Sustainable Production Eco Expo returns to London

Sustainable TV and film production eco expoThe eco production movement can welcome another annual event with the announcement of the Sustainable Production Eco Expo in London.

Taking place on 10 April, the evening-long event will look at how to push sustainability forward within the film and television production sector - traditionally quite a wasteful industry.

Organised by Beth Bell from Green Product Placement - a media product placement company for green, local and socially enterprising products - the event will include a raft of presentations, discussions and networking possibilities.

Hosted by former BBC sports commentator Simon Mann some recognisable names of the green production scene are involved, including Alison Tickell, founder of Julie's Bicycle; Martin Kern from Scenery Salvage; Chai Locher and Weindelt Hooijer from the Dutch organisation The Green Film Making Project; Barnaby Cook from Casual Films and Jane Soans of FilmFixer.

One of the works to be discussed will be Sony Pictures' The Amazing Spider-Man 2, the largest sustainable blockbuster up to date.

The event is modelled after the successful New York Production Eco Expo, produced by the non-profit media organisation Film Biz Recycling.

The London Eco Expo will be hosted at The London College of Communication in Elephant and Castle on 10 April from 6pm.

Admission is free to industry professionals and students of media and sustainability courses. Those interested in attending can RSVP here.

To find out more on eco-friendly filmmaking in the UK, check out Kathryn Nave's article on The Knowledge.