So Money - Episode 715

Emellie O’Brien

Founder of Earth Angel

Today’s guest is no stranger to film and TV. Emellie OBrien has worked on The Amazing Spiderman 2, Showtime’s Billions, and the CBS drama Madam Secretary. She saves production teams tens of thousands of dollars, maybe more, with a unique job: eco supervisor. Let’s just say that you won’t find any plastic water bottles on Emellie’s sets.

Emilie OBrien is making waves in the film industry with her company, Earth Angel. After receiving a film degree at the prestigious NYU Tisch School of the Arts, she started to notice many film crews were anything but eco-friendly on set.

She began her business as a way to educate and inform producers and crew members how to be sustainable, from starting recycling and composing programs to donating unused food to charity.

Today, we’ll talk about how Emellie first began supporting herself as a teenager, including paying her way through college and how she built her business from scratch.

To learn more about Emellie and Earth Angel visit or follow @EarthAngelNYC on Twitter.

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