Development and Production News

Production to commence on landmark Tales from Outer Suburbia adaptation

A television adaptation of Shaun Tan’s bestselling illustrated anthology Tales from Outer Suburbia is heading into production, thanks to major production support from the ACTF and Screen Australia in association with the ABC.

A third wave of Kangaroo Beach to hit the shore

The hit animated series Kangaroo Beach will return for a third season, with more action-packed adventure from Australia’s favourite lifeguard cadets.

The ACTF publishes its 2022-23 Annual Report

The Australian Children’s Television Foundation invested or committed nearly $10 million in production funding during the 2022-23 financial year, as well as investing almost $600,000 in the development of 20 new projects.

Cameras ready to roll on family feature film RUNT with all-star cast

A feature film based on the best-selling Craig Silvey novel Runt will soon commence production with an incredible all-star Australian cast including Jai Courtney, Celeste Barber, Deborah Mailman and Jack Thompson.

Jessica Mauboy joins the cast of ACTF and Stan family film Windcatcher

Windcatcher, the first film to be made as part of a landmark partnership between Stan and the ACTF, has commenced production, featuring a talented cast which includes Jessica Mauboy.

Stan and ACTF catch the wind in the first Stan/ACTF original family film

The heartwarming tale of a young Aboriginal boy growing up in a regional Australian town has been selected as the first family film to be made under the Australian Children’s Television Foundation/Stan Original Film Initiative, announced in 2021.

Children’s television on the agenda at Australian Parliament House

Kids, cast members, politicians and screen industry professionals came together at Australian Parliament House this week to celebrate local children’s content at a special event hosted by the Australian Children’s Television Foundation (ACTF) and Minister for the Arts Tony Burke.

The PM’s Daughter is back for a second term

The second season of the popular political comedy-drama The PM’s Daughter will premiere next month on ABC ME and iview.


Second series of 100% Wolf to premiere next month

Australia’s favourite were-poodle is back, with 100% Wolf: The Book of Hath to premiere on Monday 1 May on ABC ME and iview.

ACTF supports new family feature film

A feature length family film about a young girl’s risky journey to save a whale shark will begin filming on Western Australia’s spectacular Ningaloo Reef later this year.

What’s on for the ACTF in 2023

It’s shaping up to be another big year for the Australian Children’s Television Foundation, with several exciting series due to air in 2023 and many others in production or development.

Production begins on series inspired by AFL great Eddie Betts’ books Eddie’s Lil’ Homies

An animated television series inspired by the popular children’s books Eddie’s Lil’ Homies has commenced production in South Australia and Victoria and will air simultaneously on Netflix and National Indigenous Television (NITV).

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