Toby Meredith, Media Production Manager for the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries at the University of Portsmouth, was invited to BAFTA event promoting sustainable film and TV practices and engaged with broadcasters and production companies.
Producers, directors, script writers and creatives from across the film and television world were invited to an evening at 194 Piccadilly to learn more about a new resource which is challenging the film and television industry to put climate at the heart of on screen content.
Guest speakers included Christiana Figueres, Former Executive Secretary of the UN Climate Convention and BBC’s Director of Content, Charlotte Moore.
This is part of the ongoing plan for the faculty to become part of the albert Education Consortium.
By delivering education on the impact the film and TV industry has on the environment, students will learn what actions they can take to make a difference on a global scale. Broadcasters and production companies are committing to reducing their carbon footprint so developing skills and understanding of climate change will greatly enhance employment options.
albert is a collaborative BAFTA, indie and broadcaster backed project that brings the screen industries together to tackle their environmental impact and inspire sustainable living. Founded in 2011 and governed by an industry consortium, the group’s objective is to empower everyone working in film and TV production to understand their opportunity and to know how they can make a change.
Planet Placement is a new resource from BAFTA albert which was created in partnership with change agency Futerra. It will look at how film and television content can help to raise awareness about climate change by introducing sustainability messages into the content we see on our screens. Its purpose is to challenge the creative community and inspire them to create world – changing content.
The project offers events, training, certification, a bespoke production carbon calculator and a renewable energy procurement project. Each year over 1000 productions use the albert calculator with a further 300 also applying for albert certification.
Learn more about BAFTA and albert working with universities.