Tuesday, 04 April 2017
Hollywood Goes Green
21st Century Fox continues green streak, uses more FSC wood for TV show sets
In 2009, Fox began with ground breaking green production of the very popular tv show ‘24: Live Another Day’, using 100% FSC-certified lumber for set construction. In 2016, they were able to green The X-Files using only FSC-certified plywood on-set.
Now in 2017, they’ve done it again with FX’s Legion, bringing that same level of ambition to going green behind-the-scenes.
The initiative comes as part of 21st Century Fox’s broad commitment to minimizing its environmental impacts, growing sustainably, and inspiring others to take action.
“This is the first production I’ve worked on where the conversation [about sustainability] started during our first production meeting,” said Kim Goddard-Rains, Production Coordinator. “I hope that it inspires people when they see the results and that they’re reminded of the little things we can all do. It feels good.”
Before shooting began, 21st Century Fox once again hired Zena Harris of Green Sparks Group, who previously oversaw green initiatives on The X-Files event series in 2016, as Legion’s sustainable production consultant. Harris worked directly with each department throughout the nearly six-month shoot to review best practices from the Green Production Guide, which Fox developed in collaboration with peer Hollywood studios.
The crew for Legion purchased 70% FSC- certified lauan plywood for set construction and managed to divert 55%of the waste from landfill, avoid 252 metric tons of CO2 emissions.
Learn more about Fox’s environmental sustainability on Legion by reading the detailed case study.
Learn more about Fox’s environmental sustainability on X-Files by reading the detailed case study.
Learn more about Fox’s environmental sustainability on 24: Live Another Day by reading the detailed case study.
Source:21st Century Fox