Ruth Zanker moderated a session on kids` content with an interesting mix of panelists, the ABC`s soon-departing head of kids` content, Tim Brooke-Hunt; writer Briar Grace-Smith; former children`s commissioner Ian Hassall; and producer Yvonne Mackay. Zanker, Hassall and Mackay are all trustees of the New Zealand`s Childrens Screen Trust, which “seeks to enrich the lives
Children’s screen time, watching television and films, internet time and gaming, is often cast in a negative light. The American Academy of Paediatrics, for example, warns that: “Studies have shown that excessive media use can lead to attention problems, school difficulties, sleep and eating disorders, and obesity.” Parents limit screen time not only on the
Child’s Play – Issues in Australian Televison 2013 THREE KEY INSIGHTS 1. Children want to watch television content made specifically for them. 2. Scheduling is key to the broadcast success of a program. 3. Financing children’s content is ever more difficult. To read the full report go here
The NZ Children’s Screen Trust is pleased to announce that Ian Taylor (CNZM) is joining the Board of Trustees. “Ian brings considerable experience in children’s television and in new digital technology. His entrepreneurship and ability to lead is vital as we look at new possibilities for Kiwi children and how they see their stories on
Listen to our chair Janette Howe on Media Watch After a week of launch events, Janette Howe, Chair of the NZ Children’s Screen Trust talks to Colin Peacock about the Trust behind the media coverage.
In your country you can make great programs, you have made dramas that make it to the highest level of quality television worldwide. The skills are there, the creativity is there – it’s all there. You just have to find a way to give it back to your children. – Maya Goetz, Nine to Noon
In the NZ Herald NZCST Trustee John Harris asks why we have so few Kiwi dramas on TV for children, and so little money for production. The United States has produced and immortalised a huge number of “heroes”: Davy Crockett, Johnny Appleseed, Paul Revere, Geronimo, Buffalo Bill, Sitting Bull, Luke Skywalker, Hannah Montana, Calamity Jane,
Our ‘kids on the news’ team did a fantastic job today reporting from One News! If you missed it click the image below to watch Kees de Groot, 10, and Aqsa Kothiwala, 10, present a television news item by Jamie Norris, also 10.
To celebrate Children’s Day, NZ on Screen has dug out some treasures from the archives! Do these bring back any memories? Terry and the Gunnrunners | Episode 1 | 1985 Strangers | Episode 1 | 1989 Sea Urchins | Episode 3 | 1983 Steel Riders | Episode 1 | 1987
Kiwi kids bombarded with overseas television programmes watch more United States-made content than their American counterparts. And rather than moving away from such programmes, exposure to American children’s shows is increasing, says a visiting academic. The statistics have led to a call for a publicly funded, free-to-air children’s channel, as well as warnings of “far reaching