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.
Wakadoo

Is this Australia’s biggest kids TV collector?

#Collectors   #FanProfiles   #Johnson&Friends   #JosephMarshall   #LiftOff  

Plushies. VHSs. Albums. Coffee Mugs. Toys, games and DVDs. At just 17 years of age, Sydney’s Joseph Marshall has an accumulation of children’s television memorabilia that could rival the most seasoned of collectors.
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.”
Behind the Scenes

Video On Demand Demands More

#Cannes   #Markets   #MIP2016   #MIPCOM   #VOD  

Observers of the television industry know that in April and October every year television broadcasters, producers, distributors, executives, and all those from associated industries, descend on Cannes from all over the globe to buy and sell screen content. A MIPTV reflection.
Behind the Scenes  |  Education

The Creative Landscape Of SXSW 

#AustinTexas   #POTUS   #SouthbySouthwest   #SXSW   #VR  

Flash flooding couldn’t dampen the spirits of thousands of filmmakers, entrepreneurs, geeks and music lovers who rolled into Texas for the 30th SXSW Festival. The festival didn’t disappoint - thanks to some big brands, big discussions and big names… and you can’t get much bigger than POTUS.