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Coen brothers production shows how to not trash the set

March 26th, 2009

By Shermakaye Bass
Green Right Now

These days it’s not just individual Hollywood A-listers who are going green in their personal lives; they’re taking the entire movie set in a sustainable direction. Some eco-driven insiders have even started up side businesses to complement their work in film. And who knows, with emerging companies like Film Biz Recycling in New York and EcoSet Consulting in Los Angeles, the industry may have just conjured up a new wave of green troops.

Shannon Schaefer, founder of the fledgling EcoSet Consulting (website still in progress), is on the front lines. During her stint as production secretary on the Coen Brothers’ film A Serious Man in Minneapolis last fall, she helped the Coens and FOCUS Features studio divert more than 11 tons of waste from the landfill.

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Another smoking Reality “ad” for clean coal

February 26th, 2009

By Barbara Kessler
Green Right Now

The Reality people have coughed up another clean coal satire, this one directed by the Coen brothers.
It’s not as good as No Country For Old Men, but it’s pretty cute, and it does skewer the concept of “clean coal”.

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