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Climate change activists are reportedly not pleased with the limited representation that the issue has in Hollywood productions, and a newly released report expressed changes that entertainment giants need to take to change that.
Citing statistics from a study of 37,453 film and TV scripts from 2016-20, the Associated Press wrote that just 2.8 percent of screen fiction refers to climate change-related words.
“Good Energy: A Playbook for Screenwriting in the Age of Climate Change” was released on Thursday with hopes to up that number.
The playbook was created in coordination with feedback from over 100 film and tv writers, editor-in-chief of the playbook and founder of Good Energy Anna Jane Joyner said.
“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.”
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