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Friday, Jan. 14, 2022
"Red Rocket" Goes "tick...tick...Boom!"
In a pandemic-induced era of uncertainty, there’s much to be said for persevering as reflected in this week’s installment of SHOOT' s The Road To Oscar Series. In its coverage of writer-director Sean Baker's Red Rocket , SHOOT referenced an AFI Fest actors’ roundtable in which Simon Rex recalled...
Friday, Dec. 10, 2021
The first two installments of our current The Road To Oscar Series include a theme that’s in line with the holiday season spirit--namely the value of connection, particularly after often being isolated and feeling disconnected during the ongoing COVID pandemic. Writer/director Joe Wright in this...
Friday, Aug. 6, 2021
The pandemic has impacted us in far-ranging ways, reflected in SHOOT ’s Midyear Report Card Survey--which is featured in this issue---as respondents shared their experiences. How far ranging? Well feedback contains adjectives that run the gamut from “agnostic” to “transformative” while underscoring...
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...