As we start the second quarter in what has been and continues to be a tumultuous and uncertain time, SHOOT renews its mission to provide commercial and entertainment industry creative, production and post decision-makers with the latest industry news, valuable information on established and up-and-coming talent, the best new work and the people, companies and technology behind the work.  We'll remain vigilant to stay on top of the latest industry trends and issues transforming the business and how they apply to our audience in their daily business.  We'll also continue to cover industry events, film festivals and award shows, bringing what we learn from them to the attention of our full audience.  Of course there's also the added need for timely and accurate reporting now on how industry events and companies are being affected by the Coronavirus and ongoing roller coaster financial turmoil.  We continue to invest in and grow SHOOT's high-impact digital platforms, The SHOOT Publicity Wire, MySHOOT and email newsletters The SHOOT>e.diton, Brand New[s], ScreenWork and The SHOOT Dailies.  

See Below For A Look At What's Going On At SHOOT In 2020, including:

  • Great Advertising Opportunities: Print/PDF & Digital Platforms 
  • The SHOOT Publicity Wire: Publicity & Video Releases
  • SHOOT Membership Levels - with Great Perks
  • MySHOOT Talent Database - post your company & individual profiles
  • The SHOOT New Directors Search Jan-June 30, 2020 
  • The SHOOT 18th Annual New Directors Showcase Event, Oct. 22, 2020, DGA , NYC
  • SHOOT Content Marketing

SHOOT Advertising Connects You to Industry Decision-makers!  Choose from great selection of Print/PDF & Digital Platforms To Get Your Message Out to Industry Decision-makers, Clients & Potential Clients
Our mandate for more than five decades has been to provide readers with a combination of news reporting, artistic & creative perspectives, and meaningful information affecting the bread and butter of their businesses to provide food for thought to assist them in making informed creative, production and business decisions. SHOOT connects commercial & entertainment buyers & sellers of creative, production, postproduction & business services to the latest industry news & trends, best new work and EACH OTHER!! SHOOT advertising -- branding, sales, talent, FYC, congratulations and acknowledgement messages --- reaches executives and artisans at Ad Agencies, Brands, Production, Post, Music & Sound, VFX & Animation companies, TV/Cable/Online/Mobile Networks, movie studios and independent filmmakers. Titles SHOOT reaches include Chief Creative Officers, Creative Directors, Art Directors, Copywriters, Chief Production Officers, Producers, Broadcast Business Managers, Brand managers, Owners, Managing Directors, Exec Producers, Directors, Cinematographers, Editors, Colorists, Visual Effects Supervisors/artists, Designers, Composers/Sound Designers/Mixers.  Advertising in SHOOT's digital & print formats will provide a high impact direct link to prospective clients/industry influencers to tell them why they should want to connect with your company, projects, artisans, services or products. The environment is ideal for making announcements, introducing new talent, saying thank you, awards-related advertising, offering congratulations, listing company roster or showcasing recent work.   If you want to reach commercial and entertainment production & post industry decision-makers and potential clients, consider a tailor-made for you SHOOT Marketing plan.  Contact SHOOT Publisher, Roberta Griefer, via email or at 203/227-1699, ext 701 for ad rates and tailor-made-for-your-company advertising proposal.
Special Discounts for all SHOOT Marketing Options for April & May...
We know that many of you have announcements to make or information to share with industry decision-makers and potential clients about your company or services being operational, about your ability to service clients remotely or products/services you offer that can help clients do their jobs. While in-person contact is limited or impossible with many shoots cut short or postponed, travel curtailed and work being done remotely, we've come up with significantly reduced rates of 15%-75%  through the end of May.  We hope this will help those who want to get a message out.  
Click Here for Special April & May Rates

SHOOT Magazine
SHOOT Magazine provides a highly-conducive environment in which to promote companies, talent rosters, awards & festival announcements/ FYC advertising, business/creative & production services and production equipment/software to SHOOT's audience of industry decision-makers.   Not only will you receive high-profile industry exposure to industry decision-makers and potential clients while they are engaged in reading the Print and PDF Issues.  Click Here for a fun look at what some of our Advertising Agency readers, including Chief Creative Officers and Chief Production Officers have to say about how long they've been reading SHOOT and why they read it - repeatedly we hear that a key reason it to learn about production & post artisans & companies.

SHOOT Magazine's May issue with be "PDF-only" Issue with increased digital distribution
Your Ad will have live link to your site!
Space Reservations:4/27  Ad PDF File Due:5/1 (final material deadline: 5/4)

  • The PDF Issue will be posted on on May 8th for 45,000 unique monthly visitors to view/download.
  • It will be emailed to 40,000 opt-in subscribers on May 11th
  • Click Here to see SHOOT PDF Issues 
  • Click Here for web version of sample email used to email the PDF Issue.

May PDF Issue Net Rates 
Your Ad can Be Black/White, 2/Color or 4/Color!

  • Full page: $995. (regular print issue 4/C rate is $4,200.)
  • 1/2 page: $895. (regular print issue 4/C rate is $2,850.)
  • 1/4 page: $795(regular print issue 4/C rate is $1,710.)

PDF Issue Advertiser Bonus

  • With a 1/4 Page Ad you get 180x150 Banner space on the 5/8 SHOOT>e.dition (value: $375.) 
  • With a ½ page Ad you get 180x150 Banner space on the 5/8 & 5/15 SHOOT>e.ditions (value: $750.)
  • With a Full page Ad you get 180x150 Banner space on the 5/8, 5/15 & 5/22 SHOOT>e.ditions (value: $1,125.)
  • Click Here for web version of recent SHOOT>e.dition email newsletter

Here's a look at what's coming up in the May Issue...

Leading Directors
SHOOT profiles a cross-section of leading directors who share insights into recent work and collaborative relationships.  Our lineup includes:

  • Jamie Babbit, a three-time Emmy nominee (Best Director and two Outstanding Comedy Series nods) for Silicon Valley, discusses her wide-ranging exploits spanning TV (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Russian Doll, Nora From Queens starring Awkwafina), features (the upcoming The Stand-In with Drew Barrymore) and commercials (including this year's Super Bowl spot for Olay produced by Independent Media).
  • Nicole Kassell discusses Watchmen, the acclaimed HBO series for which she serves as a director and executive producer.  For the first episode of Watchmen, "It's Summer and We're Running Out of Ice," Kassell won this year's DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in a Dramatic Series.
  • Joseph Kosinski whose recent endeavors span such wide-ranging fare as the much-anticipated Top Gun: Maverick and  tongue-in-cheek cinematic style ad work for Taco Bell, the latter done via his spotmaking home, RESET Content.
  • Anthony & Joe Russo--whose directorial achievements include the highest grossing film of all time, Avengers: Endgame--discuss their careers encompassing features, TV and short-form fare, the latter embodied in the exploits of their commercials/branded content studio, Bullitt.
  • David Shane of production house O Positive discusses his latest Super Bowl spot, a tour de force comedy/visual effects effort for Rocket Mortgage starring Jason Momoa, as well as more sobering yet humorous public service Xmas-themed fare for the National Alliance of Mental Illness.
  • Joe Talbot, a DGA Award nominee this year for Best First Feature on the strength of The Last Black Man in San Francisco--which also won him the best dramatic directing honor at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. Talbot discusses his directorial debut feature as well as his short-form aspirations which entail joining m ss ng p eces for spots and branded content.
  • Additional names to be announced.

Up-And-Coming Directors
As SHOOT prepares for the 18th Annual SHOOT New Directors Showcase Event, it's a pleasure to continue our tradition of introducing new talent. This year's spring collection includes:

  • A director who scored a Grammy nomination this year for her music video work and recently landed at a prominent production house for branded content, commercials and music clips.
  • A female filmmaker who is making inroads into a province not typically open to women--sheet metal, particularly groundbreaking truck advertising.
  • A director whose work reflects an affinity for crafting stories chronicling global youth culture and marginalized communities--while recently diversifying with the first installment in a new series of Nike films, and a music video for the debut single of a performing artist best known as a producer for the likes of IDK, AlunaGeorge, Joey Bada$$ and Jay Rock.

A Sampling from SHOOT's April Coronavirus Impact & Contingencies Survey
SHOOT will be publishing the results of it's Coronavirus Impact & Contingencies Survey on on April 10th.  We'll publish select excerpts from that survey in this Issue.  Here's info on the Survey....“Going viral” has taken on a whole new deeper and foreboding meaning in the last month.  This special SHOOT survey is being conducted to shed light on how the industry is coping with the coronavirus pandemic. The survey is designed to exchange information and ideas to help us through this challenging period. Company owners and execs will share how their shops have been impacted and what they’re doing to adapt.  We hope that the responses generated by this survey will help others in the community see that they’re not alone, that collectively much can be done to positively address fear and adversity, and in the process inspire courses of action that aid in protecting people, their livelihoods and business in general.

The Road to Emmy Preview
SHOOT's Annual "Road to Emmy" 16-Part Weekly Series will kick off on May 15 and run weekly through the Creative Arts Awards and the Primetime Emmy Awards.  This special preview feature takes a look at what to expect during the upcoming season, garnering insights from leading artisans, including:

  • Director/executive producer Lesli Linka Glatter who reflects on the final season of Homeland (Showtime).
  • Director/executive producer Mark Mylod, a DGA Award nominee this year for the "This Is Not For Tears" episode of Succession (HBO).
  • Cinematographer Quyen Tran discusses her impactful, groundbreaking work on the limited series Unbelievable (Netflix).
  • Editor Kirk Baxter reflects on his longstanding collaborative relationship with David Fincher, particularly their work on Mindhunter (Netflix).
  • Additional names to be announced.

Chat Room Interview 
Noted cinematographer Paul Cameron discusses his directorial debut, an upcoming episode of Westworld (HBO).

Content Marketing Opportunity-All about you! 
SHOOT will tailor a 1 Page Profile or 2 Page Feature for your Company
The following marketing elements are included...

  1. One or two-page article with either a 1/4 page or 1/2 page Ad to be published in SHOOT Magazine May PDF Issue with live link to your website - SHOOT editor will interview company executive to create the content.
    The issue will be posted on SHOOTonline on 5/8 for its 45,000 unique monthly visitors to view download
    The Issue will be emailed to 40,000 opt-in subscribers on 5/11.
  2. Digital version of the content portion will be published on SHOOTonline with links to it going out in The SHOOT>e.diton and SHOOT Dailies email newsletters.
  3. Space for a 180x150 banner on four SHOOT>e.dition email newsletters starting week the issue is out and digital version goes live. File formats: JPEG, GIF or Animated GIF – max file size: 50K.
  4. Space for a 300x250 banner to run on for 30 days
  5. PDF Reprint


  • Single Page Marketing Package: $1,550. net (rate card value: $4,445. net)
  • Two Pages Marketing Package:   $1,900. net (rate card value: $5,440. net) 

Hot Locations Column: Film commission, lensing and incentive developments impacting feature, TV, commercial, music video, short film and interactive production.
SHOOT Columns:, POV, Chat Room, Short Takes, Toolbox,  On the Wire, Flash Back, Street Talk, Rep Report

Contact Roberta to lock in your great May Issue spot

After May, the next issue to be published will be the June/July Issue - back to regular Print & PDF Issues
June/July Issue Deadlines

Space Reservations:5/29  Ad PDF File Due:6/5 (final material deadline: 6/8)

  • The PDF Issue (your Ad will have live link to your website) will be posted on on June 12th for 45,000 unique monthly visitors to view/download.
  • It will be emailed to 40,000 opt-in subscribers on June 15th 
  • Print Issue will be in readers' hands 6/15-6/19

SHOOT Digital Marketing Opportunities... - 45,000 unique monthly visitors
The SHOOTonline website continues to provide 24/7 news, features, photos and video showcasing the latest and best work from the motion picture industry's top professional talent at studios, ad agencies, production houses, and freelance entrepreneurs.
Banner sizes: Billboard 970x250, Large Leaderboard 970x90, Leaderboard 728x90, Side Medium Rectangle 300x250, Half Page 300x600 and Mid Horizontal 468x60. Wallpaper/Skins now available!
Banner pricing is available by the month and by the week for 10% and 20% SOV.
Major Benefits

  1. When you purchase a banner it runs 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 through links in articles from one of our 3 email newsletters so they are entering the site on all different pages and your banner will be wherever that is! 
  2. Banners will also rotate up and down on pages where there are multiple slots of your size. Sometimes it will be on top of page, sometimes middle or bottom and even sometimes will be in two slots on the same page; always while appearing on all different pages at the same time.
  3. Mobile Friendly! you'll be able to provide additional size banners for mobile at no extra cost so your banners appear perfectly on all mobile devices!

Click Here for Banner Specs
Click Here for Special April & May Rates (50% off regular rates)

The SHOOT>e.dition -weekly email newsletter published every Friday to 22,000 opt-in subscribers.
Banner sizes include Top 468x60, 180x150, 180x1600 and two bottom banner options
The SHOOT>e.dition contains abstracts/links to all articles, columns & videos SHOOTs' editors posted on SHOOTonline in the past week and links to industry releases posted on the SHOOT Publicity Wire in the last week.
Click Here for Special April & May Rates (50% off regular rates)

SHOOT Custom Email Blasts
Promote your special offers, screenings, etc to 40,000 opt-in subscribers. 
Click Here for Special April & May Rates (15% off regular rates)

SHOOT Marketing Links:

  • Click Here for more info on SHOOT's epubs and sign up for free.
  • Click Here for info on SHOOT digital advertising
  • Click Here for SHOOT Magazine Print Ad Specs
  • Click Here for 2019 SHOOT Magazine Print (with PDF version) Schedule
  • Click Here for  SHOOTonline Banner Specs
  • Click Here for SHOOT Academy Phase 2 FYC Marketing opportunities
  • Click Here for SHOOT Content Marketing Opportunities

Contact SHOOT Publisher Roberta Griefer via email or 203/227-1699, ext 701 for more information, rates and tailor-made marketing proposal for 2020.

The SHOOT Publicity Wire
The SHOOT® Publicity Wire (SPW) Service provides motion picture PR, marketing professionals, companies, talent and entrepreneurs a powerful, sophisticated yet economical, tool to communicate your story directly to hard-to-reach, influential, motion-picture industry decision-makers in filmmaking, television, commercials, web multimedia industries.  SPW reaches brand clients, ad agencies, movie studios, producers, directors, production & post studios, media outlets, journalists, bloggers, researchers, social networkers, search engines, prosumers, fan sites, as well as all the other industry stakeholders and influential decision-makers that affect the commercialmaking, filmmaking, cinema, media and television, web and mobile video businesses worldwide. Using digital feeds and opt-in ePubs such as the SPW Media Alerts,  Brand New[s] and SHOOT Dailies,* site placement, archiving and indexing, RSS Feeds, social feeds to Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and mobile SMS dynamic feed, links on the weekly SHOOT >e.dition* , the home page, and search engine optimization (SEO) for Google, Yahoo, Bing, etc. And, selected releases are published in SHOOT Magazine‘s regular “On The Wire” column.  
$20. to post a video release consisting of video, description and credits
$60. for a full publicity release that includes content, up to 7 photos, links and video. 
SPW is for leading and emerging companies, creatives, producers, executives, managers, artisans, and their publicists in ad agencies, movie studios, production houses, talent agencies, equipment and software vendors, awards shows, film festivals, independent creatives, and others to get their work and achievements seen and recognized. SPW is a timely, comprehensive, source of new product and services information for all facets of multimedia, video, and film production/distribution.

Join SHOOT! "Business" Membership for Production, Post, Editorial, VFX, Animation, Music & Sound Companies
Business membership is just $49.95 per month and comes with multiple benefits including Company MySHOOT Profile & up to 10 individual talent profiles, digital archives access, newsroom creation, hotlinks in SHOOTonline articles & SPW releases, digital archives access and print issues. 
Click Here for information on SHOOT's four membership levels.
Business Members Added Bonus worth thousands of $! 
Once your My SHOOT Company & Artisan MySHOOT Profiles are posted, we'll help drive traffic to them - your company logo will appear on the MySHOOTmember column on SHOOTonline (45,000 monthly users) and all of our email newsletters – The
SHOOT>e.dition has 22,000 opt-in subscribers every week! When readers click on the logo they'll be linked to your MySHOOT Profile. The value of this digital advertising is worth thousands of dollars!

MySHOOT Company and Individual Talent Profiles
Take your marketing to the next level in 2020.  Simply join SHOOT and start posting your profile!  MySHOOT is a commercial, movie TV & video production and post talent database for motion picture artisans, and the companies who represent them, to promote their latest work and share talent profiles with ad agency, motion picture studio, TV & online networks, brand and brand agency and other motion picture decision-makers. MySHOOT was created to further help companies and their reps, talent agents and individual directors, cinematographers, editors and other motion picture artisans connect with prospects and clients producing commercial and entertainment content.  A MySHOOT profile will make finding you or your company faster and easier for the commercial and entertainment production & post decision-makers who regularly visit/read SHOOT platforms, The SHOOT Publicity Wire, SHOOT >e.dition, Brand New[s], SHOOT Dailies, SHOOT Screenwork, the SPW Media Alerts and SHOOT magazine. To post your MySHOOT Company or Individual profile, simply sign up for one of SHOOT's four membership levels.  SHOOT membership includes MySHOOT profile(s) with reel(s) and integration across SHOOT digital platforms. With a built in audience of production and post decision-makers who already visit SHOOTonline every day for the latest industry information, news, trends and work, they can now connect directly to your new work, profile and contact information. 

My SHOOT Company and Individual Talent Profiles include the following fields:

  • Photo gallery
  • Headshot or Company Logo
  • Reel with up to 10 videos (YouTube, Vimeo, or file upload acceptable)
  • Talent Bios & Company Profiles
  • Skills indexing
  • Latest individual or company Self-Curated News via own unique RSS feed
  • Awards/History
  • Filmography
  • Film Festivals placements and awards
  • Google Location Map
  • All your or your company's social links with icons linking directly to your social page(s) on Facebook, Twitter, Vimeo, Stage 32, etc.
  • Direct, Company, Rep, social media Contact Info
  • Display ALL your social feeds Vimeo, Facebook, Instagram, Stage 32, IMdb, Google+ and Twitter feeds

Click Here for MySHOOT Home Page
Click Here for more information on MySHOOT Profiles

The SHOOT 2020 18th Annual New Directors Search Is Underway! Deadline extended to June 30, 2020
SHOOT's 18th annual 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 -- is underway with the entry deadline extended to June 30, 2020.   SHOOT's editors will select the 25-30 best pieces of “work” to be featured on SHOOT’s 2020 New Directors Showcase Reel that will be screened for an audience of 400+ advertising & entertainment production decision-makers at SHOOT’s 2020 18th Annual New Directors Showcase Event at the DGA (Directors Guild of America) Theater on Thursday, October 22, in New York City.   The Showcase Directors are invited to attend and all who do will be asked to stand up from the audience while their name is announced.  Five of the directors will be invited to appear on the panel discussion before or after the screening.  All the directors chosen for the reel will be profiled in SHOOT Print issue (profiles also appear in PDF version of the issue, in The SHOOT>e.dition and on SHOOTonline.) In addition to SHOOT's readers around the globe seeing the profiles, the issue will be given to guests at the NDS Event. After the event (Directors/Producers Forum, New Directors Showcase screening, Panel Discussion and After party) SHOOT will provide coverage and photos from the day and evening programs on SHOOTonline and in the SHOOT Dailies, Brand New[s], a Special issue of Screenwork and the SHOOT>e.dition, and the New Directors Showcase Reel will be posted on for the worldwide motion picture production community - advertising and entertainment - to view. The selected directors' chosen work receives an enormous amount of career-building exposure! Directors who have been directing any type of advertising or entertainment professionally LESS than 3 years (nothing prior to January 2017) are eligible to enter work that was completed during the eighteen month period of January 2019-June 2020.

SHOOT 2020 18th Annual New Directors Showcase Event to be held on October 22, 2020 at the DGA in NYC
Get "Face to Face" with the future of content creation and some of the innovative executives and artisans on the forefront.  Join us for a rare opportunity to get up close and personal with industry leaders to learn about the strategies and backstories behind recent film, TV and commercial projects. SHOOT, because its coverage and readership is inclusive of commercial, branded content & entertainment production, is able to utilize this unique vantage point to produce an event that brings various advertising & entertainment -&- various business & creative industry segments together to meet and learn about and from each other. Attendees include a cross-section of commercial & entertainment production and post executives from agencies, brands, production/post/vfx/music & sound/technology companies, networks and studios as well as leading directors, cinematographers and up-and-coming directors.  The afternoon agenda will include several provocative & entertaining panels and speakers providing insights into where our industry is headed creatively and from a business standpoint.  Gain perspectives on and visions of what's in store so that you and your company can stay ahead of the curve, continuing to be relevant in an evolving marketplace.  During the evening New Directors Showcase Program, you'll get a look-see at and meet some of the best up-and-coming directors who based on their initial work show promise to make positive contributions to advertising and/or entertainment in its traditional and hybrid forms. 

  • Click Here and Here for coverage of the 2019 SHOOT New Directors Showcase Event
  • Click Here for photos from the 2019 event
  • Click Here for link the the 2019 SHOOT New Directors Showcase Reel
  • Click Here for Sponsorship information - We'd love welcome you as a Sponsor of the 2020 Event! 

2019 Event Sponsors:  Lead: DGA, GARTNER, The Devil You Know  Silver:  McCann WorldGroup, The-Artery Bronze: charlieuniformtango Industry Supporter: Frankfurt Kurnit
2018 Event Sponsors:  Lead: DGA, Silver: Frankfurt Kurnit, McCann WorldGroup, The Mill; Bronze: charlieuniformtango, Commercial Directing Bootcamp
2017 Event Sponsors:  Lead: Company 3, DGA, Madison + Vine; Silver: Frankfurt Kurnit; Bronze: brother, CoMPANY Films, YouTube Red Originals, Montana Film Office, Mediavision
Other Past Sponsors include...Argyle Brothers, Anonymous Content, ARRI, Backyard, Biscuit, Crossroads, CT Film Office, Deluxe, Film US Virgin Islands, Form, Gartner, Getty Images, harvest Films, Hungry Man, Kodak, Light Iron, Method Studios, Moxie Pictures, Nevada Film Office, One at Optimus, Pump Audio, RSA, Sony, T3 Media, Tool of NA and the West Virginia Film Office

About SHOOT Magazine 
SHOOT® is the leading publication for Film, TV & Commercial Production and Post and is edited for ad agency creatives & producers, and commercial and entertainment production/post industry executives and artisans. Through its "News" and "ScreenWork" sections, "Columns", "in-depth Features", "Interviews" and "Profiles" SHOOT publishes timely news, relevant information and a behind-the-scenes look at the best new commercials, branded and entertainment content, as well as industry events, film festivals and Award Shows. In addition, SHOOT reports on the latest cinematography, post & editing technology and equipment. If the work involves advertising or entertainment content that consumers view on a screen---a TV screen, Cinema screen, Computer screen, Mobile screen or Game screen, SHOOT is searching out who's doing the most innovative work and what's coming next. For further information please visit SHOOTonline® a Follow SHOOT on Twitter here. Information from this SHOOT Publicity Wire release may be redistributed in part or in whole by members of the media, bloggers, and cinema, TV, entertainment, film, commercial, online video production and post,celebrity fan sites.