SHOOT Magazine, the leading publication for commercial and entertainment motion picture production, today announced the panels and speakers for the SHOOT 2015 Directors/Producers Forum. The Forum will take place at the DGA Theatre on Thursday, May 21 from 2:00-5:45PM. The SHOOT 2015 13th Annual New Directors Showcase will immediately follow the Forum from 6:00-10:00PM.
Here’s a look at the afternoon Directors/Producers Forum Sessions...
► 2:00-2:25PM Attendee Check In
► 2:25PM Welcome & Introduction to the first session
►2:30-3:15PM Reality Check: The Democratization of Directing in 2015Bonnie Goldfarb, co-founder and executive producer of long-standing, award-winning, production house harvest leads us through a session packed with relevant info for everyone in the production business...
The demystification of filmmaking with the advent of affordable technology has prompted the masses to be directors, editors, musicians, actors, etc. It’s the old adage a little bit of knowledge is dangerous and everyone these days has a POV. While it is healthy to provide these tools to our society, how has it impacted the trained professionals? How do you create content that stands out from all the rest and what specific platforms give voice to our young studied, trained directors? Bonnie also addresses the importance of being in a Guild (DGA) and preserving unions in 2015 - the wild west of filmmaking has created amazing opportunities for everyone interested in the business but at the same time the clients/studios desire to pay for content has dropped to record lows. The new paradigm seems to be headed towards a larger percentage of work being produced non-union. How do we preserve our businesses and our guilds and unions so in the future we can support our families? Content has become so disposable, work is old in a day and most clients seem to value quantity over quality. This shift in culture divides our industry and it’ll be interesting to see how the next generation of filmmaker can preserve their rights to the work they create without these institutions. Additional topics include agency in-house production and implementing sustainable "more green" practices within the production industry.
♦ Bob Giraldi, director & owner, Giraldi Media
♦ Mike Long, Content Creation Director, Droga5
Additional panelist to be announced
► 3:20-3:55PM 4K And Beyond with Daryn Okada, ASC
The Forum is thrilled to have Daryn Okada, ASC, join us to discuss 4K and what's coming next. He was 21 when he earned his first narrative film credit as a cinematographer for “Nomad Riders.” His work over the years includes “Mean Girls,” “American Reunion,” “Just Like Heaven,” “Baby Mama” and “Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay.” The latter two films opened first and second at the box office on the same weekend in 2008. Okada has also been active in TV with credits including multiple episodes of such series as “Franklin & Bash,” and “Castle.” He additionally served three yearlong terms as president of the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) and was a contributor to the Digital Cinema Initiatives (DCI) Specification from 2003-2006.
Ultra HD 4K is here and although 4K TVs have only been on the market for a short time, dramatic sales have shown the hunger for higher resolution content. Among the distributors of content, streaming video is pushing the market for for UHD/4K forward with multiple Netflix and Amazon shows in 4K. Sports broadcasting is a "killer app" for UHD4K and broadcasters are also moving towards 4K. We're at the beginning of a wave of 4K content as well as ways to distribute and enjoy UltraHD, from game consoles and smartphones to TV sets and movie theater projection. As more companies release solutions to offer choices for a complete end-to-end workflow, 4K content will ramp up. We are thrilled to bring this session to the Forum where several experts will shed light on the world of 4K. Just as Sony was a pioneer in High Definition, so too has the company been a leader in 4K spanning such innovations as projectors, digital motion picture cameras, camcorders, production switchers, servers, monitors and overall workflow. Sony’s legacy in imagery will be on display at the Directors/Producers Forum as attendees will see what the company’s latest generation technology can do as they are treated to a short screening of 4K footage. Daryn Okada, ASC, will discuss workflow issues and shed light on what’s in store regarding 4K, high dynamic range and the K's (6K, 8K) beyond.
► 4:00-4:40PM In The Directors Chair: J.C. Chandor
Director/writer J.C. Chandor settles into the Director’s Chair at the Forum for an on stage interview with SHOOT editor Bob Goldrich...
Chandor's feature filmography consists of “Margin Call” (for which he earned a Best Original Screenplay Oscar® nomination in 2012), the Robert Redford-starring “All Is Lost” (for which Chandor was an Independent Spirit Award Best Director nominee), and "A Most Violent Year" (cited by the National Board of Review as the Best Film of 2014). Chandor reflects on his filmmaking career as well as his commercial and branded content aspirations, which sparked his recent signing with RESET, the production house founded by managing director Dave Morrison and director David Fincher.
► 4:45-5:25PM Blurred Lines: What Everyone Should Know About the New World Of Native Advertising
Jeffrey A. Greenbaum, the witty and wise Managing Partner of leading Entertainment & Advertising law firm Frankfurt Kurnit Klein + Selz provides insights, information and anecdotes....
With branded content continuing to be an important part of the marketing mix, advertisers are looking to "native advertising" as the next frontier. When advertising messages consist of integrated editorial and entertainment content, it raises tough legal issues, as well as issues about IP ownership and who is responsible when things go wrong, that brands, agencies, and production companies must face. This session will highlight some trends in native advertising, give examples of good ideas gone wrong, and provide best practices for producing great work without the disasters.
Here’s a look at the evening agenda:
► 5:30-5:50PM Return from break after Forum ended at 5:25 or check in for anyone who did not attend the Forum.
► 5:50PM SHOOT & DGA Welcome
► 6:00PM Debut Screening of the 2015 New Directors Showcase Reel
The 2015 New Directors Showcase The next generation of filmmaking talent has arrived--and we know who they are. SHOOT’s 13th annual New Directors Showcase offers a total of 36 up-and-coming helmers filling 33 slots (30 individual directors, and three duos). Of this mix, 16 directors (12 individuals and two duos) are as of yet unaffiliated with a production company. On the other end of the spectrum, several are with established production houses including Biscuit Filmworks, Epoch Films, Rattling Stick, Skunk and Spy Films. Two solo Showcase directors are accomplished editors who cut for mainstay editorial houses. The recognized Showcase work spans varied disciplines from TV commercials to shorts, music videos, spec spots, excerpts from feature films, cinema ads, branded entertainment and webisode fare. It’s a body of work that like in past Showcase years figures to make an impact on the advertising and entertainment marketplaces.
► 7:00Pm Meet the New Directors Panel
An annual tradition, we ask all the new directors from the Showcase in attendance to individually stand and then have several of the new directors and two industry pros join us on stage. We hear from the directors about their work and goals and hear from the industry pros about working with directors and the opportunities and challenges for new directors today.
Joining us will be:
♦ Bennett McCarroll, EVP, Director Broadcast Production, Grey New York
► 8:00PM The After Party
Join us downstairs for food drink, making new connections and seeing old friends
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The SHOOT NDS Class of 2015
The SHOOT 2015 13th Annual New Directors Showcase Reel features the following directors:
Rob Bianco (RAB)
Christian Sorensen Hansen
Hughes William Thompson
The Wolf Brothers
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To attend the SHOOT Directors/Producers Forum & 13th Annual 2015 New Directors Showcase Event & After Party, register at http://www.shootonline.com/eventregister Join directors, broadcast & content managers, network executive and agency producers, creative directors, directors, editors, VFX artists, music editors, copywriters, and various other motion picture industry talents.
Here's a look at just some of the companies already registered to attend: Register For Ticket Here
A:D Talent Management
Bird Bonnette & Stauderman
Blake + Company
Blue Barn Pictures, Inc.
Directors Guild of America
Don't Panic Productions
Double Wide Media
Erica Palgon Casting
Erin Li Films
Eye Candy Edit
Gardner Nelson + Partners
Go East Films
Ian London Productions
Kids at Play Media
Lew & Co.
Liz Lewis Casting Partners
Lyons Trail Communications
Make TV Productions
Media 3 Communications
Mister :-| Face
NeeD Financial Services
NYU Graduate Film Program
Ogilvy & Mather
ONE At Optimus
Pop Fim Inc.
Producers Guild of America
Publicis Kaplan Thaler
Ruth A. Gutman Productions
Saatchi & Saatchi
Saint James Studios
Sky Over Productions LLC
Smoke & Mirrors
Suffolk County Film Commission
Sunflower Entertainment Co
Syncro Services, Inc.
The Drafting Board
The Emmer Group
The Firchow Company
The IHA Inc.
The In-House Agency Inc.
The Madison Square Garden Co.
The TEAM Companies
The Weinstein Company
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, 2015. 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.
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