Leading independent distributor All3Media International has announced it will distribute the broadcast content of Prince William’s Earthshot Prize, the ambitious global initiative to protect and restore our planet. This also marks the first time The Earthshot Prize will be produced by Studio Silverback, the world’s leading natural history producer renowned for world-class environmental content such as the ground-breaking documentary David Attenborough A Life on Our Planet.
This year the prize will travel to Singapore for its third annual Awards ceremony, which takes place on Tuesday 7 November. Under Studio Silverback’s vision with Executive Producer and Director Julia Knowles and Executive Producer Elaine Paterson, The Earthshot Prize will focus on a celebration of human ingenuity and our amazing natural world with an emphasis on the Prize as a unique moment of global unity and ambition to find environmental solutions.
During the inspiring event, each of the five winners of The Earthshot Prize 2023 will be awarded a catalytic £1million to help scale their environmental solutions. The ceremony will also feature performances by world-renowned musicians and artists.
Studio Silverback’s production of the global initiative will also mark the first time the awards ceremony will be accompanied by a series of events as part of Earthshot Week. Beginning Monday 6 November, the week will see global leaders, businesses and investors convene in Singapore to explore exciting opportunities with The Earthshot Prize winners and finalists, aimed at accelerating their solutions and bringing about tangible action to repair the planet. Members of the public will also be invited to experience local activations centred on the 2023 cohort of Earthshot solutions.
Founded by Prince William in 2020, The Earthshot Prize is a prestigious environmental award which aims to discover, celebrate, accelerate and scale solutions that can help put the world firmly on a trajectory towards a stable climate, where communities, oceans and biodiversity thrive in harmony by 2030. The five ‘Earthshots’ – simple and ambitious goals to repair our planet – are: Protect and Restore Nature, Clean Our Air, Revive Our Oceans, Build a Waste-Free World and Fix Our Climate.
The inaugural 2021 finalists have already had an incredible impact to repair and regenerate our planet with more than 1.5million people benefiting directly from their solutions. Over 7,000 hectares of land and almost 2.1million hectares of ocean have been protected or restored, while over 35,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions reduced, avoided or sequestered. The 2022 finalists, announced last autumn, are well on their way to creating similar impact.
Colin Butfield, Director of Studio Silverback said “Studio Silverback’s mission to reveal the urgent truth of our changing planet to a mass global audience through the power of storytelling makes The Earthshot Prize a brilliant partner. Earthshot’s vision to take action to move towards a better future, aligns perfectly with our mission. Delivering this message in an entertainment led broadcast event to a global audience is of vital importance and we are delighted to have All3Media International on board to find global homes for this powerful broadcast moment.”
Maartje Horchner, EVP Content at All3Media International, added: “The Earthshot Prize’s Awards TV show delivers an important message of positivity to the widest possible audience. It’s going to be a hugely entertaining event and are delighted to be working with Studio Silverback on this project.”