Meet The Next Generation of Filmmakers: SHOOT Magazine Unveils Lineup for 2013 New Directors Showcase
Promising talent front and center with 11th annual Showcase Screening and After-Party on Thursday May 23, 6pm, at DGA Theatre in NYC
NEW YORK & HOLLYWOOD, May 8th, 2013, (SPW): SHOOT Magazine, the leading publication for commercial, branded content and entertainment motion pictures production, today announced the names of the 31 directors / directing teams who made the final cut to be included in the SHOOT 2013 11th Annual New Directors Showcase. The debut screening of the Showcase Reel will take place during SHOOT’s 11th Annual New Directors Showcase Event on Thursday, May 23rd from 6-10pm at the DGA Theatre in New York City. The Screening will be followed by a special “Meet the Directors” panel and After-Party. Earlier the same Day, SHOOT’s Directors/Producers Forum takes place at the DGA Theatre from 9:30am-4:45pm.
Come See The Work, Meet The Class of 2013, and Party: To attend the 11th Annual 2013 New Directors Showcase Evening Event & After Party Only: Submit a complimentary seating list REQUEST only.
The directors in this year’s Showcase come from a wide variety of backgrounds. Plus there are more than a dozen helmers who do not yet have production house affiliations. The work entered in the 2013 New Directors Showcase search spanned documentaries, features, commercials, shorts, alternative media content, TV programs, music videos, spec and student fare. The body of selected work represents a far reaching range of genres, styles, emotions and platforms, all reflected in SHOOT’s 11th Annual New Directors Showcase Reel.
There was a great deal of very strong work entered in the search that ultimately did not make the final reel. SHOOT Publisher, Roberta Griefer, noted that “letting directors know that they did not make the final Showcase is a difficult task but unfortunately the Showcase must be limited to approximately 30 pieces of work or the Showcase Event attendees would be sitting in the theater for days.” All directors who entered the 2013 Search were invited to keep SHOOT editors posted on their upcoming work and SHOOT looks forward to bringing many of them and their upcoming projects to SHOOT readers’ attention in the future.
The SHOOT 2013 11th Annual New Directors Showcase Reel features the following directors:
Ben Liam Jones
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On May 24th, SHOOT will post the New Directors Showcase reel plus individual pages on each director with pictures, video of work, additional Q&As, and contact information, on its Showcase website at nds.shootonline.com
SHOOT May 17th Issue will have special “New Directors Showcase” Profile Section
The May 17th issue of SHOOT will contain mini-profiles of each director and will include company affiliation and information on the work that will be screened during the debut screening of the 11th Annual New Directors Showcase Reel on Thursday May 23rd at the Directors Guild of America (DGA) Theatre in New York City. On May 24th the mini-profiles will appear on SHOOTonline and in the The SHOOT>e.dition. For companies interested in placing a “congratulations” ad in May 17th issue’s New Directors Profile section, please contact SHOOT Publisher as soon as possible at email@example.com or 203/227-1699, ext 13 for special rates and ad specs. Ad Material is due by Monday, May 10th. SHOOT will have copies of the May 17th issue at the May 23rd SHOOT daytime Forum and evening Showcase.
May 23rd New Directors Showcase: Screening, Panel & After-party 6:00pm-10:00pm
Directors in the Showcase and attendees of the SHOOT Directors/Producers Forum taking place earlier that day will be treated to the screening of the Showcase Reel, panel discussion to meet the New Directors and After-party during the evening New Directors Showcase.
Here’s the agenda:
5:30-5:50pm Attendees check in
-> 6:00-6:10pm SHOOT & DGA Welcome
-> 6:15-7:00pm Debut Screening of the 2012 New Directors Showcase Reel
-> 7:00-8:00pm: Meet The New Directors Panel
A panel discussion with several of the new directors to learn more about them. Two Industry pros join the conversation.
-> 8:15-10:00pm The After Party
Immediately following the last panel, join us downstairs at the DGA for food, drink, mingling with industry friends & making new contacts.
SHOOT Directors/Producers Forum plus New Directors Showcase Information & Event Registration
SHOOT is offering an all-inclusive low-cost registration fee of $65.00 (using discount code TAKE10) to attend both the May 23rd SHOOT DIRECTORS/PRODUCERS Forum (9:30am-4:45pm) and 11th Annual New Directors Showcase (6:00-10:00pm). The combined day & evening agendas will provide an ideal environment for directors, producers, ad agency creatives & producers, studio creatives, production company entrepreneurs, and other artists & executives 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.
Go here for All-Day Event Registration for the DIRECTORS & PRODUCERS Forum Daytime Program includes the all-day Forum, lunch & guaranteed seating to the evening New Directors Showcase & After Party. Go here for All-Day Event Registration>Event Registration Individual tickets are $65 when you use discount code: TAKE10. Groups of three or more receive an additional 10% discount. Directors & Producers Event complete details are available at www.shootonline.com/go/register
NDS2013 EVENING EVENT COMPLIMENTARY SEATING “WAITING LIST”
Registering for the full Forum/Showcase $65. ticket (using discount code TAKE10) described above includes both the May 23rd SHOOT DIRECTORS/PRODUCERS Forum (9:30am-4:45pm) and 11th Annual New Directors Showcase (6:00-10:00pm). For those who do not want to register for the full daytime & evening programs, but would like to attend the evening Showcase, there is a waiting list. Should there be any seating available, SHOOT will notify those on the waiting list a few days before May 23.
Click here for COMPLIMENTARY REGISTRATION Waiting List If available, evening only seating will be limited. Note: If you registered for The DIRECTORS / PRODUCERS Forum day event, your registration includes the evening NDS showcase event as well, so please don’t place your name on the waiting list.
SHOOT Directors/Producers Forum and The SHOOT New Directors Showcase Event Sponsors
The DGA and production companies harvest and ONE at Optimus are the 2013 “Lead Sponsors”. Media & entertainment law firm Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz, Company 3 and Method Studios are “Silver Sponsors” and the Nevada Film Office, Light Iron and T3Media are “Bronze Sponsors. SHOOT greatly appreciates the support of the sponsors. It is their support that allows SHOOT to offer a low ticket price for the event.
About The New Directors Search / The New Directors Showcase Reel
Each year SHOOT conducts 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 is 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 30, 2013. From laughter to tears, drama to horror, spots to movie excerpts, 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 Event every May. 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 last year Ross Katz won the DGA Award for outstanding achievement in movies for TV/miniseries on the strength of his HBO film Taking Chance, the same film which garnered him inclusion in SHOOT’s ‘08 New Directors Showcase. Also in the ‘08 Showcase was Harold Einstein of Station who shortly thereafter saw three Crest toothpaste spots he directed for Saatchi NY earn a Gold Lion in the Campaign category at Cannes. And Joseph Kosinski of Anonymous Content earned a slot in the ‘05 Showcase; his sci-fi feature film “Oblivion” recently debuted.
About SHOOT Magazine
SHOOT® Magazine is the leading publication for commercial, branded content and entertainment production. SHOOT covers news and trends including the global paradigm shift toward digital video content creation. SHOOT Magazine is edited for agency & studio creatives & producers, commercial and entertainment production/post industry executives and artisans, and brand marketer production executives. Through its “News” and “ScreenWork” sections, “Columns” and in-depth “Features”, each issue publishes timely news, relevant information and a behind-the-scenes look at the best new work and profiles/interviews with industry news makers. In addition, SHOOT reports on the latest cinematography, post & editing technology and equipment. If the work involves advertising and entertainment motion picture content that consumers view on a screen—a TV screen, Cinema screen, Computer screen, Mobile screen or Game screen, SHOOT is searching out who’s doing the most innovative work and what’s coming next. For further information please visit SHOOTonline®. Follow SHOOT on Twitter.
About the Sponsors
Directors Guild of America
In the 77 years since its founding in 1936, the Directors Guild of America has fought for the economic and creative rights of its members; protected their ability to financially benefit from the reuse of their work; established strong pension and health plans; and established jurisdiction in new technologies and distribution platforms. Today the DGA represents 15,000 directors and members of the directorial team working in film, television, commercials and new media.
harvest is an award winning production company founded in the spring of 2001 by Executive Producer, Bonnie Goldfarb and Director, Baker Smith. We are committed to great work, longstanding relationships, and an enduring sprit that will see us evolve through changing mediums. We are passionate about our imprint on this planet and work diligently to reduce our consumption and promote responsible production. Co-Founder/Executive Producer: bonnie goldfarb; Executive Producer: rob sexton; Content Director/Editor: chuck fry.
One at Optimus
Production + post production all under one roof. We’re a one stop shop approach to commercial production. Ours is a new model that offers all production services, shoot through post, under one roof – a singular, stream-lined, creative-driven machine. Our system is specifically designed to allow us more time to focus on the creative possibilities of each project and far less time on the hand-offs, miscues, and communication gaps that plague many productions today. Faces of ONE: Craig Leffel – Director of Production, Lisa Masseur – Executive Producer, Sarah Slevin – Senior Producer, Emma Jubinski – Assistant Producer.
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
Frankfurt Kurnit celebrates more than 35 years as a full-service law firm with a focus on the advertising, media, and entertainment industries. We represent many of the foremost advertising agencies, commercial production companies, and corporate brands, as well as some of the world’s best-known publishers, producers, directors, distributors, actors, celebrities, models, writers, financiers, charitable organizations, and online content and service providers. We also represent corporate and individual clients in complex business transactions and commercial disputes, and provide venture financing, securities fraud, white collar defense, employment, ethics, tax, trusts and estates, and real estate advice.
Company 3 (CO3) is an award-winning post production company known for creative color artistry, pioneering technology and global reach. Founded in 1997 by Stefan Sonnenfeld and Mike Pethel, Company 3 provides high-end post production, award winning color grading and location services for feature films, commercials, video games, music videos and television. Company 3’s incredible talent roster includes John Bonta, Sean Coleman, Siggy Ferstl, Bob Festa, Billy Gabor, Adam Glasman, Dave Hussey, Beau Leon, Tim Masick, Stephen Nakamura, Mike Pethel, Rob Pizzey, Tom Poole, Tyler Roth, Rob Sciarratta and Stefan Sonnenfeld. Recent commercials projects include campaigns for Audi, BMW, Heineken, Lexus, Nike, and others. Recent feature film credits include The Lone Ranger, Oz The Great and the Powerful, Star Trek Into Darkness and Skyfall. Company 3 is a wholly owned subsidiary of Deluxe Entertainment Services Group, Inc.
Method Studios is an award-winning international visual effects group with facilities in Los Angeles, Vancouver, New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, London, Sydney and Melbourne. As an artist-driven company known for its creativity, Method services high-end feature film and commercial clients in the global marketplace and provides conceptual design, on-set supervision, 3D animation/CGI, matte painting, compositing and finishing. Recent projects include features such as Iron Man 3, Argo and Cloud Atlas, and ads for Kia, Nike, Coors and DirecTV. Method Studios is a wholly owned subsidiary of Deluxe Entertainment Services Group, Inc
Nevada Film Office
The Nevada Film Office assists more than 500 film, television, commercial, still, and other multimedia productions annually, free of charge. The office provides an interactive website, digital location photo packages, familiarization tours and scouts, research and reference materials. Staff assists with problem-solving, intergovernmental liaison and permitting. The Nevada Production Directory featuring local crew, equipment and vendors is distributed worldwide by the thousands each year. The directory is also available at the nevadafilm.com website. The Nevada Film Office saves your production hours, effort, manpower and guesswork so you can stay on time and on budget.
Light Iron is a post production company specializing in on-site dailies, digital intermediate, archival, and data services for projects originated on file-based motion cameras. With facilities in Hollywood and New York City, Light Iron serves feature film, episodic television, commercial, and web-bound projects at both the independent and studio level. The company distinguishes itself by providing clients state-of-the-art hardware and software solutions configured to enhance the creative process. More specifically, Light Iron delivers post production workflows that minimize time, maximize image fidelity, and increase filmmakers’ creative control over their projects.
T3Media (formerly Thought Equity Motion)
T3Media is the world’s leading resource for licensing video content. With the world’s deepest collection of news, sports, entertainment, and creative footage, T3Media serves the leading producers in advertising, entertainment, publishing, and emerging media. The company’s library and advanced content search, preview, and download features enable advertisers, filmmakers, producers, broadcasters, corporations, educators, and online publishers to develop compelling video and interactive experiences efficiently. T3Media’s library contains clips and long-form content from renowned media companies including BBC Motion Gallery, Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures Entertainment, MGM Studios, HBO Archives, National Geographic, and the NCAA®.
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