ACTF Authors


Australian Children's Television Foundation

For 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.

Anna Kamasz

ACTF Digital Education Producer

Digital producer, with a passion for telling engaging stories using new technologies. Steve Jobs by day, Bruce Lee by night.

Bernadette O’Mahony

ACTF Head of Development and Production

Bernadette 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!

Dr. Anna Potter

Senior Researcher at the University of Queensland

Dr 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.

Holly Tosi

ACTF Production Assistant

Co-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.

Janet Holmes Ă  Court

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.

Jenny Buckland


Formerly 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.

Lily Pavlovic

ACTF Digital Communications Officer and Education Coordinator

In 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.

Peter Maggs

ACTF Head of Education

Peter 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.

Roberta Di Vito

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.

Sarah Jones

ACTF Education Assistant

Education assistant who has become our webinar extraordinaire. A passionate/compulsive organiser and esports fantasy league legend.

Tim Hegarty

ACTF International Sales Manager

Negotiator of program sales that see ACTF programs screened all over the world. Booming baritone with such a wealth of music knowledge he should be moonlighting as Rockwiz host (Sorry Julia.)