Angel Light Pictures' Antonio Saillant Gives Keynote at San Francisco Green Festival This Weekend
Antonio Saillant, one of New York's most prolific sustainable film and TV producers, is set to deliver a keynote at the Green Festival Expo San Francisco, "Sustainability Within the Entertainment Business."
Antonio's keynote, scheduled on November 14, will be part of the the Green Festival Creative featured program.
Antonio Saillant, owner of Angel Light Pictures has been a strong advocate in his Going Green Campaign, emphasizing the need for an increase of sustainable education, not just in entertainment but the workforce and schools, etc. Antonio serves on the Advisory Board for the Green Festival and heads the Film ant Television Industry division.
Antonio is in development of two important sustainable events, Rock it Green [Web-Talk Show and Podcast] and Planet Greenfest [Worlds Only Green Short Film Festival] produced by Angel Light Pictures and Dream Destinations.
He is best known for being a leading voice for energy policy to protect the quality of life. He is truly dedicated to tackle our region's energy challenges and harness the economic opportunities presented by clean renewable energy.
Saillant feels that his responsibility as a filmmaker is to continue the commitment to reduce the impact on climate change and the environment, and to be on the forefront of sustainable business practices.
Antonio worked on high level filmmaker's projects, learning the nuts and bolts of production. He spent several years shadowing his dear friend and mentor, Canadian Director, TED Kotcheff, whose film credits include: "First Blood", "Wake in Fright", "Uncommon Valor", "Fun with Dick and Jane", "Weekend at Bernie's", "First Blood", "North Dallas Forty", "The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz" and former Executive Producer of NBC's Law & Order: SVU, had worked together on the set of L&O SVU and this experience gave Saillant the inspiration to work as an independent filmmaker along side of directors Sidney Pollack, David Platt, and Peter Leto, which allowed Saillant in creating highly visual and meaningful cinema.
Prior to starting his own company, Angel Light Pictures Entertainment Group, He was an Energy Consultant to corporate giants such as Con Edison and pharmaceutical companies for many years, which helped Saillant in expanding its range of services to include environmental consulting with leading American and international corporations in Green Productions. Angel Light Pictures, continues his vision and passion for creating energy efficiency in movies and television. The motion picture industry is a large user of electricity for it's sound stage shooting and diesel fuel for its location filming [that it is a clear target for energy conservation].
The Green Festival is the largest and longest-running sustainability event in the United States, now in our 14th year. Their mission is to bring together the world's most trusted companies, innovative speakers, national and local innovative businesses, conscious consumers and pioneering thinkers like yourself, in one place to promote the best in sustainability and green living.
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