SHOOT® Magazine, the leading publication for commercial and entertainment motion picture production, today announced the names of the 32 directors / directing teams who made the final cut to be included in the SHOOT 2017 15th Annual New Directors Showcase.

The debut screening of the Showcase Reel will take place during SHOOT's Annual New Directors Showcase Event on Thursday, May 25th from 5:30-9:30pm at the DGA Theatre in New York City.  A special “Meet the Directors” panel and After-Party will follow the Screening.  The SHOOT Directors/Producers Forum takes place from 1:30-5:00pm before the SHOOT New Directors Showcase. 

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The SHOOT 2017 15th Annual New Directors Showcase Reel will feature the following directors:

  • Sergio Abuja
  • Monica Brady
  • Brandon Bray
  • The Coles 
  • Colleen Davie Janes
  • Dan DiFelice
  • Joel Dunn
  • Josh Franer
  • David B. Godin
  • Diego Hallivis
  • Jendra Jarnagin
  • Danielle Katvan
  • Kat Keene Hogue
  • Kiran
  • Yulin Kuang
  • Marcus Kuhne
  • Thomas Leisten Schneider
  • Brandon Maxwell and Jessy Price
  • Mccoy | Meyer 
  • Matthew Michaud
  • Charlie Mysak
  • Andrew Norton
  • Kelly Nygaard
  • Anthony Pellino
  • A.V. Rockwell
  • Roberto Serrini
  • Jenn Shaw
  • Carrie Stett
  • Isaiah Taylor
  • Michael Wald
  • Duncan Winecoff
  • Christine Yuan

We’re keeping company affiliations and selected work under wraps until the May/June Issue is published oout on May 22nd.  In broad strokes, this year’s NDS Class of 2017 is a fantastically diverse group of directors including recent film school grads, agency creatives and experienced cinematographers and editors who are making the transition to director. There are commercials, spec spots, shorts, documentaries, features and branded content.

This mix of work on the SHOOT New Directors Showcase Reel is a reflection of the industry at large--as is SHOOT itself as exemplified in our multi-faceted, multi-disciplinary, multi-platform coverage, perhaps most notably our Directors Issues in which  profiles of feature, TV and commercial directors reside side by side.

As embodied in our coverage and underscoring the relevance of our NDS competition and event, SHOOT’s mission is to connect the worlds of advertising and entertainment while also bringing content creators together with the collaborators who hire them.

On May 26th SHOOT's New Directors Showcase mico-site will go live where the industry will be able to view the NDS Reel along with individual profile pages on each director with headshot, video of selected work, additional Q&As, and contact information.

The NDS Reel & NDS Profiles will be availabe to view here:

High Profile Marketing Opportunity...

SHOOT Magazine's May/June Issue (out 5/22) will have a special "New Directors Showcase" Profile Section of mini-profiles of each director and will include company affiliation and information on the work that will be screened during the debut screening of the 15th Annual New Directors Showcase Reel on Thursday May 25th at the Directors Guild of America Theatre in New York City.
If you represent or have worked with a director in the Showcase, this is the ideal opportunity to place a Congratulations Ad to bring more attention to them and to your company!
In addition to SHOOT's regular circulation of production & post decision-makers at Agencies, Brands, Commercial & Entertainment production/post-related cos., movie studios, TV/cable/online networks & independent filmmakers, the issue will have
Bonus Distribution at 5 Production Industry Events:

  • SHOOT Directors/Producers Forum & New Directors Showcase Event
  • Basecamp area of the AICP event: Next Awards & AICP Show
  • Cine Gear Expo
  • Producers Guild Produced By L.A. event
  • Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity (in the Palais & Carlton Hotel)

Click Here to request special Ad Rates or contact Roberta at 203/227-1699, ext 13.
Click Here to see all the great features planned for the May/June Issue
Click Here to see samples of past "New Director Congratulations" Ads.
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SHOOT Directors/Producers Forum & New Directors Showcase Event Sponsors
SHOOT thanks its Event Sponsors for making the SHOOT Directors/Producers Forum & New Directors Showcase Event possible.  

The 2017 Event Sponsors, to date, include:

Sponsors enoy high profile industry exposure before during and for full year after the event!
Join us as a Sponsor!  Click Here for Event Sponsorship details
Click Here to request Sponsor fees or contact Roberta at 203/227-1699, ext 13

Come to the Forum, See The Showcase Reel, Meet The Class of 2017, and enjoy the after-party.
Click Here to register to attend the SHOOT Directors/Producers Forum & 15th Annual 2017 New Directors Showcase Event & After Party.
Join directors, producers, cinematographers, Ad Agency Creative & Production execs, network executives, editors, VFX artists, music editors & other motion picture industry execs & artisans.

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 was conducted from January 15-March 31, 2016. 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.

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