Off screen

For some productions, it may not be appropriate to include environmental considerations on screen. However, off screen it is possible to promote environmentally responsible practices in stories about the making of the production in magazine articles, on the productionís website, or in the directorís cut.

There are many other ways in which screen production companies, their writers, producers, directors, actors and technicians can communicate and promote environmental responsibility. They may support appropriate community initiatives and form partnerships with the suppliers of environmentally preferable products and services, using their high public profile to encourage others to take up these opportunities.


Ensure that the environmental issues important to the company are well communicated to staff and stakeholders.
Provide training for staff whose work activities have environmental impacts e.g. unit manager, location scouts, health and safety officer and studio/building managers.
Encourage screen production schools to use the Greening of the Screen toolkit in their courses.
Encourage relevant bodies to include environmental criteria in the standards for screen production curricula, training and qualifications.

The basis for professional practice and behaviour is largely determined during courses where future screen production staff gain their qualifications. Including environmental considerations in appropriate parts of the curriculum demonstrates industry leadership and is an important investment in the environment by future generations of film makers.




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