Australian Children's Television FoundationFor the past three decades, the ACTF has helped to develop children’s television policy; distribute and invest in Australian children’s television series; support new, innovative and entertaining children’s media; and develop valuable screen resources for the education sector.
Former ACTF Digital Education ProducerDigital producer, with a passion for telling engaging stories using new technologies. Steve Jobs by day, Bruce Lee by night.
ACTF Head of Development and ProductionBernadette O’Mahony oversees the ACTF’s development, production and distribution activities. She has worked in the film and television industry since the 1980s, and her name is linked to a number of prominent Australian productions including The Henderson Kids, The Flying Doctors, Spotswood, The Man From Snowy River (TV series) and Crackers. Since joining the ACTF, Bernadette has worked on Crash Zone, Legacy of the Silver Shadow, the award-winning series Mortified, Lockie Leonard (Series 1 and 2), Dance Academy (Series, 1, 2 and 3) and My Place (Series 1 and 2), Worst Year of My Life, Again and Bushwhacked!
Senior Researcher at the University of QueenslandDr Anna Potter spent ten years working in the commercial television industry in London for Rupert Murdoch's PAY TV operation BSkyB, where she specialised in program production and classification. Her main research interests include the production and distribution of children's television, the use of program formats and the production practices of transnational independent production companies. Anna has published in high quality international journals such as Media International Australia, the International Journal of Cultural Studies and the International Journal of Learning.
ACTF Production AssistantCo-ordinator on call for any production, distribution or development team in need. Moonlights as a writer and justifies her continuous addiction to Disney films as research.
ACTF Board (Chairman)Janet Holmes a Court is the Chairman of the ACTF Board. She is passionate about the arts, the environment, children’s television and human rights. Janet believes that you need to participate in life to get the most out of it.
ACTF CEOFormerly the General Manager and Marketing Manager of the ACTF, Jenny has extensive experience in television distribution, business, financial and legal affairs. It was Jenny who originally floated the proposal for an Australian children's digital television channel, which culminated in the establishment of ABC3 in 2009.
ABC Director of Television, 2006-2012
ACTF Digital Communications Officer and Education CoordinatorIn house journalist/blogger that coordinates our online communications. For Education, Lily runs the ‘Education Meet’ and 'Virtual Excursion’ webinar series. She also doubles as the ACTF's resident reality TV expert too.
ABC Head of Children's and Education
ACTF Head of EducationPeter Maggs is the Head of Education at the ACTF. Peter's main role has been to empower teachers and children to become innovative, creative and collaborative digital participants.
ACTF International Sales Manager
Negotiator of program sales that see ACTF programs screened all over the world. Roberta is a part of our friendly sales team. She manages Asia, Canada, Eastern Europe, Italy, Greece, Portugal, Spain and Africa.