Film industry aims for sustainability in London
Leading figures within the film and TV industry have teamed up with the Mayor of London, Ken Livingstone, in a bid to reduce their carbon footprint when filming in the capital.
Representatives from leading studios such as Pinewood and Ealing, as well as organisations including the UK Film Council and the actors' union Equity are also supporting a new campaign launched today (February 5th).
A raft of measures aiming to make London a 'green' place to film are set to be considered at an industry conference later this year, while before then efforts will be made to measure the sector's carbon footprint and increase its energy efficiency.
Speaking at the launch, actor Alistair McGowan said: "As we work and live in a world of make believe its easy to forget that our carbon footprint and environmental impact is very real.
"We need to be as accountable as any other industry," he added. "We are a high profile industry and should use our position in the public eye to promote environmental concerns and initiatives."
This new initiative follows similar scheme launched by the Mayor's office aiming to involve both the music industry and theatres in the capital in measures to increase their sustainability and energy efficiency.
Article Date: 05 February 2008
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