SHOOT Magazine, the leading publication for commercial, branded content and entertainment production, announced today the issue and closing dates for its Year-End Issue. This high-profile issue will publish on Friday, December 12, 2014.  The content will appear across all SHOOT Platforms and be published in PDF version, SHOOTonline digital version, The SHOOT >e.dition and SHOOT Dailies.
A tradition for more than 50 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 2014 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. 
Marketing Opportunities
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 BBDO NY on being named Ad Agency of the Year.  And, of course it is also perfectly timed for Academy Season "FYC" Advertising.  

December 12 Issue Deadlines

Space Reservations: December 3
Ad PDF Files Due: December 5
Final Deadline: December 8
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Here's a look at the major features planned for the issue....
The Road to Oscar Series, Part IV
As the Academy season heats up, SHOOT's next 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.
Here's a look at who SHOOT is speaking with...
►  Director Rob Marshall talks about translating the Stephen Sondheim/James Lapine musical "Into the Woods" to the big screen.
►  Cinematographer Robert Yeoman reflects on "The Grand Budapest Hotel," the latest in his series of collaborations with director Wes Anderson.
►  Director Richard Linklater reflects on Boyhood.
►  Director David Fincher discusses Gone Girl.
►  Director Mortem Tyldum shares backstory on The Imitation Game.
►  Director Ridley Scott reflects on the epic Exodus: Gods and Kings as well as a couple of his key collaborators on that film.
►  Cinematographer Bradford Young reflects on his lensing of director Ava DuVernay's Selma and J.C. Chandor's A Most Violent Year
The SHOOT Advertising Agency of the Year for 2014 is BBDO NY !!
A long standing tradition, SHOOT will present a special feature on it's pick for the 2014 Ad Agency of the Year featuring interviews with the agencies leading creative and production department head and key creatives and producers involved in the agencies most challenging and rewarding projects of the year.  A behind the scenes look what makes them Agency of the Year! 
Living up to its Super Bowl mantra for Bud Light, “Up For Whatever,” BBDO New York hit high creative notes on diverse fronts in 2014--from its latest primetime Emmy-nominated turn for GE’s “Childlike Imagination” to the patriotic tug-at-the-heartstrings “Empty Chair” for Guinness, digital fare such as Footlocker’s game of “Horse With Harden” and Lowe’s “Fit in Six” vines, and a breakthrough :60 commercial message which wove three clients (Band-Aid, Campbell Soup, AT&T Wireless) subtly into vignettes showing us a youngster progress into adulthood, flourishing thanks to early detection of his Autism. SHOOT delves into the inner workings of BBDO NY, its creative culture and the people who collectively made an indelible creative mark on 2014.
Click Here to see the 2013 Ad Agency of the Year Feature with "Congratulations" Ads
Click Here to see samples of 2012 Ad Agency of the Year "Congratulations" Ads 
Click Here to see samples of 2011 Ad Agency of the Year "Congratulations" Ads
The Year in Perspective
As the end of the year draws near, SHOOT takes a look at the highs and lows, putting 2014 into context and setting the stage for what might be in the offing for 2015.  A cross-section of industry execs reflects on the most important lessons learned, the best work produced at their companies this year, and the most significant industry trends, themes and developments to emerge in 2014.
Best Work of the Year "Top 5" Charts
What work really shined in 2014?  SHOOT publishes its highly popular end of the year Top 5 Charts...
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
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.
Top Ten Music Tracks Chart
The final installment of 2014'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 along with the December installment of "Earwitness".
Hot Locations
The latest in lensing news and developments spanning projects, incentives and film commissions.
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