Join SHOOT and our 2014 Event Sponsors for an informative and entertaining afternoon of SHOOT Directors/Producers Forum panels and speakers, followed by a fun-filled evening including the debut screening of SHOOT's 12th Annual New Directors Showcase reel, our panel introducing the new directors, and after-party. Click here To Register
 
2:00 to 10:00pm: Come Face to Face with New Connections and New Information
Make your business calls in the morning, then unplug and spend the afternoon and evening with a cross-section of commercial & entertainment production and post executives from agencies, brands, companies, networks and studios as well as leading directors, and up-and-coming directors. The daytime Forum 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 agenda, 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. Having your finger on the talent pulse of the business is a perennial must to stay plugged into the present and future of our industry. Following the Showcase Screening, we'll hear from several of them about work to date and plans for gaining exposure in the marketplace --along with critiques/observations from industry pros. And, the after-party affords attendees the opportunity to meet many of the new directors, mingle with industry friends and meet potential collaborators and clients. Click here To Register
 
SHOOT Announces 2014 Event Sponsors
SHOOT is very pleased of the line-up of confirmed event sponsors to date:
Lead Sponsors
Silver Sponsors
 
SHOOT deeply appreciates each Sponsor's participation. It is their sponsorship that makes it possible to put on this event each year.  harvest, One at Optimus, the DGA, FKKS, Company 3 and Method Studios are all returning sponsors and we thank them very much for joining us again this year.  We welcome Gartner and USVI for the first time and we're thrilled to have them on board. Company 3 will be hosting a special by "Invitation Only" Breakfast and Color Correction Workshop for the directors in this year's SHOOT New Directors Showcase at their facility on the morning of May 22nd before the event starts. Click Here to request sponsor information or call 203/227-1699, ext 13
 
Come and be part of the industry conversation on May 22nd from 2:00-10:00pm
Make your business calls in the morning, then unplug and spend the afternoon and evening with a cross-section of commercial & entertainment production and post executives from agencies, brands, companies, networks and studios as well as leading directors, and up-and-coming directors. The daytime Forum 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 agenda, 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. Having your finger on the talent pulse of the business is a perennial must to stay plugged into the present and future of our industry. Following the Showcase Screening, we'll hear from several of them about work to date and plans for gaining exposure in the marketplace --along with critiques/observations from industry pros. And, the after-party affords attendees the opportunity to meet many of the new directors, mingle with industry friends and meet potential collaborators and clients. Click here To Register
 
Directors/Producers Forum & New Directors Showcase Program
We'll kick off the afternoon program with two panel discussions and a Q&A session.  We'll hear about opportunities in an evolving marketplace spanning advertising and entertainment, and how some executives and artisans are leveraging their expertise in one area to another.  The evening program kicks off  with the debut of the 2014 12th Annual New Directors Showcase reel - work from the directors/directing teams who made the final cut in this year's New Directors Search conducted from January-March. Following the screening, we'll meet the New Directors and hear from Leading Production & Advertising execs. We'll then head downstairs for food, drink and meeting your fellow attendees, speakers and new directors. Click here To Register
 
Event Schedule
(Panelists to be announced May 1st) 
 
2:00-2:25pm: Attendee Check In
2:25: Welcome & Introduction to first session
 
2:30-3:25pm: Producer Perspectives
Producers discuss their evolving roles as well as issues and developments of concern to them. We’ll hear from heads of production, executive producers and producers in the agency, feature, TV and commercialmaking communities touching upon such areas as content marketing, the logistics of producing a feature while maintaining a commercial/content production company, and marketplace dynamics that get in the way of good work.
 
3:30-4:25pm: Directors Chair
SHOOT editor Robert Goldrich interviews a leading director (to be announced) whose career spans multiple disciplines, varied accomplishments and collaborations.
 
4:30-5:30:pm: Multi-disciplinary Action: Directors
A look at the evolving multi-disciplinary world of filmmakers who find their opportunities increasingly spanning varied content platforms from features to documentaries, TV and web series, shorts, commercials and branded entertainment. Hear from the directors themselves, including one who recently made his feature, TV series and branded content debuts. Plus a perspective on the legal implications of shifting from one platform to the next.
 
5:30-5:45pm: brief break
5:50pm SHOOT & DGA remarks
 
6:00-6:55pm: Screening of the 2014 12th Annual New Directors Showcase Reel
 
7:00-8:00pm: Panel: Meet The New Directors
Panel discussion with six of the new directors to learn more about them.
Two Industry pros provide perspective.
 
8:00-10:00pm The After Party
After the panel, join us for cocktails and food. Mingle with new directors, ad agency creatives & producers and members of the production community.
 
Register to Attend
Click here to register for SHOOT's 2014 DIRECTORS/PRODUCERS Forum, New Directors Showcase & After Party.  This year SHOOT is pleased to offer complimentary registration to the ENTIRE DIRECTORS/PRODUCERS Forum, New Directors Showcase & After Party to  production & post executives and artisans from Ad Agencies, Brands, Networks, Studios and Companies.  
 

Event Registration
This year SHOOT is pleased to offer complimentary registration to the ENTIRE DIRECTORS/PRODUCERS Forum, New Directors Showcase & After Party to  production & post executives and artisans from Ad Agencies, Brands, Networks, Studios and Companies. Yes, really no charge! Thanks to our sponsors!.   Click here To Register

PLEASE NOTE: We are limited to 436 seats in the Theater so we expect the event to fill up fast.  We will do our best to accommodate all registration requests, but we may not be able to accommodate everyone.  We would greatly appreciate it if you DO NOT fill out the registration form until you are certain that you will be able to attend and if you register, and then find that you are unable to attend, please let us know so that we are able to include someone on the waiting list. 

Registration Ticket Request includes Attendance to....

  1. The Directors/Producers Forum afternoon program.

  2. The New Directors Showcase Screening, panel & entrance to...

  3. After-party (includes food & cocktails).

  4. PDF directory of attendees for future business networking emailed a within a couple of weeks after the event. (PDF directories will only be emailed to those who attend the event; if you register and don't attend, you will not receive the directory. ) 

Guaranteed Seating & PDF Directory|
Any SHOOTonline PLUS members registering for this event is guaranteed a ticketed seat and allPLUS Members will receive the PDF Attendee Directory whether or not they attend. Purchase SHOOTonline PLUS Memberships Here Guaranteed Seating will also be available to: Selected Directors in the 2014 New Directors Showcase + one guest, Event Speakers/Panelists, Sponsors & Sponsor Guests.   Those who qualify for guaranteed seating must still register.

Become a Sponsor of the 2014 SHOOT Directors/Producers Forum & New Directors Showcase Event!
Get tremendous promotion value before, during and after the May 22rd event.
Click here for Sponsor information or contact marketing@shootonline.com or 203/227-1699, ext 13 for more detail.
 
Provide promo material/gift items to be given out to 400 event attendees.
Fee: $300. 
Click here to request more info
 
May 16th & June 20th Issues: Advertising Opportunities:
Reserve space by May 7th to advertise in SHOOT's May 16th Issue that will publish profiles of all of the directors in this year's showcase. Copies will be given out at the May 22nd event!
 
Reserve space by June 11th to advertise in SHOOT's June 20th Issue that will publish coverage of SHOOT's May 22rd Directors/Producers Forum & New Directors Showcase
Contact marketing@shootonline.com or 203/227-1699, ext 13 for more detail.
 
About The New Directors Search / Showcase Reel...
Each year SHOOT conducts a 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. The search is conducted by SHOOT's editorial staff with input from advertising agency creative directors & heads of production, as well as production company heads and established directors. This year's search is being conducted from January 1-March 31, 2014. submissions in three categories. Criteria for entry is directing any type of advertising or entertainment content professionally less than 3 years.
Categories of entry:
1. Traditional Broadcast: TV Spots, spec work, cinema ads, branded content, music videos, trailers, broadcast promos
2. Alternative media content: webisodes, spots created for online, mobile phone content, in-game advertising, advergaming, virals, alternative reality gaming, ads created for PDAs
3. Film/TV Entertainment: Feature films, independent films, short films, TV programs.
To see last year's SHOOT New Directors Showcase 2013 Web Reel please Click Here
 
About SHOOT Magazine / SHOOTonline
SHOOT® Magazine and SHOOTonline are the leading publication and website for commercial and entertainment production & postproduction; edited for agency, cable/TV/Online/Mobile networks and movie & studio creative and production executives, executives at commercial and entertainment production/post companies, brand marketer production executives, independent filmmakers and artisans including directors, cinematographers, editors, colorists, vfx supervisors/artists/animators, composers, sound designers & mixers. Through its "News" and "ScreenWork" sections, "Columns" and in-depth "Features", SHOOT publishes timely news, relevant information and a behind-the-scenes look at the best new work and profiles/interviews with industry news makers. In addition, SHOOT reports on the latest cinematography, post & editing technology and equipment. If the work involves advertising and entertainment motion picture 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 www.SHOOTonline.com®. Follow SHOOT on Twitter.
 
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