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March 12, 2009
Scientific American lists Green Planet Films in their EARTH 3.0 special edition on the environment. Look for 'Resources in Film and Online'.
December 8, 2008
Founder Suzanne Harle received the 2008 Gaia Award for the Environment from The Women in Film and Televison Showcase.
September 15, 2008
We have moved our office to San Francisco! We are now located in the heart of media at 909 Battery Street.
September 11, 2008
Its all about Hollywood this month
The producers of HOLLYWOOD GREEN, a show on Discovery Channel's Planet Green contacted Green Planet Films for suggestions of films that contain celebrities engaged in eco activities. We sent down a few choices and they selected South Central Farm: Oasis in Concrete Desert by Dr. Sheila Laffey. South Central Farm focuses on farmer leaders Rufina Juarez and Tezozomac, as well as celebrity tree sitters such as Daryl Hannah, Joan Baez, John Quigley and Julia Butterfly Hill, plus other supporters such as Martin Sheen and Willie Nelson who brought international attention to the issue.
April 20, 2008
Jet Blue's marketing team contacted us to participate in their "Jetting to Green Sweepstakes", so we gifted an ecoED Environmental Media Library to one of the winners.
November 8, 2007
We met with the Design Team from General Motors who contacted us to participate in a focus group: what would we like to see in cars of the future? Suggestions were: bamboo dashboards, 'zap 'n go' electric car recharging stations, floorboards made from used tires, and seats covered in recycled denim! With all the sexiness of a 1968 Carmen Ghia...
October 23, 2007
Do you want to see our film previews on one site, then check out our new YouTube channel www.youtube.com/greenplanetfilms. So far we have 27 previews uploaded and will constantly be adding more. Check back often!
The Green Festival is approaching! Come visit our booth #360 at the San Francisco Green Festival November 9-11th.
October 17, 2007
Green Planet Films has applied to trademark our name. Look for our little (TM)s on a webpage near you.
October 15, 2007
Today ED Suzanne Harle was interviewed by ReelScreen magazine about the state of science programming. Speaking of which, the winner of Best Science Program at the Jackson Hole Film Festival mentioned below, was ABC Australia's "CRUDE: The Incredible Journey of Oil". It a pivotal must-see program in line with 'An Inconvenient Truth'. Smart marketing would release this gem to the masses and pair it with the upcoming release of Daniel Day Lewis's new feature called THERE WILL BE BLOOD, a loose adaptation of author Upton Sinclair's 1927 novel Oil!. Lewis stars as an early oil prospector looking to turn a profit in turn-of-the-century Texas. Green Planet Films has 10 DVDs of CRUDE: The Incredible Journey of Oil (PAL version only).
October 7, 2007
We have a winner! HOW TO SAVE THE WORLD, won Best NonBroadcast production at the recent Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival. This is big! Not to worry, a broadcast version has been made.
September 11, 2007
Since Discovery recently announced the launch of their new initiative called Planet Green, we at Green Planet Films have had more activity on our site directed by keyword searches. We applaud how the Sundance Channel, LinkTV, and Lime Media have understood people ARE concerned and DO want to know more about their influence on the environment. And now having a major broadcaster like Discovery ponying up greenbacks to produce more original green programming (broadcast, web, and mobile) is a win-win for producers, audiences, and advertisers who are interested in the growing green space. We are a big fan of the newly acquired www.treehugger.com as well, especially since they wrote about us a while back!
August 28, 2007
We are working on a program with the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art and their Green Team for environmental film screenings in September.
August 24, 2007
ABC Australia has asked GPF to use footage we had Jensen Media shoot during the recent SF premiere of The Thin Green Line, part of the World Ranger Day event we partnered in. ABC has a series called "Australian Story" where they profile a person of interest. They will be profiling Sean Wilmore, the director of The Thin Green Line, who also masterminded the worldwide simultaneous screenings of the film, which documents the life and times, dangers and dedication amongst rangers around the world.
August 23, 2007
Interesting factoids from the Green Planet Films webstats: Top 5 country visitors: USA, India, UK, Canada and Australia. Top 5 cities: London, Delhi, San Francisco, Chicago, Bronx. Top 5 keyword search terms: green planet films, great barrier reef, straw bale houses, biodiesel, environmental films. Most popular film: The Future of Food.
Two COVERMOUNT promotions companies in the UK have contacted GPF recently (free DVDs/CDs with purchase of publications). If one of our films gets selected for distribution, thousands of British newspaper readers will have the opportunity to enhance their environmental education! (low carbon disks used).
July 20, 2007
Green Planet Films was asked to participate in a GREEN DAY event for Travelocity's Business division in the UK. "We are organising a green day at work in order to advertise organic and eco-friendly products. We are aiming to show colleagues that living a green lifestyle is not as hard or expensive as they might think, and making information available to them about why and how and where products are available". We sent some information and DVDs to raffle off. They event was a success and "quite a few people have gone home and told their friends all about being green." travelocity-business.co.uk will be holding a charity auction of green items donated at the end of August.
July 14, 2007
A film we entered into the prestigious Jackson Hole International Wildlife Film Festival is a Finalist in the Non-broadcast category. HOW TO SAVE THE WORLD was produced by New Zealanders Barbara Sumner Burstyn and Tom Burstyn. The festival is October 1-6 in the Wyoming Tetons.
June 1, 2007
Green Planet Films moves into our first office! We are now located in the bayside town of Tiburon. We'd like to thanks Ireuse for the donation of office furniture.
May 4, 2007
Green Planet Films get local press coverage in the Pacific Sun. The section was called THE GREEN ZONE: Meet Marin's eco-revolutionaries. Writer Jacob Shafer does a splendid job capturing the essence of GPF and the current media situation.
March 30, 2007
Suzanne Harle was asked to participate on a discussion panel about distibution at the 9th Hazel Wolf Environmental Film Festival in Seattle.
Our film THE BILBY BROTHERS received an honorable mention at the widely popular Wild and Scenic Environmental Film Festival in Nevada City, CA.
October 24, 2006
ED Suzanne Harle was interviewed by Brandon and Touran, who are students at Terra Linda High School as part of a program they are participating in called YouthGive. "YouthGive is building partnerships with youth service organizations, schools, faith-based institutions, parent and civic organizations, community foundations, and other groups. Working with a wide network of partner organizations enables YouthGive to link the online experience to engagement opportunities for children, youth and families at a local community level." Brandon asked about Green Planet Films history, mission, and direction while Touran skillfully typed the conversation into his laptop. They left the meeting with tshirts and two DVDs to share with their classmates: 'Dude, Where's My River?', and 'Crown of Thorns Starfish'. We applaud their involvement in meeting the local nonprofits!
October 16, 2006
Green Planet Films is growing in leaps and bounds! In an effort to become a 'sustainable' business, and create paying jobs for our tireless volunteers, we are excited to offer website sponsorships to individuals and businesses who would like to join our mission of supporting environmental education through film. We are offering sponsorship of our DVD categories (for various durations and donation levels), PLUS impression-driven advertisement on our information pages.
Please download our media kit at
or contact email@example.com for more information, or call 415 383 0484.
October 15, 2006
With the huge success of our first podcast, and many thanks to everyone who listened to, commented on, and forwarded our inaugural episode, we are pleased to announce our second podcast is now available. www.greenplanetfilmspodcast.org
October 1, 2006
Announcing the rollout of our new initiative, a podcast focusing on environmental films. Called GREENSTREAM: your source for eco film news, the podcast was created to address the growing demand for information pertaining to environmental films, online eco channels, and film festivals. Segments include eco film news, a featured DVD, wildlife and environmental film festival updates, and an interview with selected guests related to these films and supporting services.
www.greenplanetfilmspodcast.org Check back monthly for updated podcasts.
June 16, 2006
Green Planet Films is currently working on a podcast which will feature eco films news, upcoming nature and environmental film festivals, plus a chat with a special guest. First up, Peter Coyote! Contact us if you'd like to sponsor the podcasts!
May 25, 2006
Our 'End of Suburbia' Film Night drew approximately 60 viewers to Varnish Fine Art to see it. With gas prices up, people want to know more about the peak oil issue. Thanks go to our sponsor Zipcar, who gave a way a car sharing membership, and of course the fine folks at Varnish who hosts our events.
May 8, 2005
We had the priviledge of meeting Al Gore at a special screening of An Inconventient Truth to his employees at Current.TV in San Francisco. Its a must-see, must-act motivator. We discussed with him how we think of some environmental films..as today's Newsreels. Back in the 1940s people would go to the theater to find out what was really going on the the world. And now, with An Inconvenient Truth, and What Happened to the Electric Car, people are once again returning to the theater (even with the communication advances made within the past 60 years) to learn more about what is really going on in the world today.
May 1, 2006
We signed up for a booth at the hugely popular Green Festival in San Francisco. Last year this event was wall-to wall people so this year they have extended it to 3 days. See us in the new business section at booth #915. November 10-12, 2006.
Press coverage can be found on our left navaigation panel, called "GPF in the News"