SAFC appoints new GM of Industry Development and Production
Press release from SAFC
The South Australian Film Corporation (SAFC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Viron Papadopoulos as its new General Manager of Industry Development and Production.
Mr Papadopoulos has been acting in this position since late July. Prior to this he managed The FACTory, a joint initiative between the ABC and SAFC aimed at developing original ideas for factual programs, to be produced out of South Australia and air on ABC1 in prime time.
SAFC’s CEO Richard Harris said “Viron’s appointment comes at an exciting time for the SAFC, in its new home at the Adelaide Studios, and with a new generation of local talent beginning to really take on the world.”
“Viron is an award-winning filmmaker who brings not only a strong filmmaking background to the position, but a good working knowledge of the local industry which will serve the SAFC well as it continues to develop its local sector, and continuing initiatives such as FilmLab. He has provided real leadership during what has been a time of dramatic change for the SAFC, and has strong and fresh ideas about the future direction of the organisation.”
Mr Papadopoulos was a production accountant with Moneypenny Services for five years before running his own production house, Plexus Films. His critically acclaimed shorts include The Mystery of Flying Kicks (2010, Best Documentary, Melbourne International Film Festival and Best Film, South Australian Screen Awards) and Bad Language (2010, Flickerfest SBS Award and Best Foreign Film Award, NYC Downtown Film Festival.)
Mr Papadopoulos has served as a Board Member at the Media Resource Centre since 2007, Deputy Chair, Screen Producers Association of Australia (SPAA) and as Treasurer for the South Australia Screen Industry Council from 2007-2009.