EMA December Newsletter: EMA IMPACT Dates Announced
EMA IMPACT Summit Dates Announced: May 21st & 22nd
MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT! We've officially released the dates of the 2018 EMA IMPACT Summit: May 21st & 22nd. With over one billion media impressions, last year's inaugural Summit was a massive hit, and we plan on doubling the impact this year. With an Administration that favors big polluters, we need to promote a green economy now more than ever. Together we can show the world that green is working and that individuals have the power to make a change.
EMA Green Seal Has Record-Breaking Year
Hollywood is Going Green at a Record Pace
Drum roll please...this year, we recognized a record 104 movies and TV shows with our EMA Green Seal. Further, 29 projects received our Gold Seal for scoring over 125 points!
Our EMA Green Seal program has recognized 985 movies and television shows that have met our sustainable production standards. That's a lot of emissions, single-use plastics, pollution, harmful chemicals, and waste that has been taken out of the process, thanks to the hard work from the studios, filmmakers, producers, and talent.
Our Seal is a recognition program honoring progress in sustainable production. The program rating is determined on a scale of 200 points. A minimum threshold of 75 points must be obtained to receive EMA Green Seal recognition. The score is based on a self-assessment by the production company on how well it complies with the program criteria developed by EMA and the sustainability departments of the major studios.
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An example of the extraordinary steps studios and producers take to green their movie productions can be found with Universal Pictures’ upcoming Pitch Perfect 3 (In theaters December 22nd):
“The Universal Pictures assets team was able to re-purpose over 125 linear feet of set walls and materials to other local Atlanta productions, and donated over 12,300 lbs of lumber and set building materials to the non-profit Lifecycle Building Center. Production Catering donated 5,140 lbs of excess food to Women of Gilgal and the Atlanta Mission, which equates to 4,280 meals served to the hungry. These practices and more contributed to Pitch Perfect 3 receiving a 2017 EMA Green Seal.”
TV is going green, too! From SHOOTER(USA):
"Led by Showrunner, John Hlavin, and Line Producer, Julie Herrin, SHOOTER (USA) committed themselves to staying green while shooting Season 2 in Santa Clarita, CA. The cast and crew used eco-friendly trailers, LED lighting, and BPA-Free reusable water-bottles while the catering team composted and donated excess food to a local charity."
We are so thrilled to have an enthusiastic community to work with, and we look forward to recognizing hundreds of more productions with our EMA Green Seal.