The Screen.Brussels Fund and the Screen.Brussels Film Commission have joined forces to promote Brussels internationally as a great location for film shoots. They provide a service that assists producers with location permits, parking reservations, logistics support, set construction, and location scouting. In 2016, the Film Commission undertook a collaborative effort with Bruxelles.propreté, the regional department of sanitation.
In order to ease the burden on crews for sorting waste, and for waste management in general, large-scale cinema and advertising productions may now benefit from free access to the two regional waste container parks. They may also schedule bulk pickups of waste from any location. In order to avoid waste, the Film Commission also launched a reusable bottle program that distributed reusable drinking flasks to crew members. Since this program was launched in 2016, crew members are indeed using these light metal flasks, which they are even customizing.
The sustainability program is going to continue its efforts with a set/decor recycling program as well as with an awareness building program for crew members.
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