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  • USC ANNENBERG and PARAMOUNT – Content for Change

    USC ANNENBERG and PARAMOUNT – Content for Change

    As part of Content for Change, Paramount expanded its partnership with the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative to analyse 62 series across key demographics – like race and ethnicity, gender, LGBTQ+ identification, […]

  • NLM – A Growing Disconnection From Nature Is Evident in Cultural Products

    NLM – A Growing Disconnection From Nature Is Evident in Cultural Products

    This study analyses the increasing disconnection from nature in cultural products since 1950. Since then, references to nature have steadily decreased in fiction books, song lyrics, and movie scripts, in […]

  • WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM – Global Gender Gap Report

    WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM – Global Gender Gap Report

    This report analyses gender inequalities around the world and the changing status of women in several areas of social and economic life. A few key figures To go further

  • UCLA – Analysing On-Screen Sustainable Behaviour and Message Placements

    UCLA – Analysing On-Screen Sustainable Behaviour and Message Placements

    This UCLA study addresses the frequency and relevancy of sustainable behaviours on screen, particularly in American television shows, by addressing the following research questions: 1) What sustainable and unsustainable behaviours […]

  • FUTERRA – Stories to save the world, Imagining New Climate Narratives

    FUTERRA – Stories to save the world, Imagining New Climate Narratives

    Released in 2023, “Stories to save the world” is a toolkit created by Futerra, explaining how to create climate stories that break the mould and define the paths for a […]

  • ROCKY MOUNTAIN INSTITUTE – Lights! Cameras! Clean Energy! A Guide to Integrating Clean Energy Norms Into Popular Television and Film

    ROCKY MOUNTAIN INSTITUTE – Lights! Cameras! Clean Energy! A Guide to Integrating Clean Energy Norms Into Popular Television and Film

    Informed by leading industry research, Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) and the Green Production Guide (GPG) collaborated on this new report to help television and film production companies integrate clean energy […]

  • UNEP – Food Waste Index Report

    UNEP – Food Waste Index Report

    This report analyses global food waste at the retail, food service, and household levels. A few key figures To go further

  • IPPC – Ecological awakening : 10 key points

    IPPC – Ecological awakening : 10 key points

    These infographics published in 2022 propose 10 key points, based on the most recent IPCC report, to better understand climate issues, adaptation, human, and planetary vulnerability to climate consequences and […]

  • WRI – Water stress and population

    WRI – Water stress and population

    This study analyses water crises and their causes. It reveals which countries are facing particularly “extremely high” levels of water stress. A few key figures To go further

  • SECOYA ECO PRODUCTION – Green Screen Report

    SECOYA ECO PRODUCTION – Green Screen Report

    The Green Screen project aims to standardise the environmental practices of the film and audiovisual industries located in Europe and improve regional policies on sustainable development in the sector. In […]

  • CARBONE 4 – Doing Your Fair Share for the Climate?

    CARBONE 4 – Doing Your Fair Share for the Climate?

    This publication studies the power and responsibility of individuals, businesses, and the government in the fight against climate change. A few key figures To go further

  • WWF Living Planet Report – Bending the curve of biodiversity loss

    WWF Living Planet Report – Bending the curve of biodiversity loss

    Published every two years, this report analyses our planet’s biodiversity loss by tracking the rate at which certain species are disappearing. It also presents the challenges associated with preserving this […]

  • AMT Lab – The Impact of Emerging Sustainable Practices in the Film Industry

    AMT Lab – The Impact of Emerging Sustainable Practices in the Film Industry

    Research centre of Carnegie Mellon University’s Master of Arts Management Program, the Arts Management & Technology Laboratory serves as an exchange, a catalyst for innovative ideas, and a conduit for […]

  • FAO – The State of Food and Agriculture

    FAO – The State of Food and Agriculture

    This report highlights the need for improved water governance, which aims to ensure the wise use of water resources while preserving water ecosystem services and ensuring equitable access for all. […]

  • The Vito Russo Test

    The Vito Russo Test

    The Vito Russo test takes into account a set of criteria to analyse how LGBTQ characters are included in a film. The “Vito Russo Test” is named after the renowned […]

  • SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTION ALLIANCE – Close Up Look in North America: Regional Analysis of Film and Television Carbon Emissions

    SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTION ALLIANCE – Close Up Look in North America: Regional Analysis of Film and Television Carbon Emissions

    In March 2021, the Sustainable Production Alliance (SPA) released the Carbon Emissions of Film and Television report, an industry baseline using data collected from SPA’s member company productions between 2016-2019. […]

  • Earth Overshoot Day : humanity has crossed the red line

    Earth Overshoot Day : humanity has crossed the red line

    This report presents information about Earth Overshoot Day, the date when humanity’s consumption of resources exceeds what the Earth can regenerate in a year. In 2022, this day fell on […]

  • SOCIÉTÉ FRANÇAISE D’ECOLOGIE – Have representations of nature become simpler in the last 70 years?

    SOCIÉTÉ FRANÇAISE D’ECOLOGIE – Have representations of nature become simpler in the last 70 years?

    This study analyses the dynamics of nature representations in Walt Disney films. A few key figures To go further

  • GREEN SCREEN – Eureca (European Environmental Calculator)

    GREEN SCREEN – Eureca (European Environmental Calculator)

    Eureca (European Environmental Calculator) is an instrument that helps the audiovisual industry to better understand and evaluate the environmental impact of their filming as well as to make their production […]

  • The challenges of the environmental transition of the film and audiovisuel industry in France and Europe

    The challenges of the environmental transition of the film and audiovisuel industry in France and Europe

    Driven by the Nausicä association, this report takes an overview of solutions for reducing the environmental footprint of film and audiovisual production. Based on 150 interviews with industry professionals and […]

  • UNCCD – Global Land Outlook 2

    UNCCD – Global Land Outlook 2

    This Summary for Decision Makers, produced in 2022, provides a synthesis of the key messages contained in GLO2. It outlines the enabling conditions and diverse pathways by which countries and […]

  • The Bechdel Test

    The Bechdel Test

    The Bechdel test, or Bechdel-Wallace test, aims to show the over-representation of male protagonists or the under-representation of female characters in a work of fiction. If the work meets the […]

  • The DuVernay Test

    The DuVernay Test

    To pass the DuVernay test, an African-American character – or a character from another minority – must have a “fully realized” life, with his or her own desires, rather than […]

  • LAB FEMMES DE CINEMA, OEA, EFAD – The place of women directors in Europe

    LAB FEMMES DE CINEMA, OEA, EFAD – The place of women directors in Europe

    The seventh update of this report is produced by the Lab Femmes de Cinéma, in partnership with the European Audiovisual Observatory and the European Film Agency Directors Association. This analysis […]

  • IEA – Net Zero by 2050

    IEA – Net Zero by 2050

    This report produced in October 2021 is a study of different strategies to achieve a net zero energy system by 2050 while ensuring stable and affordable energy supply, providing universal […]

  • The Planet Test

    The Planet Test

    The Planet Test is a test of the representation of the environment and nature on screen. A television programme or film would only pass the Planet Test if it answered […]

  • UCLA – Hollywood Diversity Report, Part 2: Television

    UCLA – Hollywood Diversity Report, Part 2: Television

    The now biannual Hollywood Diversity Report series has transferred to the Institute for Research on Labour and Employment at UCLA. The reports primarily examine the relationship between racial, ethnic, and […]

  • NATURE – Using Data Science to Understand the Film Industry’s Gender Gap

    NATURE – Using Data Science to Understand the Film Industry’s Gender Gap

    This study analyses data from the online movie database IMDb with a dataset of movie dialogue subtitles to create the largest available corpus of movie social networks (15,540 networks) to […]

  • VARIETY – Able-Bodied Actors Play 95% of Disabled Characters in Top 10 TV Shows, Says New Study

    VARIETY – Able-Bodied Actors Play 95% of Disabled Characters in Top 10 TV Shows, Says New Study

    This study analyses the profiles of actors playing people with disabilities in the most popular television series in the United States. A few key figures To go further

  • COLLECTIF 50/50 – Inclusion in the Cinema and Audiovisual Industry

    COLLECTIF 50/50 – Inclusion in the Cinema and Audiovisual Industry

    This study analyses diversity in film and audiovisual media around the world. A few key figures To go further

  • CGRi – Circularity Gap Report

    CGRi – Circularity Gap Report

    These reports highlight the circular economy’s ability to equitably meet our global needs with radically less material and greenhouse gas emissions. A few key figures To go further

  • GLAAD – Studio Responsibility Index

    GLAAD – Studio Responsibility Index

    GLAAD launched its first Studio Responsibility Index (SRI) in 2013 after seeing the progress driven by their studies and work to hold the TV industry accountable for lesbian, gay, bisexual, […]

  • The Riz Test

    The Riz Test

    The Rice Test incorporates a set of criteria to measure how Muslims are portrayed in film and television in order to combat Islamophobic stereotypes and tropes in films and television […]

  • UN WOMEN – Progress on the Sustainable Development Goals: The Gender Snapshot

    UN WOMEN – Progress on the Sustainable Development Goals: The Gender Snapshot

    The Gender Snapshot 2022 presents the latest data on gender equality as it relates to achieving the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals and highlights the long road ahead to achieving […]

  • IPCC – Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability

    IPCC – Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability

    This report assesses the impacts of climate change by looking at global and regional ecosystems, biodiversity, and human communities, as well as the vulnerabilities and limits of the natural world […]

  • EUROPEAN AUDIOVISUAL OBSERVATORY – Female Directors in European Cinema

    EUROPEAN AUDIOVISUAL OBSERVATORY – Female Directors in European Cinema

    This report aims at helping to measure the gender divide existing among film directors in Europe. The first section provides a general overview of the gender of directors of European […]

  • IPBES – Assessment Report on the Diverse Values and Valuation of Nature

    IPBES – Assessment Report on the Diverse Values and Valuation of Nature

    This report highlights the lack of consideration of nature in policy decisions and the focus on short-term profits and economic growth, which undermines environmental and biodiversity preservation. A few key […]

  • The Good Goods – How do series influence our consumption?

    The Good Goods – How do series influence our consumption?

    This 2022 article looks at how series and movies influence viewer consumption. A few key figures To go further

  • GOOD ENERGY STORIES – A Glaring Absence : the Climate Crisis is Virtually Nonexistent in Scripted Entertainment

    GOOD ENERGY STORIES – A Glaring Absence : the Climate Crisis is Virtually Nonexistent in Scripted Entertainment

    This report is a first-of-its-kind analysis of TV and movie scripts from 2016 to 2020 that highlights the glaring absence of references to climate change in audiovisual creative content. The […]

  • EWA – Network Study on Gender Inequality in the Film Industry

    EWA – Network Study on Gender Inequality in the Film Industry

    This report, published in 2016 and conducted between 2006 and 2013, brings together comparative research from seven European countries (Austria, Croatia, France, Germany, Italy, Sweden, and the United Kingdom) to […]

  • EUROPEAN COMMISSION – Greening the European Audiovisual Industry

    EUROPEAN COMMISSION – Greening the European Audiovisual Industry

    Commissioned by the European Commission and released in June 2021, this study includes a general overview on the basics of the audiovisual value-chain in regard to the environmental challenges, an […]

  • CNC – How does product placement in film work?

    CNC – How does product placement in film work?

    How is a movie poster made? How does product placement work? How is a daily soap opera episode written? In this article, the CNC breaks down the sometimes-obscure mechanisms at […]

  • SIE SOCIETY – Disabled U.S. Audience Perceptions of Representation on Screen

    SIE SOCIETY – Disabled U.S. Audience Perceptions of Representation on Screen

    The Centre for Scholars & Storytellers (CSS), based in the Psychology Department at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) sought to examine the needs and opinions of disabled individuals […]

  • IPCC – Climate Change 2022 : Mitigation

    IPCC – Climate Change 2022 : Mitigation

    This IPCC report provides an updated global assessment of progress and commitments on climate change mitigation. A few key figures To go further

  • The Peirce Test

    The Peirce Test

    Peirce’s test focuses on the depth of female characters, the criteria being the following: there must be a female character (protagonist or antagonist) with her own story, who has dimension […]

  • WE ARE ALBERT – Subtitles to Save the World: An Analysis of How UK Broadcasters Are Exposing Audiences to Climate Change Through Their Content

    WE ARE ALBERT – Subtitles to Save the World: An Analysis of How UK Broadcasters Are Exposing Audiences to Climate Change Through Their Content

    This report uncovers how the broadcasting community is currently talking about the environmental crisis and its solutions. The research, conducted by Deloitte, analysed a year’s worth of subtitling data from […]

  • UCLA – Hollywood Diversity Report, Part 1: Film

    UCLA – Hollywood Diversity Report, Part 1: Film

    The now biannual Hollywood Diversity Report series has transferred to the Institute for Research on Labour and Employment at UCLA. The reports primarily examine the relationship between racial, ethnic, and […]

  • SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTION ALLIANCE – Close Up: Carbon Emissions of Film and Television Production

    SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTION ALLIANCE – Close Up: Carbon Emissions of Film and Television Production

    The Sustainable Production Alliance issued the first industry-wide report of film and television carbon emissions averages for productions between 2016 and 2019. Productions included in this report are 161 feature […]

  • CARBON TRUST – Carbon impact of video streaming

    CARBON TRUST – Carbon impact of video streaming

    The purpose of this white paper is to contribute further to develop knowledge around the measurement of the energy and carbon impact of on demand video streaming (VoD). The white […]