In a move that will ensure the Australian Children's Television Foundation (ACTF) will continue to create thought-provoking shows for the youth, the Commonwealth Government has committed to funding the organisation's operations in the latest Federal Budget.
The government will provide $11.9 million of funding over the next four years, recognising the significance of the ACTF's contribution to children's screen and animation content.
ACTF CEO Jenny Buckland says the funding will go towards developing an exciting new batch of content that "will entertain children all over the planet."
"We have some tremendous children’s live-action drama, animation and factual content in development with independent producers around the country and are working with Screen Australia, the ABC, NITV, State and Territory agencies, Netflix, Stan and other platforms to deliver Australian children and their families a great range of quality content."
This spells a huge push in both the Screen & Media and Animation & VFX industries, where directors, animators, producers, writers, and more will be able to seize an abundance of career opportunities in their chosen fields.