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January 27th 2017
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Great Start To A New Year

2017 is off to a great start with the ACTF International Sales team securing a number of sales with broadcasters around the world. 

Balloon Barnyard - Like A Photon Creative

SVT Sweden have acquired the new animated pre-school series, Balloon Barnyard (26 x 7mins) and teen drama Ready for This (13 x 24mins). Produced by Like a Photon, Balloon Barnyard follows Pip and Streak, two everyday donkeys with superhero ambitions, who find fun and adventure around the farm. The ever-so-cute series is currently in production and due to be completed early March 2017.

Ready For This - Blackfella Films/Werner Film Productions

Award winning series Ready for This, produced as a joint venture by Blackfella Films (Redfern Now) and Werner Film Productions (Dance Academy), follows six teens as they arrive at Arcadia House in Sydney from around Australia to pursue their dreams. For some, it’s the opportunity of a lifetime, for others it’s a last chance. All are strangers and the last thing they expect to find is family.

UK-based VOD platform Azoomee has acquired the factual comedy series Wacky World Beaters (20 x 24 min), action packed adventure series Bushwhacked! - Series 2 and 3 (26 x 26min), sketch comedy series You’re Skitting Me - Series 3, multi award-winning live-action drama series My Place (13 x 24 mins) and the short form series My Strange Pet (10 x 1 min).

Hoopla Doopla! - The Content Agency

In Latin America, VME TV has licensed a package of programs via ACTF’s Latin American distributor Televix Entertainment. The package includes pre-school comedy live action series Hoopla Doopla! (52 x 12min), short-form series Mega Bites and adventure series Wacky World Beaters  and Bushwhacked! - Series 2 and 3.

Global Eagle Entertainment has acquired a package of programs for Emirates Inflight Entertainment including our award winning comedy live action series Little Lunch and new episodes of sketch comedy series You’re Skitting Me - Series 3.

Mal.com is in production

Round The Twist, ACTF

While over in Asia, the comedy series Worst Year of My Life, Again! has been picked up by VietContent and Australia PlusTV has licensed the evergreen award winning popular series Round the Twist (52 x 24 min) which will be broadcast in 44 countries across Asia, the Pacific and Indian subcontinent.

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August 1st 2022

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.

August 1st 2022

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.

July 27th 2022

New resource supports teachers to explore consent and identity in the classroom

Secondary teachers across Australia now have access to a new resource to safely explore challenging topics with teenage students, including consent and respectful relationships.

July 26th 2022

Virtual workshop recordings now live

During Term 2, the ACTF learning team delivered two live virtual workshops exploring the impact of light and colour in television series and a behind-the-scenes look at the series Li'l Elvis Jones and the Truckstoppers. These recordings and resources are now available to view and explore on our website.

July 20th 2022

Series spotlight: The Genie from Down Under

As part of the ACTF’s 40-year anniversary celebrations, we’re looking back and shining a spotlight on 12 of our most iconic programs. In this article, we look back on The Genie from Down Under: a quintessentially Australian, one-of-a-kind comedy series.

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