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SLR Productions’ Alice-Miranda – A Royal Christmas Ball to Premiere on Stan this month and to Broadcast on 9GO! in December

International distribution being handled by ZDF Enterprises

MIPCOM / Cannes, October 12th, 2021

Following on from the success of the first telemovie Alice-Miranda Friends Forever which premiered in 2019 comes the sequel Alice-Miranda – A Royal Christmas Ball which will premiere in Australia on Stan from October 15 and will be broadcast on 9GO! in December. 

Locally the telemovie is distributed by ABC Commercial and internationally, the distribution is being handled by ZDF Enterprises. Alice-Miranda Friends Forever and Alice-Miranda – A Royal Christmas Ball have been sold to several European countries.

Alice-Miranda – A Royal Christmas Ball is the latest story of Alice-Miranda Highton-Smith-Kennington-Jones, an extraordinarily vivacious 10-year-old girl, and her adventures at the Winchesterfield-Downsfordvale Academy and beyond.  For Alice-Miranda, Millie and Jacinta, the new school year holds no shortage of excitement and surprises.

With themes of friendship, bravery, kindness, and nobility throughout… this brand-new story with well-loved characters will delight six to nine year olds around the world.

Directed by Australian Directors’ Guild winner, Jo Boag (2020 Best Direction in an Animated Project for Alice-Miranda Friends Forever) of SLR Productions, the telemovie was written by SLR Productions’ team of Melanie Alexander and Alexa Moses.  It was also produced by SLR Productions’ Yasmin Jones and Suzanne Ryan, CEO of SLR Productions was the Executive Producer.

"Alice-Miranda along with her her friends Millie and Jacinta are ready for an exciting royal mystery filled with tiaras, bravery, ponies, a jewel thief, a horse thief and a royal forgery.  I am really excited for kids in Australia and around the world to see this new tele-movie based on the much-adored books by the talented and best-selling author, Jacqueline Harvey,” said SLR Production’s CEO, Suzanne Ryan.  

“We have been working with Suzanne Ryan and her highly creative team on many different projects and it is always a delight.  The sequel of Alice-Miranda is just another highlight of our valued partnership.  We are sure it will capture the hearts not only of young girls but also entire families.,” said Arne Lohmann, VP ZDFE.junior, ZDF Enterprises.

“I am so thrilled that Alice-Miranda and her friends are starring in a second movie brought to life once again by the talented team at SLR Productions.  Alice-Miranda: A Royal Christmas Ball is a rollicking adventure filled with friendship, family, fun and mysteries and perfect for young viewers,” said author of the bestselling Alice-Miranda series, Jacqueline Harvey.

The adventure starts on a royal cruise with Alice-Miranda’s Aunty Gee, Queen Georgiana. The theft of the crown jewels sets off a treasonous royal plot, which plays out across the Queen’s Cup at Winchesterfield and the Royal Silver Jubilee Ball that Christmas.  In the end, it’s Alice-Miranda’s quick-thinking and bravery that saves the day, and even the monarchy.

In November this year, Penguin Random House will release five telemovie tie-in books Alice Miranda – A Royal Christmas Ball: 2022 Diary, Alice Miranda – A Royal Christmas Ball: Paper Dolls, Alice Miranda – A Royal Christmas Ball: Sticker Colour Activity Book, Alice-Miranda: A Royal Christmas Ball: The Official Movie Script and Alice-Miranda 3 in 1: Collection Two: A Royal Christmas Ball Movie Tie-in.

Alice-Miranda – A Royal Christmas Ball is a SLR Productions Picture for Stan and the 9Network. Principal production funding from Screen Australia.


About ZDF Enterprises

ZDF Enterprises was founded in 1993 and is responsible for worldwide program distribution, international co-productions, program acquisition as well as the merchandising of strong program brands in its own name, for broadcaster ZDF, and for third parties. Bound into a strong group of 17 subsidiaries and affiliated companies, ZDF Enterprises manages the largest German-language program stock worldwide and an impressive portfolio of international productions, consisting of series and miniseries, TV movies, documentaries and children’s programs. ZDF Enterprises provides a comprehensive, full-service offering and covers every step in the chain of creation and exploitation of successful content, from development to production and marketing. Website:

Contact ZDF Enterprises

Christine Denilauler (Vice President Marketing and Corporate Communications), ZDF Enterprises GmbH, Erich-Dombrowski-Str. 1, D-55127 Mainz/Germany, Tel.: +49 6131-9911130, e-mail:



SLR Productions is one of Australia’s leading Emmy and multi award winning children’s and family entertainment companies, specialising in world class media content.  Established in 2000 by CEO, Suzanne Ryan, SLR Productions has developed, created, produced, and financed hundreds of hours of quality programming for Australian audiences available in 160 countries worldwide.  Key brands include Space Nova; Alice-Miranda movies; Guess How Much I Love You franchise; The Skinner Boys; Lexi and Lottie; Captain Flinn & The Pirate Dinosaurs and Sam Fox – Extreme Adventures.   With its highly experienced development and production divisions, SLR Productions partners with major broadcasters, producers, distributors, publishers and creative both locally and internationally to create hit shows with a truly global reach.

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Christine Denilauler

Christine Denilauler

Vice President Marketing and Corporate Communications

+49 (0) 6131 / 991–1130
+49 (0) 6131 / 991–2130
ZDF Enterprises GmbH
Erich-Dombrowski-Str. 1
55127 Mainz | Germany


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