SHOOT® Magazine, the leading publication for commercial and entertainment production, has announced l list of Leading and Up-and-coming Directors, and Cinematographers to be featured in its Spring Directors Issue. This high-visibility issue will publish on March 27 and content will appear across all Print & Digital platforms, including SHOOT Magazine, the PDF version of the issue, SHOOTonline, The SHOOT>e.dition and The SHOOT Dailies.

Providing production & postproduction decision-makers interviews, profiles, features and charts, the March 27 Issue is destined to be read thoroughly and kept for future reference. The issue offers production, postproduction companies, manufacturers and rental companies, creative and business services an ideal environment in which to market to their potential clients at agencies, brands, production/post cos, vfx & animation cos, music & sound cos, movie studios, TV/Cable/Online networks and to independent filmmakers.

Offering a snapshot in time with lasting influence and impact for the past 54 years, SHOOT Magazine's semi-annual "Directors Issues" capture the leading directors of the time with detailed profiles, while also pinpointing new, up-and-coming directorial talent who bear watching. The Profile section and Up-And-Coming feature remain the foundation of the Directors Issue with several additional special features, including a  "4K and Beyond Sponsored Content" Marketing Package and the first Quarterly Top Ten Music Tracks Chart and Top Ten VFX & Animation Chart.

Here's a look at the special features...

Leading Directors:

►  Lisa Cholodenko, an Oscar nominee for Best Original Screenplay in 2011 for “The Kids Are All Right,” which she directed, reflects on her recent DGA Award win for the HBO miniseries “Olive Kitteridge.”
►  Ava DuVernay, director/executive producer of “Selma,” discusses her commitment to TV this year before a planned return to features in 2016, and AFFRM, a group she helped launch to facilitate the distribution of films by African-American directors.
►  Nicolai Fuglsig, this year’s DGA Award winner for Best Commercial Director on the basis of Guinness’ “Sapeurs” out of AMV BBDO, London, and FEMA’s “Waiting” from Deutsch NY.
►  Lesli Linka Glatter who recently won her second career DGA Award, this time around for the “From A to Be and Back Again” episode of “Homeland.”
►  Christopher Guest (“Best in Show,” “Waiting for Guffman,” “A Mighty Wind”) discusses his branded content endeavors, including the new PetSmart campaign for agency GSD&M.
►  Doug Liman ("Edge of Tomorrow," "Swingers," "Go," "The Bourne Identity") discusses his recent spotmaking endeavors for Cadillac.
►  Robert Pulcini and Shari Springer Berman, directors of “American Splendor” for which they earned a Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar nomination in 2004, discuss their diversification into the advertising arena via indie feature production house Process’ recently formed
commercialmaking/original branded content shop. Pulcini and Berman recently debuted their third film at Sundance, “Ten Thousand Saints.”
►  The Mercadantes--Daniel and Katina Mercadante--reflect on their recent DGA Award nomination in the Commercials category and embarking on a new career chapter at Park Pictures.

We'll also have coverage of DGA’s roundtable of feature film nominees...

►  Wes Anderson, "The Grand Budapest Hotel"
►  Clint Eastwood, "American Sniper"
►  Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu, DGA & Oscar winner for "Birdman"
►  Richard Linklater, "Boyhood"
►  Morten Tyldum, "The Imitation Game"

And, we'll also connect with a few SXSW directors who discuss their films.

►  Up-And-Coming Directors
SHOOT spotlights four emerging directors who are starting to make their mark on short and long-form fare.

►  Cinematographers & Cameras
SHOOT connects with leading cinematographers, including talent recently honored at the ASC Awards who discuss their recent work and camera experiences.  Here's a look at who will be included....

►  Claudio Miranda, Oscar-winning cinematographer  (“Life of Pi”)  who recently wrapped shooting of the Brad Bird-directed “Tomorrowland” starring George Clooney.
►  Jonathan Freeman, cinematographer who just won his fifth career ASC Award, the latest coming for the “Golden Days for Boys and Girls” episode of “Boardwalk Empire.”
►  John Lindley, cinematographer who recently won his first ASC Award for the TV pilot episode of “Manhattan,” continuing a year which also saw him shoot the acclaimed Theodore Melfi-directed, Bill Murray-starring feature “St. Vincent.”

Music & Sound + Top Ten Tracks Chart
The first of this year's Quarterly Top Ten Charts, backstory on the #1 Entry plus SHOOT's Music Notes Column taking a look at news and developments from the world of Music & Sound.

Visual Effects & Animation + Top Ten VFX & Animation Chart
The first Quarterly Top Ten VFX & Animation Chart with a behind the scenes look at the #1 Entry.

4K & Beyond "Sponsored Feature & Marketing Package"
Camera Manufacturers, Postproduction facilities, Providers of digital workflow solutions & collaboration tools and workflow consultants are invited to sponsor this special feature.  Having received great feedback on our first two Entertainment Technology sponsored features on October 17, 2014 and January 30, 2015, we're excited to bring the next installment to our readers.

UltraHD 4K is here.  In 2014, feature films have been acquired with 4K cameras, and the test UHD broadcasts have begun. At NAB, manufacturers are showing not just a multitude of 4K cameras, but infrastructure and systems for complete UHD production and post. With Japan resolutely heading towards 8K broadcast, we know that the evolution of imagery won’t stop at 4K. We’re already hearing that drumbeat with 6K cameras, HDR (High Dynamic Range) and wider color gamut. SHOOT takes a deep dive – beyond the hype – to find out what’s real and what’s really happening in 4K and beyond.

Included with sponsorship is participation in the feature and a high-profile marketing package consisting of digital and print advertising and promotion that complements and brings tremendous added exposure to both the article and the sponsoring companies.  We're thrilled to be working with freelance entertainment technology writer Debra Kaufman again for this feature and look forward to working with another great group of companies for the March feature.

Sponsors of the October feature were Arc 9, ARRI Rental, Company 3, Shotgun and Simian.
Sponsors of the January feature were EC3, FotoKem, MTI Film and Prime Focus Technologies.

Sponsor Deadlines

Reserve sponsorship: by March 12
Logo/head shot/product shot due by: March 16
Print Ad due by: March 20
300x250 & 180x150 Banner Ads due by: March 25
Click Here for "4K and Beyond" marketing package details and Sponsor Fees.

Road to NAB Column
A preview of what to expect at NAB.

Hot Locations Column
News and developments on the film commission and incentives fronts, including insights gleaned from the AFCI’s Locations Show and coverage of the Location Managers Guild Awards.

Advertising Deadlines

Space Reservations:  March 18
(Space Reservations for the 4K Sponsored Feature/Marketing Package is March 12)
Ad PDF File Due:  March 20
Final Late AD PDF File Extension: Monday, March 23, midnight PT
Click Here for Print Issue Ad Sizes/Ad Specs

In addition to the separate "4k and Beyond" Sponsored Feature/Marketing Package mentioned above, Here are three Directors Issue Special Discount Advertising Options: 

SHOOT Magazine March 27th Issue 
1/4 page BW:$  900.    1/4 page 2C: $1,080.    1/4 page 4C: $1,370.
1/3 page BW: $1,100.    1/3 page 2C:  $1,320.    1/3 page 4C:  $1,670.
1/2 page BW:$1,300.    1/2 page 2C:  $1,560.    1/2 page 4C:  $2,500.
2/3 page BW: $1,500.    2/3 page 2C : $1,800.    2/3 page 4C:  $2,600.
3/4 page BW: $1,800.    3/4 page 2C:  $2,160.    3/4 page 4C:  $2,700.
Full page BW: $2,000.    Full page 2C:  $2,400.    Full page 4C:  $3,040.
Front Cover Strip Ad BW, 2C or 4C: $1,500.
Bonus #1: The PDF version of your print Ad will run at no extra charge with live link to your site PDF version of the issue that is posted on our site for readers to view/download. 
Bonus #2: We'll send you 10 copies of the issue (value: $100.)
Bonus #3: Place any size Ad and we'll provide 180x150 banner space on SHOOT's March 27th SHOOT>e.dition that will have link to the Top Ten Chart (value: $375.)
Bonus #4: Place a 1/2 page or larger Ad and we'll also run the 180x150 banner on the Special Directors SHOOT>e.dition on March 30th (value: $375.)
Click Here for SHOOT Print Ad Specs 

SPECIAL Banner 30-day run (March 27-April 26) 
SHOOTonline has 40,000 unique visitors per month.  You'll have a 20% position that appears on Home Page and on all pages throughout the site!
728x90 Leaderboard: $2,240., 300x250 Side Banner: $1,600., 300x600 Side Banner: $2,880., 468x60 Mid Horizontal:$1,200.

SPECIAL SHOOT>e.dition Banner on six SHOOT>e.dition email newsletters
180x150 Banner on the 3/27, special directors 3/30, 4/3, 4/10, 4/17 & 4/24 >e.ditions: $1,800.

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