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Dr. Laurence Sargent Chairs Seminar at Focus 2016

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Dr Laurence Sargent Chaired a panel of experts discussing 'Sustainability: how do we increase collaboration across the creative screen industries?' at Focus 2016.

Dr. Laurence Sargent Chairs Seminar at Focus 2016

Sustainability - How to Increase Collaboration Across the Screen Industries?

 

 

Focus 2016 is an annual event held at the Business Design Centre in London, which brings together service companies, film and television commissions and producers from over 50 countries. Dr Laurence Sargent, Director of Sargent-Disc, was invited to Chair a panel of experts discussing 'Sustainability: how do we increase collaboration across the creative screen industries?'

 

The panel covered all sorts of issues, from environmental advocacy and practical tools - to how collaboration can help to reduce the carbon footprint of production. The panel included:

 

  • Aaron Matthews - Environmental Sustainability Advisor, BAFTA, Albert Consortium
  • Amy Lemisch - Executive Director, California Film Commission
  • Jo Coombes - Founder, AdGreen
  • Nick O'Hagan - Producer/Line Producer

 

Climate change is a major worldwide issue. At the Paris Global Climate Conference - for the first time in history, 195 countries united to sign a single agreement on tackling climate change. The Paris Agreement, limits global temperature rises to 1.5 degrees above pre-industrial levels. Heralded as a game changer, cracks in a the international consensus are starting to appear - and there is uncertainty on the impact of a new US administration.

 

Laurence Sargent welcomed the audience and panel and set the scene. He painted a picture of modern society's consumption of natural resources - and said that genuine sustainability requires meaningful integration of economic growth and social development - with environmental protection. He asked the panel to address the issues facing screen production today, and the role that leadership, education and communication can have in changing attitudes and working practices on environmental sustainability. 

 

Aaron Matthews shared some sobering statistics.  The production of an average hour of TV generates 12.9 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions - and for each metric ton, three-square metres of Arctic summer sea ice disappears[1].

 

 

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Amy Lemisch described the active way in which the California Screen Commission (CSC) is encouraging productions to be more sustainable. It supports the collaborative work of the six major US Studios in developing shared standards. The commitment of the studios' senior executives - to create commonenvironmental production guidelines for use on all their productions - is providing advocacy for change in California and further afield. CSC has also produced its own Green Resource Guide, and promotes the  Production Guild of America's Green Production Guide.

 

Training, guidance and the availability of practical tools to help productions reduce their carbon footprint, was a key theme of the seminar. Aaron said 2,000 users from 300 companies have signed up to use the albert Consortium's carbon calculator. The 'albert certification scheme' helps teams measure how they are reducing their environmental impact and identifies the 'going greener' cost savings. The BBC, ITV and Sky - all members of the Consortium - are making it a contractual obligation, to measure the carbon footprint of all programmes they commission and produce.

'The training we provide introduces a different way of working', said Aaron. 'ITV enrolled eighty members of Coronation Street's production staff on the course. When you train this many people, and they all understand the impact they can make, then you reach a critical mass'.

 

Jo Coombe stressed the crucial role of education in the commercials industry. It is more likely to adopt sustainable ways of working if it is easy to factor in the working processes during the short pre production phase of commercials. This includes processes such as, recycling sets, transport planning and issuing electronic call sheets and othr documents. AdGreen advises the industry on developing environmental strategies and provides best practice guidelines for use by companies that Ad agencies contract to produce commercials.

 

Nick O'Hagan agreed. If those in positions of authority are aware of the dangers of global warming, they can encourage and implement change. There are tools out there, to help productions be more sustainable and efficient - such as Sargent-Disc's Digital Purchase Order (DPO). Laurence Sargent said that 'albert has estimated that DPO can save a quarter of a ton of carbon for a Studio scale feature production - on materials alone.'  DPO's own sustainability credentials are clear -it is hosted on carbon neutral servers, using renewable hydroelectric energy from Norway. It is just one of the many tools that Sargent-Disc's Digital Production Office® offers to make productions more sustainable, efficient and cost effective.  

 

Amy felt that Scenechronize SmartHub, was another useful and accessible tool - which on a regular US Studio production - reduces paper consumption from 600,000 to 200,000 sheets. The software stores production's documents digitally and securely, and can break down scripts, watermark documents uniquely, and customise file permissions for content control.

 

There was a lively Q&A session. Laurence thanked everyone for participating in such a productive seminar, and hoped that some of the panel's insights would be put into practice.

 

 

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 ('Sustainability: how do we increase collaboration across the creative screen industries?' Panel: Aaron Matthews - Environmental Sustainability Advisor, BAFTA, Albert Consortium; Jo Coombes - Founder, AdGreen; Amy Lemisch - Executive Director, California Film Commission; Dr. Laurence Sargent - Director, Sargent-Disc; Nick O'Hagan - Producer/Line Producer)

 

 

How Sargent-Disc Can Help


Sargent-Disc's Digital Production Office® approach to more sustainable production, involves replacing paper processes with low-energy, paperless and mobile-friendly solutions - and  removing the need for multiple emails and manual circulation of hard copies. The software tools bring together a selection of digital products and services for the entertainment industry from Sargent-Disc and its partners. The tools include Payroll, CrewStart™, Payslip, Purchase Order, Production Card, Movie Magic Scheduling and Budgeting, Vista Accounting. For more information please email us on info@sargent-disc.com

 

Sargent-Disc holds regular demonstrations of the Digital Production Office® software. Please go to our webpage to register for the next walk through of CrewStart™, Purchase Order, and Scenechronize StudioHub. 

 



[1] Thee Max Planck Institute for Meteorology and US National Snow and Ice Data Centre

 

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