Founded in 2008, EcoSet was created as a response to the evident need to reduce the environmental impact of the film production industry.
Comprised of experienced entertainment professionals with backgrounds in Film, TV & Commercial production, we are proud to be a part of the movement to bring environmental consciousness into the entertainment and advertising industry.
Our goal is to provide practical solutions to shift commercial productions towards sustainable production practices. This transition in thinking and culture benefits the people and companies involved in the projects, the surrounding community in which we work, and ultimately the planet.
EcoSet is a certified women owned and operated business and employs professionals from the production industry. Our office is located in Los Angeles, CA. We primarily support productions in Los Angeles and New York, and are available for other markets on a case-by-case basis.
EcoSet also employs a network of hard-working freelancers as our Eco Crew. If you have a background in production with a passion for the environment, and are interested in being a part of our Eco Crew, fill out our online application
Meet the Team
Kris Barberg began her EcoSet adventures in 2009 in a freelance capacity, and moved to full-time in 2010. As the Executive Director of EcoSet, Kris oversees all aspects of EcoSet’s services and company development, including building relationships with partners, clients and vendors, and shaping the day to day operations. Her career in the film industry began in 1998, first as a videographer and editor, then working as a freelancer for ten years in commercials and features in Minnesota and Los Angeles. Kris’s passion for low-impact living combined with her knowledge of film sets drives EcoSet’s mission to help transition the commercial production industry to better practices and a more effective use of resources. Kris is the pack leader for EcoSet’s rescued (recycled) dog Mister. When not at the office. she can be found hiking in the hillsides around Los Angeles and collecting wild edible and medicinal plants.
Production Supervisor & Operations Manager
Jamie joined EcoSet in February 2012 and is happy to combine her love of production, sustainability and community outreach with this amazing company. She serves as the Production Supervisor and Operations Manager and is the liaison between the Production and EcoSet. Originally from North Carolina, Jamie moved to LA and worked with TV’s best cast and crew on “Arrested Development.” She furthered her production experience as a freelance Producer by Producing documentaries, TV and commercials for LA and NY based companies. In her free time she trains for triathlons and promotes her brother’s band, Wild Cub…like this: http://wildcubmusic.com/
Donations Director & Business Development
Amy is EcoSet’s “Waste Warrior”, proving that discarded set materials can be given a new life through reuse opportunities within the local community. She also places leftover props and wardrobe items with area non-profit organizations. After a long career in media advertising sales and management, she received her Masters in Public Administration and Sustainability from the Presidio School of Management giving her the tools to pursue her passion for recycling and reuse issues. In her free time, Amy is a news junkie, avid traveler and dog rescuer. She and husband Matthew and their 4 “recycled” dogs, reside in mid-Los Angeles.
Amanda joined the EcoSet team in 2012, supporting the company’s on-set services and internal operations. She now serves as Communications Specialist and manages EcoSet’s storytelling, client reporting and visual assets. Amanda enjoys being engaged in the materials recovery efforts from the beginning to end of each commercial, and highlighting the impact made after each production. Before joining EcoSet, Amanda spent three years working freelance in the film industry; most notably as Assistant Producer on ‘California Forever’ a documentary released for PBS in 2012. Amanda earned a BA from the CSU Monterey Bay film program and currently resides in Glendale, CA.
Donations and Reuse Coordinator
Minnesota native Cal Wilson joined the EcoSet team in 2013 as a part-time assistant supporting Donations Director Amy Hammes. In 2014, Cal became EcoSet’s full time Donations and Reuse Coordinator. His responsibilities include overseeing EcoSet’s Materials Oasis, facilitating on-set strikes, donor partner outreach and inventory management. Prior to working at EcoSet, Cal attended Full Sail University, graduating in 2011 with a BA in Film. After graduation, he tapped into the local Minnesota film community, interning at the MN Film and TV Board and then working as a Locations Assistant and Art PA before moving to California. Cal currently lives in North Hollywood with his beautiful hometown sweetheart Hanna Rose. He thoroughly enjoys cooking, writing and watching movies.
About the Founder
Shannon Bart started her career in television commercial production and founded EcoSet in 2008. Her attitude of effecting change in an engaging and respectful manner is a core principle of the company. Her understanding of the fast paced production environment has made EcoSet the go to company for environmental solutions on commercial productions. In 2009, Shannon accepted a position with NBCUniversal as the Sustainable Production Manager. In this position she works with television and feature films to develop and implement environmental initiative programs. Shannon graduated summa cum laude from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. She resides in Los Angeles, CA with her husband.