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 CALLS FOR HOLLYWOOD’S TRANSITION TO CLEAN ENERGY, 50 PERCENT REDUCED EMISSIONS BY 2030

The Guild’s PGA Green division released a call to action letter in advance of COP26, with the goal of reducing the entertainment industry’s carbon emissions.

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.

Industry Outreach

Electric Vehicle Solutions for Film and TV Productions

SPA strongly supports the use of EVs as well as efforts by industry stakeholders to install infrastructure to support fleet electrification.

Renewable Diesel (R100)

SPA will encourage the use of renewable diesel on our productions in any jurisdiction that offers it if it is affordable, accessible and meets low carbon fuel standards.

Reporting software on equipment

SPA encourages equipment suppliers to upgrade existing equipment to include this reporting technology and require it of all new equipment.

Cleantech solutions wanted for film and TV

SPA is calling on manufacturers, suppliers, and vendors to accelerate the research, development, manufacturing, and deployment of zero emission equipment and fleets.

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.

Lifecycle Emissions of Film vs. Digital

A comparative life-cycle assessment (LCA) of 35mm film versus digital semiconductor recording technologies to equip filmmakers with the environmental context necessary for making an informed choice.

UCLA On-Screen Behavior Study

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

Environmental Impacts of Physical Production

SPA’s goal is to provide industry insights into high impact areas and encourage stakeholders to take action to accelerate systemic, operational change.

Case Studies

Raised By Wolves

Check out how Season 2 of the HBO Max show Raised By Wolves raised the bar for sustainability on set.

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.

Videos

Raised By Wolves

HBO Max’s Raised By Wolves takes you behind the scenes of their cast and crew’s sustainability on set.

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.