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.
Art Gallery of WA and FTI team up to preserve WA’s Indigenous Art
Two projects designed to assist Indigenous West Australians preserve and maintain ownership of their culture have joined together to film interviews with leading Indigenous artists from the Kimberley.
The Art Gallery of WA’s (AGWA) Desert River Sea: Kimberley Art Then & Now is a six-year research program to map current and emerging Kimberley Aboriginal art practices. The program is supported by principal corporate partner Rio Tinto.
FTI has announced it will provide the only funding in Australia available to WA games makers as part of the organisation’s new games program that was launched today.
The funding will come through access to FTI’s One Off Member’s Production Fund (OOMPF) that offers two $5,000 grants and one $10,000 grant to encourage and develop emerging creative teams. Both game and film makers, who are members of FTI, will be eligible to apply for the next round of OOMPF funding, which is expected to open in late 2014.
FTI is excited to announce that we are looking to engage an experienced Screen Production Executive to join our team.
This opportunity will suit someone with a high level of knowledge, experience and networks in screen production – someone with a track record of getting deals done and getting things made – who has a passion to pass on the benefits of their experience to the next generation of Western Australian filmmakers.
The Civil Aviation Safety Authority has proposed changes to the regulations governing Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (or drones) to allow smaller (sub 2kg) aircraft to be operated commercially without a license.
Whilst these small aircraft might only be able to carry a GoPro, low budget productions will now be able to achieve the type of shots that were previously exclusive to large scale, commercial productions.
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.