DEG ANNOUNCES GREEN ENTERTAINMENT AWARD WINNERS
LOS ANGELES (April 2, 2008) --DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group has announced the winners of the inaugural Green Entertainment Awards. The awards were part of the first-ever Green Media Summit, held today at the Luxe Hotel in Los Angeles. The event, attended by some 200 executives, was designed to inform the studio and entertainment communities about the latest developments and opportunities for the environmental delivery of digital entertainment media.
The seven winners of the 2008 Green Entertainment Award winners were recognized for their eco-friendly content, packaging, manufacturing and/or distribution. The awards mark the first time physical media has been recognized for their eco-friendly practices which will help to better climate change.
Also a first, the Green Ambassador of the Year was selected for his efforts and dedication to advancing environmental initiatives in the home entertainment marketplace.
“We are delighted that the home entertainment community is embracing eco-friendly solutions that will help lessen the effects on climate change,” said Amy Jo Smith, Executive Director, DEG. “We give particular recognition to Disney’s Larry Wilk who is a crusader for embracing environmental friendly practices in the industry.”
The Green Entertainment Award winners are as follows:
Best Green Bonus Features
Best Green Educational Tool
Best Green CD Packaging
Best Green Packaging
Carbon-Neutral DVD Release of the Year
Pioneering Eco-Friendly DVD
Best in Show
Green Ambassador of the Year
DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group is a Los Angeles-based, industry-funded nonprofit corporation that advocates and promotes the many benefits associated with physical and digital entertainment while providing updated information to both the media and the retail trade. The DEG offers a forum for member companies to engage in ongoing discussions concerning various opportunities, which relate to other new digital technologies, the environment and other emerging topics. The DEG can be reached at 310-888-2201, via e-mail at email@example.com or through its Web site at www.degonline.org.
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