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The next print Issue to be published will be SHOOT's January 30, 2015 Issue  (with bonus PDF version)...

Final Space Reservations:  January 22
AD Material Deadline:  AD PDF Files due by Friday, January 23
Final Late Material Extension:  Monday, January 26,  midnight PT

Print Advertiser Bonus:
PDF version of Ads appear at NO extra charge with live link to your site in the PDF version of the issue that will be posted on SHOOTonline for readers to view/download.
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Here's a look at the major features planned for the issue....

The Year Ahead: 2015 Production & Post Industry Forecast
What’s in store for the advertising and entertainment communities in 2015? SHOOT delves into the new year, looking at lessons learned from 2014 and how they may help keep you a step ahead as 2015 takes shape. Plus SHOOT conducts its fearless forecast survey for feedback from an industry cross-section of commercial & entertainment production & post company heads and senior execs on prospects for 2015.

The Road to Oscar Series, Part 12
As the Academy season progresses, SHOOT's 1/30 installment of the ongoing "Road to Oscar" series takes  a  look at the artisans--from directors and DPs to editors to production designers, et al--behind the features generating Oscar buzz and speculation.
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Here's a look at who's being covered in this issue...
>Director Wes Anderson discusses "The Grand Budapest Hotel," his use of animatics to prep for the movie, and collaborating with DP Robert Yeoman, ASC, and composer Alexandre Desplat.
>Director Alejandro González Iñárritu reflects on "Birdman" and the contributions of several key collaborators to that film, including cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki, editors Stephen Mirrione and Douglas Crise, and production designer Kevin Thompson.
>Richard Linklater, director/writer producer of “Boyhood” discusses getting financing for the film and his collaborators, including actor Patricia Arquette and editor Sandra Adair.
>Orlando von Einsiedel, director of "Virunga," one of 15 films on the Best Feature Documentary Oscar shortlist, and recipient of Best Documentary nominations from the Film Independent Spirit Awards, the British Independent Film Awards, and the Tribeca Film Festival honors.
>Hans Zimmer, a 10-time Academy Award nominee, and a Best Original Score Oscar winner for “The Lion King,” discusses “Interstellar,” for which he earned his latest Original Music Score nomination.
Additional names to be announced

Sundance Film Festival Report
SHOOT connects with directors--both new and established--who are debuting feature-length and/or short-form fare at Sundance.
Here's a look who we'll be hearing from:
>Bryan Buckley makes his feature directorial debut with “The Bronze,” an opening night film at Sundance. The dramedy is one of 16 narrative features selected for the U.S. Dramatic Competition.
>Daniel Junge, a Best Short Subject Documentary Oscar winner for “Saving Face,” makes his Sundance debut with the feature-length “Being Evel,” which was selected for the festival’s U.S. Documentary Competition.
>Brett Morgen discusses "Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck," a world premiere feature documentary which marks the director's fourth career film at Sundance.
>Director Morgan Neville, who won last year’s Best Feature Documentary Oscar for “Twenty Feet from Stardom,” discusses his “Best of Enemies” (co-directed with Robert Gordon), which will debut at Sundance as an entry in the U.S. Documentary Competition.
>Directors/screenwriters Robert Pulcini and Shari Springer Berman will debut “Ten Thousand Saints,” part of Sundance’s showcase of World Premieres. Pulcini and Springer’s filmography includes “American Splendor” for which they teamed to earn a Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar nomination.
>Documentary filmmaker Marc Silver whose “3 1/2 Minutes” will make its world debut in the U.S. Documentary competition at Sundance. Silver’s breakout feature, “Who is Dayani Cristal?”, earned The Cinematography Award: World Cinema Documentary and a Grand Jury Prize nomination at the 2013 Sundance Festival.

Chat Room Interview: Director Matthew Heineman
Documentarian Heineman discusses "Cartel Land," one of 16 world premiere documentaries in the Sundance Film Festival's U.S. Documentary Competition.

VES Awards Preview
The best in visual effects spanning feature films, TV, commercials, video games and special venue projects. SHOOT also takes a look at "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," which topped the feature film derby with five VES nominations just prior to landing an Oscar nom for Achievement in Visual Effects. WETA Digital's Dan Lemmon, VFX supervisor on "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," shares backstory on the film.

DGA Awards Preview
Hear from the nominated directors in commercials, TV and features--the latter category being a time-honored precursor to who usually emerge as "Best Director" Oscar nominees.  The Commercials category made history with two women director nominees. SHOOT connects with Lauren Greenfield of Chelsea Pictures and Katina Mercadante of the nominated directorial duo The Mercadantes who recently signed with Park Pictures.

Digital Workflow Solutions "Sponsored Feature & Marketing Package"
Providers of digital workflow solutions (hardware & software manufacturers, collaboration Tools, Postproduction facilities, visual effects companies, storage solutions, workflow consultants) are invited to sponsor this special feature.  Having received such great feedback on the our Oct. 17, 2014 "Digital Workflow Solutions" Sponsored feature article, SHOOT will be turning its attention to this important subject again on January 30.  Included with sponsorship is participation in the feature and a high-profile marketing package consisting of digital and print advertising and promotion that complements and brings tremendous added exposure to both the article and the sponsoring companies.  We're thrilled to be working with freelance entertainment technology writer Debra Kaufman again for this feature and look forward to working with another great group of companies for the January feature. 
Sponsors of the October feature were Arc 9, ARRI Rental, Company 3, Shotgun and Simian.
Contact Roberta Griefer at 203/227-1699, ext 13 or via email for more information.

Super Bowl Preview
SHOOT draws back the curtain on the clients and agencies behind the commercials slated to appear during the Big Game, which has emerged as the highest profile broadcast--and for that matter online--platform for advertising. With :30 ad time slots going at an average of $4.5 million, the stakes are high. This preview will be followed by wrap-up coverage that will include agency creatives providing their assessments of what worked--and what didn't--in this latest crop of Super Sunday spots.        

Hot Locations Column
The latest in lensing news and developments spanning projects, incentives and film commissions.  Developments covered in this latest installment of Hot Locations will include Michigan’s new incentives program recently signed into law by Governor Snyder, and a report on the nearly 10% hike in on-location filming in Los Angeles this past year. 

Tool Box
SHOOT's popular online column makes its debut in print this issue.

Aditional SHOOT Columns:
Spot.com.mentary, POV, Short Takes, Top Spot, The Best Work you May Never See, On the Wire, Flash Back, Street Talk, Rep Report, Bulletin Board.

January 30, 2015  Issue Advertising Deadlines
Final Space Reservations:  January 22
Ad PDF File Due:  January 23
Final Late AD PDF File Extension: Monday, January 26, midnight PT
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