SHOOT® Magazine, the leading publication for Film, TV & Commercial Production and Post, today announced the names of the 31 individual directors and 2 duos who made the final cut to be included in the SHOOT 2023 21st Annual New Directors Showcase.

The NDS 2023 Showcase Reel will debut at the SHOOT 21st Annual New Directors Showcase Event at the Directors Guild of America (DGA Theatre) on Thursday, October 26th, and go live later that night on the SHOOT NDS website.  Compiling the SHOOT New Directors Showcase and producing the New Directors Showcase Event at the DGA in New York City represent one of SHOOT's most anticipated annual highlights.  This year marks the 21st Anniversary of the NDS Showcase and both SHOOT and the DGA look forward to another great Event. Click Here ( to register to attend.

SHOOT is excited to announce the lineup of directors for the SHOOT 2023 21st Annual New Directors Showcase (in alpha order):

  • Mia Barnes
  • Ben Brady
  • Elda Broglio
  • Calvin Callins Jr.
  • Cameron Carr
  • McKenzie Chinn
  • Jacqueline Christy
  • Leslie Cunningham
  • MG Evangelista
  • Stacy Gaspard
  • Merawi Gerima
  • Jennifer Greco
  • Daisy Ifama
  • Luke Jaden
  • Somayeh Jafari
  • Justice Jamal Jones
  • Daniel Kreizberg
  • The Kummerl Twins
  • Nathalie Lamb
  • Jessica Makinson
  • Anthony Marinelli
  • David Nixon Jr.
  • Chelsea Odufu
  • Alex Ramsey
  • C.T. Robert
  • Danielle Shapira
  • Sergii Shevtsov
  • Eli Snyder
  • Megan Stowe
  • Sophie Tabet
  • Anthony Jamari Thomas
  • Julien & Justen Turner
  • Boson Wang

As is the tradition, we’re keeping company affiliations and selected work under wraps until the October 26th NDS Event.  We can tell you that this year’s NDS Class of 2023 is a fantastically diverse group of directors with backgrounds that include acting, editing, photography, production designing, live theater, serving in agency creative and account capacities. The mix of talent includes recent film school grads as well as those with a filmmaking lineage, namely a parent or parents who are notable directors in their own right. Our ‘23 Class consists of 17 female (including one duo), 16 male (including one duo) and two nonbinary directors.  A total of 20 directors (16 individuals and a pair of duos) have production company affiliations, and 15 are currently unaffiliated.

Each year the mix of work on the SHOOT New Directors Showcase Reel is a reflection of the industry at large--as is SHOOT itself as exemplified in our multi-faceted, multi-disciplinary, multi-platform coverage, including our regular reporting on feature, TV and commercial directors residing side by side in our lineup of stories and features. As embodied in our coverage and underscoring the relevance of our NDS competition and event, SHOOT’s mission is to connect the worlds of advertising and entertainment while also bringing content creators together with the collaborators who can hire them. At midnight after the NDS Event, The SHOOT’s New Directors Showcase website will go live where the industry will be able to view the NDS Reel along with individual profile pages on each director with headshot, video of selected work, additional Q&As, and contact information.  And, SHOOT’s October/November Issue will be published in both Print & PDF Issues with mini-profiles of all the directors in this year’s NDS Showcase.

In addition to announcing the directors selected for this year's Showcase, SHOOT is also pleased to announce our NDS Event Sponsors and Supporters:

Join us for one or more of the following three great NDS Marketing Opportunities and bring high-profile industry exposure to your company before, during & after the Event!

#1  SHOOT New Directors Showcase Event Sponsorship

Become a Lead, Silver or Bronze Event Sponsor 
Click Here for Info.  Contact for Sponsor fees.

#2  "We Support New Directors" Logo Package

Click Here for SHOOT NDS "We Support New Directors" Logo Package Info.  
Your logo will appear on the following:

  1. NDS Registration landing Page, NDS website & the NDS Sponsors & Supporters Page and will stay live for the next year
  2. "We Support New Directors" Ad that will run in SHOOT's Oct/Nov Print & PDF Issue.
  3. Special "Meet the NDS Class of 2023" Custom email blast. Click Here to see the 2022 email blast 

#3  "NDS Congratulations" or Regular Ad in the Oct/Nov Print (+PDF Issue with Digital Distribution) with mini-profiles of all the NDS Directors in this year's Showcase 

Click Here for SHOOT NDS Advertising information.
High Profile exposure for the directors in the Showcase, companies that represent them or companies that have worked with them. The Issue has always been
an important way for the industry to learn about the directors. This opportunity is ideal for production companies and talent agencies representing a director
in the Showcase.  This is a great opportunity for companies that represent or have worked with a director in the NDS Showcase to place a "Congratulation" Ad
witch helps promote both the director and the company.  Also, great for all production and post-related company to promote their company, services, roster and/or products  
Click Here for what else will be in the issue.
Click Here to see the 2022 NDS Isuee
Click Here to see the 2021 NDS Issue
Click Here to see the 2020 NDS Issue
Click Here to see the 2019 NDS Issue
Click Here to see older NDS Congratulations Ads
Ad Deadline: Reserve Space by 10/9 |  Ad PDF File due by 10/13

For Reservations & more info, please contact SHOOT Publisher
Roberta Griefer at or 203-227-1699, ext 701.

About The New Directors Search / Showcase Reel
Each year SHOOT conducts a worldwide search to discover the best up-and-coming directors who, based on their initial work, show promise to soon make major positive contributions to advertising and/or entertainment in its traditional and emerging forms. This year's search entry period was April-July 2023.  Criteria for entry are directing any type of advertising or entertainment content professionally less than 3 years and submitted work must have been produced during the 15-month period of April 2022-July 2023.

Categories of entry:

  1. Traditional Broadcast: TV Spots, spec work, cinema ads, branded content, music videos, trailers, broadcast promos
  2. Alternative media content: webisodes, spots created for online, mobile phone content, in-game advertising, advergaming, virals, alternative reality gaming, ads created for PDAs
  3. Film/TV Entertainment: Feature films, independent films, short films, TV programs.

About SHOOT Magazine / SHOOTonline
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