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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.