Vale Robert Greenberg
Robert Greenberg always said that his writing career started after he won the best sentence competition in Grade 3. Buoyed by this success he followed his dream to be a writer, and ended up writing and script editing on many Australian children’s television series as well as publishing a number of children’s books.
For the ACTF, Robert worked on shows that included Lift Off, Sky Trackers, series 3 & 4 of Round The Twist, Li’l Elvis Jones and the Truckstoppers and The Legacy of the Silver Shadow.
Robert went on to work on shows for many other producers.
Robert will be remembered as the most warm-hearted, exuberant, positive and enthusiastic participant in every workshop or meeting he ever attended. He was much loved as a generous mentor and friend by all who knew and worked with him.
Robert has passed away much too early. He devoted the last year of his life to raising funds for Brain Cancer Research.
If you would like to build on Robert’s efforts you can make a donation at: www.curebraincancer.org.au/donations
June 21st 2022
With the release of Version 9.0 of the Australian Curriculum, the ACTF Learning team is reflecting on the value of locally produced screen content in teaching all three dimensions of the curriculum. In this issue, we look at the general capability of Intercultural Understanding.
June 20th 2022
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.
June 20th 2022
A fourth season of the global hit animation series The Deep will premiere to Australian audiences this Friday, 24 June on ABC ME and iview.
June 15th 2022
Whether or not you’re familiar with Lift Off!, there’s one face – or lack thereof – that most Australian children of the nineties will recognise. In this article, we explain the philosophy behind EC and debunk the myth that children were terrified of the gentle puppet, who was beloved by the children of Lift Off! both on and off screen.