ABC Children’s has tapped Megan Young as its new production executive, managing the production, business and planning activities associated with the Australian broadcaster’s in-house and external projects across multiple genres (including drama, comedy, animation, preschool, factual and entertainment).
Beginning November 11, Young will work to help the broadcaster deliver its children’s content strategy. She joins ABC from Create NSW, part of the New South Wales government’s arts and culture division. With Create NSW, Young developed and oversaw a range of productions including films and television series.
Young’s appointment is one of a number of recent staffing changes for ABC. In September, Mary-Ellen Mullane was hired as executive producer of ABC Children’s content and earlier this year Libbie Doherty was promoted to head of children’s production.
ABC Children’s has also been adding to its content roster, recently ordering the live-action series First Day from Epic Films and the animated preschool show Kangaroo Beach from Cheeky Little Media.