SHOOT Magazine, the leading publication for commercial and entertainment production & post, announced today the issue and closing dates for its Year-End Issue. This high-profile issue will publish on December 15, 2017.  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 12/15 The SHOOT >e.dition and SHOOT Dailies email newsletters.
A tradition for 57 years, SHOOT's year end 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 2017 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 2017 into context and setting the stage for what might be in the offing for 2018.  A cross-section of leading advertising agency creative & production execsry 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 the ad agency execs we'll be hearing from...
  • Andy Bird, chief creative officer, Publicis NY
  • Craig Allen, founder/creative director, CALLEN
  • Tasha Cronin, co-director of interactive, Droga5 NY
  • Brian DiLorenzo, head of Pulse Productions
  • Greg Hahn, chief creative officer, BBDO NY
  • Allison Hayes, creative director, Carmichael Lynch
  • Andres Ordonez, chief creative officer, Energy BBDO
  • John Patroulis, chief creative officer, Grey NY
  • Brian Schultz, CEO, We're Magnetic
  • additional names TBA
The Road to Oscar Series, Part 5
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...
  • Greta Gerwig, director, writer, Lady Bird (A24) - actress, writer, producer Greta Gerwig reflects on her auspicious solo directing debut & key collaborators on the film including actress Saoirse Ronan & cinematographer Sam Levy.
  • Martin McDonagh, director, producer, writer, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (Fox Searchlight Pictures) saw his Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri win the coveted People’s Choice Award at theToronto Intl Film Festival, a precursor to Oscar recognition. He discusses his inspiration for the film & the contributions of such talent as DP Ben Davis and production designer Inbal Weinberg.
  • Phedon Papamichael, cinematographer, ASC, continues his creative collaboration with director Alexander Payne, reflecting on their fourth film together, Downsizing (Paramount Pictures). Papamichael earned a Best Cinematography Oscar nomination in 2014 for Nebraska.
  • Joe Walker, editor, Blade Runner 2049 (Warner Bros), a two-time Oscar-nominee (12 Years a Slave, Arrival), discusses Blade Runner 2049 and his collaborative relationship with director Denis Villeneuve. 
  • Joe Wright, director, Darkest Hour (Focus Features) reflets on the film and Gary Oldman's tour de force portrayal of Winston Churchill.
  • Additional names to be announced
Chat Room Interview: Matthew Jensen
Matthew Jensen, who made a major mark with his cinematography on "Game of Thrones," discusses his lauded lensing of the critically acclaimed box office hit "Wonder Woman" (Warner Brothers)
The SHOOT Advertising Agency of the Year for 2017 is McCann 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.  McCann New York is SHOOT’s Agency of the Year for the second consecutive year, this time on the strength of the widely lauded State Street Global Advisors’ “Fearless Girl” as well as other creatively fearless fare for the likes of Nespresso (with George Clooney), Microsoft, Cigna, Verizon, the New York Lottery, Lysol, the U.S. Postal Service and National Geographic. The latter took the form of a breakthrough Super Bowl spot promoting the Nat Geo TV network series “Genius.” The offbeat, tongue-in-cheek ad--winner of the Super Clio, a special creative award honoring the best Super Bowl commercial as decided by a panel of industry creative leaders--featured Geoffrey Rush in character as Albert Einstein playing Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance” on the violin, a nod to the singer’s Big Game 2017 halftime show.  
SHOOT delves into the inner workings of the agency and what made 2017 such a special year, gaining insights from, among others...
  • Devika Bulchandani, president of McCann NY
  • Rob Reilly, global creative chairman of McCann Worldgroup
  • Sean Bryan and Tom Murphy, McCann NY co-chief creative officers
  • Nathy Aviram, McCann NY’s chief production officer
  • Christine Lane, SVP, executive producer, Innovation, McCann NY
  • Kathy Love, executive integrated producer, McCann NY
  • Deb Archambault, sr. integrated producer, McCann NY

Place a Congratulations Ad...
Join SHOOT in congratulating McCann New York by taking out a 1/4 page to a Full page "Congtatulations Ad" or join in a group industry Ad by placing your logo in it for $495.
With your participation in the Group Ad comes space for a 180x150 Banner on the 12/15 SHOOT>e.dition email newsletter that will go to 28,000 opt-in subscribers (banner value: $375.)

  • Click Here to see the 2016 Ad Agency of the Year Feature on McCann New York 
  • 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 2017 about to fully 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 2017'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.
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 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.
Bonus #2:
Place a 1/4 or 1/3 Page Ad and you'll receive space for a 180 x150 Banner on the 12/15 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 12/15, 12/22 & 12/29 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 The McCann New York on being selected Ad Agency of the Year
Cost:  $495.
Material:  Your Logo in EPS format by 12/8/17
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 6
Ad PDF Files Due: December 8
Final Deadline: December 11

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
  • ​MUAHS Awards
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