The film and television industry directory, Film Bang, has been working with BECTU Vision to help make film and television production in Scotland work more sustainably.
With support from Scottish Enterprise and Screen Scotland, they’ve created a Reuse Hub which will enable film and television practitioners and productions to source, sell and share materials between film and television productions in Scotland.
Launching today during Scotland's Climate Week, the new Reuse Hub is embedded in the Film Bang website and will enable all sorts of materials such as props, costumes, kit, consumables and production supplies to be exchanged between productions rather than routinely bought new and discarded at the end of a production.
BECTU Vision’s Screen Sustainability Manager, Mairi Claire Bowser, said: “Having come to my current role from a background of working directly in Props and Set Decoration departments for film & tv production across the UK, I’m aware of how wasteful productions can be, and that we’re often regularly buying a lot of the same things on each new production. The opportunity for productions and crew to be able to sell, share, and source materials from any department amongst each other directly is a great one, and I’m delighted for our industry in Scotland to be leading the way with this model of localised materials sharing directly between productions, and it being embedded directly within our industry.”
Film Bang’s Amy Hamilton said: “I am delighted for Film Bang to be hosting Scotland’s Reuse Hub and very proud to be working with BECTU Vision in providing this new platform for the industry. Our Reuse Hub will help to reduce some of the barriers previously faced by productions in reducing waste and environmental impact, and provides a positive step towards Scotland’s film and television industry becoming more sustainable.
Film Bang has supported the industry for many years and is the longest running directory for crew, facilities, and production companies in Scotland. Our website is already well known and accessed by people working in the industry therefore provides a perfect place to host the Reuse Hub. I am excited to see it in action!”
Louise V Say, Producer said: “Productions accumulate lots of things during a shoot. Reuse Hub is a great way to tap into an instant network where items can be sold and shared with other productions - a great way to reduce our footprint and provide something useful for another show. It’s a win win!”
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