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A champion for children's content

Australian Childrens Content Summit Kyas Hepworth and Hayley Johnson

Supported by Screen NSW, the three-day event will give creatives and industry executives from around the world the chance to engage, connect and encourage business in the vibrant children’s and family entertainment and media sector. 

“Increasing the development of local children’s content is a key area of focus for the state, and I encourage all practitioners to attend the summit, help shape the industry, and have their say on future content ideas,” Head of Screen NSW, Kyas Hepworth said.

Hepworth will be joined at the summit by Screen NSW Investment Manager Hayley Johnson who will represent the agency on a panel about Federal and State Government funding opportunities.

Local representatives from the Australian Children’s Television Foundation (ACTF), Screen Australia, ABC, NITV and Netflix will also attend the summit, alongside international delegates from BBC, CBC and Sony Pictures Television.

“Against the stunning backdrop of the Coffs Coast, this event will ignite inspiring discussions, forge valuable relationships, and drive business opportunities for the children's entertainment sector,” summit founder Suzanne Ryan said.

“With a strong commitment to collaboration, this inaugural Children’s Summit invites delegates to engage in fruitful partnerships and drive the creation of exciting and new content.”

ACTF CEO Jenny Buckland added: “We are all at a crossroads with so many challenges and opportunities, and so much to think about in terms of changing audience habits and different ways of working. Taking the time to reflect and connect with each other is a great idea.”

Screen NSW is interested in meeting with producers of children’s content who will be attending the summit.

To check availability and to arrange a meeting with Hayley Johnson please email [email protected] before August 8 or request time on the Summit app.