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Friday, Jun. 4, 2021
Social Issues Inform Art--And Us
The Cannes Lions Preview in this edition of SHOOT canvasses jurors who reflect on how the pandemic and social justice issues that have come to the fore over the past year-plus might inform their approach to judging the awards competition. In the same vein, this week’s installment of our The Road To...
Friday, Apr. 2, 2021
A Hopeful Awards Show Preview
‘Tis the season for awards show previews. This issue contains a TV Awards Season feature on four DGA Award and two ASC Award nominees who could figure in the Emmy conversation. And our Road To Oscar Series continues with insights into nominees, their work and collaborators. But transcending any...
Friday, Feb. 19, 2021
A Much-Needed Shift
From short shrift to long-term Shift--that’s the progression for diversity and inclusion in at least one corner of our world as D&AD New Blood Shift New York recently held its first all digital Showcase. The culmination of the four month night school program for 2020 saw 18 aspiring creatives...
Friday, Jan. 15, 2021
Lifting The Celluloid Ceiling
While a return to normality is coveted in this COVID era, there’s something to be said for not resurrecting business as usual on certain fronts--as shown in research from San Diego State University’s Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film headed by Dr. Martha M. Lauzen. To be sure,...
Friday, Oct. 16, 2020
For Your Consideration: Emmy Reflections
With this season’s The Road To Emmy series now squarely in our rearview mirror, this issue of SHOOT takes a look back at a TV awards season like no other during the unprecedented times of a pandemic and society’s reckoning with racial injustice. Our feature story includes reflections from...
Friday, Aug. 7, 2020
During last month’s annual PROMAX conference, held virtually due to the pandemic, Vernā Myers, VP of inclusion strategy at Netflix, affirmed that in the quest for social justice, being a good person and condemning racism aren’t enough--rather, you have to be anti-racist in your beliefs, actions and...
Friday, Jun. 12, 2020
"The Most Urgent Filmmaking"
Last week in The New York Times , critic-at-large Wesley Morris wrote that “THE MOST URGENT FILMMAKING anybody’s doing in this country right now is by black people with camera phones.” These citizens chronicle utter tragedy and social injustice--including the death of George Floyd, 46, while in the...
Friday, Jan. 24, 2020
In this issue’s preview coverage of the Directors Guild of America (DGA) Awards and the Sundance Film Festival, a couple of female filmmakers loom large, helping us keep our New Year’s resolution of accentuating the positive. So while there are no women nominees for the Best Director Oscar this...
Friday, Dec. 13, 2019
This issue’s installment of our Road To Oscar Series includes a DP and an editor affirming the importance of doing justice to a character--whether fictional or real. On the latter score, editor Nat Sanders, ACE reflected on Just Mercy (Warner Bros.), directed by Destin Daniel Cretton. Just Mercy...
Friday, Oct. 25, 2019
A Story's Impact
While it may sound cliché, never underestimate the impact of a story on the storyteller. As we enter the current awards season, much is made of how a film resonates with an audience. But there’s also a profound influence being felt by those who bring us the story, a common thread which runs through...