A BUS floats down Princes Street, past a crumbling Balmoral Hotel and a deserted Scott Monument.
A SCOTTISH director is aiming to revolutionise film-making north of the border by using cutting-edge technology to establish a studio for "micro-budget" feature films.
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IT IS tucked away down a country lane, boasts only five staff and relies on machinery dating back to the Victorian era.
SCOTLAND'S capital has become home to another major movie production – from India.
TWO of Scotland's biggest screen names are poised to begin filming in a romantic comedy set on a fictional Scottish island.
A BODY that generates up to £4 million a year by helping put the Highlands and Islands on the big screen is financially unsustainable, despite enjoying a record-breaking year, a new report reveals.
FILM producers are looking for extras who don't mind a bit of blood and gore to feature in a short feature.
SCOTTISH film director Richard Jobson heads to Afghanistan this week to research his new war film Into The Valley, which he will shoot later this year on a budget of £500,000.
LAST year, Douglas Rae acquired a stalker. Not the dangerous kind, more the I'm-desperate-to-work-with-you variety.
THE seaside town of Nairn is famed as the favourite resort of Charlie Chaplin and the current home of Oscar winner Tilda Swinton.
CITY filmmaker Martin Smith is to take part in the Toronto International Film Festival next month.
Director Richard Jobson and actor Dougray Scott have returned to their homeland to make a dark thriller about two very different sides of Edinburgh society. And it's very much a tale for our times
IT STARTED as an attempt to escape his father's wrath and ended in a real-life Boy's Own adventure.
EVEN in Hollywood, film awards rarely bring more than a statuette, a movie star's handshake and, hopefully, enough publicity to sell a few more tickets.
A FILM about asylum seekers in Edinburgh has won an award at a US film festival.
IT MAY have been filmed 13 years ago but Mel Gibson's stirring portrayal of William Wallace in Braveheart was unforgettable.
IT'S early evening but a bleary eyed Richard Jobson is having breakfast. The film director is well and truly on night shift, making his latest movie, a dark, high-octane thriller called New Town Killers.
BRAVEHEART, Rob Roy and Harry Potter are hard cinematic acts to follow. But the story of an egg that hatches into the Loch Ness Monster has provoked a huge response from American filmgoers who now want to visit its legendary Scottish home.
Widow denies song rights to film about Lennon's return to the Scotland of his childhood
WHEN the Bafta Scotland nominations were announced last year, most of us – myself included – homed in on the fact that only one woman was nominated in the Best Actress category. While we were busy bemoaning the lack of women working in the Scottish screen industries, we failed to notice that the short film category was dominated by women filmmakers alone. More surprisingly, all three films were documentaries.