To coincide with the fall Awards Season, the SHOOT® 2019/2020 10th Annual 16-week "Road to Oscar" Series will kick off with Part 1 on October 18, 2019. This special series will shine a spotlight on the producers, directors, documentarians, cinematographers, editors, production designers, visual effects supervisors, composers and other artisans generating buzz to be in the running for Academy Awards and for the Guild and Industry Awards leading up to them. SHOOT's pre-Academy Season coverage sets the stage for the series with coverage of the festival circuit (Venice, Toronto, Telluride, et al). SHOOT will report on all of the industry and Guild Awards competitions leading up to--and the implications they carry for--the Oscars®(including the ACE, ADG, Annie, ASC, CAS, CDG, Critics Choice, DGA, PGA, SAG, VES and WGA Awards, BAFTA, Golden Globes®, Independent Spirit Awards.) We’ll interview and profile assorted artists and production execs, gaining insights into the challenges they faced. Preview articles will include assessments of Oscar prospects for nominees, as well as a look at trends in this year’s competition. For all Academy Season Awards Shows deadlines, updates, & contact information Click Here for SHOOT's Awards Shows Timelines. 

The Road to Oscar series will be published weekly - for 16 weeks - through the Academy Awards on February 9 appearing on all SHOOT digital and print platforms, including SHOOTonline (website with 45,000 unique visitors,) The SHOOT Dailies (daily email newsletter) and The SHOOT>e.dition (weekly email newspub with 28,000 opt-in subscribers every Friday).  Parts 2, 9 and 15 of the series will also appear in SHOOT Magazine Print Issue and PDF versions. Nominations coverage will be published on January 13.  Final coverage will appear on SHOOTonline immediately following the Academy Awards covering the winners that are televised the evening of February 9. 

  • Click Here for the 2019/2020 "Road to Oscar" Series Schedule
  • Click Here to see the digital versions of past "Road to Oscar" Series weekly installments that were published on

2019/2020 "FYC" Advertising Opportunities
SHOOT Digital and Print Platforms provide an ideal environment in which to promote prior to nominations & then nominated films and artisans through final voting. Separately or in combination, each offers the ideal environment in which to promote films and artisans to an audience of industry decision-makers, including AMPAS and all major industry Guild members. The SHOOT audience includes creatives, executives, producers, directors, cinematographers, editors, writers, vfx artists & supervisors, composers & other music execs, production designers, etc. While not every film may be in the running for an Oscar, there are still many good business reasons to promote them. There are many industry and Guild award shows leading up to the Oscars that recognize award-worthy work that can set your film, program, and talent apart from the crowd.

Join the growing list of SHOOT "FYC" Advertisers; past Academy Season FYC advertisers include...
A24  Films, Amazon Studios, Annapurna Pictures, CBS Films, Dreamworks, ES Studios, Focus Features, Fox Searchlight, HBO Studios, IFC Films, Lionsgate, Marvel Studios, Miramax, National Geographic, Netflix, Open Road Films, Paramount Pictures, Regency Films, Roadside Attractions, Sony Pictures, STYX Films, Summit Entertainment, Sundance Selects, Tristar, Twentieth Century Fox, Walt Disney Studios and Warner Bros.

Some of the films that were promoted with SHOOT during the 2018/2019 Academy Season and 2017/2018 Season...
2018/19: 22 July,  A Quiet Place, A Star is Born, Avengers 300, BlackKklansman, Black Panther, Cold War, Crazy Rich Asians, First Man, Green Book,  If Beale Street Could Talk,  Mary Poppins Returns,  Mary Queen of Scots,  On the Basis of Sex, Roma,  The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, Vice  
2017/18: All The Money in the World, Baby Driver, Blade Runner 2049, Darkest House, Detroit, Dunkirk, Hostiles, It, Lady Bird, Lego Batman Movie, Molly's Game, Mudbound, Okja, Phantom Thread, The Big Sick, Victoria & Abdul, War for the Planet of the Apes, Wonder Woman

SHOOT's High-profile 2019/2020 FYC Advertising options include...

  • SHOOT Magazine Print Issues (with bonus PDF version)

SHOOT Magazine's highly targeted print circulation includes 10,000 production/post industry executives & artisans plus thousands of PDF version readers. When you place a print Ad, the PDF version runs with live link to film's FYC site at no extra charge in PDF version of the issue that is posted on our site for additional readers to view/download.  We heavily promote the PDF version with Ads for six weeks in our SHOOT>e.dition email newsletter and we will email the PDF Issue to the 28,000 opt-in subscribers of The SHOOT>e.dition email newsletter to bring even more attention to the print advertisers.  Click Here for SHOOT Magazine Print Ad Rates.
A Print Ad is much more than just a Print Ad! 
Here's the schedule for our three Awards Season Issues...

  • October/November 2019 Issue (out 10/25)

          This ssue will have  SHOOT's special annual "The Road to Oscar Part 2 feature as well as leading directors, producers & cinematographers section, ideal for early promotion of films.  
          Click Here to see PDF version of last season's Oct/NovIssue (includes FYC Ads for "The Ballad of Buster Scruggs," "A  Quiet Place, "22 July," "BlackkKlansman," "Roma")
          Space Reservations: 10/14
          Ad PDF File Due:     10/18 (final extension: 10/21) 

  • December 2019 (out 12/13)

This issue will have The Road to Oscar Part 9 Feature; an important issue timed to keep your films top-of-mind before nominations voting.
Click Here to see PDF version of last season's Issue (Includes FYC Ads for  "Roma," "22 July," "If Beale Street Could Talk," "Vice," " BlackKklansman," "Mary Queen of Scots," "The Ballad of Buster Scruggs")
 Space Reservaions:  12/2
Ad PDF File Due:     12/6 (final Late material Extension: 12/9)

  • January/February 2019 Issue  (out 1/24)

This issue will have The Road to Oscar Part 15 Feature. Perfect issue for final phase II push as issue is out prior to final voting.
Click Here to see PDF version of last season's February issue (includes FYC Ads for (includes FYC Ads for "Roma" & "BlacKkKlansman")
Space Reservations: 1/14
AD PDF File Due:      1/17 (final Late material Extension: 1/20)    

  • (website with 45,000 unique monthly visitors)

When you purchase a SHOOTonline banner it runs on the Home Page and all pages throughout the site - and there are thousands of pages.  This is key because while thousands of users enter the site via the Home Page, thousands others enter through links in articles from one of our four email newsletters to they are entering the site on all diferent pages.  7-day or 30-day runs can start any day.  Digital File formats accepted:  JPEG, GIF, Animated GIF, Flash,  HTML5, java script, and third-party tags.  Banner sizes include regular & expandable banners, interstitials and non-standard formats.  We are thrilled to introduce two new BIGGER Banner Sizes this season.  Click Here for SHOOT Digital Rates
Banner Sizes: 970x250 new size, 970x90 new size, 728x90, 300x250, 300x600, 468x60 (expandable banners, interstitials and other custom options available) 
**SHOOTonline is DFA and Jetpack certified**

  • The SHOOT>e.dition email newsletter (28,000 opt-in subscribers every Friday)

This weekly email newsletter goes to 28,000 opt-in subscribers.  You can provide banner/tags the day before. File formats accepted: JPEG, GIF, Animated Gif.   
Banner sizes include Top 468x60, Side 180x150, Skyscraper 180x600, Bottom 468x60 or 595x250  Click Here for SHOOT Digital Rates
See SHOOT>e.dition samples:
    Click Here to see web version of the Jan. 12, 2018 SHOOT>e.dition     
    Click Here to see web version of the Jan. 5, 2018 SHOOT>e.dition     
    Click Here to see web version of the Dec. 29 2017 SHOOT>e.dition  
    Click Here to see web version of the Dec. 15, 2017 SHOOT>e.dition

SHOOT>e.ditions during 2019/2020 Academy Season:
Phase 1 >e.dition dates:
Oct.>e.ditions: 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, special Directors >e.dition on 10/28
Nov>e.ditions: 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/22, 11/29
Dec>e.ditions: 12/6, 12/13, 12/20, 12/27
Jan.>e.ditions: 1/3
Oscar Nominations voting opens on 1/2
Oscar Nominations voting closes on 1/7
Oscar Nominatons announced on 1/13
Phase 2 >e.dition dates:
Jan.>e.ditions: 1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31
Oscar Final voting opens on 1/30
Oscar Final voting closes on 2/4

  • The SHOOT Dailies

Email newsletter published daily Monday-Friday to 3,500 opt in subscribers. Great add-on buy.
File formats accepted: JPEG, GIF, Animated Gif.  Banner sizes include 728x90, 180x150, 468x60
Click Here for 1/2/18 SHOOT Dailies sample
Click Here for 2/1/18 SHOOT Dailies sample

  • SHOOT Custom Email Blasts

You choose the date & time for your custom email blast to be sent out to SHOOT database of 45,000. Provide Image/HTML ready to go or provide image & copy and SHOOT can build the HTML for you. Hugely popular for FYC messages/screening invitations.
Click Here for SHOOT Custom Email Blast Rates.
Click on name of film to see web version of just some of the SHOOT Custom Email Blasts from the last few Academy Seasons:

First Man |  Cold War |  A Star is Born | Roma  |  Black Panther  |  BlackKklansman   |  A Quiet Place  | Green Book Lady Bird  | All the Money in the World  | Mudbound  | Okja  | Dunkirk  | Wonder Woman  | The Big Sick  | Darkest Hour  |  LA LA Land  | Manchester by the Sea  | Hidden Figures  |  Zootopia  | Fences  | Arrival  | Deadpool  | The Big Short  | Bridge of Spies  The Revenant

SHOOT Marketing Links

  • Click Here for additional SHOOT FYC Marketing information
  • Click Here to contact SHOOT Publisher for FYC Advertising Rates for SHOOT Magazine, The SHOOT>e.dition, SHOOT Dailies and SHOOT Custom email blasts.
  • Click Here for SHOOT Magazine Ad Sizes/Specs
  • Click Here for SHOOTonline Banner specs

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