SHOOT® will kick-off its 2017/2018 8th Annual 15-week "Road to Oscar" Series with a special Prequel feature, directors profiles and Cinematographers feature on October 20th with Part 1 following on November 17th. This special series places a spotlight on the producers, directors, documentarians, cinematographers, editors, production designers, visual effects supervisors, composers and other artisans generating buzz to be in the running for Academy Awards.  SHOOT's pre-Academy Season coverage sets the stage for the series with coverage of the festival circuit (Venice, Toronto, Telluride, et al). SHOOT will report on all of the industry and Guild Awards competitions leading up to--and the implications they carry for--the Oscars®(including the ACE, ADG, Annie, ASC, CAS, CDG, Critics Choice, DGA, PGA, SAG, VES and WGA Awards, BAFTA, Golden Globes®, Independent Spirit Awards.) We’ll interview and profile assorted artists and production execs, gaining insights into the challenges they faced on their films. Preview articles will include assessments of Oscar prospects for nominees, as well as a look at trends in this year’s competition. For all Academy Season Awards Shows deadlines, updates, & contact information Click Here for SHOOT's Awards Shows Timelines. 

What films and artisans will be in the running this year? 
Studios with films already generating Oscar buzz include A24, Fox Searchlight, Lionsgate, Netflix, Open Road Films, Paramount Pictures, Pixar/Disney, Roadside Attractions, Sony Pictures Classics, Twentieth Century Fox, Warner Bros. Pictures and The Weinstein Company. SHOOT will be watching and reporting on many of their films as the season progresses. Artisans and executives involved in the following features are already under consideration for “Road to Oscar” installments: “Battle of the Sexes,” “The Big Sick,” “Blade Runner 2049,” “Bright,” “The Florida Project,” “I, Tonya,” “Lady Bird,” “Last Flag Flying,” “Call Me By Your Name,” "Dunkirk," “The Greatest Showman,” “Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down The White House,” “Marshall,” “Molly’s Game,” “Murder on the Orient Express,” “Okja,” “The Papers,” “The Shape of Water,” “Suburbicon,” “Downsizing,” “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” “mother!,” “Victoria and Abdul,” “War For The Planet of the Apes,” “Wonderstruck” and many other films including animated films and documentaries.

The Road to Oscar series will be published weekly - for 15 weeks - through the Academy Awards on March 4, 2018 appearing on all SHOOT digital and print platforms, including SHOOTonline (website with 40,000 unique visitors,) The SHOOT Dailies (daily email newsletter) and The SHOOT>e.dition (weekly email newspub every Friday).  The Prequel, Parts 6 and 14 of the series will also appear in SHOOT Magazine Print Issue and PDF versions. Nominations coverage will be published on January 23rd and the Scientific & Technical Awards will be covered on February 10th.  Final coverage will appear on SHOOTonline immediately following the Academy Awards covering the winners that are televised the evening of March 4th. 

  • Click Here for the 2017/2018 "Road to Oscar" Series Schedule
  • Click Here to see the digital versions of the 2016/2017 "Road to Oscar" Series weekly installments that were published on
  • Click Here to see the print version of the October 2016 Prequel feature that was published in SHOOT Magazine & PDF version.
  • Click Here to see the print version of the December 2016 "Road to Oscar" feature that was published in SHOOT Magazine & PDF version.

2017/2018 "FYC" Advertising Opportunities
SHOOT Digital and Print Platforms provide an ideal environment in which to promote prior to nominations & then nominated films and artisans through final voting. Separately or in combination, each offers the ideal environment in which to promote films and artisans to an audience of industry decision-makers, including AMPAS and all major industry Guild members. The SHOOT audience includes creatives, executives, producers, directors, cinematographers, editors, vfx artists & supervisors, composers & other music execs, production designers, etc. While not every film may be in the running for an Oscar, there are still many good business reasons to promote them. There are many award shows leading up to the Oscars that recognize award-worthy work that can set your film, show, and talent apart from the crowd.

SHOOT's High-profile FYC Advertising options include...

SHOOT Magazine Print Issues (with bonus PDF version)
SHOOT Magazine's highly targeted circulation includes 10,000 production/post industry executives & artisans. An additional 5,000+ read the PDF version.  When you place a print Ad, the PDF version runs with live link to film's FYC site at no extra charge in PDF version of the issue that is posted on our site for additional readers to view/download.

October/November Issue (out 10/20, in readers hands week of 10/23)
This issue will have  SHOOT's special annual "The Road to Oscar "Prequel Feature as well as
leading directors, producers & cinematographers section, ideal for early promotion of films.
Space Reservations: 10/10
Ad PDF File Due:     10/13 

December/January Issue (out 12/15, in readers week of hands by 12/18)
This issue will have The Road to Oscar Part 6 Feature; an important issue timed to keep
your films top-of-mind just before nominations voting opens on 1/5 (closes 1/12)
Space Reservaions:  12/5
Ad PDF File Due:     12/8 (final Late material Extension: 12/11)

February Issue  (out 2/9, in readers hands week of 2/12)
This issue will have The Road to Oscar Part 14 Feature  perfect issue for final phase II push;
issue timed to arrive before final voting which is 2/20-2/27
Space Reservations: 1/31
AD PDF File Due:      2/2 (final Late material Extension: 2/5)
43,000+ unique visitors per month
7-day or 30-day runs can start any day.  Digital File formats accepted:  JPEG, GIF, Animated GIF, Flash,  HTML5, java script, and third-party tags.  Banner sizes include regular & expandable banners, interstitials and non-standard formats.  All buys include Home Page and ROS.  
Banner Sizes:
728x90, 300x250, 300x600, 468x60 (expandable banners, interstitials and other custom options available) 
**SHOOTonline is DFA and Jetpack certified**

The SHOOT>e.dition email newsletter
28,000 opt-in subscribers every Friday
Published every Friday, this weekly email newsletter goes to 28,000 opt-in subscribers.  You can provide banner/tags the day before. File formats accepted: JPEG, GIF, Animated Gif.   
Banner sizes include Top 468x60, Side 180x150, Skyscraper 180x600, Bottom 468x60 or 595x250
See SHOOT>e.dition samples:

  • Click Here to see web version of the Dec. 9, 2016 SHOOT>e.dition
  • Click Here to see web version of the Dec. 2, 2016 SHOOT>e.dition
  • Click Here to see web version of the Jan. 1, 2016 SHOOT>e.dition
  • Click Here to see web version of the Dec. 25, 2015 SHOOT>e.dition

SHOOT>e.ditions during Academy Season:

Phase 1:
Oct.>e.ditions: 10/20, 10/27
Nov>e.ditions: 11/3, 11/10, 11/17, 11/24
Dec>e.ditions: 12/1, 12/8, 12/15, 12/22, 12/29
Jan.>e.ditions: 1/5, 1/12, 1/19
Oscar Nominations voting opens on 1/5​
Oscar Nominations voting closes on 1/12
Oscar Nominatons announced on 1/23
Phase 2:
Jan.>e.ditions: 1/26
Feb>e.ditions: 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23
Oscar Final voting opens on 2/20
Oscar Final voting closes on 2/27

The SHOOT Dailies
Email newsletter published daily Monday-Friday to 3,500 opt in subscribers. Great add-on buy.
File formats accepted: JPEG, GIF, Animated Gif.  Banner sizes include 728x90, 180x150, 468x60
SHOOT Custom Email Blasts
You choose the date & time for your custom email blast to be sent out to SHOOT database of 45,000. Provide Image/HTML ready to go or provide image & copy and SHOOT can build the HTML for you. Hugely popular for FYC messages/screening invitations.
Click on name of film to see web version of just some of the SHOOT Custom Email Blasts from the last two Academy Seasons:
LA LA Land
Manchester by the Sea
Hidden Figures
The Big Short 
Bridge of Spies
The Revenant

SHOOT Marketing Links
Click Here for additional SHOOT FYC Marketing information
Click Here to contact SHOOT Publisher for FYC Advertising Rates for SHOOT Magazine, The SHOOT>e.dition, SHOOT Dailies and SHOOT Custom email blasts.
Click Here for SHOOT Magazine Ad Sizes/Specs
Click Here for SHOOTonline Banner specs

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