Behind the Scenes

Kids Entertainment is Entering a New Era

#diversity   #MIPCOM   #MIPJR   #MIPMarkets   #MIPTV  

Image Source - MIPCOM

The biggest international TV market MIPJunior & MIPCOM 2016 is done and dusted for another year. Despite all the seriousness surrounding the stepped up security on the streets of Cannes, the Brexit impact or the concerns surrounding the upcoming US elections, there was certainly a very positive buzz in the children’s biz.
Issues

National Children’s Week Celebrates Children’s Right to Media

#Article17   #Children'sRights   #Children'sWeek   #MediaAccess   #RightToMedia  

It’s National Children’s Week, a celebration of children’s rights, talents and citizenship. This year the Children’s Week Council has chosen Article 17 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child – children’s right to media – as its theme.
Behind the Scenes  |  Issues

Why Australian Stories Matter: From The Cast Of Little J and Big Cuz

#Australianstories   #IndigenousIssues   #LittleJandBigCuz   #NedLanderMedia   #NITV  

Watch Miranda Tapsell, Deborah Mailman and fellow cast talk about why it’s important to make a show like Little J and Big Cuz - that young indigenous kids can relate to - and how it might help close the education gap
Behind the Scenes

Producer Insight – Melinda Wearne, The Content Agency

#HooplaDoopla!   #MelindaWearne   #ProducerInsights   #ProgramSales   #TheContentAgency  

In a Q&A interview with the ACTF, Melinda Wearne, Head of Production at The Content Agency talks about her love of film and television and how it all started with ET! The Content Agency is the production company behind the pre-school live-action series Hoopla Doopla! - an exciting co-production between the ABC and CCTV in China, and distributed internationally by the ACTF.
Wakadoo

Children’s TV in the big, wide, world

#AussieCulture   #AustralianKidsTV   #GrowingUpAustralian   #RoundTheTwist   #TVNostalgia  

In 2014 on a cold night in a beloved British beach town called Brighton, some friends and I were becoming exasperated by Netflix’s audacious library of options. We were almost ready for an early night. Then we found exactly what we needed - & what we needed was Round The Twist.
Issues

Why I Support Australian Children’s Television

#ACTFBoard   #AustralianDrama   #LiveAction   #PaperPlanes   #TVFunding  

The value in supporting Australia's film and television industry to provide programs for children is not simple industry protectionism – it is an investment in our culture, a statement about the type of country we want our children to grow up in and a means to inspire children to dream Australian dreams.
Behind the Scenes  |  Issues

Born Ready for This and More

#IndigenousRepresentation   #LogieAwards2016   #MadeleineMadden   #MyPlace   #ReadyForThis  

Often, while I was sitting at the front desk of the ACTF, actors, actresses, producers, directors, writers (some 'would bes' and others quite famous) would visit the office. It was equally awkward and exciting.
Behind the Scenes

Industry Profile – Jeffrey Walker

#Bronson   #DanceAcademyTheMovie   #Director   #JeffreyWalker   #RoundtheTwist  

Photograph of Jeffrey Walker

In 1992 Jeffrey Walker played a boy who was cultivating his pungent foot odour to save an endangered turtle. Today he’s in New York directing the highly anticipated feature film Dance Academy – The Movie.
Education

EduTECH – It’s all about the ‘Why’?

#Apps   #Digitallearning   #Educationresources   #EduTECHau   #TeachingandLearning  

The EduTECH International Congress and Expo in Brisbane is on any scale a big event. The best and the brightest in the tech world come to showcase, discuss and debate how teaching and learning can be enhanced through the effective use of digital technology in the classroom.
Behind the Scenes

Six Things I Discovered At Prix Jeunesse

#Children'sTV   #GlobalTVawards   #Munich   #PrixJeunesse2016   #PrixJeunesseInternationalFestival  

Prix Jeunesse has been running every two years in Munich since 1964. Its aim is to promote quality television for children worldwide – “television that enables children to see, hear and express themselves and their culture, and that enhances an awareness and appreciation of other cultures.”