We could not have been happier when NBC Universal contacted us to collaborate on their greening efforts for the series, Grimm. We immediately recognized this particular show as a good match and unique opportunity to put the foundation of our previous work in identifying green vendors and services to good use.
Not uncommonly, we just had a major US retailer shoot a commercial here in Oregon but this one was different, they did it with a sustainable mandate that came from the client’s corporate office. The greening company, EcoSet was hired to oversee the process. EcoSet operate as an “environmental production resource committed to implementing customized, practical, and sustainable environmental solutions for commercial productions”. A relatively new breed of environmentalists are finding a way to green commercial and feature productions in creative and resourceful ways by plugging into what communities already offer. Continue reading... “Commercial Production Brings Value to the Community, the Environment and the Local Economy at the Same Time”
We are excited to have the opportunity to work with NBC Universal this summer on greening the new series, “Grimm”. NBC Universal’s Television and Environmental Policy affirms they are, “committed to pursuing environmentally sustainable practices across all of our operations” and these are clearly laid out in their environmental policies that cover the production office, construction, on set and wrap. That’s great for the state of Oregon as well as the environment generally! Continue reading... “What Is Both Green And Universal At The Same Time?….”
What a great opportunity, PSU’s College of Fine and Performing Arts and PGE are hosting acclaimed director and electric vehicle (EV) enthusiast, Chris Paine for this public lecture on “how the new generation of cars are America’s future: fast, furious, and cleaner than ever”.
Gearhead Grip & Electric has been practicing sustainable methods for a long time – full recycling on it’s trucks and trash disposal for customers, green holiday gifts etc etc. – but last week they took their commitment to the next level when Don Rohrbacker decided to employ about 15 brush-munching goats to clear their truck yard (a 50 x 50 foot lot). Continue reading... “Go Green -Got Goats?”
I just got an email update from Lyla Foggia about the current film she’s promoting – “Deep Green”. The documentary was written, produced, and directed by first-time filmmaker Matt Briggs. After years of witnessing the slow decline of Oregon’s forests, Matt decided to travel the world to find out what we are doing to solve the global warming issue. What he found was solutions to the problem, and the film is an informative detailing of the solutions we as individuals and as a society can enact immediately. Continue reading... “"Deep Green" – A Good Case Study in Good PR”
Playing in the Ashland Independent Film Festival this year (April 8-12) is “Greenlit,” the documentary chronicling the attempt to make the feature film, “The River Why “green” from pre through post-production. The film portrays the enthusiasm, challenges and successes when trying to green a film. “The River Why” was shot entirely on location in Oregon.
Following the screening of “Greenlit,” a panel will discuss what it means to live and work green in the entertainment industry.
Why not use the global lights out to shine a light on your businesses commitment to sustainable practices? March 27th, at 8:30 pm, lights will be going out all over the planet to make a stand against climate change. You can learn more and post your pictures at:
Is your production information slipping through the cracks? Mine was. Then, my best friend from 3rd grade told me about a system he’d just created for Nike solving this exact problem. Together, we customized FMYI to handle the unique pressures of the production world. As a producer of nationally syndicated programs for over 10 years, I knew that creating television, film or new media has a seemingly endless number of moving pieces, making good communication within a team critical. With today’s tighter budgets and people working from dispersed locations production has become even more difficult. Continue reading... “FMYI (for my innovation) organizes customers’ video and film production, makes “A New Day” video of their own”