SHOOT is pleased to announce that its Annual “Road to Emmy,” 12-part, series will kick off on May 15, 2015 focusing on the backstories and the people behind the production of this year's Emmy® contenders.

SHOOT 's strong Emmy® tradition dates back to 1997 having been the leading chronicler of the Primetime commercial Creative Arts Emmy nominees and winners since the inception of that award.  SHOOT then expanded to cover all categories of nominees and winners of the Creative Arts and Primetime Emmy Awards.  Four years ago, SHOOT again increased its Emmy coverage with the launch of its annual in-depth 12-part “Road to Emmy Series” that covers the shows themselves and the executives and artisans behind them, spanning categories such as Directing, Cinematography, Editing, Visual Effects, Animation, Music, Sound, Production Design & more across all major categories including Comedy Series, Drama Series, Miniseries or Movie, Documentary, Variety Music or Comedy Series and Reality Competition Program. We interview and profile assorted artists and production execs, gaining insights into the shows and challenges faced.  There are also assessments of Emmy prospects for nominees, as well as a look at trends in this year’s competition.  And, of course we'll continue to cover the nominations and top off the series will be special coverage of the Creative Arts winners (this year on Sept. 12th) and the Primetime winners (this year on  Sept. 20th).


Spotting Emmy Winners
SHOOT's 2014 Road To Emmy series featured interviews with assorted Emmy® contenders, many of whom ended up with nominations and a significant number who became Emmy winners.
On the latter score, among those in SHOOT's  Road To Emmy coverage were:


►  Colin Bucksey who won for Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special on the strength of the “Buridan’s Ass” episode of Fargo (FX Networks)


►  Gail Mancuso who became the first woman director to win an Emmy two consecutive years, the more recent being for the “Vegas” episode of Modern Family (ABC)


►  DP Neville Kidd who topped the category Outstanding Cinematography for a Miniseries or Movie on the strength of the “His Last Vow” episode of the miniseries Sherlock (part of PBS’ Masterpiece presentation)


►  The team behind the lauded Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey series (Fox and NatGeo), including creator/writer Ann Druyan and director/executive producer Brannon Braga


►  Editor William Turo who cut the “Tit Punch” episode of Orange is the New Black (Netflix) which earned an for Emmy Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Comedy Series


►  Editors Pedro Kos, Christopher De la Torre and Mohamed E. Manasterly whose work on the documentary The Square won the Emmy in the Outstanding Picture Editing for Nonfiction Programming category

►  Erik Henry, part of a team which won the Emmy for Outstanding Special and Visual Effects in a Supporting Role for the “I” episode of the series Black Sails (Starz).

Click Here for  2014 "Road to Emmy" Features (SHOOTonline, SHOOT >e.dition digital versions)
Click Here for PDF of 2014 "Road to Emmy" Feature (SHOOT Magazine Print Issue version)


Who will be among the 2015 winners?

According to SHOOT's Editors, while there will be many other shows and programs that will be generating Emmy buzz throughout the series, some sure to be talked about include...


From ABC: “Blackish,” “How to Get Away with Murder,” “Modern Family;" From Amazon: “Transparent;” From AMC: “Better Call Saul,” “Mad Men;” From CBS: “The Big Bang Theory;” “The Good Wife;” From Cinemax: “The Knick;" From Fox: “Last Man on Earth,” “Empire,” “Gotham;” From FX Networks: “American Horror Story: Freak Show,” “Louis,” “The Americans,” “The Comedians;" From HBO: “Bessie,” “Game of Thrones,” “Olive Kitteridge,” “Silicon Valley,” “Veep;” From History: “Texas Rising;” From IFC: “Portlandia;" From Lifetime: “Grace of Monaco;” From National Geographic: “Killing Jesus;” From NBC: “Parks and Recreation;” From Netflix: “Bloodline,” “Derek: The Final Chapter,” “Grace and Frankie,” “House of Cards,” “Orange is the New Black;” From PBS: “Downton Abbey;” From Showtime: “Homeland;” From Starz: “Black Sails,” “Outlander,” “The Missing;” From Sundance: “The Honorable Woman;”

SHOOT editors will be profiling and interviewing executives and artisans behind some of the shows above plus many others from May-August this year.

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Motion & Title Design


Picture Editors


Production Executives

Professional Representatives

Public Relations

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Sound Editors

Special Visual Effects

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SHOOT's 2015 Road to Emmy Series is published across all digital & print platforms:

► - website with 40,000 monthly unique visitors (Regular & expandable banners available: 728x90, 300x250. 468x60, 300x600 + Interstitials)

►  The SHOOT>e.dition - weekly email newsletter goes to 28,000 opt-in subscribers every Friday
   (468x60, 180x150 and 180x600 banners available)

►  SHOOT Dailies - email newsletter goes to 3,000 opt-in subscribers M-F each week
   (728x90 and 180x150 banners available)

►  SHOOT Magazine - print issues with bonus PDF version (10,000 print readers+3,000 PDF readers)
   (2015 Emmy Issues will be published on May 15th and August 7th - premium positions available)

►  Print Advertiser Bonus:  The PDF version of your print Ad will appear with live link to your FYC Site, Show site or Network site at no extra charge in PDF version of issue posted on our site for readers to view/download

SHOOT 2015 Emmy Awards Publishing Schedule

Road To Emmy Series

Publish Date

SHOOT Distribution Platforms

Pre-series Kick off Feature

May 15th

SHOOT Magazine Print Issue, PDF version of Print Issue, SHOOTonline, SHOOT Dailies & SHOOT>e.dition

Part 1

May 22nd

SHOOTonline, SHOOT Dailies, SHOOT >e.dition

Part 2

May 29th

SHOOTonline, SHOOT Dailies, SHOOT >e.dition

Part 3

June 5th

SHOOTonline, SHOOT Dailies, SHOOT >e.dition

Part 4

June 12th

SHOOTonline, SHOOT Dailies, SHOOT >e.dition

Part 5

June 19th

SHOOTonline, SHOOT Dailies, SHOOT >e.dition

Part 6

June 26th

SHOOTonline, SHOOT Dailies, SHOOT >e.dition

Nominations announced

July 16th

Covered SHOOTonline, SHOOT Dailies, and on July 17thSHOOT >e.dition

Part 7

July 24th

SHOOTonline, SHOOT Dailies, SHOOT >e.dition

Part 8

July 31st

SHOOTonline, SHOOT Dailies, SHOOT >e.dition

Part 9

August 7th

SHOOT Magazine Print Issue, PDF version of Print Issue, SHOOTonline, SHOOT Dailies & SHOOT >e.dition

Part 10

August 14th

SHOOTonline, SHOOT Dailies, SHOOT >e.dition

Part 11

August 21st

SHOOTonline, SHOOT Dailies, SHOOT >e.dition

Creative Arts Winners announced

August 14th

Covered Sept. 12 on SHOOTonline, 9/14 SHOOT Dailies &  9/18 SHOOT >e.dition

Part 12

Sept 12th

SHOOTonline, SHOOT Dailies, SHOOT >e.dition

Primetime Winners announced

Sept 20th

Covered Sept. 20 on SHOOTonline, 9/21 SHOOT Dailies, 9/25 SHOOT >e.dition


SHOOT FYC Advertising
SHOOT’s digital and print platforms provide the ideal environments in which to promote prior to & during nomination voting that will take place 6/15-26 and then prior to & during final round voting that will take place 8/17-28.

SHOOT Magazine Print (with bonus PDF version) and SHOOTonline/The SHOOT Dailies/The SHOOT >e.dition digital platforms are ideal for bringing attention to your programs and individual nominees.  Our audience of production & post industry executives and artisans including ATAS members (SHOOT is extremely strong in the vast majority of the 29 ATAS peer groups) will be reading SHOOT’s Emmy-related coverage  with great interest throughout Emmy Season.  Our readership includes production executives, producers, directors, cinematographers, editors,  production designers, visual effects & animation executives & artisans, music & sound executives & artisans and much more.

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Kick off your FYC campaign in SHOOT Magazine's May 15th Issue!
The issue provides an ideal audience and environment for your FYC Advertising. The lead feature will be a special prelude to our weekly 12-part "The Road To Emmy" series that each week will look at talent behind the season's leading Emmy contenders, spanning showrunners, producers, creators, directors, DPs, editors, composers, production designers, VFX artisans and the like. We'll delve into assorted categories including Comedy Series, Drama Series, Miniseries, Telefilms, Documentaries, Music/Variety and Reality TV.

We'll be featuring a cross-section of talent including:

►  "House of Cards" (Netflix) showrunner Beau Willimon
►  "Portlandia" (IFC) creator Jonathan Krisel
►  Cinematographer James Bogdonas "Modern Family," (ABC)
► Cinematographers Tom Yatsko and Chris Norr who each have shot multiple episodes of the FOX series"Gotham"
►  additional names to be announced

May 15th Issue Advertising Deadlines

Space Reservations:  May 5
AD Material Deadline:  AD PDF Files due by Friday, May 8
Final Late Material Extension:  Monday, May 11,  midnight PT

May 15th Issue Bonus Distribution
The May 15th Issue will have bonus distribution at several industry events attended by producers, directors, cinematograhpers and other production/post execs and artisans, including:  
>SHOOT Directors/Producers Forum & 13th Annual New Directors Showcase, NYC
>Cine Gear Expo, L.A.

For additional information, digital & print FYC Ad Rates rates and space reservations,
please contact SHOOT Publisher, Roberta Griefer, at 203/227-1699, ext 13 or via email.
Visit our Emmy FYC page on SHOOTonline for FYC updates throughout the season.

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