Sustainability in the Motion Picture Industry

C. Corbett, R. Turco

This report summarizes the findings of the 2-year project on “Motion Picture Industry Sustainability” conducted through the UCLA Institute of the Environment, under contract to the California Integrated Waste Management Board, during Summer 2003 – Spring 2005.

The objectives of the study were to identify existing environmental best practices within the industry, based on interviews and case studies, to develop a “green production guide” based on those practices, and to organize forums for disseminating the findings to the motion picture industry. Throughout, the “motion picture industry” includes film and television production. The focus of the study was exclusively on the production side of the industry, not on distribution or on content.

Working Paper | 2007

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