Richard Johnstone, directing, on the set of Bloodlust which was shot in Northumberland in just four weeks

North East director gets his teeth into movie industry with horror film debut

Northumberland-set vampire horror movie Bloodlust is picked up by US company and UK distributor for DVD release in February

Filmmakers Steve O'Brien and Richard Johnstone of 24:25 Films Limited

Newcastle film company creates drama at Cannes Film Festival

Barbara Hodgson hears how a gem of an idea by Newcastle filmmakers created  comedy drama of its own at Cannes Film Festival

teaser, Tim Healy

Tim's story a work in progress

He’s gone from court jester to the toast of London’s West End.

teaser, Duane Hurn

Big time beckons

JONATHAN Frank’s transformation from Blockbuster Video worker to screenplay writer is in itself the stuff of movies.

Step by step, life goes on

After the death of Alexander Litvinenko, what became of his wife and son?

£1.5m deal for waitress

A singing waitress hung up her apron yesterday as she signed a £1.5m deal with the Rolling Stones' record label.

New Dawn for Cannes

George Clooney may have eluded her but Dawn Furness did come within a whisker of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt at the world's most glamorous film festival.

L'Afrique à Newcastle..the remaining dates for your diary


Friends focus on film

Some of the best ideas come while chatting over a pint of lager in your local, and budding film-makers Scoon Ferguson and Tim Coid are testament to this.

Michael Moore, Farenheit 9/11, teaser

Fahrenheit 9/11

If President George W Bush thought the recent hand-over of power in Iraq to an interim government would signal the beginning of the end to his so-called war on terrorism, he'd better think again.

Cast brings Troy to Cannes

The cast of movie blockbuster Troy brought Hollywood star power to the Cannes Film Festival yesterday.

Kelly Brook, film, ents, teaser

City is on show in Cannes

Newcastle-based movie School For Seduction will have its world premiere at Cannes tomorrow.


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