SAFC hires former TWC exec
Former Miramax and The Weinstein Company executive Michelle Krumm has been named head of production, development and studio at the SAFC.
She will start on October 6 after relocating to Adelaide from Los Angeles where she’s been based for more than 20 years.
Her appointment is a key part of the restructure that followed the merger of the Adelaide Studios and production departments, which eliminated five positions and created several new executive positions.
Peter Hartley has joined as head of corporate services and finance after three years as finance manager and company secretary at the Australian Dance Theatre. Alison Bowman starts on September 28 as manager, communications.
After leaving TWC in 2008 Krumm formed her own production banner. In 2013 she produced James Ponsoldt's The Spectacular Now, which starred Shailene Woodley and Miles Teller.
During her tenure with TWC as executive VP, head of acquisitions and co-productions she acquired numerous titles including Vicky Christina Barcelona, My Blueberry Nights, The Road and All Good Things.
She has a strong connection with Australia film industry having acquired Wolf Creek, Rabbit Proof Fence, Rogue, The Silence, Death Defying Acts, Like Minds and Storm Warning during her time with Miramax and TWC.
SAFC CEO Annabelle Sheehan said, "Her experience, knowledge and global connections will play a vital role in opening up new opportunities for the South Australian film industry.
“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.”