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Fti to be consolidated into Screenwest

23 hours ago

In the face of uncertainty around future funding, the Film & Television Institute Wa (Fti) will be wound down and have its core screen programs transitioned to Screenwest..

Fti, a not-for-profit organisation, aimed to support the state's emerging and mid-level screen practitioners.

With the support of the Department of Culture and the Arts, the consolidation of roles and service delivery into Screenwest is already underway and will continue over the next few months. There is expected to be industry consultation throughout the transition period.

Most staff contracts at Fti are due to cease at the end of the current funding period, ending June 30. Post this date, some staff may have contracts extended in order to successfully wind the organisation down, Fti told If.

Fti's financial woes have been known for a while now. In March, the organisation postponed the Wa Screen Awards.(WASAs) due to a lack of secured funding..

In a statement, »

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Bo Report: 'King Arthur: Legend of the Sword' topples 'Alien: Covenant'

21 May 2017 11:49 PM, PDT

'King Arthur: Legend of the Sword'...(© 2017 Warner Bros. Ent. Inc., Village Roadshow Films North America Inc. And Ratpac-dune Ent. LLC - U.S., Canada, Bahamas & Bermuda © 2017 Warner Bros. Ent. Inc., Village Roadshow Films (Bvi) Limited And Ratpac-dune Ent. LLC - All Other Territories) (Photo Credit: Daniel Smith)

Roadshow.s King Arthur: Legend of the Sword has opened on top of the box office with earnings of $2.3 million. Directed by Guy Ritchie and starring Jude Law, Charlie Hunnam and Eric Bana, the film bowed on 406 screens, each making an average of $5,730.

Last week.s number one.Alien: Covenant.tumbled 50 per cent to earn just below $2 million. However, the Ridley Scott film still boasted a bigger screen average than King Arthur: $6,269. Shot in Sydney, the Fox title has earned $7.2 million after two weeks..

Despite losing 111 screens, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 has maintained third position, earning $1.9 million. The »

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