Sunday, December 11, 2016

Directors Issue

Monday, Oct. 31, 2016

Welcome to the Special Fall 2016 Edition of SHOOT’s Directors Series. Our mix of profiles includes two women who are breaking new ground: Alma Har’el whose Free The Bid initiative is gaining momentum as it seeks to help open up new commercialmaking/branded content opportunities for...

Monday, Apr. 4, 2016

Welcome to the Special Spring 2016 Edition of SHOOT’s Directors Series. Our profiles include three of this year’s DGA Award winners: Alejandro G. Iñárritu who earned the feature film honor for The Revenant; Matthew Heineman who earned best documentary distinction for Cartel...

Monday, Oct. 26, 2015

One DP has captured a story of solidarity and survival with a movie—set to bow in November—that shows us the resolve and miraculous rescue of 33 men trapped in a gold and copper mine in Chile.

Another cinematographer brings a new meaning to the word “prolific” with her lensing of two...

Monday, Oct. 26, 2015

Filmmaker Lauren Greenfield of production house Chelsea Pictures recalled the storyboards she received from Leo Burnett for the social media experiment “#LikeAGirl” presented by Procter & Gamble’s feminine hygiene brand Always. “It’s the first time I’ve seen a photograph of me on a...

Monday, Oct. 26, 2015

Director Brendan Gibbons of Station Film could hardly be accused of resting on his comedy laurels which span such brands as ESPN, Nintendo, Snickers, Sprint, DirecTV, CNN and ongoing work for insurance company Progressive as well as notable endeavors that include the wry re-creation of the...

Monday, Oct. 26, 2015

Welcome to the Special Fall 2015 Edition of SHOOT’s Directors Series. Our mix of profiles consists of Lenny Abrahamson, whose feature Room won the Toronto International Film Festival’s coveted Audience Award, often a harbinger of Oscar recognition; Ridley Scott, the celebrated...

Monday, Mar. 30, 2015

SHOOT’s spring season ensemble of up-and-coming filmmaking talent includes an ad agency creative director who made a major splash with a poignant and topical PSA he both wrote and directed.

Also in the up-and-coming directors mix are: twin brothers whose spec work has been...

Monday, Mar. 30, 2015

Robert Pulcini and Shari Springer Berman--directors of American Splendor for which they earned a Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar nomination in 2004--begin a new short-form chapter in their career with their involvement in a project for Adidas.

The husband-and-wife team--whose many...

Monday, Mar. 30, 2015

It’s been an eventful 10 or so months for Daniel and Katina Mercadante both personally and professionally. The directorial duo became a married couple last June. Back then they were at Epoch Films where they picked up considerable filmmaking momentum, initially as the directing team of Daniel...

Monday, Mar. 30, 2015

The longevity and creative excellence of filmmaker Lesli Linka Glatter’s career is reflected in her ongoing track record at the DGA Awards, which began with her nomination in 1991 for Dramatic TV Series on the strength of an episode of the breakthrough show Twin Peaks. Then we fast...