Ideas for Production


“We owe it to our children to make our industry the greenest in the world.  It’s a huge challenge, but well within our grasp if we work towards it step by step.”

David Heyman, Producer of the Harry Potter films

Nature photographer with digital camcoder on top of the mountain lakeThe Green Screen report, produced by Film London and the London Mayor’s office provides information and advice for London’s film and TV makers to take action on climate change.  Download the report at

Film Commissions around the world are writing codes of good practice for filmmakers in their areas.  Two of the best are the New Zealand code – and the British Columbian code –

The University of California produced a report on ‘Sustainability in the Motion Picture Industry’ which includes many examples of good practice in film production.  Download it at the California Integrated Waste management Board website –
The Standard BS 8909 was trialled for the production sector by environmental consultants Greenshoot. This excellent case study shows you how you can embed sustainability in your film production, with other production focussed guides offering useful information

A growing number of filmmakers are focusing on making films about green issues, as well as making them in a green way.  One such is Bright Green Pictures –

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A recent study estimated that screen production (film and TV) in London alone produces 125,000 tonnes of CO2 each year.


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