SHOOT Magazine, the leading publication for commercial and entertainment production & post, announced today the issue and closing dates for its December/January Issue. This high-profile issue will publish on December 14, 2018. The content will appear across all SHOOT Platforms and be published in print & PDF version and SHOOTonline digital version with links to all content in the 12/14 SHOOT >e.dition and SHOOT Dailies email newsletters.

A tradition for 58 years, SHOOT's this end-of-year/beginning-of-year issue sums up the creative and business highlights of the year with a look at the best work and news that shaped the year.  This special issue will put 2018 into context in terms of work, trends, significant developments and lessons learned.  It's a must-keep issue that is referenced by a cross-section of the industry. 

Here's a look at what's planned for the issue....

Year in Perspective & a Look Ahead by Leading Ad Agency Creative & Production Execs 
As the end of the year draws near, SHOOT takes a look at the highs and lows, putting 2018 into context and setting the stage for what might be in the offing for 2019.  A cross-section of leading advertising agency creative & production execs reflect on the most important lessons learned, best work produced at their cos this year, and the most significant industry trends, themes and developments to emerge this year with some thoughts for the year ahead.  
Here's a look at some the ad agency execs we'll be hearing from...

  • Andy Bird, chief creative officer, Publicis NY
  • Gerard Caputo, chief creative officer, BBH NY
  • Matthew Curry, chief creative officer, BSSP
  • Tasha Dean, head of integrated production, The Martin Agency
  • Erica Fite, co-founder and co-CCO, Fancy
  • Matt Ian, chief creative officer, mcgarrybowen NY
  • Eric David Johnson, SVP, executive integrated music producer, McCann NY
  • Mae Karwowski, founder & CEO, Obviously
  • Dan Kelleher, chief creative officer, Deutsch NY
  • Phil Koutsis, chief creative officer, We Are Magnetic
  • Rob Lambrechts, chief creative officer, Pereira & O'Dell
  • Gavin Lester, partner/chief creative officer, Zambezi
  • Al Moseley, president and global CCO, 180LA
  • Matt O'Rourke, chief creative officer, 22squared
  • Madison Wharton, global integrated production partner, Forsman & Bodenfors NY
  • Additional names TBA

The Road to Oscar Series, Part 6
SHOOT's 15-part "Road to Oscar" Series continues exploring the backstories, creative challenges and collaborative relationships experienced by notable directors, producers, cinematographers, editors, production designers and other artisans already generating Oscar buzz. 
In this issue, we'll hear from...

  • Director Steve McQueen--whose 12 Years a Slave won three Oscars in 2014, including for Best Picture--is again in the awards season conversation with Widows (Twentieth Century Fox). He discusses the inspiration for his latest film and several key collaborators who made major contributions.
  • Director John Krasinski reflects on A Quiet Place (Paramount Pictures) and artists in his ensemble who helped bring his vision to fruition, including cinematographer Charlotte Bruus Christensen and supervising sound editors Ethan Van der Ryn and Erik Aadahl.
  • Cinematographer Ruben Impens sheds light on lensing Beautiful Boy  (Amazon Studios) and his long-time collaborator, director Felix van Groeningen.
  • Cinematographer James Laxton, an Oscar nominee for Moonlight, again teams with director/writer Barry Jenkins, this time on If Beale Street Could Talk (Annapurna Pictures).
  • Production designer Eugenio Caballero, an Oscar winner for Pan's Labyrinth, discusses collaborating with writer/director Alfonso Cuaron on  Roma (Netflix).
  • Composer Justin Hurwitz, a two-time Oscar winner for La La Land, reunites with director Damien Chazelle on First Man (Universal Pictures).
  • Additional names to be announced

Chat Room Interview
George Tillman, Jr, director/producer on The Hate U Give (Twentieth Century Fox), discusses his instinctive approach to the film, several of his key collaborators, and his biggest takeaway from the experience of bringing this project to fruition.

The SHOOT Advertising Agency of the Year for 2018 is BBDO New York !!
A long standing tradition, SHOOT will present a special feature on it's pick for Ad Agency of the Year featuring interviews with leading creative and production department heads and key creatives and producers involved in the agencies most challenging and rewarding projects of the year, providing a behind-the-scenes look what makes them Agency of the Year.  2018 marked a year in which BBDO New York received assorted honors while continuing to turn out work that will contend for further accolades--not to mention a major recent win making it the lead creative agency on Ford's global business. Exemplifying BBDO's success in part is this year's primetime Emmy Awards competition, with the agency earning the coveted statue for its poignant "The Talk" PSA for P&G. BBDO NY was the only shop with more than one spot in the Emmy nominees' circle, the other being Monica Lewinsky's anti-bullying "In Real Life" anthem. And BBDO tapped into distinctly different resources for its two Emmy-nominated ads, gravitating to director Malik Vitthal of The Corner Shop for "The Talk" while producing "In Real Life" in-house via BBDO Studios. SHOOT delves into the inner workings of the agency, its creative culture and multi-faceted approach to production.
SHOOT delves into the inner workings of the agency and what made 2018 such a special year; among BBDO notables sharing their expertise will be:

  • David Lubars, chief creative officer, worldwide
  • Greg Hahn, chief creative officer, BBDO NY
  • David Rolfe, director of production, BBDO NY
  • Kirsten Flanik, president & CEO, BBDO NY

Promote your company by placing a Congratulations Ad...
Ad Option 1:  Join SHOOT in congratulating BBDO New York by taking out a 1/4 page to a Full page "Congtatulations Ad"
                      (With your print Ad you'll get 1-3 SHOOT>e.dition email newsletter banners, depending on the size of your Ad) 
Ad Option 2:  Join in the group industry Congratulations Ad by placing your logo on it for $495. 
                      (With your participation in the Group Ad comes space for a 180x150 Banner on the 12/14 SHOOT>e.dition email newsletter.)
>>The SHOOT>e.dition goes to 28,000 opt-in subscribers - each banner value: $375)<<
Click Here to see the 2017 Ad Agency of the Year Feature on McCann New York
Click Here to see the 2016 Ad Agency of the Year Feature on McCann New York 
Click Here to see the 2015 Ad Agency of the Year Feature on The Martin Agency
Click Here to see the 2014 Ad Agency of the Year Feature on BBDO NY 
Click Here to see the 2013 Ad Agency of the Year Feature on Grey Advertising 
Click Here to see the 2012 Ad Agency of the Year Feature on W+K 
Click Here to see the 2011 Ad Agency of the Year Featire on TBWA\Chiat\Day 

Best Work of the Year with SHOOT's "Top 5" of the Year Charts
With 2018 about to enter our rear-view mirror, it's time for reflection on varied fronts, including assessing what work was among the year's most worthwhile creativiely. SHOOT publishes its hugely popular end of the year Best Work Wrap-up and Top 5 Charts for...

  • Top 5 Spots of the Year
  • Top 5 Best Work You May Never See of the Year
  • Top 5 VFX & Animation Work of the Year
  • Top 5 Music Tracks of the Year

4th Quarter Top Ten Visual Effects & Animation Chart
The last of this year's quarterly VFX & Animation Charts shines a light on some of the top visual effects & animation from the previous 3 months with a behind-the-scenes look at the Chart topping #1 piece of work. 
Plus our VFX & Animation column including recent news and developments.

4th Quarter Top Ten Music Tracks Chart
The final installment of 2018's quarterly Music & Sound Top Ten Tracks Chart, looking at the best work of the previous 3 months, accompanied by the backstory on the number one entry.  
Plus our Music Notes column featuring the latest news and developments in the music production, sound design and audio post arena.

Hot Locations
The latest in lensing news and developments spanning projects, incentives and film commissions.

SHOOT Dec/Jan Issue Marketing Opportunities
SHOOT is pleased to offer several very special marketing opportunities for this issue... The end of the year is the ideal time to reach out to industry decision-makers so your company is top-of-mind as they work on their year end and new year projects.  It's ideal for promoting your company, roster, projects, services or products. It's great for making announcements or sending holiday/thank you messages.  This issue is also ideal for Congratulating The Ad Agency of the Year.  And, of course it is also perfectly timed for Academy Season "FYC" Advertising.  

           Option #1: Print & Banner Discount Rates - a rate for every budget!
           Click Here to Request Dec/Jan Print & Digital Rates
Bonus #1:
PDF version of your Ad will appear with live link to your site at no charge in PDF version of issue that is posted on SHOOTonline for additional readers to view/download.  The PDF Issue will be emailed to the 28,000 SHOOT>e.dition opt-in subscribers on 12/17 and we'll drive traffic to the PDF version with a banner Ad on The SHOOT>e.dition for six weeks.
Bonus #2:
Place a 1/4 or 1/3 Page Ad and you'll receive space for a 180 x150 Banner on the 12/14 SHOOT>e.dition at no charge ($375. value)
Place a 1/2 to a 3/4 Page Ad and you'll receive space for a 180x150 Banner on the 12/14, 12/21 & 12/28 SHOOT>e.ditions. (value: $1,125.) 
Place a Full Page Ad and you'll receive space for a 180x150 Banner on the 12/15, 12/22 & 12/29 SHOOT>e.ditions (value: $1,125.) -AND- a 300x250 Banner on for 2 weeks: 12/15-12/29 (value: $900.)

           Option #2: Join industry group Ad congratulating BBDO New York on being selected Ad Agency of the Year: Cost: $495.
Material:  Your Logo in EPS format by 12/6/18
Bonus: We'll give you space for a 180x150 Banner on the 12/15 SHOOT>e.dition email newsletter that goes to 28,000 opt-in subscribers at no charge (banner value: $375.)

Advertising Deadlines
⇒ Space Reservations: December 4 (after 12/4 contact SHOOT for space availablility)
⇒ Ad PDF File Due: December 7
⇒ Final AD PDF File Deadline: December 10, 6:00PM PST

Click Here to contact SHOOT for Rates for this special issue.
Click Here for Print Ad Specs
Click Here for Banner Ad Specs

Bonus Distribution
This issue will have bonus distribution at the following industry events:

  • ADG Excellence in Production Design Awards
  • DGA "Commercial nominees" reception
  • Visual Effects Society VES Awards​

More Great Marketing Options...
Start a 30-day Banner or SHOOT>e.dition email newsletter Banner - Click Here for sample of web version of SHOOT>e.dition email newsletter.
Click Here to Request Banner sizes & Rates
Click Here for Banner Ad Specs

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Spend just hundreds $ per year to receive thousands of $ worth of promotion
MySHOOT Profiles come with priceless promotion on SHOOTonline & on all of our email newslettters to help connect potential clients directly to your company and individual MySHOOT Profiles!!
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The SHOOT Publicity Wire Service
Find Out Here how to post your own "News Release" with Photos, Links & Video ($60.) or a "Video Release" with new work, description & credits ($20.) on The SHOOT Publicity Wire.
The SPW is self-service; once you post your release, it will go live on the SPW & SHOOTonline with links to it going out in Brand New[s], The SHOOT Dailies and The SHOOT>e.dition email newsletters, RSS Feed & social media. 
Click Here for SPW Home Page

SHOOT FREE Classifieds
SHOOT has relaunched its hugely popular classified section in Digital format!
Click Here for information.

For more information on SHOOT's Marketing Opportunities, ad rates & space reservations, please contact SHOOT Publisher, Roberta Griefer via email or 203/227-1699, ext 701.

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