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How Good are Aussie Kids Shows?
Wednesday, February 17, 2021
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM (AEDT)
Brought to you by
Australian Children's Television Foundation (ACTF)

The Australian children’s production community has built an industry that is both local and export-market focused, producing content that is embraced by our global target audience, is the most profitable sub-sector of the Australian production industry, exploits merchandise, publishing and community engagement opportunities and is multi-award-winning.  With a passion for storytelling, a commitment to quality, high skill levels and a desire to make programming that resonates with children in Australia and abroad, Australian kids’ content productions are considered to be up there with the best! 

In this session we hear from our panel of international buyers and investors why Australian children’s programs work.  Why do international companies look to Australia to invest in and co-produce with?  We discuss global trends, what our panelists are looking for, and why Aussie shows stand out in a sea of international competition. Let’s celebrate Australian children’s content production and the incredible impact it has had internationally.

Moderator & Producer

Donna Andrews, CEO & Partner, Sticky Pictures


Deirdre Brennan, Executive Vice President Content Partnerships, Wildbrain

Jessica Ellis, Head Content Sales & Distribution, ABC Commercial

Jane Gould, Senior Vice President, Consumer Insights and Programming Strategy, Disney ABC Television Group

Deirdre Brennan Jane Gould Jessica Ellis
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