The Festival de Cannes 2014 kicks off today, and we look so forward to connecting film industry visitors to the latest in sustainable innovation, while we
are there over the weekend. Join us! But, there is other cause for red-carpet glamour and sustainable celebration: Film Biz Recycling recently held it’s annual ‘Golden Dumpster Awards’ -the Oscars of sustainable filmmaking in NYC- to recognize environmental efforts & accomplishments in film production. Hollywood director Darren Aronofsky won for his ‘Dedication to Sustainable Filmmaking’ on-set, Bravo! Check out more on the awards after the jump, or join us in Cannes! [photo: Film Biz Recycling]
The Golden Dumpster Awards – the Oscars of sustainable filmmaking in NYC- recognize the value in social and environmental responsibility within the film industry, while shedding light on the effective changes that are currently taking place.
The vigorous and trailblazing Emellie O’Brien of sustainability consultancy Earth Angel, also took home an award for her work as eco-manager on set of “the most eco friendly blockbuster in the history of Sony Pictures”, The Amazing Spiderman 2(2014).
The Producer’s Guild of America Green, received the ‘Award for First to Tackle an Issue’ thanks to their recently published and comprehensive cost-benefit analysis of sustainable filmmaking. The report,“Going Green by saving Green”, explains that “sustainable filmmaking is not only effective, but cost efficient[…] the results have shown a consistent net savings of thousands of dollars even after subtracting the cost of labor.” Read more about the report here.
Le Noble Lumber which provides an immense amount of wood for set-building to the industry (one of it’s greatest sources of waste), was also recognized. They have recently made a move to distribute wood that is Forest Stewardship Council Certified, meaning that it is cultivated in a more environmentally sustainable manner.
Last year’s ‘Golden Dumpster Awards’ recipients included: NBC‘s 30 Rock, for ‘Most Tonnage From a TV Show Saved’ (set dressing, props and wardrobe diverted from the landfill and donated) , and NBC Universal‘s subsidiary Focus Features, for ‘Most
Tonnage Saved by a Feature Production Company’, as it managed to divert 33.68 tons of on-set waste since production 2008.
The physical awards themselves are also super sustainable as they are made of hand-selected, salvaged objects, from donated set materials : and covered in gold of course!
Congratulations to all of the effective sustainable trailblazers who were recognized for their dedication to social, and environmental responsibility in media!
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