American politician and diplomat John Kerry, who served as the 68th U.S. Secretary of State, has joined the recently launched British indie Fingerprint Content as senior advisor and executive producer.
Founded by award-winning executives Melanie Dicks, Jess Hines and Lia Walton, Fingerprint Content is devoted to creating sustainably-made original content for film, TV and digital that explores the planet’s “most pressing issues,” from climate and race to inequality and gender.
With hubs in the UK, the U.S., India and France, the nascent production outfit has committed to utilizing sustainable production practices through its partnership with award-winning sustainability consultancy Greenshoot.
Fingerprint boasts a diverse slate of scripted and non-scripted content, spanning feature films and documentaries. Its current production slate includes a short format non-scripted returning series celebrating ordinary people and their innovative solutions to climate change; and the dramas Strand, The Cornish Girl and Emily Carlton’s The Eye.
“By educating and inspiring our audiences through our content to participate in conversations about the crises our planet and its people are facing on a local and global level, we will empower everyone to realize their potential and build a better world,” said Kerry in a statement. “As one of the first production companies to commit [to] sustainable production from script to screen, we will lead by example and set a new standard for this industry.”
“We’re living through a new age of cinema and TV broadcasting that is an opportunity for the brave,” added Fingerprint Content CEO Dicks. “Fingerprint Content will seek out and champion new voices from all over the world who are unafraid to tackle the big issues of our time, ignite global discourse and set the agenda. We believe that true and lasting impact is the result of dialogue and collaboration, and that communicating complex issues through culture and stories is not just one of the most potent ways to mobilize movements and propel progress — it is almost certainly one of the most effective.”
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