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:
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.
Filmed in New York City, this Focus Feature diverted 88% (11.43 tons) of on set waste through composting and recycling on set.
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.
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 producers repurposed office furniture by donating it to earthquake-devastated communities in Abruzzo, Italy.