Megan Young has been appointed production executive for ABC Children’s.
In her new role, starting November 11, Young will manage the production, business and planning activities associated with in-house and external productions across multiple genres, including drama, animation, comedy, preschool, factual and entertainment.
Young joins the ABC from Create NSW, where was acting senior investment manager, overseeing a range of productions, including feature films, television comedy and drama series and children’s drama series, and developed projects with experienced and emerging practitioners.
From 2012-17, she worked at Transmission Films as delivery and production manager and then as head of Australia/New Zealand acquisitions, managing contractual and delivery elements for its slate. Young also has theatrical marketing experience working for clients such as Paramount Pictures, Universal Pictures, Dendy Films, Sony Pictures Classics, IFC Films, Magnolia Pictures and Fortissimo Films.
ABC head of children’s content Libbie Doherty said: “Megan comes to ABC Children’s with a wealth of experience in commissioning, financing and producing content for all genres and a passion for children’s content. Her expertise and insights from working with screen agencies and independent producers, here and overseas, will prove instrumental as we deliver on our Children’s Content Strategy for the years ahead. We are delighted to welcome her to the team.”
Young said: “I’m absolutely thrilled to join the team at ABC Children’s, a world leader in children’s content creation and innovative delivery. The ABC is a trusted and renowned source for children’s viewing and I’m honoured to have the opportunity to deliver engaging, unique, diverse stories and programing to young Australian audiences
Mary-Ellen Mullane also recently joined the ABC Children’s team as executive producer.