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Film Production: 2010 Releases

Filmmaking brings unique opportunities and challenges for making operations more sustainable. NBCUniversal’s film division is committed to becoming a more sustainable business by identifying and integrating innovative ways to reduce our environmental footprint. Universal Pictures and Focus Features developed a detailed Sustainable Production Guide for their casts and crews to give each department production-specific information, resources and best practices. Universal Pictures has also hired an executive to assist productions in implementing these practices and the shows utilize the GreenProductionGuide.com for additional resources.

Read more about the eco-accomplishments from our 2010 releases:

Little Fockers

Little Fockers

© Universal Pictures

The production from the third film from Universal’s hit franchise prevented over 25,000 individual plastic water bottles from being used by distributing reusable water bottles and providing water coolers throughout the production office, construction warehouse, editorial suites and on set.


It’s Kind of a Funny Story

It's Kind of a Funny Story

© KC Bailey

Filmed in New York City, this Focus Feature diverted 88% (11.43 tons) of on set waste through composting and recycling on set.


Charlie St. Cloud

Charlie St. Cloud

© Universal Pictures

Once locked, set dressing, materials and props were repurposed through donating to charities and schools in Vancouver, BC. Lumber and set materials found another life on the USA TV show, Psych, also produced by NBCUniversal.

 

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World 

Scott Pilgrim

© Universal Pictures

Filmed in Toronto, the construction and scenic departments saved hundreds of sheets of lumber during production by replacing it with recycled-content cardboard for set design.


The American

The American

© Giles Keyte

The producers repurposed office furniture by donating it to earthquake-devastated communities in Abruzzo, Italy.

Read how NBCUniversal’s current, 2012 and 2011 films have also gone green.