Join SHOOT and our 2015 Event Sponsors for an informative and entertaining afternoon of SHOOT Directors/Producers Forum panels and speakers, followed by a fun-filled evening including the debut screening of SHOOT's 13th Annual New Directors Showcase reel, our panel introducing the new directors, and after-party.
Come Face to Face with New Connections and New Information from 2:00-10:00PM
Make your business calls in the morning, then unplug and spend the afternoon and evening with a cross-section of commercial & entertainment production and post executives from agencies, brands, companies, networks and studios as well as leading directors, and up-and-coming directors.
2:00-5:30PM: Directors/Producers Forum
The daytime Forum 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. 
(Panels & Speakers to be announced soon)
5:45-10:00PM: New Directors Showcase
During the evening New Directors Showcase agenda, 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. Having your finger on the talent pulse of the business is a perennial must to stay plugged into the present and future of our industry. Following the Showcase Screening, we'll hear from several of them about work to date and plans for gaining exposure in the marketplace --along with critiques/observations from industry pros. And, the after-party affords attendees the opportunity to meet many of the new directors, mingle with industry friends and meet potential collaborators and clients.
Register Here to request event ticket to the SHOOT Forum & New Directors Showcase
Join directors, broadcast & content managers, network executive and agency producers, creative directors, directors, editors, VFX artists, music editors, copywriters, and other motion picture industry talents. Some of the companies who attended last year:
Arnold NYC
Association of Commercial Producers
Big Block
Bloomberg LP
Calvin Klein
Chelsea Pictures
Click 3X
Company 3
Della Femina
Deluxe Entertainment Services
Digitas Health
Directors Guild of America
Frankfurt Kurnit
Home Box Office
Hungry Man
Hybrid Edit
Kids at Play Media
MacGuffin Films
Method Studios
Mother West
MRB Productions
NBC Sports
NYU Graduate Film Program
Ogilvy & Mather
One at Optimus
Palace Digital
Pop Fim Inc.
POP Sound
Publicis Healthcare
saatchi & saatchi
Smoke & Mirrors
Suffolk County Film Commission
The Artists Company
The In-House Agency Inc.
The Mill
The Weinstein Company
Unleaded Music
U.S. Virgin Islands Film Office
Warner Bros.
Weber Shandwick
SHOOT Announces 2015 Event Sponsors
SHOOT greatly appreciates the participation of our  confirmed event sponsors to date:
Lead Sponsors
Silver Sponsors
Since we do not charge commercial and entertainment production/post executives and artisans to attend, SHOOT with the invaluable help of our sponsors  completely covers the cost of producing the event.  It is especially gratifying that  Harvest, One at Optimus, the DGA, FKKS, Company 3 and Palace Production Center are all returning sponsors.  We thank them very much for joining us again this year.  Company 3 will again be hosting a special by "Invitation Only" Breakfast and Color Correction Workshop for the directors in this year's SHOOT New Directors Showcase at their facility on the morning of May 21st before the Forum.
SHOOT seeks additional Sponsors
We are seeking additional Sponsors for this year's event and hope that YOU will consider joining us.  Sponsorship includes high-profile exposure to industry decision-makers, potential new cross-industry relationships and potential clients before, during and for a full year after the event. Included is a special Banner Ad Bonus that alone has almost the value of the sponsorship!

Become a sponsor; you'll be in good company
Since the first year, we've been lucky to have great companies step up as sponsors. Past sponsors have included Anonymous Content, Argyle Brothers, ARRI, Backyard, Biscuit Filmworks, Crossroads, CT Film Office, Deluxe NY, FKKS (law firm,) Form,  Gartner, Getty Images Music, Harvest, hungry man, Kodak, Las Vegas Film Office, Light Iron, Method Studios, One at Optimus, Palace Digital Production, RSA Films, Sony, T3Media, Tool, U.S. Virgin Islands Film Office, West Virginia Film Office.  

Check out past SHOOT Directors/Producers Forums & New Directors Showcase Events
If you're considering sponsorship but are not completely familiar with the event, please take a look at our coveage of the last few events:
Click here for coverage of the 2014 Forum & NDS Event
Click here for coverage of the 2013 Forum & NDS Event

Click Here to request Sponsor information or call 203/227-1699, ext 13

Other Event-related Marketing Opportunities

Provide promo material/gift items to be given out to 400+ event attendees.

Fee: $300. (no charge to sponsors)
Click here to request more info
SHOOT Magazine May 15th Issue (& bonus PDF version) Advertising
Reserve space by May 5th to advertise in SHOOT's May 15th Issue that will publish profiles of all of the directors in this year's showcase. In addition to our regular circulation and bonus distribution at the SHOOT Forum & New Directors Showcase, the issue will also have bonus distribution at the Base Camp Area of the AICP events, Cine Gear Expo and Cannes Lions.  When you place a print Ad, the PDF version will appear with live link to your website at no extra charge in the PDF version of the issue that will be posted on SHOOTonline for additional readers to view/download. 
Click here to request more information & special rates for this issue or call 203/227-1699, ext 13.
Register to Attend The Forum & New Directors Showcase

SHOOT is pleased to offer complimentary registration to the ENTIRE DIRECTORS/PRODUCERS Forum, New Directors Showcase & After Party to  production & post executives and artisans from Ad Agencies, Brands, Networks, Studios and Companies. Yes, really no charge! Thanks to our sponsors!. Register Here to request event ticket.

PLEASE NOTE: We are limited to 436 seats in the Theater so we expect the event to fill up fast.  We will do our best to accommodate all registration requests, but we may not be able to accommodate everyone.  We would greatly appreciate it if you DO NOT fill out the registration form until you are certain that you will be able to attend and if you register, and then find that you are unable to attend, please let us know so that we are able to include someone on the waiting list. 

Registration Ticket Request includes Attendance to....

  1. The Directors/Producers Forum afternoon program.

  2. The New Directors Showcase Screening, panel & entrance to...

  3. After-party (includes food & cocktails).

  4. PDF directory of attendees for future business networking emailed a within a couple of weeks after the event. (PDF directories will only be emailed to those who actually attend the event; if you register and don't attend, you will not receive the directory. ) 

Guaranteed Seating & PDF Directory|
Any SHOOTonline PLUS members registering for this event is guaranteed a ticketed seat and all PLUS Members will receive the PDF Attendee Directory whether or not they attend. Purchase SHOOTonline PLUS Memberships Here Guaranteed Seating will also be available to: Selected Directors in the 2015 New Directors Showcase + one guest, Event Speakers/Panelists, Sponsors & Sponsor Guests.   Those who qualify for guaranteed seating must still register.

About The New Directors Search / Showcase Reel...
Each year SHOOT conducts a 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. The search is conducted by SHOOT's editorial staff with input from advertising agency creative directors & heads of production, as well as production company heads and established directors. This year's search is being conducted from January 1-March 31, 2014. submissions in three categories. Criteria for entry is directing any type of advertising or entertainment content professionally less than 3 years.
Categories of entry:
1. Traditional Broadcast: TV Spots, spec work, cinema ads, branded content, music videos, trailers, broadcast promos
2. Alternative media content: webisodes, spots created for online, mobile phone content, in-game advertising, advergaming, virals, alternative reality gaming, ads created for PDAs
3. Film/TV Entertainment: Feature films, independent films, short films, TV programs.
To see last year's SHOOT New Directors Showcase 2013 Web Reel please Click here.
About SHOOT Magazine / SHOOTonline
SHOOT® Magazine and SHOOTonline are the leading publication and website for commercial and entertainment production & postproduction; edited for agency, cable/TV/Online/Mobile networks and movie & studio creative and production executives, executives at commercial and entertainment 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.
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