FOCUS Green Zone offers sustainable production solutions from pre-to-post
The FOCUS Green Zone returns for a third year, providing even more environmentally friendly production solutions. Presented in association with Ad Green and BAFTA's albert Consortium, the area has a full program of sessions and suppliers to help productions and facilities transition to green production without losing creative quality.
This year, visitors can expect to meet with more certified green suppliers than ever before. Opportunities to engage with issues during the two full days of sessions range from those who have successfully implemented sustainable elements into their productions and suppliers with boundless knowledge of the sector.
Jo Coombes, founder of AdGreen says “We're really excited to build on what we have done in recent years, this time presenting the journey of a 'green production', with each of our suppliers showing Focus attendees how they can support them in reducing their production's carbon footprint, from pre-production through to post. We've also got a fantastic program of sessions throughout the two days, all delivered in our classroom space".
Built by Dresd out of old props and sets, this year's classroom is a futuristic sci-fi space to tie in with the Green Zone's 'future of production' theme. Sessions tackling how to transition to green production include What’s my role? Find your part in production sustainability with BAFTA award-winning director Steve Smith and Lynn McFarlane of Dresd, Save Money, Save the Planet – How Thinking Sustainably Can Help Your Budget with Laurence Sargent, owner and director of Sargent Disc and albert sustainability advisor Aaron Matthews and Can You Really Be ‘Green’ When You’re Filming Around the World? with award-winning wildlife and science filmmaker Tom Musthill and albert's Roser Canela-Mas, and Zero Carbon Now! Make your next production carbon neutral with Jo Coombes, founder of AdGreen, Joe Wadsworth of Good Energy and more companies helping productions make the switch. A drinks reception will be held in the Green Zone on Wednesday 4th December, 3:30 - 4:30 PM.
Aaron Matthews, Environmental Sustainability Advisor at BAFTA’s albert Consortium notes “moving the whole production industry onto green practises will require collaboration, commitment and FOCUS, so there really is no better place to bring the industry together to share best practise and help build momentum”.
Jean-Frederic Garcia director of FOCUS summarises “sustainability is undoubtedly at the forefront of everybody’s mind in 2019, and this is certainly true within the production community. A number of years ago FOCUS tapped into the growing number of visitors eager to learn more about how to make green production possible and this continues to expand, providing more solutions to visitors”.
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