Green Production Guide In Action


Here you’ll find videos and case studies of productions that have implemented a sustainability program using tools from the Green Production Guide, as well as reports written by industry professionals highlighting the benefits of a greener production.

In The News

The Sustainable Production Alliance wants climate action at COP26

The Sustainable Production Alliance (SPA) encourages collective action by governments to deliver 1.5C aligned climate action plans at COP26.

PRODUCERS GUILD OF AMERICA CALL TO ACTION: THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY MUST TRANSITION TO CLEAN ENERGY TO MEET THE CURRENT LEVEL OF CLIMATE CHANGE THREAT

The science is clear. The urgency is now. The Producer’s Guild of America calls on our studio, streaming and production partners to work together to accelerate sustainable actions to reduce our emissions by 50% by 2030. Click “here” to read the full letter and see how we can all start working together now.

Hollywood Studios Release Carbon-Emissions Report, Showing Wide Variance Among Productions (EXCLUSIVE)

Variety (April. 2021) The Sustainable Production Alliance, a consortium of film, TV and streaming companies dedicated reducing the entertainment industry’s overall environmental impact, released its inaugural carbon footprint report.

The report, “Close Up: Carbon Emissions of Film and Television Production,” makes public for the first time industry wide production carbon footprint averages for the SPA member companies for the projects between 2016 and 2019.

Hollywood Studios Target Sustainability as Big Production Goal

Variety (Jan. 2020) This article discusses how studios have worked together to adopt sustainable practices and technologies within the industry.

Reports

Carbon Emissions of Film and Television Production

The Sustainable Production Alliance issued the first industry-wide report of film and television carbon emissions averages for productions between 2016 and 2019.

Lights! Cameras! Clean Energy!

Informed by leading industry research, Rocky Mountain Institute and the Green Production Guide collaborated on a new report to help television and film production companies integrate clean energy themes and ideas into on-screen content.

PRODUCED BY MAGAZINE

Every issue of Produced By Magazine features an article about sustainable production. Check out the most recent copy!

UCLA On-Screen Behavior Study

This UCLA Study addresses the frequency and relevancy of sustainable behaviors on screen.

Case Studies

Call of the Wild

Go behind the scenes of Call of the Wild and see how the crew went green on set.

X-Files

The X-Files continued to break new ground in sustainable TV production during season 11.

Legion

Learn about the green practices throughout the filming of FX’s Legion.

Woman in the Window

The film The Woman in the Window implemented sustainability throughout their NYC shoot.

Videos

The Magicians

SYFY’s The Magicians takes you inside their world as the cast and crew highlight their green production practices on set.

Divorce

HBO’s Divorce shows how green practices such as reusable water bottles, composting, and utilizing an Eco PA can make a big impact.

Madam Secretary

CBS’s Madam Secretary shows us how normalizing sustainable production and encouraging peer support inspired their eco-mission on season two.

The X-Files

Fox’s The X-Files continues their award-winning sustainability program through community stewardship, data tracking, and using innovative green technology on-screen.

Sesame Street

HBO Max’s Sesame Street teaches you that learning how to recycle is as easy as A,B,C! Come inside to find out how they go green throughout production.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Sony Pictures Studios’ The Amazing Spider-Man 2 demonstrates how an immersive sustainability program and spidey senses can directly influence how we can reduce our impact in the film industry.