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ACTF Pitching Sessions and Networking Event

27 October 2022
Li-Kim Chuah, Bernadette O’Mahony and Jo Kasch from the Australian Children’s Television Foundation

Are you a South Australian screen practitioner making (or interested in making) television for children? The SAFC and Australian Children’s Television Foundation (ACTF) are offering a unique opportunity for South Australian screen practitioners to learn more about the children’s market with ACTF Head of Content Bernadette O’Mahony and ACTF Development Managers Li-Kim Chuah and Jo Kasch at Adelaide Studios.

The event comprises two halves: a morning presentation followed by networking over coffee and light refreshments, followed by an afternoon program of pitching sessions with key decision makers from the ACTF development team, where selected SA screen practitioners will get the opportunity to meet with the commissioning teams in individual sessions to pitch their projects and discuss ideas. Pitch sessions will run in 30-minute intervals for selected candidates.

Meet the ACTF– Presentation and Networking Event

Join us for a free morning presentation, followed by networking over coffee and light refreshments, where the ACTF team will share information about:

All members of the South Australian screen industry are encouraged to attend – especially those with a children’s television project in active development. Registration is essential by Friday 4 November.

When: 10.00am – 12.00pm, Tuesday, November 8, 2022
Where: Adelaide Studios, 1 Mulberry Road, Glenside.
Cost: Free, but registration is essential

Meet the ACTF– Pitching Sessions

Selected practitioners will also get the opportunity to meet the ACTF team in individual 30-minute sessions to pitch their projects and discuss ideas.

Pitching sessions will run from 1.30pm-5.00pm at Adelaide Studios.

Submit your application through the SAFC’s online grant portal at

Applications close midnight on Thursday November 3, 2022.

About the Speakers


Bernadette O’Mahony is an award-winning Executive Producer and Producer and as Head of Content she oversees the Foundation’s development, production and international distribution activities.

Across her career Bernadette has worked on a wide range of genres including documentary, current affairs television, prime time drama, feature films and children’s film and television. Her Producer credits include the award-winning series Mortified and Round the Twist, along with series such as Crash Zone, Legacy of the Silver Shadow and The Worst Year of My Life, Again!

Bernadette is an International Emmy Award winning Executive Producer who has helped producers develop, finance and produce series including Crazy Fun Park, MaveriX, Hardball, Are You Tougher Than Your Ancestors?, Thalu, First Day, The Inbestigators, Little J and Big Cuz, Dance Academy, Little Lunch, Ready For This, Lockie Leonard, and My Place; as well as feature films including Paper Planes and Dance Academy – The Comeback.

Bernadette has worked with broadcasters across all platforms both locally and internationally, and her knowledge and experience of the development, production, financing and distribution of Australian children’s television is unparalleled.


Li-Kim Chuah is a Development Manager at the Australian Children’s Television Foundation, where she has worked on numerous series including The PM’S Daughter, Built to Survive and 100% Wolf. Li-Kim has 15 years’ experience in the Australian TV industry, as a screenwriter, script editor and developer. Prior to her role at the ACTF she was a Development Manager at the ABC working in adult drama and comedy. She has written for series including “Reef Break”, series “Offspring”, drama “Neighbours”, “The Saddle Club”, and “The Bureau of Magical Things”.


ACTF Development Manager Jo Kasch is an award-winning writer with 20 years’ experience writing, editing, assessing, and developing film and television projects for children and adults, in live-action, animation and education. Some shows she has worked on include, Space Nova, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, The Elephant Princess and Neighbours. Jo’s debut picture book, Mo and Crow, made the CBCA Notable list for 2022.

Accessibility Information

If you have any access requirements for these events please let us know in advance by emailing [email protected]

COVID-Safe Information

Please note that under the SAFC’s Adelaide Studios COVID-19 Safety Procedures, all attendees must be able to provide proof of up-to-date COVID-19 vaccination on request.

We kindly ask all attendees to review the Adelaide Studios COVID-19 Safety Procedures before registering your attendance.

If you feel unwell, please do not attend these events.

Code of Conduct

The SAFC has zero tolerance for unsafe behaviours, including discrimination, harassment and bullying. By registering for this event you are agreeing to adhere to the Australian Screen Industry Code of Practice – Discrimination, Harassment, Sexual Harassment and Bullying Policy which has been adopted by the SAFC. Find out more here.

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