Yorkshire has provided a backdrop for films such as Billy Liar, Calendar Girls and The Kings Speech and a three day summit in Bradford, with its own status as UNESCO City of Film, is hoping to build on the county's reputation as a movie destination.
TV and film industry experts from around the globe have arrived in the city to learn from Yorkshire's example.
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It's an unlikely setting - but a Russian sci-fi film featuring BAFTA-nominated actors is being filmed in Huddersfield. Producers say the recent snow has provided the perfect setting for the film Scintilla.
It's being filmed in the North Light Film Studios. Actor John Ludlow said it wasn't hard to pretend he was in Russia.
Film fans are being invited to attend a free screening of the animation of Coraline at an inflatable outdoor cinema screen in Bradford's City Park. It is part of the build up to the 19th Bradford Animation Festival which is being held at the National Media Museum in November.
You can find out more about Bradford City of Film here.
Religious leaders from all backgrounds are joining politicians and hundreds of Islamic worshippers at a gathering in Huddersfield this evening.
The meeting has been called in reaction to an anti Islamic film made in America, which has sparked global riots and hundreds of deaths. It's hoped the get together will encourage understanding between faiths and strengthen lines of communication.