James Cameron says Avatar reflects destruction of life on Earth

The Titanic director – whose new 3D blockbuster is set in the future on an alien planet which mankind is pillaging for natural resources – revealed how he hoped it will inspire people to look at the destruction around them.

Cameron’s Avatar premiered in London on Friday December the 11th.

In an exclusive interview with the Sun, he said: “The point is that we are devastating habitat and biodiversity at a terrible rate. We are causing a global climate change that’s going to be absolutely devastating to the coral reefs. Science is unable to keep up with our industrial society. We are destroying species faster than we can classify them. We are destroying the food chain faster than we can understand it. The politicians are over in Copenhagen talking about climate change now – but there are other issues as well.”

Cameron first conceived Avatar 15 years ago and it has been in production for more than four-and-a-half years. Its ground-breaking technology makes it the most expensive film ever made.

Cameron mentioned that once the publicity and premieres for the new film have wrapped, he will head back to his solar-powered eco-ranch in Santa Barbara, California. Him and his wife are also planning on installing wind turbines soon.

Check out the rest of The Sun’s interview with the director here.

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La Mission Opens the 6th Annual Artivist Film Festival In Hollywood


The 6th Annual Artivist Film Festival opened this week in Hollywood bringing together films and audiences to raise awareness humanity, animals and the environment through activism.

This year the festival starts with eco-friendly and powerfull movie La Mission starring Benjamin Bratt and Jeremy Ray Valdez, directed and written by Peter Bratt. The film takes us to the heart of the Mission District in San Francisco as we follow the story of Che, his son Jesse, the new neighbor next door and the “Mission Boyz”, through a whirlwind of social issues.

With the help of Reel Green Media, La Mission was an eco-friendly set, from waste diversion to no water bottles and of course, green product placement.

The Artivist Film Festival takes place between December 1-5 at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood and will screen more than 40 short and feature films from around the globe. For more information, visit the official site here.

– ARTIVIST: is a unique word for Advocate Artists.
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Sunday Times reveals hypocrisy as practised by the “green” celebrities

Celebrities are going green for the sake of the planet, or at least that’s what they’d have us believe. In fact, as far as the glitterati are concerned, green is the new black.

You can hardly open a glossy magazine these days without some celebrities talking about their hybrid motor, carbon offsetting scheme or backyard wind farm.

All of which is a good thing, it’s great when public figures bring attention to important issues. But it’s even better when their lives can truly reflect their intentions.

The Sunday Times Online posted an article this weekend on some of the raging eco-hypocrisy rampant in Hollywood these days.

Sheryl Crow, John Travolta, Trudie Styler, Coldplay’s Chris Martin, Harrison Ford and others are taken to task for not walking their talk. Among the egregious offenses are Crow’s 30 person entourage which followed behind her biodiesel tour bus in 13 gas-powered vehicles as well as Al Gore’s bill for heating his indoor swimming pool.

Several celebs (e.g: American actress Jennifer Aniston) were also outed for flying a variety of hairstylists and chefs halfway across the world for single events.

To read the full article for more revelations click HERE

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Edward Norton Raises Over $1Million for Conservation Trust


Edward Norton has achieved his goal of raising more than $1 million for the Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust.

The fundraising effort began in late summer when Norton and a team of runners, including 3 Maasai warriors, sought sponsorship in running the New York City Marathon.

The goal: to raise money and awareness for the Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust, a Kenya-based conservation organization with a U.S. nonprofit partner — for whose board Norton serves as president.

All of the money raised, which totaled some $750,000 after the marathon in early November, went towards the Trust to support education, wildlife conservation, and medical services. But Norton wanted more.

He wrote on Twitter: “Trying to raise 1 million by the end of next week. We’re close.”

Eleven days later, using a variety of signed movie collectibles and other giveaways, Norton and his team crossed the finish line. The current total now stands at $1,005,977.

Congratulations to Team Norton on raising cash that will make an enormous difference for both the people and wildlife of Kenya.

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Sell your Screenplay and Save the World’s Trees

At least, that’s what GreenWriter.org is hoping that you’ll be able to do. Every year, according to this new organization, screenwriters print out 180 million sheets of paper in their efforts to sell their stories.

Within six months of its web site launch, Green Writer hopes to save half that amount, or 90 million pages, by providing a place for screenwriters to freely upload their work in various formats.

Daniel Riser, founder of GreenWriter.org, spoke to triplepundit – people planet profit, he said: “I had just finished a screenplay that took me two years to complete. Rather than print it out, I wanted to find an online venue. I was shocked to find nothing but online scams charging $60 to $1500 to upload a PDF with the “promise” that a few producers might read it. Immediately, I shelved my screenplay and started developing my own website. As my research progressed I discovered about 180 million sheets of paper were printed every year by the screenwriting industry alone. That’s when Greenwriter really found its voice.”

An excellent resource for writers looking to get their scripts to the right people — without all the printing and mailing hassles.

So for all the future screenwriters out there, you now know what to do!

To continue reading Daniel Riser’s interview click HERE

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The films most likely to “save the world” in a minute


Watch this, it only takes 1 minute! You can say a lot in 1 minute, and hopefully save the world while you’re at it. 1minutetosavetheworld.com is an international short film competition on climate change.

Amongst judges were Franny Armstrong (director of The Age of Stupid), Bruce Parry (presenter of TV’s Tribe), Mark Lynas (author of Six Degrees) and Shekhar Kapur (director of Elizabeth)

The competition was backed by Greenpeace, Unite for Climate, World Development Movement and nef (new economics foundation).

A paper boat, talking cats and a polar bear playing video games were yesterday voted as the best short films likely to “save the worl in a minute.”

The winning films will be shown later this year at the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, with the overall winner receiving a handy £1,000.

Below are four of the category winners, including the overall best film, Paper Boat by Arun Rose.

Who gets your vote?

Best Film – Paper Boat

Runner-up – Bear in mind

Best film by a professional – When I am 18

Best youth film – Stop global war-ming

Best viral film – Cats against climate change

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Green Filming Best Practices and Resources Guides

I thought it would be good to do some advertisement for those little known but very helpful guides to encourage green filming practices:

EMA
The EMA Green Seal program permits the Environmental Media Association to simultaneously promote sustainable production methods and highlight those in the industry who’ve made strides incorporating such practices into both film and television productions.

UK Film Council – Environmental strategy

The UK Film Council has recently announced plans to make London the greenest place to film. This page outlines their overall strategy and links to a guide for greener filming.

Film New Mexico – Greem Filmmaking program

This website provides many resources for productions wishing to film in New Mexico, including a green filmmaking guide, and outlines incentives for filming in the state that benefit environmentally sensitive productions.

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