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:

Little Fockers

Little Fockers

© Universal Pictures

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.

It’s Kind of a Funny Story

It's Kind of a Funny Story

© KC Bailey

Filmed in New York City, this Focus Feature diverted 88% (11.43 tons) of on set waste through composting and recycling on set.

Charlie St. Cloud

Charlie St. Cloud

© Universal Pictures

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.

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World

Scott Pilgrim

© Universal Pictures

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 American

The American

© Giles Keyte

The producers repurposed office furniture by donating it to earthquake-devastated communities in Abruzzo, Italy.

Read how NBCUniversal’s current, 2012 and 2011 films have also gone green.
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Sustainability @ NBCUniversal

NBCUniversal is making a commitment to sustainability across the entire company. Our Green is Universal initiative is focused on bringing an environmental perspective to everything we do, informing and entertaining our audiences while driving more sustainable practices into our own operations. As one of the world’s largest media and entertainment companies, we want to participate in and help lead one of the most important dialogues of our time—and build a stronger business and a more sustainable world in the process.

Our Green is Universal initiative translates our environmental commitment into action. It identifies ways to integrate sustainability across our businesses, in front of the camera as well as behind it. Whether identifying opportunities for energy savings and innovation in production and distribution, educating our consumers via environmentally themed programming on our airwaves, reducing the carbon footprint of our products, or activating and engaging our workforce, NBCUniversal is hard at work mobilizing our assets to protect the planet.

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