Northern screen lights
It’s not all doom and gloom in the world of film. The annual report for Northern Ireland Screen reveals the body drew £22 million (¤27 million) to the local economy in the past year. NIS has been instrumental in attracting such projects Channel 4’s Mo and Mammoth Screen’s Christopher and His Kind to the North, but by far the biggest haul of cash (nearly half the total takings) came courtesy of Universal Pictures’ Your Highness. Starring James Franco and Natalie Portman. David Gordon Green’s comic fantasy is due to open early in 2011.