Green Product Placement blog
What Green Product Placement has been up to....
GPP- Keepin’ Up The Momentum
After our whirlwind tour of the Atlanta production scene in July, August saw us making our way around to New York Production offices. As a result of old and new connections at some of these, we secured placement for our clients in: “The Good Wife”, “Gossip Girl”, “Blue Bloods” “Law and Order: SVU” and a new sitcom “Next Caller”. We left our bags of goodies with numerous other production people all around town, including at Martin Scorsese’s newest, 80’s period film “The Wolf of Wall Street”, whose production office happened to be conveniently right down the street from our New York office, co-working space at Green Spaces New York.
The evening after we hit the last of the production offices had us getting together with friend and Project Runway contestant, Buffi Jashanmal, and heading over to Film Biz Recycling for their vendor and consultant appreciation party. Great as always to see friends and introduce new ones. As a result of our introduction, Buffi will be teaching a sewing class at FBR and making great use of their fab sewing room on premises.
Then it was more production work and preparing for a trip across the border to Canada and visits to Toronto area production offices. We were already placing in a new film, a remake of “Robocop”, but now we’ve secured placements for our brands in a new Netflix series, “Hemlock Grove” along with new tv series “Beauty and the Beast” and an indie film “Empire of Dirt”. Lisa ran into numerous production friends as we went in and out of production offices, and it was exciting being able to tell them all about Green Product Placement, what we’ve been doing, and getting GPP on their radar for future productions as well.
While we were in Toronto, we got to enjoy a little of TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) excitement by checking out a wonderful period, silent film by a Spanish director, Pablo Berger, “Blancanieves” or “Snow White” in Spanish. The film retold the Snow White fairy tale with Snow as the daughter of a famous bullfighter who ends up a bullfighter herself in 1920’s Spain, by way of a travelling circus like troupe of “little people” bullfighters… well, you have to see it- beautiful film, trust us! Anyway, as the credits roll, we see that a couple of well-known cosmetic companies had sponsored the film. There were enough female close-ups showing mascara-ed eyes and lipsticked lips that this type of relationship would make a lot of sense.
We look forward to the day that we can assist in getting wonderful films like that one made by facilitating relationships between good companies and talented film makers, in addition to providing wonderful looking good products for placement as set dressing and props.