When people talk about the ecologically sustainable production of TV and film content, the topic of additional costs usually pops up. However, green production does not have to be more expensive, it can also save a lot of money.
If sustainability is a top priority for broadcasters and production houses, many constructive and creative ideas can emerge to significantly reduce the carbon footprint of a production: use of bicycles, reduction of transportation & travel, digital solutions e.g. for location visits and remote directing or sustainable technologies for generators and vehicles.
We discussed these ideas in a panel at the Green Actors Lounge 2023.
The exciting question remains as to whether it will also be an option in future to reduce production volumes in general and invest more money in storytelling, quality, fair working conditions, sales/marketing or even sustainability. This way, many current challenges could be tackled at the same time.
Thanks for the moderation Marc Winkelmann and the good discussion with Helga Löbel from UFA, Fabian Klaus from Sky Deutschland, Dr. Lisa Giehl from LEONINE Studios, Björn Böhning from the Alliance of German Producers – Film & Television and Christiane dopp from MOIN Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein.