LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hollywood’s response to climate change includes donations, protests, and other activism. But it’s apparently missing out on an approach close to home.
Only a sliver of screen fiction, 2.8%, refers to climate change-related words, according to a new study of 37,453 film and TV scripts from 2016-20.
“Good Energy: A Playbook for Screenwriting in the Age of Climate Change” was created with feedback from more than 100 film and TV writers, said Anna Jane Joyner, editor-in-chief of the playbook and founder of Good Energy a nonprofit consultancy.
“A big hurdle that we encountered was that writers were associating climate stories with apocalypse stories,” she said in an interview. “The main purpose of the playbook is to expand that menu of possibilities….to a larger array of how it would be showing up in our real life.”
Among those who provided funding for the playbook project are Bloomberg Philanthropies, Sierra Club, and the Walton Family Foundation.
Source: Lake Geneva News