Disney, Universal Among Partners for New PGA Environmental Production Initiative

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NBC, Sony and Warner Bros. are also among the partners that contributed to the guild's Green Production Guide.

The Producers Guild of America is focusing on environmentally sustainable production practices with its 2017 Green Production Guide. 

The guild partnered with Disney, Amblin, Fox, Universal, Paramount, Sony Pictures Entertainment and Warner Bros for the guide, which is meant to serve as a tool kit for television and film producers hoping to reduce the environmental impact of their sets. The guide was created through the research gathered on sustainable studio projects like The Fate of the Furious, Jason Bourne, War for the Planet of the Apes, Legion and Black-ish, among others.

The guide includes 2000 recommended eco-vendors, from location to craft services, as well as a carbon calculator that can be used to track a production's carbon emissions and high-impact purchases such as water, paper and food. Plywood tracking tool and food donation information can also be found in the guide.

The PGA is also partnering with the Environmental Media Association, which handles the production's applications for the "EMA Green Seal” that is awarded to sustainable productions.  

“This collaboration between EMA and PGA Green is one that will bring more awareness to the importance of sustainable production and one that will continue to direct our industry to the tools and recognition of green production practices," said Debbie Levin, president and CEO of EMA.

Said Mari-Jo Winkler, chair of PGA Green: “The most effective way to advance sustainable production is to align best practices, so the PGA collaborated closely with our studio partners in creating this resource. Together, we are proud to share our combined tools and knowledge via our public Green Production Guide website, which any production may access for free."

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