The creation of a regional film and TV archive will be officially launched on February 27 at 11.30 a.m. at Teesside University by one of the most well-known figures in the North East, veteran broadcaster Luke Casey.
The venture, which cost £800,000 and was sponsored by the government’s one-time regeneration money, will compile media from more than 80 years of television and movies.
The main entrance to Middlesbrough University, King Edward Square, will be near a new addition where the Northern Territory Film and Television Archive will be located. Follow the signs for Teesside University to the intersection of Albert Road and Borough Road in Middlesbrough; parking is available in King Edward Square next to the main entrance.
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The archive will include a 20-seat screening room for academic researchers and the general public interested in the history of the area, as well as specific temperature and humidity controls to safeguard historic film stock.
The University kept safe keeping of a large amount of the material, including news and current affairs programs broadcast by the BBC and Tyntis TV between the late 1950s and the 1980s. Newcastle is currently home to more materials.
For more than 35 years, Luke has worked as a broadcast journalist. On February 27 at 11:30 a.m., he will be operating a mechanized shovel there.
“This is a very exciting project, and we are happy that Luke Casey, who has appeared in countless archived reports, has consented to start,” said Su Reid, dean of the university’s School of Media and Arts. to begin working on this project formally.