Posted on 9th June 2023

albert enters a first of its kind international partnership with Sustainable Screens Australia (SSA)

Today we announce a first of its kind strategic partnership with Sustainable Screens Australia (SSA) to bring albert best practice to the Australian screen industry

We’ve partnered with Sustainable Screens Australia (SSA), which is an Australia based, industry-led initiative addressing the growing need to reduce the Australian screen industry’s environmental impact.

The albert Toolkit, comprising a carbon calculator created by and for the screen industries and albert’s Carbon Action Plan framework will be localized for the Australian market. Under a new albert admin license, the Australian screen sector will be able to establish its own sustainability standards or certification processes using the albert tools.

Additionally, the Sustainable Screens Australia website will be ‘Empowered by albert’ with a library of of case studies, resources and sustainability best practices.

We're thrilled to be supporting Sustainable Screens Australia in a creating a new vision for productions that puts the planet front and centre. The challenges we face are worldwide, but we can solve them if our partnerships are worldwide too

— Carys Taylor, Director, BAFTA albert

Who's behind SSA?

The SSA will be run by newly appointed Executive Director, Maree Cochrane (pictured left). Cochrane spent the first 10 years of her career in the screen industry, primarily working in production as an Assistant Director, and for companies such as the BBC, Endemol Shine and the London Film Festival. Most recently, Cochrane was the Strategy, Engagement and Learning Lead with the Innovation Network – a digital learning initiative of the Victorian Government.

SSA has also brought aboard two new seed funders, Screen Australia, Minderoo Pictures, and ITV Studios Australia, Nine Entertainment/Stan, Lune Media and Australia’s National Film and Sound Archive (NFSA) have joined a line-up of Foundational Members.

The partnership represents a new model for how albert partners with territories around the world to use the albert toolkit, methodology and learnings in a way best adapted to each local industry.

albert’s international team continues to be in conversation with other film and TV sectors globally to find common ground and establish the best and fastest ways for the industry to decarbonise and restore biodiversity.

Stay up to date with SSA over at their website.

albert’s reputation for driving sustainable practices within the screen industry is unparalleled and this key partnership provides SSA with access to albert’s considerable experience and IP including a bespoke carbon calculator created for the screen industry, sustainable production training, a best practice toolkit and other resources that will be localised for the Australian market. The partnership between albert and SSA is the first of its kind to be rolled out internationally by albert

— Anna Kaplan and Sara Horn, Co-Chairs, SSA