We are thrilled to have kicked off the 56th year of publication for SHOOT Magazine in December.  As we do each year, we renew our mission to provide commercial and entertainment industry production and post decision-makers with the latest industry news, valuable information on established and up-and-coming talent, the best new work and the people, companies and technology behind the work and cover industry events, film festivals and award shows.  As we continue to invest in and grow SHOOT's high-impact digital platforms SHOOTonline.com, The SHOOT Publicity Wire, MySHOOT and email newsletters The SHOOT>e.diton, Brand New[s], ScreenWork and The SHOOT Dailies, we are pleased to announce the continued publication of six print issues of SHOOT Magazine in 2017.  As many print publications have fallen by the wayside over the years, it's a great pleasure to be able to publish this important mainstay on the production scene for more than five decades.  With each print issue, we also publish a PDF version that is available on SHOOTonline.com for additional readers to view/download.  Readers who have grown up in their careers reading SHOOT regularly tell us of SHOOT Magazine's continued influence.  Here's a very small sampling of recent comments.....

David Cardinali, Executive Broadcast Producer, Droga5 “When I began producing in 2006 as an agency producer. SHOOT remains a yardstick publication for unparalleled craft insight.”

Andy Clarke, Executive Creative Director, Publicis New York “The early 1990’s. I was an Art Director in Singapore. To this day, I find it a source of inspiration.”

Brett Craig, Executive Creative Director, Deutsch LA “I started reading SHOOT in 2000 as a junior copywriter. It was a great way to know what was going on out there in terms of great work and who was doing it. It still is.”

Tom Dunlap, Chief Production Officer, 72andSunny “I started reading SHOOT in June of 1997 when I started as a Broadcast Production Intern at TBWA\Chiat\Day with absolutely no production experiences whatsoever. Richard O’Neill, Director of Broadcast Production, sensed my naivety and handed me a copy saying “First step, become a student of the industry.”

Tom Lorenzo, Executive Creative Director, Situation “I was introduced to SHOOT by a fellow Creative Director about 5 years ago. It’s been on my go-to reading list ever since.”

David Rolfe, Director of Integrated Production, BBDO New York ”I landed in Miami on the agency production-side of the biz in '97 and SHOOT was my navigation and inspiration tool. I read every word for years. I stress virtual-producing all the time: what you didn't actually do, you might as well know (and then pretend you did). SHOOT can give you that.”

Here's SHOOT Magazine's 2017 Print Issue Schedule
SHOOT Magazine provides a highly-conducive environment in which to promote companies, talent rosters, awards announcements/ FYC advertising, business/creative & production services and production equipment/software to SHOOT's audience of industry decision-makers. Contact SHOOT Publisher, Roberta Griefer, via email or at 203/227-1699, ext 13 for ad rates and a tailor-made advertising proposal for 2017.  Not only will you receive high-profile industry exposure to industry decision-makers and potential clients  but you'll help SHOOT to keep publishing print issues - it can't last forever on industry love alone.  Support the one print publication that's been supporting the commercial and entertainment production & post industry for 56 years. 
The 2017 schedule includes....

  1. February (out 2/10)
  2. March/April (out 3/24)
  3. May/June (out 5/19)
  4. August/September (out 8/18)
  5. October/November (out 10/20)
  6. December (out 12/15)

What else is going on at SHOOT in 2017?
SHOOT is pleased to announce that the 2017 15th Annual New Directors Search is underway through the end of March and the SHOOT winter Behind the Scenes BTS Photo Contest is also underway through March 1.  And, of course we're looking forward to SHOOT's annual Directors/Producers Forum & 15th Annual New Directors Showcase Event in NYC in May.  SHOOT is currently seeking sponsors for this great event - click here for sponsor details. Lock in your sponsorship early to take advantage of all of the great promotion that kicks off in March and continues for a full year.  Click here and here to see the two articles we published on the 2016 SHOOT Directors/Producers Forum & 14th Annual New Directors Showcase event.  See below for more information on NDS Search, Forum & NDS Event and the BTS Contest.

Here's a look at what's coming up in SHOOT  Magazine's February Issue...

Creative, Production & Post Industry 2017 Outlook Survey:
With the New Year underway, SHOOT hears from a cross-section of leading advertising agency chief creative officers, Heads of Production & Commercial/Entertainment Production and Post company owners, partners & managing directors on their hopes and expectations for the industry in 2017 and beyond. Here's just a few of the agency execs we'll be hearing from...

  • Nathy Aviram, chief production officer, McCann New York
  • Lisa Clunie, CEO, Joan
  • Susan Credle, global chief creative officer, FCB
  • Vince Genovese, executive director of integrated production, Butler Shine Stern & Partners
  • Ari Weiss, chief creative officer, DDB North America
  • Javier Campopianu, chief creative officer, Saatchi & Saatchi New York
  • Lee Einhorn, associate partner/creative director, Venables Bell & Partners
  • Andres Ordonez, chief creative officer, Energy BBDO
  • Michael Raso, VP/executive creative director, CP+B
  • additional names to be announced​

The Road to Oscar, Part 14
SHOOT continues its special 15-Part Road to Oscar series with interviews and profiles of executives and artisans who are Oscar nominees...

  • Writer-director Kenneth Lonergan oscar nominee for directing for Manchester by the Sea  discusses several of his key collaborators on the film, including cinematographer Jody Lee Lipes, editor Jennifer Lame, production designer Ruth De Jong, and costume designer Melissa Toth. 
  • Editor Tom Cross, an Oscar nominee for film editing for La La Land and winner for Whiplash, reflects on his return engagement with La La Land's director Damien Chazelle.
  • Writer Eric Heisserer reflects on his first career Oscar nomination in the Best Adapted Screenplay category for Arrival.
  • Editors Nat Sanders and Joi McMillon are first-time Oscar nominees for Moonlight. McMillon becomes the first African-American woman editor to receive an Oscar nomination.
  • Cinematographer Greig Fraser, ASC, ACS--oscar nominee for cinematography for Lion also who recently earned his first career ASC Award nomination for Lion--discusses that film and his long-time collaborative relationship with its director, Garth Davis.
  • Production designer Guy Hendrix Dyas delves into the challenges posed by Passengers, which earned him his 2nd career Oscar nomination (the first coming for "Inception" in 2011.)
  • Additional interviews/profiles with Oscar nominees to be announced

Click Here to see PDF reprint of the Dec 2016 Road to Oscar Feature
Click Here to see digital online versions of past Road to Oscar features
Click Here for information on SHOOT Academy Season FYC Advertising.

Sundance Report
SHOOT connects with directors and producers whose films made a mark at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. We also delve into VR content which is fast gaining momentum at the fest. Here's a look at a few of the people we'll be hearing from...

  • Director Mark Pellington discusses his return to Sundance, this time with The Last Word starring Shirley MacLaine and Amanda Seyfried.
  • The directing duo Cary & Jon (Cary Murnion and Jonathan Milott) reflects on Bushwick, their second film to make the grade at Sundance (the first being Cooties in 2014). The action-drama Bushwick debuts in Sundance's Midnight section.
  • Director Alex Ross Perry discusses Golden Exits, which marks his return to Sundance as well as his second time working with actor Jason Schwartzman, who starred in Perry's first Sundance film, "Listen Up Philip," in 2014.
  • Director Drake Doremus, who won the 2011 Sundance Grand Jury Prize for Like Crazy, is back again at Sundance,, this time with Newness. Doremus sheds light on his latest Sundance entry which reunites him with actor Nicholas Hoult who starred in the director's "Equals."
  • Additional names to be announced

DGA Awards
Coverage of the DGA Awards ceremony, including insights gleaned from the prior Meet the Commercial Nominees and Meet the Feature Film Nominees sessions. Figuring prominently in the mix are four first-time DGA nominees (Damien Chazelle, Barry Jenkins, Kenneth Lonergan, Denis Villeneuve) in the feature film category, with the fifth (Garth Davis) having earned a prior nomination in commercials. And this year’s field of spotmaking nominees includes a pair of first-timers (Derek Cianfrance of RadicalMedia, AG Rojas of Park Pictures).

ASC Awards
A look at this year’s ASC Award winners spanning film and television. In the feature lineup, four of the five nominees are first-timers: Greig Fraser, ASC, ACS for Lion; James Laxton for Moonlight; Linus Sandgren, FSF for La La Land; and Bradford Young, ASC for Arrival. Rodrigo Prieto, ASC, AMC, who rounds out the field, saw Silence earn him his third career ASC nomination.

Super Bowl
Ad highlights from the Big Game, including an overview of the field which touches upon the average cost of a :30 timeslot, and the agency creative and production talent behind the most successful spots on Super Sunday.

Chat Room Interview
Mandy Walker, ASC, ACS, discusses her approach to lensing Hidden Figures and her collaborative relationship with director/writer Theodore Melfi.

Hot Locations
Film commission, lensing and incentive developments impacting feature, TV, commercial, music video, short film and interactive production.

SHOOT Columns
Spot.com.mentary, POV, Short Takes, On the Wire, Flash Back, Street Talk, Rep Report

February Issue Bonus Distribution

  1. ⇒  DGA Meet the Commercial Nominees Reception
  2. ⇒  MUAHS (Make up Artists & Hair Stylists) Awards
  3. ⇒  Hollywood Post Alliance (HPA) Technology Retreat

February Issue Advertising Deadlines 
Space Reservations: 2/1 Contact Roberta to lock in your great spot
Ad PDF File Deadline: 2/3 (final extension Monday 2/6 - 9:00PM PST)

February Print Advertiser Bonus

When you place a print ad, the PDF version with live link to your site will run in the PDF version of the issue at no additional charge. The PDF version is posted on SHOOTonline for readers to view/download Additional Bonus: Free SHOOT>e.dition banners for February Issue Advertisers

  1. Place a 1/4 or 1/3 page Ad & receive space for a 180x150 Banner on the 2/10 SHOOT>e.dition (value: 375.)
  2. Place a 1/2 page or larger Ad & receive space for a 180-x150 Banner on the 2/10, 2/17 & 2/24 SHOOT>e.ditions (value: $1,125.)

SHOOT Digital & Print Advertising Connects You to Industry Decision-makers!
Our mandate for more than five decades has been to provide readers with a combination of news reporting, artistic & creative perspectives, and meaningful information affecting the bread and butter of their businesses to provide food for thought to assist them in making informed creative, production and business decisions. SHOOT connects commercial & entertainment buyers & sellers of creative, production, postproduction & business services to the latest industry news & trends, best new work and EACH OTHER!! SHOOT advertising -- branding, sales, talent, FYC, congratulations and acknowledgement messages --- reaches executives and artisans at Ad Agencies, Brands, Production, Post, Music & Sound, VFX & Animation companies, TV/Cable/Online/Mobile Networks, movie studios and independent filmmakers. Titles SHOOT reaches include Chief Creative Officers, Creative Directors, Art Directors, Copywriters, Heads of Production, Producers, Broadcast Business Managers, Brand managers, Owners, Managing Directors, Exec Producers, Directors, Cinematographers, Editors, Colorists, Visual Effects Supervisors/artists, Designers, Composers/Sound Designers/Mixers.  Advertising in SHOOT's digital & print formats will provide a high impact direct link to prospective clients/industry influencers to tell them why they should want to connect with your company, projects, artisans, services or products. The environment is ideal for making announcements, introducing new talent, saying thank you, awards-related advertising, offering congratulations, listing company roster or showcasing recent work.   If you want to reach commercial and entertainment production & post industry decision-makers and potential clients, consider a tailor-made for you SHOOT Marketing plan for 2017.  

SHOOTonline.com continues to provide 24/7 news, features, photos and video showcasing the latest and best work from the motion picture industry's top professional talent at studios, ad agencies, production houses, and freelance entrepreneurs. Banner sizes include Leaderboard 728x90, Side Medium Rectangle 300x250, Half Page 300x600 and Mid Horizontal 468x60. Banner pricing is available by the month and by the week and starting soon by impressions. The SHOOT>e.dition (every Friday) and The SHOOT Dailies (M-F) email newsletters continue to provide opt-in readers with links to all the news, features, interviews, screenwork and more on SHOOTonline.  SHOOT Custom Email Blasts are ideal for Screening Invitations and all sorts of special offers. 

Here's a look at the great growth SHOOTonline.com has experienced...for full year 2016: SHOOTonline.com (the site) SITE SESSIONS are up 225.63% for the full year 2016 to 1,598,030+- over the same period for 2015. Average per month SITE SESSIONS for 2016 are 133,169+- compared to 40,896+- per month for 2015.  UNIQUE VISITORS (users) to the site are up 19.83% to 425,106+- for the full year 2016 compared to 354,747+- for the same period in 2015. Average per month UNIQUE VISITORS (users) for the year are 35,426+- compared to 29.,562+- per month for 2015.  And, site PAGEVIEWS for 2016 are up 68.97% to 1,356,257+- as compared to 2015. Average per month PAGEVIEWS for 2016 are 113,021+- compared to 66,889+- per month for 2015.  Source: Google Analytics | 2016 YTD Period Ending December 31, 2016.  A combination of SHOOTonline, SHOOT email newsletter and SHOOT Magazine print advertising will provide you with high-profile exposure to the industry decision-makers you need to reach.

Click Here for more info on SHOOT's epubs and sign up for free.
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Contact SHOOT Publisher Roberta Griefer via email or 203/227-1699, ext 13 for more information, rates and tailor-made marketing proposal for 2017.

Other Important SHOOT links...

The SHOOT Publicity Wire
The SHOOT® Publicity Wire (SPW) Service provides motion picture PR, marketing professionals, companies, talent and entrepreneurs a powerful, sophisticated yet economical, tool to communicate your story directly to hard-to-reach, influential, motion-picture industry decision-makers in filmmaking, television, commercials, web multimedia industries.  SPW reaches brand clients, ad agencies, movie studios, producers, directors, production & post studios, media outlets, journalists, bloggers, researchers, social networkers, search engines, prosumers, fan sites, as well as all the other industry stakeholders and influential decision-makers that affect the commercialmaking, filmmaking, cinema, media and television, web and mobile video businesses worldwide. Using digital feeds and opt-in ePubs such as the SPW Media Alerts,  Brand New[s] and SHOOT Dailies, SHOOTonline.com* site placement, archiving and indexing, RSS Feeds, social feeds to Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and mobile SMS dynamic feed, links on the weekly SHOOT >e.dition* , the SHOOTonline.com home page, and search engine optimization (SEO) for Google, Yahoo, Bing, etc. And, selected releases are published in SHOOT Magazine‘s regular “On The Wire” column.  Cost ranges from just $20. to post a video release consisting of video, description and credits to $60. for a full publicity release that includes content, photos, links and video. 

Some of the copyright owners of the over 10,000 publicity releases published, distributed, and managed by SPW: AdShare, AICE, Art Directors Club, Art Directors Guild, ASSIMILATE, Association of Commercial Producers, Black Magic Design, Bully Pictures, Camp + King, Canon, Cartoni, Chainsaw, charlieuniformtango, Chelsea Pictures, CO3, Cogswell College, Cognition, Concrete+Clay, Cutters Studios, Deluxe, Digital Juice, Directors Guild of America, DOLBY, Edit Workshop, Filmworkers, Fuse FX, GPL Technologies, HOBO, Hollywood Center Studios, International Cinematographers Guild, Joseph Finn Auctioneers, jUMP, Killer Tracks, Leviathan, Make-Up Artists And Hair Stylists Guild, Manhattan Edit Workshop, Manios Digital & Film, Method Studios, Mobius Awards, MTI Film, Nice Shoes, NBCUniversal, Nonfiction, Oink Ink, Optimus, Panavision, Paramount Pictures, Pixeldust Studios, Prime Focus Technologies, MPSE, Proof, Radiant Images, Red Giant, SAG-AFTRA, Sarofsky, SIM Group, Simian, SMPTE, Sony Broadcast, Sony Pictures, STIR Post Audio, STORY, Synthetic Pictures, Technicolor, The Hithouse, The Traveling Picture Show Company, UK Music Awards, Visual Music, Wondros, Yessian Music and many many more.

SPW is for leading and emerging companies, creatives, producers, executives, managers, artisans, and their publicists in ad agencies, movie studios, production houses, talent agencies, equipment and software vendors, awards shows, film festivals, independent creatives, and others to get their work and achievements seen and recognized. SPW is a timely, comprehensive, source of new product and services information for all facets of multimedia, video, and film production/distribution.

SHOOT Membership
Join SHOOT! Company and individual memberships starting at just $14.95 per month come with multiple benefits including a MySHOOT Profile, print issues, digital archives access, newsroom creation, hotlinks in SHOOTonline articles & SPW releases. 

  • Click Here for information on SHOOT's four membership levels.

MySHOOT Company and Individual Talent Profiles
Newly launched in 2016 and ready to take your marketing to the next level in 2017  Simply join SHOOT and start posting your profile!  MySHOOT is a commercial, movie TV & video production and post talent database for motion picture artisans, and the companies who represent them, to promote their latest work and share talent profiles with ad agency, motion picture studio, TV & online networks, brand and brand agency and other motion picture decision-makers. MySHOOT was created to further help companies and their reps, talent agents and individual directors, cinematographers, editors and other motion picture artisans connect with prospects and clients producing commercial and entertainment content.  A MySHOOT profile will make finding you or your company faster and easier for the commercial and entertainment production & post decision-makers who regularly visit/read SHOOT platforms SHOOTonline.com, The SHOOT Publicity Wire, SHOOT >e.dition, Brand New[s], SHOOT Dailies, SHOOT Screenwork, the SPW Media Alerts and SHOOT magazine. To post your MySHOOT Company or Individual profile, simply sign up for one of SHOOT's four membership levels.  SHOOT membership includes MySHOOT profile(s) with reel(s) and integration across SHOOT digital platforms. With a built in audience of production and post decision-makers who already visit SHOOTonline every day for the latest industry information, news, trends and work, they can now connect directly to your new work, profile and contact information. 

My SHOOT Company and Individual Talent Profiles include the following fields:

  • Photo gallery
  • Headshot or Company Logo
  • Reel with up to 10 videos (YouTube, Vimeo, or file upload acceptable)
  • Talent Bios & Company Profiles
  • Skills indexing
  • Latest individual or company Self-Curated News via own unique RSS feed
  • Awards/History
  • Filmography
  • Film Festivals placements and awards
  • Google Location Map
  • All your or your company's social links with icons linking directly to your social page(s) on Facebook, Twitter, Vimeo, Stage 32, etc.
  • Direct, Company, Rep, social media Contact Info
  • Display ALL your social feeds Vimeo, Facebook, Instagram, Stage 32, IMdb, Google+ and Twitter feeds

Click Here for MySHOOT Home Page
Click Here for more information on MySHOOT Profiles

SHOOT 2017 15th Annual New Directors Search
SHOOT is pleased to announce that SHOOT's 15th annual 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 -- is OPEN!.  Once the Search closes on March 31st SHOOT's editors will select the 25-30 best pieces of “work” to be featured on SHOOT’s 2017 New Directors Showcase Reel that will be screened for an audience of 400+ advertising & entertainment production decision-makers at SHOOT’s 2017 Annual New Directors Showcase Event at the DGA (Directors Guild of America) Theater in May (date TBA) 2017, in New York City, immediately following The SHOOT Directors/Producers Forum.  The Showcase Directors are invited to attend and all who do will be asked to stand up from the audience while their name is announced.  Six of the directors will be invited to appear on the panel discussion before or after the screening.  All the directors chosen for the reel will be profiled in SHOOT’s May/June issue (profiles also appear in PDF version of the issue, in The SHOOT>e.dition and on SHOOTonline.) In addition to SHOOT's readers around the globe seeing the profiles, the issue will be given to guests at the May event. After the event (Directors/Producers Forum, New Directors Showcase screening, Panel Discussion and After party) SHOOT will provide coverage and photos from the day and evening programs on SHOOTonline and in the SHOOT Dailies, Brand New[s], a Special issue of Screenwork and the SHOOT>e.dition, and the New Directors Showcase Reel will be posted on SHOOTonline.com for the worldwide motion picture production community - advertising and entertainment - to view. The selected directors' chosen work receives an enormous amount of career-building exposure!  Directors who have been directing any type of advertising or entertainment professionally LESS than 3 years are eligible to enter work that was completed during the fifteen month period of January 2016-March 2017.

  • Click Here for link to the entry form for directors to enter this year's New Directors Search -- the Search is open Jan-March.

SHOOT 2017 Directors Producers Forum & 15th Annual New Directors Showcase Event
Get "Face to Face" with the future of content creation and some of the innovative executives and artisans on the forefront.  Join us for a rare opportunity to get up close and personal with industry leaders to learn about the strategies and backstories behind recent film, TV and commercial projects. SHOOT, because its coverage and readership is inclusive of commercial, branded content & entertainment production, is able to utilize this unique vantage point to produce an event that brings various advertising & entertainment -&- various business & creative industry segments together to meet and learn about and from each other. Attendees include a cross-section of commercial & entertainment production and post executives from agencies, brands, production/post/vfx/music & sound/technology companies, networks and studios as well as leading directors, cinematographers and up-and-coming directors.  The afternoon Directors/Producers Forum Agenda 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 Program, 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. 
Click Here and Here for coverage of the 2016 Forum & 14th Annual NDS Event.
Click Here for photos from the 2016 event
Click Here for link the the 2016 SHOOT New Directors Showcase Reel
Click Here for link to info on the 2017 SHOOT Forum & NDS Event (look for details on the panels in late March)
Click Here for Sponsorship information - Become a Sponsor of the 2017 Event! 
2016 Event Sponsors:
Lead: harvest, Company 3, DGA
Silver: Gartner, The Devil You Know, FKKS
Bronze: Palace Productions/Mediavision
Other Past Sponsors include...Argyle Brothers, Anonymous Content, ARRI, Backyard, Biscuit, Crossroads, CT Film Office, Deluxe, Film US Virgin Islands, Form, Getty Images, Hungry Man, Kodak, Light Iron, Method Studios, Moxie Pictures, Nevada Film Office, One at Optimus, Pump Audio, RSA, Sony, T3 Media, Tool of NA and the West Virginia Film Office

SHOOT Behind the Scenes BTS Photo Contest
The SHOOT BTS Photo Contest is a showcase opportunity for the Film, TV, Commercials and Web Content Producers who are creating, shaping and defining the world of the motion pictures production and post. Fascinating, ingenious, creative people read and follow SHOOT everyday. And, the Editors of SHOOT love to showcase their expertise via this fun simple way. We invite filmmaking crews, from around the world, to give SHOOT readers a glimpse into your shoot, where ever it may be, of you, your associates and colleagues in action be it movies, TV, music videos, commercials, or webisodes. An insider’s perspective into you, your shoot, your team, or your company.  Whether on location or in the studio we want to see our readers doing what they do best... producing and finishing motion pictures! 
Click Here for information and entry details

About SHOOT Magazine 
SHOOT® is the leading publication for commercial, branded content and entertainment production and is edited for ad agency creatives & producers, and commercial and entertainment production/post industry executives and artisans. Through its "News" and "ScreenWork" sections, "Columns", "in-depth Features", "Interviews" and "Profiles" SHOOT publishes timely news, relevant information and a behind-the-scenes look at the best new commercials, branded and entertainment content, as well as industry events, film festivals and Award Shows. In addition, SHOOT reports on the latest cinematography, post & editing technology and equipment. If the work involves advertising or entertainment 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 SHOOTonline® a Follow SHOOT on Twitter here. Information from this SHOOT Publicity Wire release may be redistributed in part or in whole by members of the media, bloggers, and cinema, TV, entertainment, film, commercial, online video production and post,celebrity fan sites. https://SHOOTonline.com.