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 will kick off with a special Prequel on October 23rd with Part 1 of the series following 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" Prequel feature 
As we prepare to kick off our annual Road to Oscar Series, SHOOT takes a look at several artisans involved with films already generating early awards buzz.  The feature will appear in SHOOT Magazine's October/November Issue, on SHOOTonline.com and in The SHOOT>e.dition & SHOOT Dailies email newsletters on 10/23.  Included will be...

►  Cinematographer Salvatore Totino discusses the daunting challenges he faced in lensing “Everest.”

►  Cinematographer Christian Berger shed light on his shooting of director Angelina Jolie’s “By the Sea”

Additional names to be announced.

In addition, SHOOT has arranged interviews with several leading directors and cinematographers who will be profiled in the October/November Issue, including...

♦  Lenny Abrahamson who directed "Room," which just won the Audience Award at the Toronto International Film Festival. (Past Audience Award winners include "12 Years a Slave" and "The King's Speech," which both went on to win Best Picture Oscars.)

♦  Director Scott Cooper discusses “Black Mass,” the lauded feature starring Johnny Depp as James “Whitey” Bulger.

♦  Director Cary Fukunaga shares insights into “Beasts of No Nation” and the innovative distribution arrangement of the Netflix film.

♦  Todd Haynes, who directed "Carol" starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara. Haynes earned a Best Original Screenplay Oscar nomination in 2003 for "Far From Heaven" which he also directed. He is also a multiple Emmy Award nominee for the "Mildred Pierce" miniseries.

♦  Director Ridley Scott discuses the challenges of and his collaborators on "The Martian" starring Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Jeff Daniels & Kristen Wiig.

♦  Cinematographer Maryse Alberti discusses the lensing of her latest three features: “Freeheld” directed by Peter Sollett,” “Creed” helmed by Ryan Coogler, and “The Visit” directed by M. Night Shyamalan.

♦  Cinematographer Eduard Grau reflects on his collaborative relationship with director Sarah Gavron on “Suffragette”

The Full 2015/2016 Road to Oscar Series Schedule

Prequel: Oct. 23 SHOOT Magazine & PDF version, SHOOTonline, SHOOT Dailies & 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 10,000 production/post industry executives &  artisans.  An additional 3,000+ read the PDF version.
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.
October/November Issue (out 10/23)
Space Reservations: 10/13
Ad PDF File Due: 10/16
Final Late material Extension: 10/19

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:
Oct.>e.ditions: 10/23, directors/dps>e.dition 10/26, 10/30
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

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