Development and Production News

Academy Award winner Shaun Tan’s Tales from Outer Suburbia to be adapted for television

The Oscar-winning team behind The Lost Thing, Shaun Tan and producer Sophie Byrne, has joined forces with Barbara Stephen and Alexia Gates-Foale from animation studio Flying Bark Productions to develop an animated series based on Shaun’s bestselling illustrated book Tales from Outer Suburbia.

Record ACTF investment into new children’s content

The Australian Children’s Television Foundation (ACTF) has committed a record $9.6 million to the development and production of new children’s content since receiving additional funding.

Second series of 100% Wolf in production

Production is under way on a second season of the hit animated series 100% Wolf, with much of the work being completed in Australia as Flying Bark Productions expands its operations, employing additional artists and investing in upskilling staff.  

Celebrate Australia Initiative open for submissions

Creatives can now submit their applications to the joint initiative launched by The Australian Children’s Television Foundation and Netflix, which will fund the development of two new original children’s series.

Kangaroo Beach to return for a second season

Everyone’s favourite lifeguard cadets will return to the small screen next summer, with Season 2 of Kangaroo Beach now in production.

ACTF and Netflix launch new partnership

The Australian Children’s Television Foundation (ACTF) is proud to announce a new partnership with Netflix to fund the development of two new original children’s series.

Filming begins on exciting new tween horror-comedy series Crazy Fun Park

An eerie and spectacular world full of ghosts and ghouls has come to life in Victoria, with horror-comedy series Crazy Fun Park now in production.

Children’s television programs to look forward to in 2022

The exhilarating story of a group of teenage motocross riders set against the spectacular backdrop of Australia’s red centre will premiere on the ABC next month. MaveriX, an adventure drama series filmed in Alice Springs, is just one of the exciting and diverse range of projects supported by the Australian Children’s Television Foundation (ACTF) which will premiere on Australian television screens this year.

More Than This to premiere on Paramount+ next month

The ground-breaking six-part drama series More Than This will stream on Paramount+ from Friday, 4 March.

ACTF international sales team ends 2021 on a high

Following a bumper year in international sales, the Australian Children’s Television Foundation (ACTF) has been included in Kidscreen’s Hot50 rankings of the leading children’s entertainment companies worldwide.

Australian screen industry award season kicks off

The Australian film and television award season gets under way this week, with the 2021 Australian Directors’ Guild Awards ceremony this Friday, 3 December.

Brand new season of Little J and Big Cuz to premiere on NITV

The third season of award-winning children’s series Little J and Big Cuz will premiere on National Indigenous Television (NITV) this month.

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