PGA Green Unified Best Practices Guide: It represents the best current strategies for green production, based on the experience of a wide range of producers working in the field today to achieve sustainability in motion picture and television production. This guide was created to help independent producers and their production teams reduce the carbon emissions and environmental impacts of their film, TV and New Media productions. It is organized by production phases and departments,… { read more }

A Note to Producers

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. Implementing those principles on a film set, where daily life is fast-paced and filled with bright lights and extravagant scenery, can be tricky. Many environmentally harmful behaviors happen when we don’t know, can’t find, or simply don’t have time for the better… { read more }

Production Office Best Practices

Taking steps to reduce consumption in the office not only saves natural resources, but can even slash office costs. The Production Office Coordinator has an important role to play. He or she should take the lead in implementing sustainability practices in the production office, be the one for example to look into renewable energy credits through the local utility company or to explore for lists of green vendors by category and locations… { read more }

Locations Department Best Practices

While on location, take every measure to manage your waste, conserve water, protect the landscape and respect the local community. During the scout, evaluate each location with an eye toward sustainability options. Remember that cities have different policies regarding recycling and waste removal. Check with local municipalities for details. Be sure to involve the prep crew and swing gang in greening efforts, especially in terms of water and waste removal. Off-sets… { read more }