The Adelaide Film Festival has named SA producer and entrepreneur Anton Andreacchio as its Chair for a two-year term commencing November 1.
Andreacchio replaces outgoing chair Sandra Sdraulig, who joined the board in 2011.
Actor Hugo Weaving, Aboriginal screenwriter and director Rebecca Cole, KWP! Goup Creative Director and entrepreneur Joshua Fanning, and accountant Marianna Panopoulos have been appointed as AFF Board Directors, replacing Andrew Mackie, Maria Ravese and Adelaide Mayor Sandy Verschoor.
Working across new screen technologies and applications, Andreacchio is the founder of VR/AR studio Jumpgate.
He is also currently a member of the Entrepreneurship Advisory Board and is one of InDaily's 40 Under 40 alumnus.
Meanwhile, international actor Weaving has featured in more than 100 films, including The Matrix trilogy, The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit and V for Vendetta. His Australian film credits include: The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, Proof and Babe.
He has also won an array of awards for his work and served on industry boards, including the Australian Film Finance Corporation.
Aboriginal screen writer and director, Cole began her career as a television journalist for remote eastern and central Australian television station Imaparja before working for ABC TV and Central Australian Media Associations. Her international film and television work has included Making Samson & Deliliah, First Australians, Black Comedy and Wentworth.
Entrepreneur and marketing company KWP! Creative Group Director, Fanning has sold two of the three media brands he has cofounded. His most recent was CityMag, InDaily's sister company. He is a board member of the Art Gallery of South Australia and was a founding board member and director of the Committee for Adelaide.
Panopoulos is the former CFO for the Adelaide Film Festival. She was also the Finance Manager for YMCA SA and CFO and Company Secretary for the Australian HR Insititute. She has sat on a number of boards including Circus Oz between 2006 and 2009.