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2012 Australian Writer's Guild Awards

2012 Australian Writer's Guild Awards

7 September 2012

We congratulate the Australian Writer’s Guild Award (AWGIES) winners for 2012.

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Holly's Heroes take over Sweden!

Holly's Heroes take over Sweden!

7 September 2012

Holly’s Heroes has in the space of one week been sold into Sweden twice! ...

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ACTF Australian Education Network - Register Your Interest

ACTF Australian Education Network - Register Your Interest

1 August 2012

The ACTF will soon be part of the Telstra Education Hub with a capability to connect with every school, classroom and educator in Australia via video conference. To make this a dynamic, relevant and active connection, we need educators who are prepared to connect with us on a regular basis as part of our new ACTF Australian Education Network (ACTF AEN)...

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Latest Education News available!

Latest Education News available!

17 July 2012

Education News is the education newsletter of the ACTF, published three times per year. It includes the latest catalogue of ACTF productions as well as programs and teaching resources created by other Australian producers...

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Latest Care For Kids available!

Latest Care For Kids available!

17 July 2012

Care For Kids features news and updates about the ACTF’s activities, including development and production investment, international sales activity, educational resource development and recent policy initiative.

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My Place 1&2 - Picked up by KidsCo

My Place 1&2 - Picked up by KidsCo

18 June 2012

My Place (Series 1 & 2) has very recently been licensed to UK based kidsnet KidsCo for their Eastern European and Asian channels.

The two series of My Place are an epic television experience, taking viewers back in time from the present day to before white settlement in Australia in 1788.

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Mortified - Back on-air in UK

Mortified - Back on-air in UK

18 June 2012

Having already found a loyal audience during its 5 year run on BBC's kids/tweens channel CBBC, Mortified will soon be back on-air in the UK at its new home Pop Girl - a channel owned and operated by UK broadcast company CSC Media Group. 

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ABC TV - Done Deals!

ABC TV - Done Deals!

18 June 2012

ABC TV has recently acquired a number of shows for its kids/tweens channel ABC3.

All previously with other Australian networks, but soon to be making their way onto ABC3 for the first time, are live-action series Lockie Leonard (Series 1), and Double Trouble, as well as animated favourite I Got A Rocket.

 

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BBC Kids Canada - Aussie Invasion!

BBC Kids Canada - Aussie Invasion!

16 June 2012

A raft of Aussie kids programs are heading to North America with BBC Kids Canada recently acquiring Mal.com, Lockie Leonard (Series 1 & 2), Mortified, and Worst Best Friends...

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Flea-Bitten heads to Thailand and the Middle East

Flea-Bitten heads to Thailand and the Middle East

15 June 2012

Launched at MIPTV 2011, and delivered to the ACTF later the same year, animated series Flea-Bitten (52 x 12 min) continues to garner worldwide interest.

Already sold to commercial broadcaster VMMA (Belgium) as well as TG4 (Ireland) Flea-Bitten has just been picked up by distributor Middle East Media for the Arab Speaking territories of the Middle East and North Africa. The series has also recently been sold to Thai kids channel UBC Kids.

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Dancing Down Under

Dancing Down Under

15 June 2012

The ACTF launched Dancing Down Under, a 10 x 24 min observational documentary/reality series, at MIPTV in March/April. Already pre-sold to Irish language broadcaster TG4, buyer feedback at the market was positive, with many commenting on how much they liked the concept. Many buyers requested a screener, happy to consider what a number of them welcomed as "something different". 

Dancing own Under follows the amazing adventures of a group of Australian kids as they vie for the winner’s trophies in the extraordinary world of competitive Irish Dancing.

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Dukes of Broxstonia (Series 1 & 2) - On Air in the UK!

Dukes of Broxstonia (Series 1 & 2) - On Air in the UK!

15 June 2012

The Dukes of Broxstonia are the hottest band to come out of Broxstonia in years.  In fact they’re the only band to come out of Broxstonia.  Ever!

Following a successful run as a short 10 x 45 second series, the Dukes’ new series sees their no dialogue, wacky comedy expanded into a 10 x 3 minute series which debuted at MIPCOM in October last year.

Sold to CSC Media Group (UK) in December last year, Dukes of Broxtonia (Series 1 & 2) premiered on their boys skewed "Kix" channel on 1 April this year.

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dirtgirlworld News & Events

dirtgirlworld News & Events

17 May 2012

Preparations are well under way for dirtgirl’s first ever truly live gig on stage at the Memo in St Kilda (Melbourne) with the buzzbees, the band she has specially brought together for this very special event at 10am on Tuesday 5 June.

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My Place Series 2 wins Logie!

My Place Series 2 wins Logie!

17 April 2012

My Place (Series 2) has won the TV Week Logie Award for Most Outstanding Children's Program.

The ceremony took place in Melbourne on Sunday 15 April.

We are proud to be associated with such a fantastic production. Congratulations to the team!

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ACMA Citizen Conversations Series

ACMA Citizen Conversations Series

20 March 2012

The ACMA is holding its second Citizen Conversations Series: Tuning in to Kids TV next Wednesday 28 March.

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Dance Academy - Review

Dance Academy - Review

8 March 2012

"This fabulous local teen drama has won a host of international fans (and awards) and rightly so..."

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Latest Education News available!

Latest Education News available!

2 March 2012

Education News is the quarterly education newsletter of the ACTF, which includes the latest catalogue of ACTF productions as well as programs and teaching resources created by other Australian producers...

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Latest Care For Kids available!

Latest Care For Kids available!

2 March 2012

Care For Kids features news and updates about the ACTF’s activities, including development and production investment, international sales activity, educational resource development and recent policy initiatives...

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ACTF turns 30!

ACTF turns 30!

2 March 2012

The Australian Children’s Television Foundation is turning 30.

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Trop Jr 2012

Trop Jr 2012

23 February 2012

Max Barden and Tim Sheehan have won Jrop Jr with their short film "Let's Make A Movie."

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