APRIL: James Bogle - "In Residence"

James Bogle: FTI's Writer/ Director in Residence in April.

Throughout April, FTI and Screen Industry guild members will be able to book a one-on-one session with James to discuss their projects or seek specific advice. 

James Bogle has co-written and directed five feature films: Whitely (2017), Closed For Winter (2009), In the Winter Dark (1999), Mad Bomber in Love (1993) and Stones of Death (1989), two of which are adaptations of books by Australian authors (CFW- Georgia Blain, ITWD – Tim Winton).

In 2014 James co-directed a 4 hour series for ABC TV, The War That Changed Us, which screened in August 2014 and was nominated as Factual Series of the Year by The Australian Newspaper

He has directed more than 50 episodes of television drama including The Circuit II  (nominated for Best Direction of a TV Drama by Australian Directors Guild, 2011), and 14 episodes of Lockie Leonard I&II, (Winner, Best Children’s Drama Series Logie 2008, Winner Best Children’s Drama Series, AFI Awards 2007).

The sessions will be 30 - 45 mins long and available on Tuesdays (April 4th, 11th, 18th) between 10am and 2pm.

There will also be a one-day workshop on Sunday, April 23rd: Learn To Adapt, which will deal with creating screen projects from source material in other media. Participants in this workshop will be eligible for a final day of one-on-one sessions [date to be confirmed].

Obviously, there are a limited number of spaces available so members are encouraged to send a one-page summary of their project/area of interest to James prior to their session. To register your interest and submit your summary, book a session through tom@staff.fti.asn.au today.

The ...In Residence program takes place at FTI's new headquarters at 48 Lake St Northbridge.

Whiteley opens in Australian cinemas on May 11th, 2017.

FTI's In Residence program aims to boost screen sector career development via mentoring one-on-ones with accomplished industry professionals since 2013. The program has enabled several leading industry professionals to mentor screen practitioners including; Joan Peters, Sue Taylor, Reg Cribb, Claire Marshall, Herbert Pinter, Claire McCarthy, Peter Templeman and Paul Barron.

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