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Poll reminder: How Green is my filmmaking?

How Green is the industry, really? Take this online survey and help American University and Filmmakers for Conservation find out how big the factual footprint is.
September 10, 2008

Two internationally-recognized academic centers at American University (the Center for Social Media and the Center for Environmental Filmmaking), have joined forces with Filmmakers for Conservation to write The Code of Best Practices in Sustainable Filmmaking. The Code is an initiative of the Future of Public Media Project funded by the Ford Foundation, and is supported in part by the World Wildlife Fund (UK). It is a comprehensive green code for filmmakers that will be backed by scientific review and academic analysis. Larry Engel and Andrew Buchanan are its co-authors.

As a part of the research, the CSM and CEF are conducting a confidential survey to help establish a baseline of what documentary filmmakers are doing (and not doing, as the case may be) to go green. Your help would be greatly appreciated, so please take a minute to take the survey linked below. Honest and candid answers will provide the survey with the best data. Feel free to contact Larry Engel at engel@american.edu for further information on the survey and code.

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About The Author
Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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