Cherrie Bottger is leaving her position as head of children’s television at Network 10 in Australia at the end of the year.
Bottger was an executive producer at the Seven Network for 10 years before she moved to Nine as director of children’s for Queensland, and then joined Network 10 in 2001, first as head of children’s programming. In the role she’ll soon be vacated, she commissions content and handles acquisitions, scheduling, in-house productions, international and local drama co-productions, program development, and Network 10′s documentary unit. Bottger is also responsibile for the channel’s compliance with the children’s TV standards and FTA’s code of practice.
One of her more recent projects is Jonathan M. Shiff’s tween series The Bureau of Magic Things, which received funding from Screen Australia and Screen Queensland before being pre-sold to Network Ten. The broadcaster also commissioned Kuu-Kuu Harajuku, an animated co-pro from Australia’s Moody Street Kids and Malaysia’s Vision Animation that was first pitched at the 2013 Asian Animation Summit.