Behind every type of motion picture (movie, TV, commercial, MV, web video) is a production and post team planning and coordinating every detail. From location selection to casting wardrobe, hair and makeup to storyboards and production design, filming to animation/VFX, editing and music and sound, fitting everything together visually to tell a story.  SHOOT has long held a deep commitment to showcasing these behind the scenes filmmakers and artisans in the field of motion picture production and post for filmmaking, TV, Commercialmaking, and online video. To deepen this long-held commitment to reporting on the motion picture production and postproduction visual artists, companies, and tools, who create and tell stories,SHOOT magazine and SHOOTonline is announces the launch of the SHOOT “Behind The Scenes” (BTS) Photo Contest.

Fascinating, ingenious, creative people read and follow SHOOT everyday. And, the Editors of SHOOT want to showcase their expertise in a fun simple way. We invite filmmaking crews, from around the world, to give us 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! 

This bi-annual photo contest — to be held during the summer and winter - is designed to encourage and promote the image of visual storytellers by showcasing their work-in-process, skills, creativity, tools in the art of motion pictures production and post one picture at a time. The SHOOT BTS Photo Contest is a perfect opportunity for the professionals who are creating, shaping and defining the world of the motion pictures production and post to be seen and better understood. 

Commented Gerald Giannone, co-owner of SHOOT and managing editor of The SHOOT Publicity Wire, “We are excited to be providing a fun, simple, easy to use, forum for the motion picture industry (our readers, followers, supporters, and members) to showcase their projects talented people, tools, and the creative genius required to produce the magic of taking an idea and bringing it to life on a screen - big or small -  for the world to view. I’m very excited about seeing the entries we receive and how the contest evolves in the future."

SHOOT invites motion picture industry members from around the world to enter the 2016 SHOOT "Behind The Scenes" Photography Contest. Entry is FREE. The winning image will be published on a SHOOT magazine cover and the winning photographer will receive a minimum of $500. USD. The SHOOT BTS Photo Contest is for any motion picture production or post crew members & actors to enter Including Films, TV, Commercials, Webisodes. The SHOOT BTS photo contest is open to all amateur and professional photographers in the United States, Canada, and worldwide except where prohibited by law including actors, producers, writers, directors, cinematographers, editors, vfx artists, music & sound designers, production designers, art directors, costume designers, make-up artists, special effects gaffers & grips, carpenters, vfx animators, music & sound mixers, set BTS photographers, ADs, PAs, publicists, legal advisers, location managers, and others involved BTS in the filmmaking process.

The SHOOT BTS Photo Contest is a fun opportunity for our readers to participate in documenting and showcasing who they are and what they do every day. The types of photographs we're interested in seeing are listed below and should be interesting, fun, surprising and creative:

  • crew/talent pictures (individual or entire team)
  • in the studio or on location
  • on set, near set, stage, make-up, design, art, lighting, carpentry dept shots
  • cool frames & vfx screenshots
  • awards shows, wrap parties & catered meals
  • workflow / process images
  • equipment & software in action
  • funny, crazy, creative bts shots
  • other fun & interesting bts pics

Submission Details & Periods
The SHOOT 2016 BTS Summer Photo Contest will commence on June 13, 2016 at 12am (midnight) Eastern Time (ET) and end on September 13th, 2016 at 11:59pm Eastern Time (ET) (the Summer Contest Entry Period). The SHOOT 2016 BTS Winter Photo Contest will commence on December 1st, 2016 at 12am (midnight) Eastern Time (ET) and end on March 1st at 11:59pm Eastern Time (ET) (the Winter Contest Period).  Winners will be announced for the summer contest period the week after the Creative Emmy® Awards are announced on September 10th, 2016 and for the winter contest period the week after the Academy Awards® are announced on February 26th, 2016.

The contest is FREE to enter and photographers of all abilities are invited to submit work at or on SHOOT's Facebook page here (FB best for uploading via mobile device (i.e. iPhone or iPad). There is no limit to the number of photo submissions per entrant. Entries must be in digital format and submitted electronically in accordance with the contest guidelines and rules.  Images must have been taken no later than 2 years prior to the entry's submission date. All entrants must be 18 years old or older. People may vote for multiple entries; however only one vote per person will be allowed per entry, per day during the voting period. 

All contest photos will be displayed at in a gallery, SHOOT's Facebook page here.  Submissions must identify the location of the photo. 

Participation in this contest is subject to the official rules at

For more information about "Behind The Scenes" Photo Contest, visit the SHOOT's website here:

For more information on SHOOT Magazine and, visit:

Sponsorship Opportunities
SHOOT is offering sponsorship opportunities to connect with the motion picture production market via The SHOOT Behind The Scenes Photo Contest. From simply providing prizes all the way to a full year of exposure. Now is the best time to jump on board this ground floor new branding opportunity. Photo contest packages can be customized to fit individual exposure and branding needs. We are open to various types of sponsorships including product, endorsement, trade, and cash for prizes (any product prizes must be valued at $350. USD and higher).

For more information on sponsorship opportunities, product placements, and media partnerships, please contact: For more information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact SHOOT Events at

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  • June 13, 2016  – Entries & voting opens for Summer Contest period
  • December 1, 2016 – Entries & voting opens for Winter Contest period
  • September 13, 2016 Midnight – Entries & voting ends for Summer Contest
  • March 1, 2017 Midnight – Entries & voting ends for Winter Contest

About SHOOT Magazine / SHOOTonline
SHOOT® Magazine and SHOOTonline are the leading publication and website for commercial and entertainment production & postproduction; edited for movie & studio, cable/TV/Online/Mobile networks, and ad agency creative and production executives, executives at entertaimnemt and commercial 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®. Follow SHOOT on Twitter and Facebook.

About The SHOOT Publicity Wire (SPW)
The SHOOT Publicity Wire service is the publicity news & video release publishing service for the entertainment & advertising motion picture industries. SPW provides motion picture PR, marketing professionals, companies, talent and entrepreneurs a powerful, sophisticated yet economical, tool to communicate your your story directly to hard-to-reach, influential, motion-picture industry decision-makers in filmmaking, television, commercials, web multimedia industries. Launched in early 2008, SPW was created for a niche vertical market not necessarily being served by the larger general market publicity wire services. The SPW service is dedicated to offering an affordable, well managed, high quality distribution system as a more productive marketing option to expensive press release wire services.

The SHOOT® Publicity Wire (SPW) Service reaches movie studios, brand clients, ad agencies, 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 filmmaking, commercialmaking, cinema, television, new media, 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, SHOOT >e.dition andSHOOT Screenwork, site placement, archiving and indexing, RSS Feeds, social feeds to Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and mobile SMS dynamic texting feed, the, SPW, and Screenwork home pages, and search engine optimization (SEO) for Google, Yahoo, Bing, etc.

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

SPW is for leading 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.

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