Eli Roth, Fran Drescher and More Urge Hollywood to Prioritize Environmental Issues at Hollywood Reporter/EMA Sustainability Event

The daylong event, which was fueled by an assortment of call-to-action discussions with committed change makers in the environmental and entertainment industries, happened in tandem with the launch of THR‘sinaugural, digital Sustainability Issue — dedicated to exploring a greener future for Hollywood. Nekesa Mumbi Moody, editorial director of THR, said in her remarks Thursday: “The talent, executives and content we are showcasing this morning represent some of our industry’s most compelling achievements in the environmental storytelling space. Their stories are remarkable in their shared mission to sound the alarm on our planet’s gravest threats, but also remind us of all the beauty that still surrounds us.”

The first panel of the day asked the question: How can talent take the reins to ensure that productions are green? SAG-AFTRA president Fran Drescher — who ran her campaign for president actively addressing sustainability and has started a “green council” during her presidency, designed to create “eco responsible entertainment” — said she plans to make “an industrywide ban on single-use plastic [in productions] our first effort on which to build our legacy.”

“What we have to take responsibility to do as an industry is to normalize eco-responsible living,” she said. “We are the greatest influencers on the planet.”

Click here for full article