Since her humble beginning, Producer Joanna Werner’s career trajectory has moved forward in leaps and bounds. Now Joanna is revisiting her roots to bring the highly successful TV series Dance Academy to the silver screen.
The Commonwealth Government is preparing to launch a wide-ranging review of the Australian Content Standards. Even before the official announcement, the commercial broadcasters wasted no time making it clear that children’s television was their preferred target.
Priding itself on innovation and creativity, PauseFest - ACMI’s annual event for all things creative, business and tech, had considered that the recipe to any good conference must begin with feeding the masses. Pancakes are (arguably) the best way to kick off any event, and from that point onwards, PauseFest was off to a flippin’ good start.
Glenda Wilson had been working with the ACTF’s founding director, Dr Patricia Edgar, at La Trobe University, when the ACTF was established in 1982. When Patricia asked Glenda to come and work with her at the ACTF, Glenda had no idea that she would stay for 35 years.
If you showed a random group of American or British 10-year-olds a photo of the historic St. Kilda Primary School building situated in inner-city Melbourne the chances are that at least a couple would tell you, “That’s the Little Lunch school I’ve seen on Netflix!”
To the attendees of the Screen Forever panel: ‘Millennials – WTF do they want and HTF do we work with them?’ we offer a simple solution. Offer us a seat at the table, and we’ll be more than happy to break bread.
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.