Flip the Script: Can Hollywood Help Us Imagine a Future Without Plastic?
Our research team examined 32 popular television shows from the 2019-2020 season in the first-ever analysis of the portrayal and prevalence of single-use plastics and reusable alternatives in popular scripted television shows. We found them awash in single-use plastics, with an average of 28 items per episode. The research was supported by the Plastic Pollution Coalition.
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Wednesday, September 14 | 1:30-3 pm PDT
Kate Folb, Director of Hollywood, Health & Society, moderates this important discussion on the tips and tools that can help scriptwriters seamlessly craft plastic-free and plastic-aware worlds. Featuring Fishtown Films’ Emily Gallagher & Austin Elston, and Scott Z. Burns, producer of An Inconvenient Truth.
The Norman Lear Center's Media Impact Project researches how entertainment and news influence our thoughts, attitudes, beliefs, knowledge and actions. We work with researchers, the film and TV industry, nonprofits, and news organizations, and share our research with the public. We are part of the University of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.