YMF Session Announcement: Ready for This – Live Q & A Panel and Webinar

Saturday 28 May 2016

Youth Media Festival participants are invited to be part of the live studio audience for this session.

Ready for This – Live Q & A Panel and Webinar

The Australian Children’s Television Foundation (ACTF) presents a behind-the-scenes look at Ready For This.

On paper, Ready for This may seem like your average teen drama with its relatable storylines of identity, friendship, coming of age adventure, peer group pressure, bullying, rebellion and of course, raging hormones.

But it’s the program’s contemporary, integrated approach to multiculturalism that makes this Logie award-winning ABC3 series truly unique – it presents Indigenous Australian kids as part of the fabric of mainstream television, and celebrates a shared humanity, instead of focussing on ‘difference’.

Behind the scenes, Ready for This is supporting an emerging mob of young Australian talent.

Produced by the teams behind Dance Academy (Werner Film Productions) and Redfern Now (Blackfella Films), this aspirational 13-part series highlights the challenges and adventures of six elite teens brought together in a new city, in pursuit of their dreams.

Join the ACTF for a live Q&A discussion with the cast and creative team from one of Australia’s ground-breaking new teen dramas.

Moderators:  Peter Maggs and Anna Kamasz, ACTF.


Liz Doran, Head Writer;

Madeleine Madden and Aaron McGrath, two of the lead actors