Anna Kaplan: You have to live and breathe your message

Greening Australia's screen industry is the goal for our best-known Impact Producer, the most recent recipient of the Natalie Miller Fellowship.

Single-use plastics and disposable masks are essential workplace tools right now, and you could argue that environmental sustainability is the last thing we can afford to worry about. And yet, for Anna Kaplan, Impact Producer and Sustainable Screens campaigner, this is an ideal time to rethink processes. 

‘Obviously the industry is in survival mode and health and safety are the priorities,’ she says on the phone to Screenhub. She’s talking from semi-lockdown in her home in Melbourne, where she’s been grappling with the joys of homeschooling, as well as some very nimble pivots on a US release strategy for the environmental documentary phenomenon that is Damon Gameau’s 2040.

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Rochelle Siemienowicz is the ArtsHub Group's Education and Career Editor. She is a journalist for Screenhub and is a writer, film critic and cultural commentator with a PhD in Australian cinema. She was the co-host of Australia's longest-running film podcast 'Hell is for Hyphenates' and has written a memoir, Fallen, published by Affirm Press. Her second book, Double Happiness, a novel, will be published by Midnight Sun in 2024. Instagram: @Rochelle_Rochelle Twitter: @Milan2Pinsk