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SHOOT Year End Issue To Showcase 2015 "Ad Agency Of The Year," "Road To Oscar, "Year In Perspective" Features Plus "Best Work Of The Year" and "Top 10 Tracks and VFX Charts"
The Martin Agency Named Agency of The Year; Road to Oscar coverage to include Directors Tom Hooper, Peter Landesman, Spike Lee, Tom McCarthy, Adam McKay, and DPs Danny Cohen, Roger Deakins, Janusz Kaminski
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    SHOOT Magazine, the leading publication for commercial and entertainment production, announced today the issue and closing dates for its 2015 Year-End Issue. This high-profile issue will publish on Friday, December 18, 2015.  The content will appear across all SHOOT Platforms and be published in PDF version, SHOOTonline digital version, The SHOOT >e.dition and SHOOT Dailies.
A tradition for almost 55 years, SHOOT's year end issue sums up the creative and business highlights of the year with a look at the best work and news that shaped the year.  This special issue will put 2015 into context in terms of work, trends, significant developments and lessons learned.  It's a must-keep issue that is referenced by a cross-section of the industry. 
Here's a look at what's planned for the issue....
The Road to Oscar Series, Part V
As the Academy season heats up, SHOOT's next installment of the ongoing "Road to Oscar" series takes  a  look at the artisans--from directors and DPs to editors to production designers, et al--behind the features generating Oscar buzz and speculation.
Here's a look at who SHOOT is speaking with...
►  Danny Cohen, BSC, reflects on lensing "Room" directed by Lenny Abrahamson, and "The Danish Girl" helmed by Tom Hooper
►  Roger Deakins, ASC. BSC, cinematographer on "Sicario." Deakins has been nominated for 12 Oscars, dating back to "The Shawshank Redemption" in 1995.
►  Tom Hooper, Best Director Oscar and DGA Award winner for "The King's Speech," which also earned Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Original Screenplay, discusses his latest feature, "The Danish Girl," the delicate storytelling balancing act it entailed, and the contributions of some of his most trusted collaborators.
►  Janusz Kaminski, cinematographer on Steven Spielberg's "Bridge of Spies."Kaminiski is a six-time nominee, winning the Best Cinematography Oscar twice--for "Schindler's List" in 1994 and "Saving Private Ryan" in 1999.
►  Peter Landesman, writer/director, "Concussion" discusses the film including the tour de force performance of Will Smith, & collaborating with cinematographer Salvatore Totino, ASC. AIC, and editor William Goldenberg.
Tom McCarthy, director and co-writer of the critically acclaimed "Spotlight," which recently scored Gotham Award nominations for Best Picture and Writing (screenplay by McCarthy and Josh Singer).
           ► Director/writer Adam McKay reflects on "The Big Short," collaborating with  
            cinematographer cinematographer  Barry Ackroyd, BSC, and editor Hank Corwin, ACE.

Chat Room Interview:  Spike Lee
Filmmaker Spike Lee discusses his upcoming "Chi-Raq," which is the first production of Amazon Original Movies. Lee also reflects on the honorary Oscar he recently won at the 7th annual Governors Awards for exceptional contributions to motion pictures.

The SHOOT Advertising Agency of the Year for 2015 is The Martin Agency!!
A long standing tradition, SHOOT will present a special feature on it's pick for Ad Agency of the Year featuring interviews with the agencies leading creative and production department head and key creatives and producers involved in the agencies most challenging and rewarding projects of the year.  A behind the scenes look what makes them Agency of the Year!
Any shop that makes pre-roll ads watchable--much less must-see creative--qualifies for Agency of the Year distinction. The Martin Agency did just that with its “Unskippable” digital fare for Geico. SHOOT has selected The Martin Agency not only for this notable achievement but also other stellar content in 2015. SHOOT delves into the agency's inner workings, including its creative culture which has proven conducive to consistently turning out breakthrough work.  The Martin Agency clients include GEICO, Oreo, Walmart, Stoli, Experian, Hanes, Benjamin Moore, Sabra, Tic Tac, Optimum, Ritz and Madison Square Garden. Featured will be interviews with the shop's top creative and production personnel to shed light on the agency culture and dynamics contributing to success in the marketplace.
We'll be hearing from:
Joe Alexander, chief creative officer
Steve Bassett & Wade Alger, sr. VPs/group creative directors
Jorge Calleja, executive creative director
Steve Humble, executive VP, managing director, production and development
James Robinson, executive creative director, New York
Join SHOOT in congratulating The Martin Agency by placing your logo on the Production Industry Group Congratulations Ad or create your own Ad ranging from a 1/4 to a full page.

Group Ad Cost: $375. 
Ad Material:  Email us your Logo in EPS format by 12/9.
Bonus:  We'll provide you with space for a 180x150 Banner on the 12/18 SHOOT>e.dition email newsletter that will go to 28,000 opt-in subscribers (banner value: $375.)

Click Here to see the 2014 Ad Agency of the Year Feature with "Congratulations" Ads
Click Here to see the 2013 Ad Agency of the Year Feature with "Congratulations" Ads
Click Here to see the 2012 Ad Agency of the Year Feature with "Congratulations" Ads 
Click Here to see the 2011 Ad Agency of the Year Featire with "Congratulations" Ads
Click Here to see the 2010 Ad Agency of the Year Feature with "Congratulations" Ads

The Year in Perspective
As the end of the year draws near, SHOOT takes a look at the highs and lows, putting 2015 into context and setting the stage for what might be in the offing for 2016.  A cross-section of leading advertising and production industry execs reflect on the most important lessons learned, best work produced at their cos this year, and the most significant industry trends, themes and developments to emerge in 2015.

Here's a look at the ad agency execs we'll be hearing from...
Matt Bijarchi, CEO, Blend
James Bray, Exec. Creative Director, M&C Saatchi LA
Andrew Christou, Chief Creative Officer, Publicis Seattle
Brett Craig
, executive creative director, Deutsch LA
Sally-Ann Dale,
Chief Creation Officer, Droga 5
Tom Dunlap, chief production officer, 72andSunny
Elizabeth Furze, managing partner, AKA NYC
Cedric Gerard, head of interactive production, Johannes Leonardo
Judge Graham, Chief Digital Officer, Ansira
Colin Jeffery, Chief Creative Officer, David & Goliath
Diane Jackson,
chief production officer, DDB Chicago
Greg Lotus
, director of integrated production,Y&R New York
Geoff McGann, creative director, McGann|Zhang
Kate Morrison, head of content production, BBH New York
Thomas Murphy, co-chief creative officer, McCann New York
David Rolfe, head of integrated production, BBDO New York
Sylvain Tron,
head of content North America, Havas Worldwide NY

Best Work of the Year "Top 5" Charts

What work really shined in 2015?  SHOOT publishes its hugely popular end of the year Top 5 Charts...
Top 5 Spots of the Year
Top 5 Best Work You May Never See of the Year
Top 5 VFX & Animation Work of the Year
Top 5 Music Tracks of the Year
Top Ten Visual Effects & Animation Chart
The last of this year's quarterly VFX & Animation Charts shines a light on some of the top visual effects & animation from the previous 3 months with a behind-the-scenes look at the Chart topping #1 piece of work.  Plus our VFX & Animation column including recent news and developments.
Top Ten Music Tracks Chart
The final installment of 2015's quarterly Music & Sound Top Ten Tracks Chart, looking at the best work of the previous 3 months, accompanied by the backstory on the number one entry.  Plus our Music Notes column featuring the latest news and developments in the music production, sound design and audio post arena.
Hot Locations
The latest in lensing news and developments spanning projects, incentives and film commissions.
Marketing Opportunities
SHOOT is pleased to offer several very special marketing opportunities for this issue... The end of the year is the ideal time to reach out to industry decision-makers so your company is top-of-mind as they work on their year end and new year projects.  It's ideal for promoting your company, roster, projects, services or products. It's great for making announcements or sending holiday/thank you messages.  This issue is also ideal for Congratulating The Martin Agency on being named Ad Agency of the Year.  And, of course it is also perfectly timed for Academy Season "FYC" Advertising.  
►  Option #1: Print & Banner Discount Rates - a rate for every budget!
Click Here to Request Special December Print & Digital Rate Offers
Bonus #1: PDF version of your Ad will appear with live link to your site at no charge in PDF version of issue that is posted on SHOOTonline for additional readers to view/download.
Bonus #2: Place a 1/4 or 1/3 Page Ad and you'll receive space for a 180 x150 Banner on the 12/18 SHOOT>e.dition at no charge ($375. value) Place a 1/2 to a Full Page Ad and you'll receive space for a 180x150 Banner on both the 12/18 & 12/25 SHOOT>e.ditions. (value: $750.)
►  Option #2: Join industry group Ad congratulating The Martin Agency on being selected Ad Agency of the Year
Cost:  $375.
Material:  Your Logo in EPS format
Bonus: We'll give you space for a 180x150 Banner on the 12/18 SHOOT>e.dition email newsletter that goes to 28,000 opt-in subscribers at no charge (banner value: $375.)

December Year-end Issue Deadlines

Space Reservations: December 9
Ad PDF Files Due: December 11
Final Deadline: December 14

Click Here to contact SHOOT for Rates for this special issue.
Click Here for Print Ad Specs
Click Here for Banner Ad Specs
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