and marketing.)

The CEO tells IF some current SAFC employees will be able to apply for the newly created positions. The restructure follows consultation with SAFC staff.

A recent Deloitte Access Economics Report found that the SA screen industry contributed $77.2 million to the state’s economy in 2013/14 and supported full-time employment for 754.

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