11th Apr 2024

Roundtable on Sustainable Digitalisation for the Screen Sectors

On: 11th April 2024 from 11.30am – 1pm (registration and coffee from 11.15am)

At:  Central London Location (EC2A postcode) AND via Video Conference

For: British Screen Forum Members, Associate Members, Future Leaders and Invited Guests

As British Screen Forum members are well aware, audiovisual content production leads to a significant environmental footprint due to carbon-intensive infrastructures, energy dependencies, extensive travel, ecosystem disruption and waste production. While the past two decades have seen a rise in stakeholder discourse around sustainability and in critical attention to the industry’s environmental impacts, there is still a way to go to reach the level of impact sought. The industry’s Digitalisation 2.0 phase, including full-scale virtual production and streaming mandates, present all new challenges – and possible solutions – to the sector’s sustainable future.

To help identify a path forward, this session will examine the industry’s current move to digital production and explore how ambitious environmental and social policy can be developed as this transition gears up. This follows the release of the Sustainable Digitalisation report in late 2023, exploring the relationship between digitalisation and sustainability – and the potential for what the report calls sustainable digitalisation – across the UK film and television industry. The report comes out of extensive ongoing collaboration with industry stakeholders and policy makers and suggest pathways to explore environmental and social sustainability, and to promote best practice in the digital age.

The purpose of the roundtable is to facilitate understanding and discussion of the ideas presented in the report. We will be joined by the report’s authors, co-directors of the AHRC-funded Global Green Media Network: Hunter Vaughan (Senior Research Associate at the Minderoo Centre for Technology and Democracy at the University of Cambridge) and Pietari Kääpä (Professor of Media Communications at the University of Warwick) and other experts.

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