SHOOT Magazine, the leading publication for commercial and entertainment production & postproduction, announced today the issue and closing dates for its 2016 schedule. The year kicks off with the February Issue that will publish on February 5.

As SHOOT celebrates its 55th Anniversary, we renew our mission to provide 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.  

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SHOOT Magazine 2016 Print Issue Schedule

►  February (out 2/5)
►  March/April (out 3/25)
►  May/June (out 5/20)
►  August/September (out 8/12)
►  October/November (out 10/21)
►  December (out 12/16)

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Here's a look at what's planned for SHOOT  Magazine's February Issue...

Back To The Future: SHOOT 55th Anniversary Production Industry Survey
As SHOOT turns 55, we turn to the industry to get a handle as to how the advertising and entertainment sectors will continue to evolve and dovetail. We survey a cross-section of Production company heads, and Ad Agency Chief Creative Officers and Executive Creative Directors for feedback on lessons learned from the past, how their roles have evolved & where the marketplace is headed creatively, technologically and from a business standpoint.  The survey intro includes insights from Oscar-nominated Lee Daniels ("Precious"), creator of the hit series "Empire" on  the integration of Pepsi into the storyline of "Empire" spanning three episodes.
Here's a look at some of the Ad Agency Execs from around the country we'll hear from...
>Andy Azula
, Executive Creative Director, The Martin Agency
>Sean Bryan, Chief Creative Officer, McCann NY
>Karen Costello, EVP, Executive Creative Director, Deutsch Los Angeles
>Andreas Dahlqvist, Chief Creative Officer, Grey NY
>Corinna Falusi, Chief Creative Officer, Ogilvy & Mather NY
>John Maxham, Chief Creative Officer, DDB Chicago
>Matt Miller, Executive Creative Director, BBDO SF

The Road To Oscar, Part 13
The series continues with this installment focusing on artisans involved in Oscar-nominated filmrs (some nominated themselves) Arisans we'll hear from include...
>Judy Becker, Production designer, "Carol" and "Joy." Becker's first Oscar nomination came for "American Hustle" in 2014.
>Steve Golin who as a producer is nominated for a pair of Best Picture Oscars this year--for "Spotlight" and "The Revenant."
>Asif Kapadia, director, "Amy",  reflects on his acclaimed documentary on songwriter and vocalist Amy Winehouse who died of alcohol poisoning at the age of 27.
>Ed Lachman, ASC, Cinematographer for director Todd Haynes' "Carol." He earned his first Oscar nomination in 2003 for Haynes' "Far from Heaven."
>Stephen Mirrione, editor, "The Revenant." He is no stranger to Oscar, having won the Best Editing Academy Award in 2001 for Steven Soderbergh's "Traffic," and six years later garnering a nomination for Alejandro G. Inarritu's "Babel" (with fellow editor Douglas Crise).
>Nathan Nugent, editor, "Room," the third film he has cut for director Abrahamson--the first two being "What Richard Did" and "Frank."
>John Seale, ASC, ACS, cinematographer on "Max Max: Fury Road," for which he garnered his fifth career Oscar nomination, having won in 1997 for "The English Patient."
>Jacqueline West, costume designer, "The Revenant"
>Additional names to be announced
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Super Bowl Ad Preview
An overview of what’s in store online and during the Big Game telecast--and how the two will complement each other this year.

DGA Awards Preview
SHOOT talks to the nominees spanning features, TV and commercials.
On the commercials front, we'll hear from:
>Juan Cabral of MJZ who earned his first career DGA nomination on the basis of Ikea's "Monkeys" for Mother, London, and Lurpak's "Freestyle" out of Wieden+Kennedy, London.
>Miles Jay of Smuggler, another first-time nominee for ESPN and AT&T's "It Can Wait" anti-texting while driving PSA for ESPN Creative Works.
>Steve Rogers of Biscuit Filmworks, also nominated the first time for the DGA Award. Rogers is recognized for Nike Golf's "Ripple" and Nike's "Snow Day," both for Wieden+Kennedy, Portland, Ore.
>Director Andreas Nilsson of Biscuit Filmworks who earned his first career DGA nomination for Best Commercial Director of the Year.
TV & Feature names to be announced.

Visual Effects Society (VES) Awards Preview
Nominees reflect on the biggest creative challenges that their VES-nominated work posed to them, including:
>Alex Harding, VR lead for MPC Creative, discusses the "Goosebumps VR Adventure," tied into the Sony Pictures movie "Goosebumps." The virtual reality experience is nominated for the VES Award for Outstanding Visual Effects in a Special Venue Project.
>DP Joe Passarelli who's nominated for Outstanding Visual Effects in an Animated Feature on the strength of "Anomalisa."

ASC Awards Preview
SHOOT connects with several of the cinematographers up for the Society’s top honors in TV and features, including...
Roger Deakins, ASC, BSC, "Sicario"
Janusz Kaminski, "Bridge of Spies"
Ed Lachman, ASC, "Carol"
Emmanuel Lubezki, ASC, AMC, "The Revenant"
John Seale, ASC, ACS, "Mad Max: Fury Road"

Sundance Film Festival Report
Directors share backstories on their films that are slated for debut at Sundance, and the key collaborators who helped to bring this work to fruition. Among the filmmakers we connect with is:
>Director Asif Kapadia, whose documentary "Senna" won the Sundance Audience Award in 2011, now returns to the festival with a narrative feature, "Ali & Nino."
>Director Jeff Feuerzeig, who won a Sundance Directing Award for "The Devil and Daniel Johnston" in 2005, comes back to the festival with "Author: The JT LeRoy Story," one of 16 world premieres selected for the U.S. Documentary Competition.
>Director Jim Hosking, who debuted his short film "Renegades" at Sundance in 2010, is now back at the fest with his first feature, "The Greasy Strangler," which premieres as part of the Midnight Section program.
>And Park Pictures' features division keeps its perfect track record intact, turning out its fifth film, "Other People," tabbed to open the 2016 Sundance Fest. This means that all five films from Park have been selected in recent years for screening at Sundance.

Chat Room Interview:  David O. Russell, director/writer, "Joy." 
Russell has five career Academy Award nominations, including for Best Achievement in Directing for "The Fighter" in 2011, "Silver Linings Playbook" in 2013 and "American Hustle" in 2014.

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

SHOOT Columns, POV, Short Takes, On the Wire, Flash Back, Tool BoxStreet Talk, Rep Report

January/February Issue Bonus Distribution
⇒  DGA Meet the Commercial Nominees Reception
⇒  MUAHS (Make up Artists & Hair Stylists) Awards
⇒  Hollywood Post Alliance (HPA) Technology Retreat

February Issue (out 2/5) Advertising Deadlines
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