SHOOT® Magazine, the leading publication for commercial and entertainment production & post, today announced the names of the 33 directors / directing teams who made the final cut to be included in the SHOOT 2018 16th Annual New Directors Showcase.

The debut screening of the Showcase Reel will take place during SHOOT's Annual New Directors Showcase Event on Thursday, May 24th at the Directors Guild of Amercia (DGA) in New York City.  The event will kick off at 3:00PM with several panel discussions followed by the Showcase Reel Screening.  After the Screening there will be a special "Meet the New Directors" Panel.  The event concludes with a move down to Soho for the after-party at The Mill from 8:30-11:30PM.

Click Here for Event information and Registration Thanks to our Sponsors, Event Registration is free to qualified commercial & entertainment production & post industry executives and artisans!

Sponsors to date:

The SHOOT 2018 16th Annual New Directors Showcase Reel will feature the following directors:

  • Meghann Artes
  • Cameron Busby
  • Erin Collett
  • Andy Dulman
  • Erica Eng
  • Lissette Feliciano
  • Maja Fernqvist
  • Matt Fisher
  • Tiffany Frances
  • Lan Freedman
  • Ben Giroux
  • Caitlyn Greene
  • Greg & Jacob
  • Jared Knecht
  • David Kobzantsev
  • Anaïs La Rocca
  • Jenna Laurenzo
  • Danielle Levitt
  • Justin Leyba
  • Bing Liu
  • Stewart Maclennan
  • Sallyanne Massimini
  • Nina Meredith
  • Matteo J. Mosterts
  • Shaya Mulcahy
  • Brad Raider
  • Christian Schilling
  • Casey Stein
  • Duncan Sullivan
  • Bartley Taylor
  • Celine Tricart
  • Brett Warkentien
  • Emma Zakes Green

We’re keeping company affiliations and selected work under wraps until the May/June Issue is published - PDF version to go live on 5/18 and print issue to be out the week of May 21.  In broad strokes, this year’s NDS Class of 2018 is made up of a fantastically diverse group of directors including 14  women and 20 men.  17 of the directors are unaffiliated and the work is a great mix of spots, branded content, spec work, music videos, TV, short films & features.  The Showcase includes recent film school grads, agency creatives and experienced cinematographers and editors who are making the transition to director.   This 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, perhaps most notably our Directors Issues in which  profiles of feature, TV and commercial directors reside side by side.

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 hire them.

The SHOOT's New Directors Showcase mico-site will go live on May 25th 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.  The NDS Reel & NDS Profiles will be availabe on May 25 to view here:

SHOOT is pleased to offer two New Directors Showcase Event-related High Profile Marketing Opportunities...

#1.  Advertise in SHOOT Magazine's May/June Print Issue (with bonus PDF version)
The May/June Issue & PDF version will have a special "New Directors Showcase" Profile Section of mini-profiles of each director and will include company affiliation and information on the work that will be screened during the debut screening of the 16th Annual New Directors Showcase Reel on Thursday May 24th at the DGA in New York City.  Bonus: the PDF version of your Ad will run with live link to your site in the PDF version of the Issue that will go live on our site on 5/18.  We will promote the PDF version with banner Ads in the weekly SHOOT>e.dition email newsletter and we'll email the PDF version directly to the 28,000 SHOOT>e.dition opt-in subscribers on May 22.
In additon to the NDS Profile Section, the issue will include:

  • Producers on creative challenges and advice for up-and-coming directors and producers
  • Kick-off feature to the 15-part Road to Emmy Series
  • A look at this year's Cannes Lions Jury Heads

In addition to SHOOT's regular circulation of production & post decision-makers at Agencies, Brands, Commercial & Entertainment production/post-related cos., movie studios, TV/cable/online networks & independent filmmakers, the issue will have
Bonus Distribution at 5 Production Industry Events:

  • SHOOT New Directors Showcase Event at the DGA and at the after-party at The Mill
  • Basecamp area of the AICP event: Next Awards & AICP Show
  • Cine Gear Expo
  • Producers Guild Produced By L.A. event
  • Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity (in the Palais & Carlton Hotel)

This issue offers ideal audience of commercial & entertainment production/post decision-makers, enviornment and bonus distribution for promoting your production and post companies and services!
Ad Deadlines:

Final Space Reservations:  Wednesday, May 9
Ad PDF Files Due:  Friday, May 11 (final material extension: Monday, May 14)
Click Here to request special Print Ad Rates (with bonus banner) or contact Roberta at 203/227-1699, ext 13.
Click Here to see all the features planned for the May/June Issue
Click Here to see samples of past "New Director Congratulations" Ads -- If you have a director in this year's Showcase or have worked with a director in this years Showcase a Congrats Ad are is a great way to promote the director and your company. 
Click Here for Ad sizes/specs

#2. Become a Sponsor of theSHOOT 2018 New Directors Showcase Event
There's still time to join our Sponsors to date...

Sponsor Deadline: May 11 
Sponsors enoy high profile industry exposure before during and for full year after the event! 
Click Here for Event Sponsorship details
Click Here to request Sponsor fees or contact Roberta at 203/227-1699, ext 13 

Attend the 2018 16th Annual New Directors Showcase Event at the DGA and the After-party at The Mill
Join directors, producers, cinematographers, Ad Agency Creative & Production execs, network executives, editors, VFX artists, music editors & other motion picture industry execs & artisans.
Click Here to Register to Attend 

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 was conducted from January 15-March 31, 2018. Criteria for entry was directing any type of advertising or entertainment content professionally less than 3 years.
Categories of entry:

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

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