The Association of Film Commissioners International (AFCI) and its industry partner Lightsource Asia Media Group today announced its panelist slate for the Sustainable Production: Think Global, Act Local panel session as a part of the AFCI Locations, Global Production & Finance Conference, Thursday, April 6 – Saturday, April 8, 2017 at the Marriott Burbank and Convention Center.

Sustainable Production incorporates practices into the production process that reduce negative environmental impacts, engage positively with the community and align with the overall production budget.

Sponsored by Creative BC and supported by the Motion Picture Production Industry Association of BC and Western Economic Diversification, the Sustainable Production session is scheduled for Friday, April 7 from 2:45pm - 3:45pm, featuring panelists:

  • Julie Bernard, Manager of Production Services, Creative BC

  • Matthew Carlisle, EVP, Physical Production, Paramount Television

  • Lisa Day, Director, Energy Initiative, 20th Century Fox

  • Zena Harris, (moderator), President, Green Spark Group 

  • Emellie O'Brien, Founder & President, Earth Angel (NY)  

  • Mike Slavich, Director, Sustainability, Warner Bros. Entertainment 

"We’re eager to offer such an important and timely session during the AFCI Global Production and Finance Conference focusing on best practices, incentives and engagement at the local level and how this strengthens the sustainable production movement globally,” says Kevin Clark, Executive Director for AFCI.

The Producers Guild of America is an official industry partner for the Global Production & Finance Conference.

In addition to the conference, the AFCI Locations Show will provide more than 2,600 media content producers and industry professionals direct access to at least 80 AFCI Film Commission Members and dozens of service industry partners exhibiting from more than 30 countries representing billions of dollars in film incentives and resources on-site.

Registration is open for the three-day event with additional announcements forthcoming regarding conference updates. For additional event information, visit:

About AFCI
Founded in 1975, the Association of Film Commissioners International (AFCI) is the official professional organization for film commissioners who assist film, television and video production across the globe. AFCI represents more than 300 film commission members in 45 countries on six continents. It is the industry’s leading resource for location shooting.

Lightsource Asia Media Group is an entertainment focused consulting group of experienced professionals bridging China with Hollywood and beyond. LAMG serves producers, filmmakers and studios with content, finance and distribution opportunities, consulting services and market entry strategies, in addition to providing networking resources. Lightsource is also active in organizing conferences and panels dealing with global production finance, particularly as it relates to China and greater Asia. LAMG executives are frequent speakers and moderators on industry panels.