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ACTF Approves New Projects for Development Funding


At a recent Australian Children’s Television Foundation (ACTF) board meeting, a variety of projects from all around the country were given the go-ahead for script development funding.

Among the successful applicants were Ned Lander Media (NSW), which received A$35,000 to develop the second season of Little J & Big Cuz; Pirate Size Productions (Victoria), given A$22,737.80 for the animated show Captain Jimmy Cook Discovers Third Grade; and Pop Family Entertainment (NSW), which received A$25,653 for WeirDo.

The other projects being funded are Brindle Films (Northern Territory), with A$22,000 for the live-action series Maverix; Komixx (Western Australia), with A$10,698 for the live-action show B-Track Girl; Lah-Lah Productions (NSW), with A$15,100 for the preschool program The Stripy Sock Club; SLR Productions (NSW), with A$29,337.65 for the animated series Space Nova 1; Northern Pictures (NSW), with A$24,325 for the live-action comedy Hardball; and The Content Agency (NSW), with A$5,000 for the series Independence.

In addition to these titles—which will be developed over the next year—the board committed distribution investment to three projects that will be revealed in 2018 alongside the broadcasters and screen agencies.

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