GREEN SCREEN INITIATIVE

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Green Screen is an award-winning program that promotes environmentally friendly film production practices in the film and television industry.

“Often, despite the best intentions of cast and crew, simple practices such as recycling or choosing more energy-efficient equipment are forgotten in the flurry of production. We hope to change that.” – Avi Federgreen, Producer, Score: A Hockey Musical

Originating in 2007 as the Green Screen Toronto Initiative, film and television pioneers whose vision included a greener film industry were supported by the Ontario Media Development Corporation’s Entertainment and Creative Cluster Fund.

Since that time, the Green Screen program has expanded and welcomes organizations, unions, guilds and volunteers throughout the country who are interested in a greener, more prosperous future for the Canadian film and television industry and a more sustainable future for film lovers everywhere.


The Green Screen Program:

1. facilitates environmental consultations to film and television productions that help to reduce waste and greenhouse gas emissions;

2. showcases green production practices on set;

3. offers a Green Screen Award to filmmakers who implement environmentally friendly practices

4. offers a green directory for the film and television industry

Our hope is that filmmakers and broadcasters will begin to incorporate these practices as part of a standard routine. The basic principles behind “greening” a production include conserving fuel and energy, avoiding toxins and pollution, saving water and preventing landfill waste, to name a few.

GREEN SCREEN AWARD

“Green” production practices are truly a team effort. The purpose of this award is to honour the production that has demonstrated a concerted effort in reducing their environmental footprint.

This award will be given in the name of the television series or film, which highlights the positive role that the film and television industry is playing in creating solutions for a healthier planet.

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2014 Green Screen Award Winner

Tomorrowland

by Brad Bird

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2014 Green Screen Award Winner –

All The Time In The World

by Suzanne Crocker

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2013 Green Screen Award –

Dead Before Dawn 3D

by Melanie Mullen

HISTORY

Green film best practices were developed with the assistance of private sector partners, union members and volunteers who generously donated their time and resources to launching this powerful program, which is the most comprehensive program of its kind in North America.

Originating in 2007 as the Green Screen Toronto Initiative, film and television pioneers whose vision included a greener film industry were supported by the Ontario Media Development Corporation’s Entertainment and Creative Cluster Fund. Since that time, the Green Screen program has expanded and welcomes organizations, unions, guilds and volunteers throughout the country who are interested in a greener, more prosperous future for the Canadian film and television industry and a more sustainable future for film lovers everywhere.

Get involved by helping to sponsor, make a donation or volunteer at info@planetinfocus.org.

john galway

John Galway President of Bell Media’s The Harold Greenberg Fund

John is an MBA graduate with twenty-five years of experience in film and television, John’s career ranges from film festivals, to production and financing. Read More

Eric Jensen

Eric Jensen Manager, Film and Television Office, City of Toronto

Eric is a member of 27 years of the Toronto Public Service, having spent 22 years in the field of Traffic Engineering and By-law Enforcement with Transportation Services. Read More