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Friday, Aug. 7, 2020
Bystanders Beware
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
Coming Attractions
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
Fiction/Nonfiction
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...
Friday, Aug. 9, 2019
Next Impressions
Keith Cartwright, executive creative director of 72andSunny, was less than enamored with Burger King’s “Whopper Detour” when he first saw it. But ultimately it caused him to detour from his thinking, changed his perception and that’s why he personally singled out the work from FCB NY when...
Friday, May. 24, 2019
New Directors Showcase Tally
At the recently wrapped Cannes Film Festival, actress Julianne Moore said that quotas would be a viable option in order for the American movie industry to attain gender parity. Gender quotas are more common in Europe where filmmaking is often partly subsidized by public money. Sweden, Norway and...
Friday, Mar. 29, 2019
Serious Comedy
Our Up-and-Coming Directors feature has always been about helping new talent gain much deserved exposure, but occasionally that takes on a greater sense of purpose. Such is the case in this issue of SHOOT with director Jess Coulter who recently joined O Positive after coming over from the agency...
Friday, Feb. 8, 2019
Agent of Change
Past installments of this column have chronicled the importance of storytelling as a means to evoke empathy, putting us in someone else’s shoes so that we can reconnect with our humanity, nurture not only concern for others but also a feeling of unity during a time where divisiveness, alienation...
Friday, Dec. 14, 2018
Badge Of Honors
In this issue, SHOOT looks back at 2018, reflecting on the best the year had to offer. Our recognition of notable work serves as “a badge of honors”--not just for the art and craft but also for a spirit often marked by empathy, diversity and inclusion. Included in the mix of worthwhile fare in...

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