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Green Screen is a practical online tool that supports environmentally friendly filming in London.
The platform enables productions shooting in the capital to set their own environmental targets, and provides them with an action plan to help them achieve their goals.
Productions that have already achieved a Green Screen stamp include The Crown (Netflix), Free Fire (Rook Films) and City of Tiny Lights (BBC Films).
Productions that register for Green Screen receive access to resource guides, a bespoke crew memo, and simple tailored tips for each production department.
After achieving their goals, they are awarded with the official Green Screen stamp, which they can use on their endroll and promotional materials to demonstrate their green credentials to the world.
Every Green Screen production is helping to make London's screen industries more sustainable, and cutting their own costs through reduced waste and energy consumption.
"The Green Screen initiative really helped us keep sustainability at the top of the agenda on a daily basis" - Ben Wheatley, director Free Fire
Green Screen is a joint initiative between Film London and sustainability consultancy Greenshoot. The Green Screen pilot programme and online platform was made possible with support from Creative Skillset. It is supported by the London Filming Partnership and London's Borough Film Services.
Green Screen: Europe
Film London are also acting as lead partner on an Interreg Europe funded partnership project which is also titled Green Screen. The scheme will work across eight EU regions over five years to improve policies and achieve measurable success in reducing the carbon footprint of the film and TV industries. Participating European regions will improve policies to motivate and equip the current and future workforce to adopt sustainable practices and reduce CO2 emissions.
The European Green Screen project runs from 2017 to 2021. Partners include
- Film London (UK) – Lead Partner
- Bucharest Ilfov Regional Development Agency (Romania)
- Flanders Audiovisual Fund (Belgium)
- Ile-de-France Film Commission (France)
- Municipality of Ystad (Sweden)
- Municipal Company of Initiatives of Malaga S.A. – Promlaga (Spain)
- Rzeszow Regional Development Agency (Poland)
- Regional Development Agency Senec – Pezinok (Slovakia)
The project is funded by the EU’s Interreg Europe programme through the European Regional Development Fund.