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New ‘Playbook’ Created To Incorporate Climate Change Stories into TV and Film Productions

New ‘Playbook’ Created To Incorporate Climate Change Stories into TV and Film Productions

Good Energy playbook will help shape scripts

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Non-profit Good Energy created a resource for entertainment to help with better representation of climate crisis across TV and movies. The Playbook for Screenwriting In The Age of Climate Change It has been called the “go-to guide” for incorporating pertinent details into new productions. It is believed to be beneficial for actors, writers, and executives in the industry.

The Good Energy PlaybookThere are many resources that come from scientific and psychological fields. Also, there are proposed solutions to climate problems. It is hoped the guidelines will bring the climate crisis, and its effects, to the attention of more people than ever before.

Good Energy playbook will help shape scriptsGood Energy playbook will help shape scripts
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The truth is stranger than fiction

“There’s nothing more dramatic and important than the climate crisis. Yet, we hardly ever see it on screen,” Anna Jane Joyner, founder and director of Good Energy said in a statement. The Playbook is a practical, low-effort way to include climate crisis narratives in entertainment. It aims to make it a daily issue for the whole world.

Adam McKay was already inspired by the impacts of global warming and the science behind them. PlaybookWith his Oscar-nominated film Don’t Look Up. The film is a potent mixture of comedy, desperation, and fiction. It has opened the door to more dialogue from people who simply watch films and television.

“Climate change is terrifying and sad and absurd. And it’s okay to have all these complicated feelings. That’s where my drive came from to make Don’t Look Up,” Adam McKay said in a statement. “We’ve seen how the film has created more conversation and protests to demand that governments look up. Nonetheless, that is just one movie and we have so much more to do.”

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The IPCC report is now available

The IPCC report gives a comprehensive view of the climate crisis. It lists the major contributors, provides credible science, and suggests potential solutions. It is not easy to use as a resource. It is useful to summarize key points, especially when supported by dramatic statistics that show the dire state of the planet.

The latest report has shown that a shift toward plant-based diets would reduce major emissions from the dairy and meat industries. The importance alternative proteinis highlighted, as are revelations that It is not possible to repair all climate damage. are. Despite continual emphasis being placed upon the urgent need for action, U.N. secretary General Antonio Guterres is waging an a blistering attackWidespread environmentalism is not being adopted by sluggish world leaders.

The Good Energy Playbook has been recognized as a reliable resource that the entertainment industry can use to spread the words of the IPCC and other reports on climate change directly to consumers. They are popular as a form of culture and offer the chance to reach more people.

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The ultimate media climate change resource

Good Energy collaborated with more than 100 writers, producers, and creatives on Hollywood, Bloomberg Philanthropies and 1 Earth Fund. Many other organisations partnered to bring these guidelines into existence, including celebrity quotes from Rosario Dawson and Mark Ruffalo (the Hulk), and Zazie Beetz.

Before designing the PlaybookGood Energy sought to benchmark existing resources and determine how much climate change was being covered in the media. It partnered with USC’s media Impact Lab to commission the first-ever analysis of the frequency of climate change stories in film and TV, during the last five years. Also, an audience survey was conducted to gauge interest in these stories.

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Analyzed 37,453 scripts. All scripts were created between 2016 and 2020. Only 2.8 percent (1.046) included climate crisis keywords and phrases. Further, scripts with relevant phrases were used less than 1,800 times in the scripts.

“2.8% is a staggeringly low number for climate to be mentioned in today’s film and TV. Our goal should be to bridge the gap between the world we live in and the modern world we see on TV,” Katherine Oliver of Bloomberg Philanthropies told Deadline. “We are proud to support Good Energy as they work with the entertainment community to inspire with ideas on how to weave in more climate stories for the screen….and we recognize the undeniable power of storytelling to drive climate action.”

Climate change as reported by the media

Up until Don’t Look NowDocumentaries have remained a reliable source of information on climate change. Less ‘entertaining’ potentially and more niche in terms of the audience that watches them, they still offer accessible information while Hollywood catches up.

Voice of the Glaciers2021, when it was released as an independent film. It pointed out the glacial erosion occurring in Svalbard. It also mentioned climate change, stating that these generations might be the last to make any changes.

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