As the Awards Season Phase 2 continues, SHOOT® continues its 16-week "Road to Oscar" Series" that runs weekly through the Academy Awards.  Each installment is published on SHOOTonline with links to them going out in the SHOOT Dailies and SHOOT>e.dition email newsletters.  Parts 2,  9 and 15 will also be published in SHOOT Magazine's Print & PDF Issues.  The special 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.

  • Click Here for the 2019/2020 "Road to Oscar" Series Schedule
  • Click Here for the digital version of recent "Road to Oscar" feature
  • Click Here to see the digital versions of past "Road to Oscar" installments
  • Click Here to see the PDF version of the Oct/Nov 2019 Print Issue
  • Click Here to see the PDF version of the Dec 2019 Print Issue

Additional related SHOOT coverage during Awards Season includes the award season’s festival circuit, Industry and Guild Award Shows leading up to 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 nominated films, documentaries and programs. Preview articles will include assessments of Oscar prospects for nominees, as well as a look at trends in this year’s competition. Note: For Awards Shows deadlines, updates, & contact information visit SHOOT's Award Shows Timeline Organizer.

SHOOT Phase 1 FYC Advertisers
The following films were promoted on SHOOT Digital and or Print Platforms:  Chasing Happiness (Amazon Studios), Dolemite Is My Name (Netflix), Ford v Ferrari (Twentieth Century Fox), Honey Boy (Amazon Studios), I Lost My Body (Netflix), Invisible Life (Amazon Studios), Joker (Warner Bros.), Les Misérables (Amazon Studios), Little Women (Sony Pictures Entertainment), Marriage Story (Netflix), Once Upon A Time In Hollywood (Sony Pictures Entertainment), One Child Nation (Amazon Studios), Rocketman (Paramount Pictures), The Aeronauts (Amazon Studios), The Irishman (Netflix), The Report (Amazon Studios), The Two Popes (Netflix)  

Here's a look at SHOOT Phase 2 Print & Digital FYC Marketing Opportunities
SHOOT Digital and Print Platforms provide an ideal environment in which to promote prior to nominations & then nominated films, documentaries and artisans through final voting. Separately or in combination, each offers the ideal environment in which to promote 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 and talent apart from the crowd. 

SHOOT's Jan/Feb Print Issue (with bonus PDF version)
Advertising Deadlines
Final Space Reservations: 1/15 contact SHOOT for space availability
Final Ad Material Deadline: Monday, 1/20, 5:00PM PT
Publication Schedule
: PDF Issue published online (your Ad in PDF version will have live link to your FYC site)
1/27: PDF Issue emailed to 22,000+ opt-in subscribers
1/27: Print Issue Out, in hands prior to final voting.
1/29 & 2/1: Bonus distribution at VES Awards 1/29 & ADG Awards 2/1
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Jan/Feb Issue Features, Profiles & Interviews...
The Road to Oscar, Part 15
The series continues with this installment focusing on Academy Award nominees...

  • Bong Joon Ho, director/writer, Parasite (Neon),  nominated for six Oscars, including Best Picture, Best International Feature Film, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay.
  • Todd Phillips, director/writer, Joker (Warner Bros.), nominated for 11 Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay.
  • Roger Deakins, ASC, BSC, reflects on lensing 1917 (Universal Pictures), for which he received his 15th career Oscar nomination. Deakins won the Best Cinematography Oscar in 2018 for Blade Runner 2049.
  • Steven Bognar--who teamed with Julia Reichert to direct and produce American Factory (Netflix)--reflects on the making of that film, which earned a Best Documentary Feature nomination.
  • Additional names to be announced

Producers Guild Awards
SHOOT reports on the 31st Annual Producers Guild Awards, providing a handle on this year's winners and honorees, sharing their reactions, and covering new ground being broken at the ceremony with its inaugural Innovation Award recognizing an outstanding entertainment endeavor in VR, AR, experiential and more.

ASC Awards Preview
SHOOT looks at several nominees spanning features and TV, shedding light on the creative approaches and collaborations behind their recognized work, including...

  • Lawrence Sher, ASC, discusses Joker
  • Natasha Braier, ASC, ADF, sheds light on Honey Boy
  • Additional names to be announced

DGA Awards Preview
A look at the directors in the running for Guild honors in features, TV & commercials--including career milestones for directors Ridley Scott, Spike Jonze and Alma Har'el

VES Awards Preview
VFX supervisors in features, TV and commercials share insights into their VES Awards nominated work, the creative/technical challenges it posed.  This year's VES Lifetime Achievement Award will go to Martin Scorsese. We'll hear from...

  • Pablo Helman, VFX supervisor on The Irishman
  • Robert Legato, VFX supervisor on The Lion King

Chat Room Interview
Jinmo Yang
, nominated this year for an ACE Eddie Award for best edited dramatic feature, Parasite, and a leading Oscar contender, talks about his work.

Sundance Film Festival
Directors discuss the films that made their way into this year's Sundance lineup, giving us a taste of what's in store at the upcoming festival, including...

  • Braden King, whose first narrative feature, HERE, debuted at Sundance in 2011, now returns to the festival with The Evening Hour, which made the cut for the 2020 U.S. Dramatic lineup. King's commercialmaking/branded content roost is Washington Square Films.
  • Crystal Kaiza brings a documentary short to Sundance for the second consecutive year. Her 2020 fest entry is See You Next Time. Kayiza, who directs spots and branded content via production house Little Minx, earned inclusion into last year's SHOOT New Directors Showcase.
  • Lance Oppenheim's debut feature, Some Kind of Heaven, will debut as part of Sundance's Next lineup. He is repped in the ad arena by production house m ss ng p eces.

TV Awards Season
The television awards season is not confined to the Emmys. SHOOT connects with several TV nominees in the upcoming Guild and Visual Effects Society competitions, including...

  • David Stockton, ASC reflects on his seventh career ASC Award nomination, and third for the series "Gotham".
  • Additional Names to be announced website with 45,000+ unique visitors per month

Major Benefits to FYC Advertising on SHOOTonline...
#1 Banner will run on the Home Page and all pages throughout the site - and there are thousands of them--a key benefit as while thousands of users enter the site via the Home Page, thousands others enter via links to all different pages from articles from one of our 3 email newsletters. 
#2 Banners will also rotate up and down on pages where there are multiple slots of your size.
#3  Mobile Friendly! you'll be able to provide additional size banners for mobile at no extra cost. We are mobile-friendly unlike many sites where ads/content are cut off on mobile devices. 

Phase 2 Banner Sizes / 7-Day Net Rates 20% SOV Position, Home Page & ROS

  • Billboard 970x250: $975.
  • Large Leaderboard 970x90: $875.
  • Leaderboard 728x90: $800.
  • Side Medium Rectangle 300x250: $525.
  • Half Page 300x600" $975.
  • Interstitial up to 800x550: $1,400.

Digital Files accepted
JPEG, GIF, Animated GIF, Flash, HTML5, javascript, and third party. DFA and Jetpack certified.  

The SHOOT>e.dition weekly email newsletter 22,000+ opt-in subscribers every Friday
The >e.dition contains abstracts/links to all of the articles, columns, interviews, videos published on & releases published on the SPW during the previous week
Banner Sizes / Net Rates per >e.dition
Top 468x60: $500.    Side 180x150: $375.    Skyscraper 180x600: $1,050.
Phase 2 >e.ditions: 1/17, 1/24, 1/31
Plus, Special Awards >e.dition: 1/27 - abstracts/links to all of this Season's Road to Oscar Features!

SHOOT>e.dition Samples
Click Here to web version of the 1/3/20 SHOOT>e.dition 
(FYC Banners for "Fleabag," "Marriage Story," "Joker")
Click Here to see web version of the Dec. 20, 2019 SHOOT>e.dition 
(FYC Banners for "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel," "The Two Popes"
Click Here to see web version of the Dec. 6, 2019 SHOOT>e.dition 
(FYC Banners for "Fleabag," "Joker," "Harriet")
Click Here to see web version of the Nov. 22, 2019 SHOOT>e.dition 
(FYC Banners for "The Irishman," "Handmaid's Tale"

Specs:  File formats accepted: JPEG, GIF, Animated Gif - max file size: 50K. Banners ae Site served, can provide tracking tags.

SHOOT Custom Email Blasts
You choose the date & time for your custom email blast to be sent out to SHOOT database of 40,000. 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 Custom Email Blast Rates/Specs
You choose the date & time for your custom email blast to be sent. Hugely popular for FYC messages/screening announcements/BTS images.
Click on name of film to see web version of just some of the SHOOT Custom Email Blasts from the current and last few Academy Seasons:
The Irishman  Honey Boy   Ford v Ferrari   Joker  Marriage Story 
The Report  Little Women The Two Popes  Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

The SHOOT Dailies
Published daily Monday-Friday, you can get banner to us the day before. This new email newsletter subscribers: 3,500. Great for making an added splash.
File formats accepted: JPEG, GIF, Animated Gif.  Banner sizes include 728x90, 180x150.

The SHOOT Publicity Wire (SPW) 
Entertainment industry news wire service costs $60. to post publicity release with text, up to seven photos, video, links - ideal for promoting work, above-the-line and below-the-line talent, behind the scenes videos, promos, new films, show launches, award noms & wins and more. It's just $20 to post a video release - video, brief description & credits. All self-service. Release distribution includes SHOOTonline Mobile App and SHOOT's opt-in ePubs (SPW Media Alerts, Brand New[s], SHOOT Dailies, SHOOT>e.dition) site placement, archiving & indexing, RSS Feeds, social feeds to Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and mobile SMS dynamic feed,and search engine optimization (SEO) for Google, Yahoo, Bing, etc.  

For more SHOOT FYC Advertising Information and to reserve ad space, please contact Roberta Griefer, Publisher, via email or 203-227-1699, ext 701
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