Don't Miss This "Must Attend" Event

 

REGISTRATION FOR NDS2018 EVENT & AFTER PATY IS NOW CLOSED. 

 

Join The Editors of SHOOT, along with our sponsors, on May 24, 2018, at the Directors Guild of America (DGA) in NYC to celebrate the 16th Annual New Directors Showcase Event. You'll be treated to several informative and entertaining panels and speakers + the debut screening of SHOOT's 16th Annual New Directors Showcase reel, panel introducing the new directors and after-party at The Mill in Soho..   

This Is a "Must Attend" For directors, broadcast & content managers, movie, TV network, OTT and ad agency heads of production, producers, creative directors, brand marketers, production/post company owners, managing directors, executive producers, cinematographers, editors, VFX artists,  music editors,  writers, and other motion picture industry talents. This event is FREE OF CHARGE for qualified attendees.

REGISTER HERE to request FREE event ticket. THANKS to our sponsors. (Become a Sponsor!)
 
Get Face to Face with New Connections and New Information
Get "Face to Face" with the future of content creation and some of the innovative executives and artisans on the forefront.  SHOOT, because its coverage and readership is inclusive of commercial, branded content & entertainment production, is able to utilize this unique vantage point to produce an event that brings various advertising & entertainment -&- various business & creative industry segments together to meet and learn about and from each other.
 
Come and be part of the industry conversation on May 24th!
Make your business calls in the morning, then unplug and spend the late afternoon and evening with a cross-section of commercial & entertainment production and post executives from agencies, brands, production/post/vfx/music & sound/technology companies, networks and studios as well as leading directors, cinematographers and up-and-coming directors. During the evening Showcase Program, you'll get a look-see at and meet some of the best up-and-coming directors who based on their initial work show promise to make positive contributions to advertising and/or entertainment in its traditional and hybrid forms.

The Agenda will include several provocative & informative panels with speakers providing insights into where our industry is headed creatively and from a business standpoint.  Gain perspectives on and visions of what's in store so that you and your company can stay ahead of the curve, continuing to be relevant in an evolving marketplace.

3:00PM-3:25PM    Attendees check in: be sure to arrive early, we will start on time & you won’t want to miss the first session!

3:30PM                 Welcome

3:35-4:25PM         In the Directors Chair: on-stage interview with Amir Bar-Lev
One on one interview to be conducted by SHOOT Editor, Bob Goldrich.  Always a fun & inspiring session, we are thrilled to have Amir in the director's chair this year!  His most recent film, “Long Strange Trip” (Amazon), a four-hour epic on the Grateful Dead, was called “one of the most engrossing rock docs ever made” by the Los Angeles Times, made the Oscar shortlist, earned a Best Director nomination from the Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards, and was nominated for a Best Music Film Grammy. Also in the music space, Bar-Lev directed the film “12.12.12” about the concert for Hurricane Sandy relief, and “Re:Generation” for Hyundai and the Grammy Awards which won a Cannes Bronze Lion. “12.12.12” premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival; the concert featured performances by The Rolling Stones, The Who, Roger Waters and Bruce Springsteen, among others. Bar-Lev has twice been nominated for the Sundance Film Festival’s Grand Jury Documentary Prize--for “My Kid Could Paint That” in 2007, and “The Tillman Story” in 2010. “The Tillman Story” also won an Emmy Award. Bar-Lev’s “Happy Valley”--which shed light on the Penn State child abuse scandal--debuted at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival and was called “mesmerizing” by the New Yorker and “gripping” by Variety. Bar-Lev also directs commercials and branded content through Chelsea Pictures. His spot credits include Call of Duty Endowment’s “The Honest Truth,” and this year’s Super Bowl ad, Verizon’s “Answering The Call,” which won a pair of ANDY Awards.  We'll delve into his background, career challenges, film and commercial project backstories and advice for up-and-coming directors.                

4:30-5:30PM         Embracing Change: Inclusion; Tapping Into The Freelance Talent Pool, Agency, Client & Production Company Relationships, New Opportunities  
Practical resources are emerging to help realize both high ideals and business goals. From Free the Bid which seeks inclusion for women filmmakers to Always Be Holding, a conduit which provides access to a diverse freelance producer talent pool. We'll delve into these resources as well as tap into ad agency, production house and client perspectives on the nature of their relationships with each other.  And then there's SHOOT's go-to legal expert who will explore how a changing industry has brought about shifting legal liabilities. Our cross-section of industry panelists will discuss how to best navigate and adapt to an ever evolving marketplace.
Panelists 
>Nathy Aviram, chief production officer, McCann New York
, has played an integral role in that shop being named SHOOT’s Agency of the Year in both 2016 and 2017.  Helping to earn that distinction for two straight years have been such signature pieces as: Lockheed Martin’s “Field Trip To Mars,” groundbreaking VR work which was the single-most awarded campaign at Cannes 2016, earning 19 Lions across 11 categories; and the “Fearless Girl” statue for client State Street Global Advisors which garnered assorted accolades, including four Grand Prix honors at the 2017 Cannes Lions--Titanium, Outdoor, PR and Glass.
>Jeffrey A Greenbaum, Managing Partner of leading advertising and entertainment law firm, Frankfurt Kurnit Klein + Selz, Jeff is one of the country’s leading advertising lawyers with extensive experience representing advertisers, ad agencies, and media companies on advertising, branded entertainment, and intellectual property matters. He advises clients on regulation, rights clearance, agency/client contracts, production contracts, e-commerce, consumer privacy, social media, union issues and more. As entertaining as he is knowledgeable, we look forward to his valuable legal take on the evolving industry plus his helpful tips for new directors.
>Benjamin Haynes, Head, Broadcast Production, Sales & Marketing Procurement, FCA Fiat Chrysler Automotive - As head of broadcast production purchasing at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles U.S., he is responsible for FCA’s global broadcast production strategy, as well as leading the procurement activity for production for all FCA brands in the U.S. (Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, Fiat, Alfa and MOPAR).  In 2015, FCA made a strategic decision for its North American region to direct-source its broadcast production business and effectively take greater control of the procurement activity normally managed by its creative agencies.  Subsequently, in 2017, FCA began direct-sourcing post (editing & finishing). Having worked on various projects with production companies, post houses, and photographers, all in collaboration with over a dozen creative agencies, FCA’s decision has proven to be extremely successful.  We look forward to his take on our panel topics.
>Lisa Mehling, Executive Producer & Owner, Chelsea Pictures a creative content company with production offices in New York and Los Angeles, has cultivated a unique and diverse culture of producers and filmmakers who have become leaders across broadcast, digital, film, branded entertainment and print. Chelsea has launched the commercial careers of directors David Gordon Green, Lauren Greenfield, Alex Gibney, Jack Cole, and Nadav Kander. And their list of celebrated work includes the paradigm shifting campaigns for Always #LikeAGirl directed by Lauren Greenfield for Leo Burnett, which, has amassed 200+ million views, 4 billion impressions, over 200 awards, including 14 Cannes Lions and the Emmy for Outstanding Commercial. Other directors' work has been showcased in International Advertising Award Shows and Film Festivals from Sundance, Venice, Toronto and Berlin to Cannes.
>Emma Reeves, executive director of Free The Bid, a program which has helped to give female directors a voice in advertising. The non-profit initiative advocates on behalf of women directors for equal opportunities by asking ad agencies to include a woman director on every triple-bid project, production companies to sign more woman directors, and marketers to seek one woman’s bid on each of their commercial productions. She will discuss the progress being made by Free The Bid and its expansion to also generate opportunities for women DPs and postproduction talent.
>Molly Schaaf - Founding Partner, Always Be Holding - With AOR's being scarce and project based billings becoming the new norm, Molly saw the need for a company to connect the best in class freelance producer talent to the best agencies. Always Be Holding is that newly launched company which also has plans to connect producers to brands and even to production companies down the road. Having led the Integrated Production Department at Made for several years with an earlier seven year stint leading all the production for the GEICO account as VP/Executive Producer at the Martin Agency where she oversaw production of 100+ pieces of content each year and mentored all of her producers to be their own cost consultants, while always putting the creative first, Molly has first-hand experience with the evolving industry to share.

5:30-5:45PM        Break    

5:50PM               Directors Guild of America (DGA) remarks                       

6:00– 7:00PM    SHOOT 16th Annual New Directors Showcase Reel Screening
See the work that earned the 32 directors & 1 directing duo in the Showcase their slot as a finalist.  This year's Showcase includes 14  women and 20 men.  18 of the directors are unaffiliated and the work is a great mix of spots, branded content, spec work, music videos, TV, short films & features.  We're not showing thier affiliations or work until the event but you can see the name of the directors here

7:00 – 8:00PM    Panel: Meet the SHOOT New Directors Showcase Directors
Several of the new directors share insights into their work and future goals. An Ad Agency and Production Company exec join the discussion to add their perspectives on working with new directors.
Panelists
> LJ / Loretta Jeneski, partner/executive producer of Nonfiction Unlimited
, a commercial production company working with some of the most notable documentary directors on the planet. They collaborate with ad agencies and advertisers to create commercials, content, and films.
>James McPherson, EVP, Director of Integrated Production, Townhouse, WPP/Grey unit. Leading a team of over 60 integrated producers, James is responsible for generating thousands of pieces of content per year, ranging from simple online assets to Super Bowl spots. Having specialized in managing the most complex productions at some of the world's most prestigious agencies he is now shaping a production department for Grey clients, built to handle the fluid content demands that today¹s media landscape requires.
>additional panelists will include several of the directors in the NDS Showcase

8:30 – 11:30PM    The NDS After-party: Join us as we head down to The Mill in Soho!
Food, drink and great conversation; join us to celebrate the 16th Anniversary of the SHOOT New Directors Showcase and the NDS Class of 2018 with industry friends, talk to potential collaborators and clients and meet the event panelists, speakers, sponsors and directors in the NDS Showcase.

We hope you'll join us for the 2018 NDS Event!  Having your finger on the talent pulse of the business is a perennial must to stay plugged into the present and future of our industry.  Join directors, broadcast & content managers, network executives,  agency heads of production, producers & creative directors, production & post company owners, directors, cinematographers, editors, VFX & music company execs/artisans, agents and more. Most of the companies that registered and attended last year:  REGISTER HERE to request event ticket.

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   Event Registration

Again, this year SHOOT is pleased to offer complimentary registration to the SHOOT New Directors Showcase event & After Party to  production & post executives and artisans from Movie studios, Ad Agencies, Brands, Networks, Creative Studios and Companies.  Yes, really no charge! REGISTER HERE to request event ticket.

PLEASE NOTE: We are limited to 436 seats in the Theater so we expect the event to fill up fast.  We will do our best to accommodate all qualified registration requests, but we may not be able to accommodate everyone.  We would greatly appreciate it if you DO NOT fill out the registration form until you are certain that you will be able to attend and if you register, and then find that you are unable to attend, please let us know so that we are able to include someone on the waiting list. 

You are welcome to fill out the form below and you will be notified in advance of the event that you are registered.

Registration Ticket Request includes Attendance to....
   The afternoon panels

   The New Directors Showcase Screening, panel & entrance to...
   After-party (includes food & cocktails).
​   PDF directory of attendees for future business networking emailed a few weeks after the event. (PDF directories will only be emailed to those who attend the event; if you register & don't attend, you won't receive the directory. ) 

Guaranteed Seating & PDF Directory
Any SHOOTonline PLUS member (paid level) or higher member level registering for this event is guaranteed a ticketed seat and all PLUS & higher level Members will receive the PDF Attendee Directory whether or not they attend (note: memberships are checked/verified before tickets and directory issues). Purchase SHOOTonline PLUS Memberships Here Guaranteed Seating will also be available to: Selected Directors in the 2018 New Directors Showcase + one guest, Event Speakers/Panelists, Sponsors & Sponsor Guests.

Those who qualify for guaranteed seating MUST still fill out the form below.

 


2018 SHOOT 16th Annual New Directors Showcase Event & After Party (complimentary seating list REQUEST FORM only)

Please complete form below to add your name & contact info to the "Complimentary Tickets Request List" for SHOOT's 16th Annual New Directors Showcase Event  & After Party at the DGA Theater, New York City, Thursday, May 24, 2018.  Seating is limited. ONLY CONFIRMED GUESTS ON THE REGISTERED RSVP LIST WILL BE ADMITTED AT DOOR.

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