The film production industry requires systemic change to become sustainable. Data analysis shows that an average tentpole film production generates 2,840 tonnes of CO2e, the equivalent amount absorbed by 3,709 acres of forest in a year. A step change to way the film production industry is organised and operated is needed to reach net zero carbon emissions and a more sustainable future.

Our report, developed in collaboration with the BFI’s Research and Statistics Fund and the BAFTA-led consortium albert, outlines six principles on which a sustainable future depends, starting with the need to measure the industry’s true environmental impact. Taking a holistic look across the industry, the research sets out five areas of opportunity for transformation and identifies key interventions for stakeholders across the film production industry.

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A Screen New Deal: a route map to sustainable film production