Having kicked off the 57th year of publication for SHOOT Magazine in December, SHOOT renews its mission to provide commercial and entertainment industry creative, production and post decision-makers with the latest industry news, valuable information on established and up-and-coming talent, the best new work and the people, companies and technology behind the work.  We'll remain vigilant to stay on top of the latest industry trends and issues transforming the business and how they apply to our audience in their daily business.  We'll also continue to cover industry events, film festivals and award shows, bringing what we learn from them to the attention of our full audience.  As we continue to invest in and grow SHOOT's high-impact digital platforms SHOOTonline.com, The SHOOT Publicity Wire, MySHOOT and email newsletters The SHOOT>e.diton, Brand New[s], ScreenWork and The SHOOT Dailies, we are pleased to announce the continued publication of six print issues of SHOOT Magazine in 2018.  As many print publications have fallen by the wayside over the years, we are pleased to be able to publish this important mainstay on the production/post scene for more than five decades.  With each print issue, we also publish a PDF version that is available on SHOOTonline.com for additional readers to view/download. And, a new tradition that started in December 2017, we now email the PDF version to the SHOOT>e.dition's 28,000 opt-in subscribers when it's first published bringing a great deal of extra attention to the issue's advertisers. 

See Below For A Look At What's Going On At SHOOT In 2018, including:

  • Great Advertising Opportunities: Print & Digital Platforms 
  • The SHOOT Publicity Wire: Publicity & Video Releases
  • SHOOT Membership Levels - with Great Perks
  • MySHOOT Talent Database - post your company & individual profiles
  • The SHOOT New Directors Search Jan-March 2018
  • The SHOOT Directors/Producers Forum & 16th Annual New Directors Showcase Event in May at the DGA in NYC
  • The SHOOT BTS Photo Contest
  • SHOOT's relaunched Classifieds

SHOOT Advertising Connects You to Industry Decision-makers!  Choose from great selection of Print & Digital Platforms To Get Your Message Out to Industry Decision-makers, Clients & Potential Clients
Our mandate for more than five decades has been to provide readers with a combination of news reporting, artistic & creative perspectives, and meaningful information affecting the bread and butter of their businesses to provide food for thought to assist them in making informed creative, production and business decisions. SHOOT connects commercial & entertainment buyers & sellers of creative, production, postproduction & business services to the latest industry news & trends, best new work and EACH OTHER!! SHOOT advertising -- branding, sales, talent, FYC, congratulations and acknowledgement messages --- reaches executives and artisans at Ad Agencies, Brands, Production, Post, Music & Sound, VFX & Animation companies, TV/Cable/Online/Mobile Networks, movie studios and independent filmmakers. Titles SHOOT reaches include Chief Creative Officers, Creative Directors, Art Directors, Copywriters, Chief Production Officers, Producers, Broadcast Business Managers, Brand managers, Owners, Managing Directors, Exec Producers, Directors, Cinematographers, Editors, Colorists, Visual Effects Supervisors/artists, Designers, Composers/Sound Designers/Mixers.  Advertising in SHOOT's digital & print formats will provide a high impact direct link to prospective clients/industry influencers to tell them why they should want to connect with your company, projects, artisans, services or products. The environment is ideal for making announcements, introducing new talent, saying thank you, awards-related advertising, offering congratulations, listing company roster or showcasing recent work.   If you want to reach commercial and entertainment production & post industry decision-makers and potential clients, consider a tailor-made for you SHOOT Marketing plan for 2018.  Contact SHOOT Publisher, Roberta Griefer, via email or at 203/227-1699, ext 13 for ad rates and a 2018 tailor-made-for-your-company advertising proposal.

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SHOOT Magazine provides a highly-conducive environment in which to promote companies, talent rosters, awards & festival announcements/ FYC advertising, business/creative & production services and production equipment/software to SHOOT's audience of industry decision-makers.   Not only will you receive high-profile industry exposure to industry decision-makers and potential clients who will literally be holding you Ad in their hands while they are engaged in reading the publication --- you'll be helping us to keep publishing print issues.  Support the print publication that's been supporting the production & post industry for 57 years.  Click Here for a fun look at what some of our Advertising Agency readers, including Chief Creative Officers and Chief Production Officers have to say about how long they've been reading SHOOT and why they read it - repeately we hear that a key reason it to learn about production & post artisans & companies.

Here's a look at what's coming up in SHOOT Magazine's February Issue...

Production & Post 2018 Survey
With the New Year underway, it will be interesting to hear from Leading Production and Post Company owners, presidents & managing directors on business/creative lessons learned in 2017 and how they will be applied going forward with a  look their take on what issues and trends will be important in 2018 for the industry at large and their companies in particular.  We'll also hear thoughts on workplace pay disparity and misconduct.  And, we'll hear about new work.

The Road to Oscar, Part 14
SHOOT's "Road to Oscar" Series continues exploring the backstories, creative challenges and collaborative relationships experienced by directors, producers, cinematographers, editors, production designers and other artisans nominated for an Oscar. 
Director Guillermo del Toro discusses his many collaborators on "The Shape of Water," which led this year's Oscar tally with 13 nominations.
Producer Emilie Georges who earned her first career Oscar nomination, a Best Picture nod for "Call Me by Your Name"
Editor Sidney Wolinsky, who earned his first career Oscar nomination for cutting "The Shape of Water"
Production designer Sarah Greenwood has six career Oscar nominations, including two this year for her work on "Darkest Hour" and "Beauty and the Beast"
Additional names to be announced

Cinematographers: ASC Award Nominees 
With the Amercian Society of Cinematographers 32nd Annual Awards coming up on February 17th, SHOOT provides a look at some of this year's notable nominees. We'll hear from... 
Rachel Morrison, ASC, discusses "Mudbound," for which she became the first woman ever to earn a Best Cinematography Oscar nomination and a feature film ASC Award nod.
Roger Deakins, ASC, BSC discusses his collaboration with director Denis Villeneuve on "Blade Runner 2049," which earned the DP his 15th career ASC Award nomination and 14th Oscar nomination.
Additional names to be announced

Directors: Sundance Film Festival
A look at some of the directors and their work--ranging from features to shorts and TV fare--that debuted at this year's Sundance Film Festival January 18-28th. We'll be hearing from...
Sam Bisbee, Park Pictures Features, shares insights into several films debuting at Sundance, including his company's first ever documentary, "The Sentence."
Director Nash Edgerton, who directs spots and branded content via The Directors Bureau, discusses his TV series "Mr. Inbetween," which is gaining exposure in Sundance's inaugural Episodic program.
DGA Award-winning and Oscar-nominated director Matthew Heineman reflects on "The Trade," a verite docu-series making its mark at Sundance.

Directors Guild of America "DGA Awards"
A SHOOT Report straight from attending the  DGA pre-awards "Meet the Commercial Nominees" & "Meet the Feature Nominees" sessions (on stage Q & A's with the nominees) and the DGA Awards, we'll report on both sessions and the February 3rd DGA Awards winners across Film, TV & Commercials.  
The directors nominated for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film are:
Guillermo del Toro, "The Shape of Water"
Greta Gerwig, "Lady Bird"
Martin McDonagh, "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri"
Christopher Nolan, "Dunkirk"
Jordan Peele, "Get Out"
The directors nominated for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Commercials are: 
Martin de Thurah, Epoch Films
Alma Har'el, Epoch Films
Hoffman/Metoyer, MJZ
Miles Jay, Smuggler
Isaiah Seret, Biscuit Filmworks
Visual Effects: VES Awards
Interviews with several of the Visual Effects Society VES Awards nominees with a preview of the February 13th Awards Gala Event. 
Joe Letteri of Weta Digital was sr. visual effects supervisor on "War for the Planet of the Apes," which tied for the most VES Award nominations this year with seven.
Tom Graham of The Mill, VFX shoot supervisor and 3D lead artist on the Kia's 2017 Super Bowl spot "Hero's Journey," a VES nominee for Outstanding Visual Effects in a Commercial.
Diarmid Harrison Murray, MPC London creative director, who worked on Samsung's "Do What You Can't: Ostrich," which earned 3 VES nominations: Outstanding Visual Effects in a Commercial; Outstanding Animated Character in a Commercial; and Outstanding Compositing in a Photoreal Commercial.
Super Bowl
Super Bowl Advertising commentary & coverage - a preview to SHOOT's fuller coverage later in the week online. Get a taste of what Ad Agency execs have to say about what spots worked, what didn't, and any trends and/or themes that marked this year's crop of Big Game ads.   Some of the exes we'll be hearing from include...
Brett Craig, executive creative director, Deutsch LA
Pam Fujimoto, executive creative director WongDoody
Nathan Frank, creative director, OOB
Robert Green, chief creative officer, Ripple Creative
Thas Naseemuddeen, partner, chief strategy officer, Omelet
Paula Maki, managing creative director, mono
Rob Schapiro, executive creative director, Brunner
Jeremy Schwartz, founder, chief creative officer, Truth Collective

Chat Room Interview
Director Floyd Russ from Tool of North America--whose Ad Council "Love Cam" PSA for R/GA earned a primetime commecial Emmy nomination last year--discusses his documentary short, ZION, which just debuted at the Sundance Film Festival.

Hot Locations Column:
Film commission, lensing and incentive developments impacting feature, TV, commercial, music video, short film and interactive production.

SHOOT Columns
Spot.com.mentary, POV, Chat Room, Short Takes, Tool Box On the Wire, Flash Back, Street Talk, Rep Report

February Issue Bonus Distribution: MUAHS (Make up Artists & Hair Stylists) Awards, HPA Technology Retreat, ICG Publicists Awards

February Issue Advertising Deadlines 
Space Reservations: February 5 Contact Roberta to lock in your great spot
Ad PDF File Deadline: February 7

February Issue Print Advertiser Bonuses 

When you place a print ad, the PDF version with live link to your site will run in the PDF version of the issue at no additional charge. The PDF version is posted on SHOOTonline for readers to view/download and the PDF version will be emailed to The SHOOT>e.dition's 28,000 opt-in subscribers!

  1. Place a 1/4 or 1/3 page Ad & receive space for a 180x150 Banner on the 2/16 SHOOT>e.dition (value: 375.)
  2. Place a 1/2, 2/3 or 3/4 page Ad & receive space for a 180x150 Banner on the 2/9, 2/16 & 2/23 SHOOT>e.ditions (value: $1,125.)
  3. Place a Full Page Ad and receive space for a 180x150 Banner on the 2/9, 2/16 & 2/23 SHOOT>e.ditions (value: $1,125.) and space for a SHOOTonline.com 468x60 banner from 2/9-2/23 (value: $850.)

The SHOOTonline website continues to provide 24/7 news, features, photos and video showcasing the latest and best work from the motion picture industry's top professional talent at studios, ad agencies, production houses, and freelance entrepreneurs. Banner sizes include Leaderboard 728x90, Side Medium Rectangle 300x250, Half Page 300x600 and Mid Horizontal 468x60. Banner pricing is available by the month and by the week and starting soon by impressions.  
The SHOOT>e.dition
weekly email newsletter published every Friday to 28,000 opt-in subscribers. Banner sizes include Top 468x60, 180x150, 180x1600 and two bottom banner options
The SHOOT Dailies
Daily M-F email newsletter to 3,500 opt-in subscribers.  Banner sizes include Top 728x90, 180x150 and 180x500. 
SHOOT Custom Email Blasts
Promote your special offers, screenings, etc to 45,000 opt-in subscribers
Click Here for more info on SHOOT's epubs and sign up for free.
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Click Here for SHOOT Academy Phase 2 FYC Marketing opportunities
Contact SHOOT Publisher Roberta Griefer via email or 203/227-1699, ext 13 for more information, rates and tailor-made marketing proposal for 2017.

The SHOOT Publicity Wire
The SHOOT® Publicity Wire (SPW) Service provides motion picture PR, marketing professionals, companies, talent and entrepreneurs a powerful, sophisticated yet economical, tool to communicate your story directly to hard-to-reach, influential, motion-picture industry decision-makers in filmmaking, television, commercials, web multimedia industries.  SPW reaches brand clients, ad agencies, movie studios, producers, directors, production & post studios, media outlets, journalists, bloggers, researchers, social networkers, search engines, prosumers, fan sites, as well as all the other industry stakeholders and influential decision-makers that affect the commercialmaking, filmmaking, cinema, media and television, web and mobile video businesses worldwide. Using digital feeds and opt-in ePubs such as the SPW Media Alerts,  Brand New[s] and SHOOT Dailies, SHOOTonline.com* site placement, archiving and indexing, RSS Feeds, social feeds to Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and mobile SMS dynamic feed, links on the weekly SHOOT >e.dition* , the SHOOTonline.com home page, and search engine optimization (SEO) for Google, Yahoo, Bing, etc. And, selected releases are published in SHOOT Magazine‘s regular “On The Wire” column.  Cost ranges from just $20. to post a video release consisting of video, description and credits to $60. for a full publicity release that includes content, photos, links and video. 

Some of the copyright owners of the over 13,000 publicity releases published, distributed, and managed by SPW: AdShare, AICE, Art Directors Club, Art Directors Guild, ASSIMILATE, Association of Commercial Producers, Black Magic Design, Bully Pictures, Camp + King, Canon, Cartoni, Chainsaw, charlieuniformtango, Chelsea Pictures, CO3, Cogswell College, Cognition, Concrete+Clay, Cutters Studios, Deluxe, Digital Juice, Directors Guild of America, DOLBY, Edit Workshop, Filmworkers, Fuse FX, GPL Technologies, HOBO, Hollywood Center Studios, International Cinematographers Guild, Joseph Finn Auctioneers, jUMP, Killer Tracks, Leviathan, Make-Up Artists And Hair Stylists Guild, Manhattan Edit Workshop, Manios Digital & Film, Method Studios, Mobius Awards, MTI Film, Nice Shoes, NBCUniversal, Nonfiction, Oink Ink, Optimus, Panavision, Paramount Pictures, Pixeldust Studios, Prime Focus Technologies, MPSE, Proof, Radiant Images, Red Giant, SAG-AFTRA, Sarofsky, SIM Group, Simian, SMPTE, Sony Broadcast, Sony Pictures, STIR Post Audio, STORY, Synthetic Pictures, Technicolor, The Hithouse, The Traveling Picture Show Company, UK Music Awards, Visual Music, Wondros, Yessian Music and many many more.

SPW is for leading and emerging companies, creatives, producers, executives, managers, artisans, and their publicists in ad agencies, movie studios, production houses, talent agencies, equipment and software vendors, awards shows, film festivals, independent creatives, and others to get their work and achievements seen and recognized. SPW is a timely, comprehensive, source of new product and services information for all facets of multimedia, video, and film production/distribution.

SHOOT Membership
Join SHOOT! Company and individual memberships starting at just $14.95 per month come with multiple benefits including a MySHOOT Profile, print issues, digital archives access, newsroom creation, hotlinks in SHOOTonline articles & SPW releases. 

  • Click Here for information on SHOOT's four membership levels.

MySHOOT Company and Individual Talent Profiles
Take your marketing to the next level in 2018.  Simply join SHOOT and start posting your profile!  MySHOOT is a commercial, movie TV & video production and post talent database for motion picture artisans, and the companies who represent them, to promote their latest work and share talent profiles with ad agency, motion picture studio, TV & online networks, brand and brand agency and other motion picture decision-makers. MySHOOT was created to further help companies and their reps, talent agents and individual directors, cinematographers, editors and other motion picture artisans connect with prospects and clients producing commercial and entertainment content.  A MySHOOT profile will make finding you or your company faster and easier for the commercial and entertainment production & post decision-makers who regularly visit/read SHOOT platforms SHOOTonline.com, The SHOOT Publicity Wire, SHOOT >e.dition, Brand New[s], SHOOT Dailies, SHOOT Screenwork, the SPW Media Alerts and SHOOT magazine. To post your MySHOOT Company or Individual profile, simply sign up for one of SHOOT's four membership levels.  SHOOT membership includes MySHOOT profile(s) with reel(s) and integration across SHOOT digital platforms. With a built in audience of production and post decision-makers who already visit SHOOTonline every day for the latest industry information, news, trends and work, they can now connect directly to your new work, profile and contact information. 

My SHOOT Company and Individual Talent Profiles include the following fields:

  • Photo gallery
  • Headshot or Company Logo
  • Reel with up to 10 videos (YouTube, Vimeo, or file upload acceptable)
  • Talent Bios & Company Profiles
  • Skills indexing
  • Latest individual or company Self-Curated News via own unique RSS feed
  • Awards/History
  • Filmography
  • Film Festivals placements and awards
  • Google Location Map
  • All your or your company's social links with icons linking directly to your social page(s) on Facebook, Twitter, Vimeo, Stage 32, etc.
  • Direct, Company, Rep, social media Contact Info
  • Display ALL your social feeds Vimeo, Facebook, Instagram, Stage 32, IMdb, Google+ and Twitter feeds

Click Here for MySHOOT Home Page
Click Here for more information on MySHOOT Profiles

The SHOOT 2018 16th Annual New Directors Search Is Underway!
SHOOT is pleased to announce that SHOOT's 16th annual 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 -- is OPEN!.  Once the Search closes on March 31st SHOOT's editors will select the 25-30 best pieces of “work” to be featured on SHOOT’s 2018 New Directors Showcase Reel that will be screened for an audience of 400+ advertising & entertainment production decision-makers at SHOOT’s 2018 Annual New Directors Showcase Event at the DGA (Directors Guild of America) Theater in May (date TBA) 2018, in New York City, immediately following The SHOOT Directors/Producers Forum.  The Showcase Directors are invited to attend and all who do will be asked to stand up from the audience while their name is announced.  Six of the directors will be invited to appear on the panel discussion before or after the screening.  All the directors chosen for the reel will be profiled in SHOOT’s May/June issue (profiles also appear in PDF version of the issue, in The SHOOT>e.dition and on SHOOTonline.) In addition to SHOOT's readers around the globe seeing the profiles, the issue will be given to guests at the May event. After the event (Directors/Producers Forum, New Directors Showcase screening, Panel Discussion and After party) SHOOT will provide coverage and photos from the day and evening programs on SHOOTonline and in the SHOOT Dailies, Brand New[s], a Special issue of Screenwork and the SHOOT>e.dition, and the New Directors Showcase Reel will be posted on SHOOTonline.com for the worldwide motion picture production community - advertising and entertainment - to view. The selected directors' chosen work receives an enormous amount of career-building exposure!  Directors who have been directing any type of advertising or entertainment professionally LESS than 3 years are eligible to enter work that was completed during the fifteen month period of January 2017-March 2018.

  • Click Here for link to the entry form for directors to enter this year's New Directors Search -- the Search is open Jan-March.

SHOOT 2018 Directors Producers Forum & 16th Annual New Directors Showcase Event
Get "Face to Face" with the future of content creation and some of the innovative executives and artisans on the forefront.  Join us for a rare opportunity to get up close and personal with industry leaders to learn about the strategies and backstories behind recent film, TV and commercial projects. SHOOT, because its coverage and readership is inclusive of commercial, branded content & entertainment production, is able to utilize this unique vantage point to produce an event that brings various advertising & entertainment -&- various business & creative industry segments together to meet and learn about and from each other. Attendees include a cross-section of commercial & entertainment production and post executives from agencies, brands, production/post/vfx/music & sound/technology companies, networks and studios as well as leading directors, cinematographers and up-and-coming directors.  The afternoon Directors/Producers Forum Agenda will include several provocative & entertaining panels and speakers providing insights into where our industry is headed creatively and from a business standpoint.  Gain perspectives on and visions of what's in store so that you and your company can stay ahead of the curve, continuing to be relevant in an evolving marketplace.  During the evening New Directors Showcase Program, you'll get a look-see at and meet some of the best up-and-coming directors who based on their initial work show promise to make positive contributions to advertising and/or entertainment in its traditional and hybrid forms. 

  • Click Here for coverage of the 2017 SHOOT Directors/Producers Forum afternoon sessions
  • Click Here for coverage of the 2017 15th Annual New Directors Showcase evening screening/session/after-party
  • Click Here for photos from the 2017 event
  • Click Here for link the the 2017 SHOOT New Directors Showcase Reel
  • Click Here for Sponsorship information - Become a Sponsor of the 2018 Event! 

2017 Event Sponsors:
Lead: Company 3, DGA, Madison + Vine
Silver: Frankfrt Kurnit
Bronze: brother, CoMPANY Films, YouTube Red Originals, Montana Film Office, Mediavision
Other Past Sponsors include...Argyle Brothers, Anonymous Content, ARRI, Backyard, Biscuit, Crossroads, CT Film Office, Deluxe, Film US Virgin Islands, Form, Gartner, Getty Images, harvest Films, Hungry Man, Kodak, Light Iron, Method Studios, Moxie Pictures, Nevada Film Office, One at Optimus, Pump Audio, RSA, Sony, T3 Media, Tool of NA and the West Virginia Film Office

SHOOT Behind the Scenes BTS Photo Contest
The SHOOT BTS Photo Contest is a showcase opportunity for the Film, TV, Commercials and Web Content Producers who are creating, shaping and defining the world of the motion pictures production and post. Fascinating, ingenious, creative people read and follow SHOOT everyday. And, the Editors of SHOOT love to showcase their expertise via this fun simple way. We invite filmmaking crews, from around the world, to give SHOOT readers a glimpse into your shoot, where ever it may be, of you, your associates and colleagues in action be it movies, TV, music videos, commercials, or webisodes. An insider’s perspective into you, your shoot, your team, or your company.  Whether on location or in the studio we want to see our readers doing what they do best... producing and finishing motion pictures! 
Click Here for information and entry details

About SHOOT Magazine 
SHOOT® is the leading publication for commercial, branded content and entertainment production and is edited for ad agency creatives & producers, and commercial and entertainment production/post industry executives and artisans. Through its "News" and "ScreenWork" sections, "Columns", "in-depth Features", "Interviews" and "Profiles" SHOOT publishes timely news, relevant information and a behind-the-scenes look at the best new commercials, branded and entertainment content, as well as industry events, film festivals and Award Shows. In addition, SHOOT reports on the latest cinematography, post & editing technology and equipment. If the work involves advertising or entertainment content that consumers view on a screen---a TV screen, Cinema screen, Computer screen, Mobile screen or Game screen, SHOOT is searching out who's doing the most innovative work and what's coming next. For further information please visit SHOOTonline® a Follow SHOOT on Twitter here. Information from this SHOOT Publicity Wire release may be redistributed in part or in whole by members of the media, bloggers, and cinema, TV, entertainment, film, commercial, online video production and post,celebrity fan sites. https://SHOOTonline.com.