SHOOT Magazine, the leading publication for commercial, branded content and entertainment production, announces panel and sponsor updates for the May 23rd SHOOT Directors/Producers Forum & 11th Annual New Directors Showcase Event at the DGA Theatre in New York City. A full day and evening of learning, discussion, entertainment and inspiration is planned. The daytime Forum agenda includes panels and lunch and evening program, the latter featuring the New Directors Showcase Screening, Meet the New Directors Panel & After Party. REGISTER HERE
A Sneak Peek At the first panelists/speakers To Be Announced
Among those joining us for the first “Screening Room” session of the day is director Cynthia Wade, who won a Short Subject Documentary Oscar® for “Freeheld” in 2008 and was nominated in the same category this year for “Mondays at Racine.” She will discuss backstory on “Mondays at Racine” and embarking on a new commercials/branded content chapter in her career, having just signed with Recommended Media.
Two of the panelists on the “Fresh Produce” session include Hafeez M. Saheed, Head of Production/Executive Producer, Nickelodeon Creative Advertising and Jeffrey A. Greenbaum, partner in leading entertainment & advertising law firm, FKKS. Hafeez will discuss the passion and development required to be an effective producer sharing insights into the branded and non-branded advertising his team does for clients including Toyota, Target, Hasbro, Nintendo, Nationwide Insurance and many others. Jeffrey adds legal perspective to the overall discussion by answering the question, When advertising and entertainment come together, what is that you’ve created, who should own it, what rights do you need, and what laws apply? And what happens when you add social media and multiple screens into the mix?
Adding his expertise to the afternoon panel, “The Visual Flow”, is James Stewart of Geneva Film Co., Toronto, and the L.A.-headquartered Tate USA’s 3D division T-3D. Stewart is a leading 3D director, producer and pioneer. His 3D short, “Beatrice Coron’s Daily Battles,” was recently screened at this year’s TED Conference to rave reviews. He will discuss 3D relative to post workflow. Also on this panel is Light Iron CEO, Michael Cioni, who will discuss the present and future of mobilized post production and progressive file-based workflow for motion pictures, television shows, and web-based content.
Sharing his experiences from the debut of “Asad” at last year’s Tribeca Film Festival to Oscar®nomination in an afternoon session that will explore the journey from creating good work to creating award-honored work and widely recognized work, is Hungry Man director Bryan Buckley. At last year’s Forum, we were fortunate to have Bryan share the backstory of the making of “Asad,” so we are thrilled that he is joining us for a return engagement to provide insight into his experiences on the film fest circuit and what it meant to receive an Oscar®nomination. Moderated by Gerald Giannone, SPW founder & SHOOT co-owner, this afternoon session will also include Jill Bauer and Ronna Gradus, Co-directors & Co-Producers, “Sexy Baby,” a documentary about sex attitudes in the Cyber Age. As first-time filmmakers, they’ll share the strategies and methods it took to get film festival exposure and how they achieved wide-spread media national media coverage. Also participating on this panel is Bladimiar Norman, Senior Vice President Marketing, The Weinstein Co. who has led multiple marketing campaigns for Oscar®-winning films including “The Hurt Locker”, “The Artist” and “Silver Linings Playbook.” With a unparalleled track record of success at the highest levels, Bladimiar will share perspective and insights into producing successful film and filmmaker career marketing. Much more goes into being a successful director, producer, editor, than simply creating good work. Creating the work is only half the battle; getting people to actually see it is the other half and where this session is going to focus. REGISTER HERE
And we’re excited to have director Henry-Alex Rubin joining us for an onstage “In the Director’s Chair” interview. His filmography includes the Oscar® nominated feature documentary “Murderball,” and commercials (via Smuggler) that have collectively earned 14 Cannes Lions. Rubin will discuss his just debuted first fiction feature, “Disconnect,” as well as how his documentary, narrative feature and spotmaking experiences inform one another. “Disconnect” an official selection at the Venice and Toronto Film Festivals stars Jason Bateman and centers on a group of people searching for human connections in today’s wired world.
SHOOT will announce additional producer, director, cinematographer, and post panelists and speakers in the coming weeks.
The daytime Directors/Producers Forum and the New Directors Showcase evening programs combine to provide an ideal environment for filmmakers, videomakers, commercialmakers, ad agency creatives & producers, TV/Cable/Online/Movie development & production executives and brand marketers to capitalize on new business opportunities, share expertise, meet new project partners, initiate creative collaboration, source new possibilities for work and help define opportunities in an evolving marketplace now clearly spanning advertising and entertainment (and the merging of those two worlds) and the tools needed to take advantage of these opportunities.
From laughter to tears, drama to horror, spots to movie excerpts to online video, dialogue driven to visual effects fantasy–that’s just a sampling of the range of emotions, genres, mediums and styles exhibited annually by a new generation of directors at SHOOT’s New Directors Showcase every May. This will be the 11th Annual Showcase and ninth year of being held at the Directors Guild of America (DGA) Theatre on West 57th Street in New York City. 2013 marks the 4th year for the daytime Forum featuring an agenda of speakers and panel discussions.
Here’s A Preview Of The May 23rd Daytime and Evening Agendas Where Education & Entertainment Will Take Center Stage
The SHOOT Directors/Producers Forum
SHOOT has more to showcase than ever before with exciting new panel discussions and Q&A sessions featuring leading directors, agency creatives, production company entrepreneurs, and other top flight artists and executives who will share their expertise, helping to define opportunities in an evolving marketplace spanning advertising and entertainment, technology and resources to take advantage of these opportunities, and multi-disciplinary talent to breathe life into that content so that it realizes creative visions and objectives. We’ll break mid-day for lunch downstairs. Speakers & Panels to be announced in the coming weeks. Topics to be addressed include…
• Screening Room:SHOOT shows excerpts from notable short film fare that made its mark this awards show season, followed by interviews with the filmmakers behind the lauded work.
• Fresh Produce: A mix of producers spanning varied disciplines discuss their work and the overlap of those disciplines as the advertising and entertainment communities come together.
• The Visual Flow: Leading cinematographers and production/post artisans discuss how they dovetail with respect to workflow stemming from the growing prominence of digital cinematography.
• The Journey from Good Work to Award-honored Work: Directors share their experiences and strategies during the last year from the time their project debuted to now. New and traditional public relations methods and marketing strategies will be discussed.
• In The Director’s Chair Leading directors whose work spans features, TV and commercials reflect on their endeavors in commercials, TV and Movies. REGISTER HERE
New Directors Showcase Screening, Panel & After-party
The evening program showcases the screening of work from all the New Directors Search finalists and we will hear from several of them as to their backstories and strategies for gaining exposure in the marketplace–along with critiques/observations from industry pros. And as always, the after-party affords attendees the opportunity to meet many of the new directors first hand.
1. SHOOT and The DGA welcome audience and thank sponsors
2. Screening of the 2013 New Directors Showcase reel which will include 25-30 pieces of work culled from submissions from this year’s New Directors Search.
3. Panel introducing six of the featured new directors with agency Creative director and production company head providing insight and perspective.
4. Next, we head downstairs at the DGA for the after-party. New directors mingle with more experienced directors, speakers, event sponsors, and event attendees. The party is always a great time with a fantastic mix of guests including leading advertising, media and entertainment industry producers, creatives, executives, artisans & brand marketers. Guests will top off a day and evening by enjoying great food, cocktails, and the opportunity to meet the new directors and mingle with industry friends and make new contacts.
Registration is open at www.shootonline.com/go/register
SHOOT has announced one low cost all-inclusive registration fee of $75.00. Ticket includes the SHOOT Directors/Producers Forum, Lunch, guaranteed seating and entry into The SHOOT New Directors Showcase Screening & After Party, and interactive PDF Attendee Directory for business networking purposes. Additional 10% discount is given to 3 or more registrations from same company.
SHOOT welcomes 2013 line-up of Sponsors Announced for The SHOOT Directors/Producers Forum and The SHOOT New Directors Showcase
SHOOT is pleased to announce that the lineup of 2013 sponsors includes The Directors Guild of America (DGA) along with production companies harvest and ONE at Optimus as “Lead Sponsors”. Media & entertainment law firm Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz, Company 3 and Method Studios are “Silver Sponsor,” and Light Iron, film commission, the Nevada Film Office, and T3Media are on board as “Bronze Sponsors”.
Sponsors of the May 23rd event will enjoy enormous exposure to potential clients before, during and after the event. One sponsorship fee includes sponsorship of both The Directors/Producers Forum and the New Directors Showcase! (Other past New Directors Showcase sponsors include Sony Cine Alta, Crossroads, Form, Backyard, Tool of North America, ARRI, Pump Audio, West Virginia Film Commission, CT Film Division, Hungry Man, RSA Films, Anonymous Content, Moxie Pictures, Eastman Kodak, Biscuit Filmworks, Argyle Bros, Grass Valley and Getty Images) SHOOT will be accepting sponsors through May 1st. For information on becoming a sponsor, please contact Roberta Griefer at 203/227-1699, ext 13 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SHOOT Directors/Producers Forum & New Directors Showcase Program Information & Event Registration
Registration is open at www.shootonline.com/go/register. One low registration fee of $75.00 includes the Directors/Producers Forum, Lunch, the New Directors Showcase Screening and After Party. Multiple/group registrations from same company receive discount. REGISTER HERE
About The New Directors Search / The New Directors Showcase Reel
Each year for the last eleven years, SHOOT has conducted 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 was 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 1-March 31, 2013. Over the years, there have been assorted cases of New Directors Showcase helmers going on to gain industry prominence. Consider David Gray who was in the 2005 Showcase and a year later went on to be nominated for the DGA Award as best commercial director of the year. (Gray was at Hungry Man when included in the ’05 Showcase and has since moved over to Station Film). And then there was Ross Katz who won the DGA Award for outstanding achievement in movies for TV/miniseries on the strength of his HBO film Taking Chance, which earlier garnered him inclusion in SHOOT’s ’08 New Directors Showcase.
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