The Producers Guild of America (PGA) recently released the tablet and smartphone application version of their signature Green Production Guide. First developed to help integrate sustainable practices into the production process, the Green Production Guide mobile app is now available for free download on the iTunes Store and Google Play, making this information even more accessible to members of the entertainment industry. Studio partners that have helped finance the PGA’s sustainability initiatives include Paramount Pictures, DreamWorks Studios, Disney, Fox, NBCUniversal, Sony Pictures Entertainment and Warner Bros.
“With the continued success of the Green Production Guide website, making these resources available in a convenient app format will go a long way in ensuring that sustainable practices are universal in the entertainment industry,” said PGA President Mark Gordon.
Providing the production community with tools to operate more sustainable productions, the Green Production Guide mobile app incorporates the website’s database of over 2,000 vendors offering environmentally-sensitive products and services nationwide, with the option to locate and contact green vendors nearby. And the “PGA Green Unified Best Practices” guide provides entertainment professionals with best practices for sustainable film and television production and offers case studies. The Green Production Guide website additionally offers a “Carbon Calculator” tool which enables production staff to quantify the carbon emissions of their production.
The web-based Green Production Guide, which initially launched in August 2010 as part of the PGA Green Initiative, was developed to further its goal of integrating sustainable practices into its operations and reducing the environmental footprint within the production process. Upcoming productions that have utilized the Green Production Guide include Delivery Man and Need for Speed from DreamWorks Studios, The Wolverine and Trance from Fox, Oblivion and Fast & Furious 6 from NBCUniversal, Amazing Spider-man 2 from Sony Pictures Entertainment and The Hangover Part III from Warner Bros.
The PGA also recently launched the Green Vendor Widget, a tool that gives local film commissions and other entities the ability to embed customized versions of the Green Production Guide within their own digital properties. Film commissions who have already committed to installing the Green Vendor Widget include California, Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Massachusetts, Oregon and Pennsylvania. The goal is to have the widget installed in the official websites of all film commissions and other entities across the country.
To download the Green Production Guide tablet and smartphone app, please visit www.greenproductionguide.com/app. The Green Production Guide is also accessible via a “resources” link on www.PGAgreen.org.
About the Producers Guild of America
The Producers Guild of America is the non-profit trade group that represents, protects and promotes the interests of all members of the producing team in film, television and new media. The Producers Guild has more than 5,600 members who work together to protect and improve their careers, the industry and community by providing members with employment opportunities, seeking to expand health benefits, promoting fair and impartial standards for the awarding of producing credits, as well as other education and advocacy efforts such as encouraging sustainable production practices. Visit www.producersguild.org, www.pgagreen.org, andwww.pgadiversity.org for more information.