With the Awards Season about to kick off, SHOOT® is pleased to announce details of its 2015/2016 16-week "Road to Oscar" Series. This annual series places a spotlight on the producers, directors, documentarians, cinematographers, editors, production designers, visual effects supervisors, composers and other artisans in the running for Academy Awards.

SHOOT coverage will include the award season’s festival circuit (Toronto, Telluride, et al) and the awards competitions leading up to--and the implications they carry for--the Oscars®(including the ACE, ADG, ASC, CAS, CDG, DGA, SAG, VES and WGA Awards, BAFTA, Golden Globes®, Independent Spirit Awards.) We’ll talk to assorted artists and production execs, gaining insights into the challenges they faced on their Oscar-nominated films. Preview articles will include assessments of Oscar prospects for nominees, as well as a look at trends in this year’s competition. Note: For all Academy Season Awards Shows deadlines, updates, & contact information visit http://industryevents.SHOOTonline.com and see "Awards Shows" index in left column.

What films and artisans will be in the running this year?  Films generating early buzz include “Black Mass” (Warner Bros.), “Carol” (Weinstein Co.), “Spotlight” (Open Road), “Room” (A24), “Brooklyn” (Fox Searchlight), “Sicario” (Lionsgate), “Bridge of Spies” (Disney), “The Martian” (Fox), The Danish Girl”  (Focus Features), “Anomalisa” (Paramount Pictures), "Truth" (Sony Classics), "By the Sea" (Universal Pictures) and "Beasts Of No Nation" (Netflix).  These are just a handful of the films SHOOT will be watching and reporting on as the season progresses.

This season's series kicked off with a special Prequel on October 23rd and Part 1 of the series will debut  on November 13. The series will run weekly - for 16 weeks - through the Academy Awards on February 28, 2016 appearing on all SHOOT digital and print platforms, including SHOOTonline (website with 40,000 unique visitors,) The SHOOT Dailies (daily email newsletter,) and The SHOOT>e.dition (weekly email newspub going to 28,000 opt-in subscribers every Friday. Parts 5 and 12 of the series will also appear in SHOOT Magazine's December and January Issues and PDF versions. The final installment of the series will appear on SHOOTonline immediately following the Academy Awards on February 28th covering the winners of the Academy Awards that are televised that evening.

Here's a look at the Road to Oscar Series Schedule...

  • Prequel: Oct. 23  James Vanderbilt, Truth and Salvatore Totino, ASC, AIC, Everest. 
  • Director Profiles: Oct. 23 Lenny Abrahamson, Room; Scott Cooper, Black Mass; Carey Joji Fukunaga, Beasts of No Nation; Todd Haynes, Carol; Ridley Scott, The Martian
  • Cinematographers Feature: Oct 23 Checco Varese, ASC, The 33; Maryse Alberti, Freeheld; Edu Grau, Suggragette
    All of the above appeared in SHOOT Magazine & PDF version, SHOOTonline, SHOOT Dailies & The SHOOT>e.dition
  • Part 1: Nov. 13 SHOOTonline, SHOOT Dailies & SHOOT>e.dition
  • Part 2: Nov. 20 SHOOTonline, SHOOT Dailies & SHOOT>e.dition
  • Part 3: Nov. 27 SHOOTonline, SHOOT Dailies & SHOOT>e.dition
  • Part 4: Dec. 4 SHOOTonline, SHOOT Dailies, SHOOT>e.dition
  • Part 5: Dec. 11 SHOOT Magazine/PDF version, SHOOTonline, SHOOT Dailies & SHOOT>e.dition
  • Part 6: Dec. 18 SHOOTonline, SHOOT Dailies, SHOOT>e.dition
  • Part 7: Dec. 25 SHOOTonline, SHOOT Dailies, SHOOT>e.dition
  • Part 8: Jan. 1 SHOOTonline, SHOOT Dailies, SHOOT>e.dition
  • Part 9: Jan. 8 SHOOTonline, SHOOT Dailies, SHOOT>e.dition
  • Nominations coverage: Jan. 14 on SHOOTonline, SHOOT Dailies and 1/15 SHOOT>e.dition
  • Part 10: Jan. 15 SHOOTonline, SHOOT Dailies, SHOOT>e.dition
  • Part 11: Jan. 22 SHOOTonline, SHOOT Dailies, SHOOT>e.dition
  • Part 12: Jan. 29 SHOOT Magazine/PDF version, SHOOTonline, SHOOT Dailies, SHOOT>e.dition
  • Part 13: Feb. 5 SHOOTonline & The Aug. 29 SHOOT>e.dition
  • Part 14: Feb. 12 SHOOTonline, SHOOT Dailies, SHOOT>e.dition
  • Part 15: Feb. 19 SHOOTonline, SHOOT Dailies, SHOOT>e.dition
  • Part 16 Awards Coverage SHOOTonline 2/28, SHOOT Dailies 2/29, SHOOT>e.dition 3/4
  • See Past Installments of SHOOT's "Road to Oscar" series

    Click Here to see SHOOTonline digital version of past Road to Oscar features.
    Click Here to see SHOOT Magazine print version of the December 2014 Featue.
    Click Here to see SHOOT Magazine print version of the January 2015 Feature.

2015/2016 "FYC" Advertising Opportunities
SHOOT Digital and Print Platforms provide an ideal environment in which to promote prior to nominations & then nominated films and artisans through final voting. Separately or in combination, each offers the ideal environment in which to promote your films and artisans to an audience of industry decision-makers, including AMPAS and all major industry Guild members. The SHOOT audience includes creatives, executives, producers, directors, cinematographers, editors, vfx artists & supervisors, composers & other music execs, production designers, etc. While not every film may be in the running for an Oscar, there are still many good business reasons to promote them. There are many award shows leading up to the Oscars that recognize award-worthy work that can set your film, show, and talent apart from the crowd.

FYC Advertising options include:

► SHOOT Magazine Print Issues (with bonus PDF version,)
Reach highly targeted circulation of 13,000 production/post industry executives &  artisans.
Print Advertiser Bonus: when you purchase a print ad, the PDF version will run with link link to your FYC site or film site at no addtional charge in PDF version of issue posted on SHOOTonline for readers to view/download.

December 2015 Issue (out 12/11)
Space Reservaions: 12/1
Ad PDF File Due: 12/4

Final Late material Extension: 12/7

January/February 2016 Issue (out 1/29)
Space Reservations: 1/19
AD PDF File Due: 1/22

Final Late material Extension: 1/25
Click Here to see reprint of last Seasons' December 2014 Feature
 Click Here to see reprint of last Season's January 2015 Feature
 (2014/2015 FYC Print Advertisers included Fox Searchlight, IFC Films/Sundance Selects, Twentieth Century Fox, 
Paramount Pictures and the Weinstein Co.)

40,000 unique visitors per month. 7-day or 30-day runs can start any day of the month.  
SHOOTonline is DFA and Jetpack certified.

File formats accepted:  JPEG, GIF, Animated GIF, Flash,  HTML5, java script, third-party tags. 
Banner Sizes: Regular & Epandable 728x90, 300x250, 300x600 and 468x60
Interestitial Size: 600x500 (can be from 300x250 to 800x550)
Non-standard options available.

► The SHOOT>e.dition 
Published every Friday, this weekly email newsletter goes to 28,000 opt-in subscribers.  You can provide banner/tags the day before.  
File formats accepted: JPEG, GIF, Animated Gif. Banner sizes include 468x60, 180x150, 180x600. (special bottom banner option includes 468x60 or 595x250)
Reserve space for SHOOT>e.ditions during Academy Season:
Nov.>e.ditions:11/6, 11/13, 11/20, 11/27
Dec>e.ditions: 12/4, 12/11, 12/18, 12/25
Jan.>e.ditions: 1/1, 1/8, 1/15, 1/22, 1/29
Feb>e.dititions:2/5, 2/12, 2/19

► SHOOT Dailies
Published daily Monday-Friday, the email newsletter goes to 3,000 opt-in subscribers. You can provide banner the day before.  Great as add on to SHOOTonline or SHOOT>e.dition schedule for making an added splash. 
File formats accepted: JPEG, GIF, Animated Gif.
Banner sizes include 728x90, 180x150.

► SHOOT Custom Email Blasts 
Sent when you want to database of 45,000. Hugely popular for FYC messages / screening announcements.

Join the growing list of SHOOT "FYC" Advertisers...
CBS Films, Focus Features, Fox Searchlight, IFC Films, Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox, Walt Disney Studios, Warner Bros. and The Weinstein Co. are some of the studios that have placed highly successful FYC campaigns during past seasons. Some of the films that have been promoted with SHOOT during the last few Academy Seasons include "American Hustle," "Argo," "Birdman," "Boyhood," "Captain Philips," "Cloud Atlas," "Django Unchained," "Exodus: Gods and Kings" "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close," "Flight," "Gravity," "Hugo," "Inside Llewyn Davis," "Lincoln," "Nebraska," "Not Fade Away," "Saving Mr. Banks," "Silver Linings Playbook," "Super 8," "The Artist," "The Dark Knight Rises," "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," "The Hurt Locker," "The Kings Speech," "Rango," "The Theory of Eveything," "TinTin," "Wolf of Wall Street," "Young Adult" and "Zero Dark Thirty".

SHOOT Marketing Links

Click Here to contact SHOOT Publisher for 2015/2016 FYC Advertising Rates for SHOOT Magazine, The SHOOT>e.dition, SHOOT Dailies and SHOOT Custom email blasts.

Click Here for SHOOT Calendar of Industry Events, including Guild Awards and other Industry Awards up to and including the Academy Awards (submission, nomination announcements and Award Show dates)

Click Here for SHOOT Magazine Ad Sizes/Specs
(When you place a print Ad, the PDF version runs with live link to FYC site at no extra charge in PDF version of the issue that is posted on our site for readers to view/download.)

Click Here for SHOOTonline Banner specs

About SHOOT Magazine / SHOOTonline
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