With the Awards Season about to kick off, SHOOT® has launched its 2017/2018 15-week "Road to Oscar" Series with a special prequel feature article, director and cinematographer profiles that were published on October 27 on SHOOTonline.com.  Links to them appeared in the October 27 SHOOT>e.dition and SHOOT Dailies email newsletters.  And, all of the content was published in SHOOT Magazine's October/November print issue and PDF version. The special 8th Annual "Road to Oscar" series places a spotlight on the producers, directors, documentarians, cinematographers, editors, production designers, visual effects supervisors, composers and other artisans in the running for Academy Awards. Each feature explores the backstories, creative challenges and collaborative relationships experienced by notable artisans generating Oscar buzz.

Additional SHOOT coverage from now through the Academy Awards will include the award season’s festival circuit (Toronto, Telluride, et al) and the awards competitions leading up to--and the implications they carry for--the Oscars®(including the ACE, ADG, ASC, CAS, CDG, DGA, PGA, SAG, VES and WGA Awards, BAFTA, Golden Globes®, Independent Spirit Awards.) We’ll talk to assorted artists and production execs, gaining insights into the challenges they faced on their Oscar-nominated films. Preview articles will include assessments of Oscar prospects for nominees, as well as a look at trends in this year’s competition. Note: For all Academy Season Awards Shows deadlines, updates, & contact information visit SHOOT's Award Shows Timeline Organizer.

The 10/27 Road to Oscar Prequel and related coverage includes interviews with/profiles of...

Road to Oscar feature

  • Erik De Boer, sheds light on the work his Method Studios team did for Okja (Netflix)
  • Joe Letteri, a four-time Best Visual Effects Oscar winner, discusses his VFX supervision for War For The Planet of the Apes (Twentieth Century Fox)
  • Dan Laustsen, cinematographer on director Guillermo del Toro's The Shape of Water (Fox Searchlight)

Directors Profiles (click on director name to read profile)

  • Sean Baker, writer/director of The Florida Project (A24) discusses the film
  • Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris share insights into their latest feature, Battle of the Sexes (Fox Searchlight)
  • Stephen Frears, two-time Oscar nominee (The Queen, The Grifters), discusses Victoria & Abdul (Focus Features), his latest collaboration with Judi Dench.
  • Craig Gillespie discusses his feature I, Tonya (Neon, 30West)
  • Todd Haynes reflects on Wonderstruck (Amazon Studios)
  • Reginald Hudlin discusses Marshall (Open Road Films), which delves into a racially charged court trial handled by young NAACP attorney Thurgood Marshall.
  • Dee Rees looks at her collaborators on and lessons learned from Mudbound (Netflix)

Cinematographers feature

  • Rachel Morrison, ASC, who shot director Dee Rees' critically acclaimed Mudbound (Netflix)
  • Tobias Schliessler, ASC, the DP on the live-action Beauty and the Beast (Walt Disney Studios) directed by Bill Condon.

The Road to Oscar series will continue on November 17 and will run weekly through the Academy Awards on March 4 published across all SHOOT digital and print platforms, including SHOOTonline (website with 40,000 unique visitors,) The SHOOT Dailies (daily email newsletter,) and The SHOOT>e.dition (weekly email newspub going to 28,000 opt-in subscribers every Friday. Parts 6 and 14 of the series will also appear in SHOOT Magazine's December and February Issues and PDF versions. The final installment of the series will be published on February 23rd and the final season coverage will appear on March 4 on SHOOTonline covering the winners of the Academy Awards that are televised that evening.

What films and artisans will be in the running this year? 
Studios with films already generating Oscar buzz include A24, Fox Searchlight, Lionsgate, Netflix, Open Road Films, Paramount Pictures, Pixar/Disney, Roadside Attractions, Sony Pictures Classics, Twentieth Century Fox and Warner Bros. Pictures. SHOOT will be watching and reporting on many of their films and the producers and artisans behind them as the season progresses.

  • Click Here for the 2017/2018 "Road to Oscar" Series Schedule
  • Click Here to see the digital versions of the 2016/2017 "Road to Oscar" Series weekly installments that were published on SHOOTonline.com

2017/2018 "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, 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 Guild and industry award shows leading up to the Oscars that recognize award-worthy work that can set your film, show, and talent apart from the crowd. 

SHOOT's High-profile FYC Marketing options include...

SHOOT Magazine Print Issues (with bonus PDF version)
SHOOT Magazine's highly targeted circulation includes 10,000 production/post industry executives & artisans. An additional 5,000+ read the PDF version.  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.

  • December/January Issue (out 12/15, in readers' hands the week of 12/18)
    This issue will have The Road to Oscar Part 6 Feature; an important issue timed to keep your films top-of-mind just before nominations voting opens on 1/5 (closes 1/12)
    Space Reservations:  12/5
    Ad PDF File Due:     12/8 (final Late material Extension: 12/11)
  • February Issue  (out 2/9, in readers' hands week of 2/12)
    This issue will have The Road to Oscar Part 14 Feature  perfect issue for final phase II push; issue timed to arrive before final voting which is 2/20-2/27
    Space Reservations: 1/31
    AD PDF File Due:      2/2 (final Late material Extension: 2/5)    

43,000+ unique visitors per month
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The SHOOT>e.dition email newsletter
28,000 opt-in subscribers every Friday
Published 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
See SHOOT>e.dition samples:

  • Click Here to see web version of the Dec. 9, 2016 SHOOT>e.dition
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  • Click Here to see web version of the Jan. 1, 2016 SHOOT>e.dition
  • Click Here to see web version of the Dec. 25, 2015 SHOOT>e.dition

Upcoming SHOOT>e.ditions...

Phase 1:
Nov>e.ditions: 11/3, 11/10, 11/17, 11/24
Dec>e.ditions: 12/1, 12/8, 12/15, 12/22, 12/29
Jan.>e.ditions: 1/5, 1/12, 1/19
(Oscar Nominations voting opens on 1/5​, Oscar Nominations voting closes on 1/12, Oscar Nominations announced on 1/23)
Phase 2:
Jan.>e.ditions: 1/26
Feb>e.ditions: 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23
(Oscar Final voting opens on 2/20, Oscar Final voting closes on 2/27)

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
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 on name of film to see web version of just some of the SHOOT Custom Email Blasts from the last two Academy Seasons:

LA LA Land
Manchester by the Sea
Hidden Figures
The Big Short 
Bridge of Spies
The Revenant

SHOOT Marketing Links
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