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How ‘She-Hulk’ Is Embracing On-Screen Sustainability

She-Hulk: Attorney at Law is going green in more ways than one. Along with its titular superheroes, the Disney+ show is also embracing sustainability thanks to executive producer Kat Coiro, who directed six of the series’ nine episodes. Coiro teamed with environmental nonprofit Habits of Waste to take pointers from their “Lights, Camera, Plastic” campaign, […]

How NBC’s ‘La Brea’ Took a “Solid Step” Toward a More Sustainable TV Set

NBC’s La Brea, which follows a massive sinkhole opening in the middle of Los Angeles, is doing its part to ensure that world-ending disasters remain a fictional, on-screen occurrence. The drama, currently shooting its second season in Australia, is an early film or TV production to use a hybrid lithium-ion battery system to power the […]

Production Grant to Fund Gallery of Sustainability-Themed Art for Film and TV

The Sustainable Production Alliance said Tuesday that it has teamed with nonprofit Global Inheritance to curate a collection of artwork that features environmental messaging. These pieces will be cleared for use onscreen in future films and series produced by SPA, the Producer’s Guild of America’s Green Committee and Green Film School Alliance members. The collection […]

Eli Roth, Fran Drescher and More Urge Hollywood to Prioritize Environmental Issues at Hollywood Reporter/EMA Sustainability Event

As the world turns and temperatures shift, sustainability has become an urgent issue across all industries, including entertainment. Hollywood, known for its dissemination of images and messaging, is on the front lines of a cultural sea change, dedicated to prioritizing the environment and the challenges it faces, said a group of industry leaders Thursday at […]

Why Owen Wilson Carries His Lunch in a Steel Container in ‘Marry Me’

Marry Me is setting the example for sustainability on the big screen. The film, starring Jennifer Lopez and Owen Wilson, avoids the use of single-use plastics onscreen. From water bottles to lunch boxes, the onscreen characters rely on reusable and eco-friendly items, thanks to director Kat Coiro and environmental nonprofit Habits of Waste. Last year, […]

Bradley Whitford, Gloria Calderon Kellett Join Pledge to Get Hollywood Paperless by 2030

A number of actors, writers and directors are making a commitment to on-set sustainability and joining an initiative to get Hollywood paperless by 2030. Bradley Whitford, Rachel Bloom, Travon Free, Gloria Calderón Kellett, Stephen Fry, John Cameron Mitchell, Kelly McCreary, Kirsten Vangsness, Rob Morrow and directors Michael Morris, Lauren Wolkstein and Pete Chatmon are among […]

8 Eco-Friendlier Designer Denim Pieces for Going Green in 2022

Stella McCartney Vintage-wash women’s denim jumpsuit in sustainable organic cotton; $837 (reg. $1,395), stellamccartney.com JW Anderson Cross-body Cap Nano bag in leather and denim, made from recycled cotton and polyester; $375, matchesfashion.com Edwin High-rise red Cai women’s jeans, produced with reduced water usage and clean energy sources; $188, edwin-usa.com and nordstrom.com Chloé Recycled denim women’s shirt […]

Producers Guild Calls For Hollywood’s Transition to Clean Energy, 50 Percent Reduced Emissions by 2030

Ahead of the United Nation’s Climate Summit, which begins in the U.K. this weekend, the Producers Guild of America and its PGA Green division are calling for Hollywood to clean up its energy footprint with an open letter released Thursday. According to the group, productions emit an average of 391 to 3,370 metric tons of […]

Hollywood Eco Experts on Making “Unnecessary” Press Boxes More Sustainable

Promotional boxes of food, alcohol and swag long have been part of entertainment industry marketing strategies, mailed to the homes and offices of press and Hollywood insiders ahead of a project’s release. In the pandemic, those mailers became more common, as in-person events were replaced with virtual screenings and Q&As that could benefit from a […]

Environmental Media Association Sets Impact Summit, Awards for In-Person Return

After going virtual in 2020 amid the pandemic, the Environmental Media Association is returning to in-person events this fall with its Impact Summit and annual awards gala. The summit, set for Sept. 2 at the Pendry West Hollywood, will feature panelists and attendees including Malin Akerman, Constance Zimmer, stylist Karla Welch, Wolfgang Puck, Alex Winter, […]

Is the Plug-In the Future of Luxury and Hyper Cars?

The paradigm is shifting in the luxury car world. At the high end, nearly every brand is now offering a plug-in hybrid version (PHEV) of their most popular vehicles. For instance, a high-end SUV like BMW’s X5 xDrive45e PHEV (from $65,400) has a 30-mile EV range, which is usually enough to get you to and […]

“Lights, Camera, Plastic?” Campaign Seeks to Ax Single-Use Plastics On-Screen

Habits of Waste, a Los Angeles-based environmental nonprofit, is working to save the planet via the big screen. The group is gaining momentum for its “Lights, Camera, Plastic?” campaign, just in time for Plastic Free July, in its mission to significantly reduce the amount of single-use plastic shown in TV and film, thereby ending the […]