The Film Workshops International (FWI), a media training company with training centres in the USA, will open new training centres in Europe in 2009.

The FWI, established 30 years ago in the USA, has developed one-week workshops for writers, directors, actors, cinematographers, editors and producers to respond to developments in digital and new distribution platforms.

Training centres will be opened in Liverpool in the UK and on the Spanish island of Mallorca. The new centres will provide basic and advanced technical training.