NBCUniversal’s film division is committed to becoming a more sustainable business by identifying and integrating innovative ways to reduce our environmental footprint. Sustainable production practices were implemented in the upcoming film The Huntsman: Winter’s War, opening in theaters April 22. This sequel follows Freya the Ice Queen (Emily Blunt) as she brings her sister Queen Ravenna (Charlize Theron) back to life in order to conquer the Enchanted Forest. Only Eric the Huntsman (Chris Hemsworth) and Sara the Warrior (Jessica Chastain) can stop them.
Sustainable production practices in front of the camera included using reclaimed lumber to create the look and feel of some of the sets. The lighting department incorporated LEDs into set lighting, which use up to 70% less energy than standard film set lights.
Behind the scenes, 96% of waste was diverted from landfill. This was achieved through implementing a comprehensive recycling and composting program throughout the offices and stages. In the production offices, scripts and schedules were printed on 100% recycled content paper, and through digital distribution and print reduction methods, the show used 40% less paper than a production of a similar size.
See more ways we're going green behind the scenes at GreenisUniversal.com.