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Film Florida Releases Sustainable Production Recommendations

May 17, 2024

In honor of Earth Day, Film Florida, the chief marketing and advocating organization for Florida’s Screen Production Industry, has released Sustainable Production Recommendations for Florida’s production industry. The recommendations cover a variety of departments including lodging, transportation, recycling, purchasing, energy efficiency, F&B considerations, set design & construction as well as more in-depth options provided by The Sustainable Production Alliance.

“Florida’s Screen Production Industry can have a significant positive impact on the environment of our state, our nation, and our planet and we’re excited to remind our industry of the importance of protecting our beautiful state,” said Sandy Lighterman, President of Film Florida. “If each production helps by being more sustainable, it will make a significant difference. The recommendations are not required but we felt it was important, on Earth Day, to remind people to respect our state and leave it in a better place after each production.”

Film Florida’s “Sustainable Production Recommendations” include both general and specific suggestions and provides external resources from both Florida and national experts in the field of sustainability. The list was compiled by collecting data from previous Florida recommendations and other industry resources. The goal is to increase better practices that can be implemented in each department throughout production.

Also included are links to external sources so productions can measure their environmental impact based on energy used in offices and on stages, the fuel used in vehicles and generators, and the emissions from air travel and accommodations. Through The Sustainable Production Alliance, these recommendations include a full toolkit, including carbon calculator and sustainable practices checklist with tutorials for each, sample memos that can be sent around to departments, signage, and infographics.

Click HERE to download the Recommendations document.

About Film Florida: Film Florida is a state-wide not-for-profit entertainment production organization that serves a leadership role in Florida’s screen production industry by representing all aspects of the business including film commissions, industry, labor, associations, and education. Our intention is to unite, inspire and innovate to build a more robust and retentive industry in Florida.

The growing membership driven organization provides a network, a platform, and the benefits of playing an active part in solidifying Florida’s position as a major entertainment production destination, positive economic development driver and tourism generator. For more information about Film Florida visit FilmFlorida.org.