House debates

Thursday, 17 February 2022

Statements by Members

South Australia: Film Industry

1:40 pm

Photo of James StevensJames Stevens (Sturt, Liberal Party) Share this | | Hansard source

I rise to congratulate local Adelaide actress Sarah Snook on being a recipient of a Golden Globe award at the recent 2022 ceremony. Of course, she is in the television series Succession. She is a Hollywood star but, more importantly, a very proud Adelaide local. All of us from Adelaide are very proud of what she's achieved and the success that she has in her future.

She is one of the more recent examples—out of so many, going back many decades—of people in Adelaide who have found opportunity in the global screen industry, because in Adelaide, of course, we have such a mature, impressive screen industry. I am particularly proud to have the South Australian Film Corporation located in my electorate of Sturt. They have been associated for many decades with hundreds if not thousands of impressive productions made in Australia, and not just in the past; they have some exciting ones into the future. Two years ago, of course, they did Mortal Kombat, the largest-value production ever undertaken in South Australia, but that's just the beginning. Sarah Snook is a great example of what Adelaide produces in the film sector. It's not just people on the screen, though; it's all those who work in the sector behind the scenes as well. I'm great supporter of the creative industries, particularly in Adelaide. I congratulate her and the whole industry for this extremely significant achievement.