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September 25, 2023
A Playbook for Screenwriting in the Age of Climate Change

This Playbook is for all screenwriters and creatives—those who are steeped in the climate crisis and those who are learning about it. Whether you’re writing a screenplay, outlining a pilot, or working as an EP or assistant on the twenty-third season of a show (we see you, Grey’s Anatomy), this Playbook will help you bring your climate stories to life.

This is a guide to incorporating climate into your existing projects as well as conjuring up new climate stories. You’ll learn how to lift “Climate Lens™” to any element of a script, along a spectrum.

We’ve gathered expert-informed material: from the real-world adventures of climate heroes to the dark obsessions of glaciologists to climate impacts like scorpion attacks and blood snow. You’ll hear from an amazing group of climate experts, communicators, and storytellers, with pieces by climate scientist Dr. Kate Marvel, storyteller and climate poet Mary Annaïse Heglar, journalist Amy Westervelt, and many others.

NOTE: The climate emergency is the ultimate global crisis, touching everyone on this planet. This first iteration of the Playbook is mostly focused on US-based stories, but it’s just the beginning. We will broaden our lens to other parts of the world in the future. If you want to help us make this leap, please reach out!

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