SHOOT Magazine, the leading publication for commercial and entertainment motion picture production, today announced the names of the 33 directors / directing teams who made the final cut to be included in the SHOOT 2016 14th 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 26th from 5:30-9:30pm at the DGA Theatre in New York City.  A special “Meet the Directors” panel and After-Party will follow the Screening.  The SHOOT Directors/Producers Forum takes place from 1:30-5:00pm before the SHOOT New Directors Showcase. 

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The SHOOT 2016 14th Annual New Directors Showcase Reel will feature the following directors:

  • Ayse Altinok
  • Emily Anderson
  • Herman Asph
  • Marie Constantinesco
  • Marius Crowne
  • Adam Donald
  • Jacqueline Dow
  • Kasra Farahani
  • Patrick Finnegan
  • Michael Fiore and Erik Sharkey
  • Randal Ford
  • Charles Frank
  • Sean Frewer
  • Elle Ginter
  • Michael Gluckstern
  • Jai  Jamison
  • Maris Jones
  • Gevorg Karensky
  • Brad Lubin
  • Zak Razvi
  • Natalie Rae
  • Celia Rowlson-Hall
  • Floyd Russ
  • Sean & Steve
  • Justin Shipley
  • Erik Shirai
  • Sonejuhi Sinha
  • Laura Somers
  • Alexander Thompson
  • Jason Van Bruggen
  • Quentin van den Bossche
  • Rachel Han Xu and Joshua Reis

We’re keeping company affiliations and selected work under wraps until the May/June Issue is published on May 20th.  In broad strokes, this year’s NDS Class of 2016 is a fantastically diverse group of directors including recent film school grads, agency creatives and experienced cinematographers and editors who are making the transition to director. There are commercials, spec spots, shorts, documentaries, features and branded content.

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. Our recent Spring Directors edition in April for example included: “Captain America: Civil War” directors Anthony and Joe Russo who maintain the spot/branded content house Bullitt; this year’s DGA Award winner for commercials, Andreas Nilsson; the reigning DGA Documentary Award winner Matthew Heineman who’s handled for commercials and branded fare by Superprime; music video/commercial director Sophie Muller, who helmed the live Grammy Awards telecast video/spot featuring Gwen Stefani for Target; the directorial duo Daniels (repped for spots by PRETTYBIRD) who won the U.S. Dramatic Directing Award at Sundance this year for “Swiss Army Man”; TV director Tricia Brock (“Orange is the New Black,” “Silicon Valley,” “The Walking Dead,” “Mr. Robot,” “Mozart in the Jungle”) who turned out a groundbreaking web series, “Margot vs. Lily,” for Nike and whose spotmaking home is Hey Wonderful, a sister shop to RSA; and Alejandro G. Inarritu who has won back to back Best Directing Oscars and DGA Awards the past two years for “Birdman” and “The Revenant.” Inarritu’s first DGA Award came back in 2012 for a commercial, Procter & Gamble’s “Best Job.”

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.

On May 27th SHOOT's New Directors Showcase mico-site will go live 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 to view here:

SHOOT Magazine's May/June Issue (out 5/20) will have a special "New Directors Showcase" Profile Section
The May/June issue of SHOOT will contain 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 14th Annual New Directors Showcase Reel on Thursday May 26th at the Directors Guild of America Theatre in New York City.

High Profile Marketing Opportunity:
If you represent or have worked with a director in the Showcase, this is the ideal opportunity to place a Congratulations Ad to bring more attention to them and to your company!
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:

  1. SHOOT Directors/Producers Forum & New Directors Showcase Event
  2. Basecamp area of the AICP event: Next Awards & AICP Show
  3. Cine Gear Expo
  4. Producers Guild Produced By L.A. event
  5. Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity (in the Palais & Carlton Hotel)

Click Here to request special Ad Rates or contact Roberta at 203/227-1699, ext 13.
Click Here to see all the great features planned for the May/June Issue
Click Here to see samples of past "New Director Congratulations" Ads.
Click Here for Ad sizes/specs

SHOOT Directors/Producers Forum & New Directors Showcase Event Sponsors
SHOOT thanks its Event Sponsors for making the SHOOT Directors/Producers Forum & New Directors Showcase Event possible.  
The 2016 Event Sponsors, to date, include:
LEAD:  Directors Guild of America, harvest films, Company 3
SILVER: Gartner, The Devil You Know
BRONZE: Palace Productions Mediavision
Sponsors enoy high profile industry exposure before during and for full year after the event!
Provide promo material/gift items to be given out to 400 event attendees.Fee: $250. 
Click Here for Event Sponsorship details
Click Here to request Sponsor fees or contact Roberta at 203/227-1699, ext 13

Come to the Forum, See The Showcase Reel, Meet The Class of 2016, and enjoy the Party
Click Here to register to attend the SHOOT Directors/Producers Forum & 14th Annual 2016 New Directors Showcase Event & After Party.
Join directors, producers, cinematographers, Ad Agency Creative & Production execs, network executives, editors, VFX artists, music editors & other motion picture industry execs & artisans.

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. The search is conducted by SHOOT's editorial staff with input from advertising agency creative directors & heads of production, as well as production company heads and established directors. This year's search is being conducted from January 15-March 31, 2016. submissions in three categories. Criteria for entry is directing any type of advertising or entertainment content professionally less than 3 years.

Categories of entry:

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

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