Harold Greenberg Fund sponsors inaugural eco-production award

Astral Media's Harold Greenberg Fund is getting into the awards business. The industry fund is sponsoring the inaugural Planet In Focus Green Screen Award for eco-friendly filmmakers.
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Astral Media’s Harold Greenberg Fund is getting into the awards business.

The industry fund is sponsoring the inaugural Planet In Focus Green Screen Award for eco-friendly filmmakers.

Canadian producer/director teams that work to save the environment as they shoot their projects will compete to win $5,000 and Planet in Focus’ Green Screen Program certification.

“We are excited to become more involved with Planet in Focus and the Green Screen Program by introducing this innovative award,” John Galway, president of Astral’s Harold Greenberg Fund’s English-language program, said in a statement Thursday.

“Their enthusiasm and ground-breaking ideas have inspired us to adopt more environmentally friendly policies and practices, and we hope our partners throughout the industry will be inspired to do the same,” he added.

Planet in Focus, a environmental media arts organization, promotes social and ecologically sustainable practices in media production.