Australian Children’s Content Summit Adds to Lineup


The Australian Children’s Content Summit has added to its guest lineup Deirdre Brennan, Screen Australia’s CEO, along with several executives from ABC Australia and more.

Representatives from ABC Australia will include Jen Collins, Mary-Ellen Mullane, Nicole Cheek, Jo Boag, Amanda Isdale, Mary Walsh, Megan Young, Lyndal Mebberson, Maria-Nicole Miriklis and Catherine Collins. The three-day event, set to take place from August 27 to 29 in New South Wales, has also gained Netflix, Studio Goose, Screenrights and the South Australian Film Corporation as Summit partners.

Executives from Disney Branded Television have also joined on.

Brennan said, “The Australian Children’s Content Summit is an important event for our industry, and we’re delighted to partner with SLR Productions for a second year. Ensuring children can see and hear their own voices, values, country and culture on screen is vital—we look forward to the conversations, insights and opportunities this year’s summit will no doubt deliver.”

Screenwest CEO Rikki Lea Bestall added, “We’re thrilled to be partnering with the Australian Children’s Content Summit in 2024. Children’s television has always been such a big part of the Western Australian screen industry. We currently have Tales From Outer Suburbia and Kangaroo Beach Season 3 underway in Perth and we look forward to seeing some great new collaborations, business relationships and content come to life.”

Collins, ABC’s head of screen content, commented, “I’m thrilled to be attending the Australian Children’s Content Summit alongside our incredible children and family team. As the national broadcaster, I feel so proud of the ABC’s continued commitment to producing quality content for Australian kids and their families.”