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Development and Production News

Which Are the Latest Projects to Receive ACTF Development Funding?

The year is off to a great start with six projects receiving ACTF development funding in the first few months of 2021.

ACTF Content Team: Supporting Kids’ TV That Counts

After a significant year for children’s television in 2020, with ACTF-supported series winning an unprecedented number of awards and being sold to multiple territories across the world, the ACTF content team are primed to support the next batch of meaningful, high-quality and entertaining children’s television projects.

New Faces at the ACTF: Meet Development Manager, Li-Kim Chuah

The ACTF is delighted to welcome new Development Manager, Li-Kim Chuah, who joins the content team at what is gearing up to be a very busy time with the injection of new Commonwealth funding for the ACTF to support high quality, new and innovative Australian children’s content.

Where to Find the ACTF at Screen Forever

SPA’s 2021 Screen Forever conference offers a range of thought-provoking opportunities to discuss the world of children’s television. Here's where you can find us at this year’s conference.

Screen Forever Digital Bronze Pass Giveaway

Australia’s flagship screen industry conference and content market, SCREEN FOREVER, has just launched an interactive digital platform! Thanks to our friends at Screen Producers Australia, we have 1 FREE Bronze Pass to give away. 

Who Got Funded by the ACTF in a Bumper Year for the Development of Australian Children’s Television?

The ACTF has received a record number of applications for development support in 2020 and committed over $500,000 across the year, to support the development of film and television projects which aim to engage, stimulate and entertain Australian children.

Register Now for the ACTF's Funding Webinar

On 30 September 2020 the Minister of Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts, the Hon Paul Fletcher announced that the Commonwealth Government would be providing the Australian Children’s Television Foundation with $20 million over 2 years from 1 July 2021 to boost the development, production and distribution of high-quality Australian children’s content. Join us for a live webinar presentation on the 10th December 2020 to find out how the funding will be applied and to meet the ACTF team.

And We’re Off! MaveriX Gears Up for Production in 2021

The 10 x 30-minute episodes are set in the world of Motocross and feature a diverse group of teenagers driven to succeed in their chosen sport.

Little J and Big Cuz – Series 3 in Pre-Production

14 x 12-minute episodes by Ned Lander Media, Media World and Blue Rocket will be delivered to NITV and ABC Kids in 2021 for broadcast and catch up online.

ACTF Project Development Funding Rounds Increase to Assist Producers and Writers During COVID-19

Over the coming months the ACTF will hold a script development funding round each month to support producers and writers of quality children’s projects during the current COVID-19 lockdown.

Did You Know the ACTF Provides Development Funding?

The ACTF provides development funding and support to a number of high quality Australian children’s television projects each year.   

Pilbara Series 'Thalu' in Production

Production on Thalu – set in and around the tiny town of Roebourne in the magnificent Pilbara region of Western Australia - has just wrapped.

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