FTI is thrilled to have a program whereby experienced high profile professionals from the film or television industry spend a month long residency at FTI. During these months members of FTI, SPA, ADG or AWG or other industry associations will be able to book a one-on-one half hour consultation session with the professional. During these sessions our professional will provide feedback on a project or script that participants may currently have in development or give career advice. Our professionals in residence so far have been:
Reg Cribb is an accomplished writer for the stage and screen. Reg has won the Patrick White Playwright’s Award, two WA Premier’s Literary Awards, the major WA Premier’s award, a NSW Premier’s Literary Award and a QLD Literary Premier’s Award. He has been nominated for many more awards including four AWGIEs and two AFI’s for Best Adapted Screenplay. Reg adapted his play LAST CAB TO DARWIN as a feature film, which has recently completed shooting. Directed by Jeremy Sims, the film stars Michael Caton and Jackie Weaver..
Academy Award nominated Peter Templeman released his debut feature Not Suitable for Children to four-star reviews in 2012, sustaining an eight-week run incinemas around the country, and receiving an AWGIE award for best screenplay, four AACTA nominations and five nominations for the Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards.Peter’s short films have won a remarkable thirty-nine major festival awards, between 2004 and 2007.
Accomplished writer / director / producer Claire McCarthy was FTI’s inaugural Professional in Residence. Working from FTI’s new offices in the State Library of WA, Claire provided one-on-one script, project and general career advice to emerging or mid career screen artists.
It is with a sense of sadness that FTI announces that, on Friday October 31st, we had to let four of our staff go.
The former staff affected are Jos Gibson – Business Manager; Michael Ellis – Marketing Manager; Lynda Doulas – Production Support Manager; and Matt de Byl – Customised Training Program Manager. Between them, they logged over 20 years of experience at FTI and all made significant contributions to FTI and the broader screen sector in their time with us. We wish them well in their future endeavours.
FTI is a member of the Screen Network and gratefully acknowledges the financial assistance of Screen Australia, ScreenWest & Lotterywest. FTI is also pleased to receive the support of organisational partner; Coopers Brewery.