PGA Green

About The Green Production Guide & PGA Green

What is the Green Production Guide?
The Green Production Guide was developed by the Producers Guild of America Foundation and PGA Green with primary support from Disney, DreamWorks Studios, 20th Century Fox, NBC Universal, Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures Entertainment and Warner Bros.

Why is Green Production Important?
The Film, television and commercial production industry traditionally consumes vast amounts of energy and unsustainable resources with productions around the world. Aimed at reducing the industry’s carbon footprint, by helping film and television professionals find the resources and partners necessary to make use of sustainable practices in their productions, the Producers Guild of America Foundations presents The Green Production Guide.

How do the Green Production Guide and PGA Green Help?
The Green Production Guide features a searchable database of vendors with information about their green products, services, their production experience and what locations they serve. The new site also offers a Production Environmental Accounting Report (PEAR) calculator that can be downloaded to help producers determine their production’s carbon footprint and the “PGA Green Unified Best Practices” guide, which details best practices for sustainable film and television production.

Recent Green Productions: EMA Green Seal

The EMA Green Seal is a program to recognize films and television shows making strides in sustainable production. Out of a scale of 200 points, each EMA Green Seal recipient has achieved a minimum score of 75 points based on a self-assessment of Environmental Media Association (EMA)-developed criteria.

Interested in applying? The EMA Green Seal application is in alignment with and included in the Green Production Guide’s PEACH and PEACH+ best practices documents,   Complete the application automatically using these tools or dDownload directly and email to

2017 EMA Gold Seal Recipients (Top 10%)


  • Black Panther (Marvel Studios)

Earth Angel

  • Madam Secretary


  • The Predator


  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine
  • Chicago Justice
  • Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
  • Robot
  • Shades of Blue

Sony Pictures

  • The Blacklist
  • Proud Mary


2017 EMA Gold Seal Award Recipients for Productions (125+ Points)


  • Thor: Ragnarok

Earth Angel

  • Billions
  • The Only Living Boy in New York


  • Alita: Battle Angel
  • American Crime Story: Versace
  • Goodbye Christopher Robin
  • Legion
  • Mountains Between Us
  • Murder on the Orient Express
  • The Papers


  • Chicago P.D.
  • Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce Grimm
  • The Magicians
  • Master of None
  • Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
  • 12 Monkeys

Sony Pictures

  • Bloodline
  • Preacher


EMA Green Seal Award Recipient for Productions (75-124 points)


  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Born in China
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
  • Star Wars Episode XIII: The Last Jedi

Earth Angel

  • Divorce
  • Puzzle
  • FOX
  • The Americans
  • American Horror Story
  • Roanoke
  • Can You Ever Forgive Me
  • Darkest Minds
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul
  • Feud
  • Greatest Showman
  • The Orville
  • Shape of Water
  • Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
  • Speechless
  • Snatched
  • Underwater
  • 24: Legacy

Freedom Three Publishing

  • All The Way To The Ocean


  • The Arrangement
  • Bates Motel
  • The Beguiled
  • The Bold Type
  • Channel Zero: No-End House
  • Chicago Fire
  • Chicago Med
  • Darkest Hour
  • Gone
  • The Good Place
  • Great News
  • Gypsy
  • Law & Order: SVU
  • Marlon
  • Midnight Texas
  • Pitch Perfect 3
  • Playing House
  • Psych: The Movie
  • Pure Genius
  • The Sinner
  • Suits
  • Superstore
  • Victoria & Abdul


  • Shooter

Sony Pictures

  • The Art of More
  • Atypical
  • Better Call Saul
  • Blacklist Redemption
  • Cadaver
  • Daytime Divas
  • Ken
  • Electric Dreams
  • Faith Under Fire
  • Flatliners
  • Flint
  • The Get Down
  • The Goldbergs
  • He’s Out There
  • Holmes and Watson
  • Imaginary Mary
  • Jumanji
  • The Last Tycoon
  • Masters of Sex
  • The Night Shift
  • Notorious
  • One Day at a Time
  • Outsiders
  • Rough Night
  • Shut Eye
  • SoG- Summer of George
  • Slender Man
  • The Start Up
  • The Tick


Environmental Media Awards

The EMA Awards recognize those who bring attention to and inspire action on environmental issues through film and television story and content.

EMA site: Environmental Media Awards honor film and television productions that increase public awareness of environmental issues and inspire personal action on these issues. The Awards recognize writers, producers, directors, actors, and others in the entertainment industry, actively expressing their concern for the environment through their work.

2017 EMA Award Recipients & Nominees:

Feature Film

  • Moana (Disney)
  • Winner: Okja (Netflix)

Documentary Film

  • Winner: An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power (Paramount Pictures)
  • Before The Flood (Fox & National Geographic)
  • Chasing Coral (Netflix)
  • From The Ashes (Fox & National Geographic)

Television Episodic Drama

  • The Blacklist (Sony Pictures)
  • Winner: The Crown (Sony Pictures & Left Bank)
  • The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)
  • The Path (NBCUniversal & Hulu)

Television Episodic Comedy

  • Casual (Hulu)
  • The Daily Show With Trevor Noah (Comedy Central & Viacom)
  • Winner: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
  • The Simpsons (Fox)

Realty Television

  • Bill Nye Saves The World (Netflix)
  • Scraps (A&E)
  • VICE (HBO)
  • Winner: Years of Living Dangerously (Fox & National Geographic)

Children’s Television

  • Hello World! (Discovery Channel)
  • Miles From Tomorrowland (Disney ABC Television Group)
  • Winner: Sesame Street (HBO)


2016 EMA Award Recipients

  • Feature Film: Jungle Book (Disney) & Consumed (Mister Lister Films)
  • Documentary – Feature: How to Let Go of The World and Love all The Things Climate Can’t Change (HBO)
  • Television Episodic – Drama: The Blacklist “Eli Matchett” (Sony Pictures Television)
  • Television Episodic – Comedy: The Simpsons “Teenage Mutant Milk-Caused Hurdles” (Fox)
  • Reality Television: Jimmy Kimmel Live “Climate Change” (ABC)
  • Children’s Television Program – Animated: Cyberchase “Bottled Up” (PBS)
  • Excellence in Advertising: Angry Birds “International Day of Happiness (Sony Pictures)