Posted on 8th August 2019

Collaboration with Spotlight to Take Action on Environmental Sustainability

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The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) and albert are teaming up with Spotlight on a new collaboration. This will initiate action on the climate crisis both within the organisation and through their extensive membership of casting professionals and performers. The organisations will start work together to better understand the exciting role that casting directors, agents and performers can play to drive progress on key environmental challenges.

Spotlight’s CEO Richard Wilson said:

“We are absolutely thrilled to be collaborating with albert and support the industry on environmental sustainability. We’ll also be taking a close look at what changes we can make here at Spotlight to ensure we are working as sustainably as possible. We look forward to encouraging professionals across all aspects of our industry to consider the role they can play in bringing about positive environmental change.”

Aaron Matthews is Head of Industry Sustainability at the BAFTA albert Consortium.

“Working with Spotlight enables BAFTA albert to explore a new area of the industry, and one with great influence. We are excited by the prospects of collaborating with Spotlight’s network of performers, casting directors and agents. This community operates at a crucial nexus of both on screen and off screen activity – a group that can stamp sustainability on a production’s agenda in pre-production, and keep it there on camera. Working with Spotlight to understand this opportunity, we hope to inform their members to make real changes behind the scenes and in vision.”


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