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Wednesday, Jul. 27, 2022 | SHOOTonline
LOS ANGELES --
Backyard Productions has signed commercial director Ed McCulloch for U.S. representation. McCulloch has helmed spots across the globe for brands including Google, Ford, KIA, Wrangler, Ikea, Hyundai... read more
Tuesday, Jul. 12, 2022 | SHOOTonline
LOS ANGELES --
Apple entered the primetime commercial Emmy nominees’ circle for the fourth consecutive year--this time for two spots: iPhone 13 Pro’s “Detectives” directed by David Shane of O Positive with creative... read more
Friday, Jun. 24, 2022
Jenny Slate and Dean Fleischer-Camp were at a bit of a career crossroads when they manifested Marcel, a one-inch-tall seashell with a tiny voice and a big heart. Slate had recently been let go from "... read more
Tuesday, Jun. 14, 2022 | SHOOTonline
NEW YORK (AP) --
"Top Gun: Maverick" director Joseph Kosinski again had a plane in the air, only this time Chris Hemsworth was at the wheel. They were shooting "Spiderhead," a science-fiction prison thriller based on... read more
Tuesday, Jun. 7, 2022 | SHOOTonline
LONDON --
Two of Us, a London-based production company headed by EP Gianni Cerretani, has reinforced its Atlantic alliance by signing American comedy director Michael Leary on a global basis with the exception... read more
Tuesday, Jun. 7, 2022 | SPW
LONDON --
London-based Two Of Us headed by EP Gianni Cerretani reinforces its Atlantic alliance by signing young American comedy director Michael Leary on a global basis with... read more
Monday, May. 23, 2022 | SHOOTonline
NEW YORK (AP) --
In 1983, producer Jerry Bruckheimer was flipping through the May issue of California magazine when he was struck by a story. "Top Guns" read the headline, with a large photograph from inside the... read more
Monday, May. 16, 2022 | SHOOTonline
LOS ANGELES --
Veteran writer/director Greg Popp, known for his comedic storytelling, has joined Seed Media Arts for U.S. representation spanning commercials and branded content. His portfolio includes notable work... read more
Thursday, May. 12, 2022 | SHOOTonline
LOS ANGELES --
Director James Rouse has joined Biscuit Filmworks for representation in the U.S. and U.K. Rouse’s commercialmaking has received over 200 awards including two Cannes Grand Prix honors (for Harvey... read more
Thursday, May. 12, 2022 | SHOOTonline
LOS ANGELES --
Director James Rouse has joined Biscuit Filmworks for representation in the U.S. and U.K. Rouse’s commercialmaking has received over 200 awards including two Cannes Grand Prix honors (for Harvey... read more
Tuesday, May. 10, 2022 | SHOOTonline
LOS ANGELES --
Stept Studios has brought Olivier Agostini aboard as head of creative. He will lead Stept’s creative division--home to a growing team of creative directors, copywriters and art directors--which has... read more
Tuesday, May. 10, 2022 | SHOOTonline
LOS ANGELES --
Director Grayson Whitehurst has officially joined the roster of Los York, formalizing his relationship with the global creative production studio. He had been working pretty much exclusively with Los... read more
Wednesday, Apr. 27, 2022 | SHOOTonline
NEW YORK --
Alkemy X has added director Laurence Thrush to its directorial roster for U.S. representation spanning commercials and branded content. Thrush has crafted work for such clients as McDonald’s, Honda,... read more
Thursday, Apr. 7, 2022 | SHOOTonline
LOS ANGELES --
While CODA won the marquee Best Picture Oscar last month, it wasn’t the only film at the awards ceremony recognized for telling a relatable story that shed light on the Deaf community. Nominated in... read more
Wednesday, Mar. 30, 2022 | SPW
NEW YORK --
SHOOT ® has announced that the 2022 SHOOT New Directors Search is open for entries as of April 1, 2022. This will be SHOOT's 20th annual... read more
Tuesday, Mar. 22, 2022 | SHOOTonline
LOS ANGELES --
Alldayeveryday has joined forces with director Nelson Cabrera for exclusive global representation for both multicultural and general market advertising. Cabrera is a 10-time Cannes Lion winner with... read more
Friday, Mar. 18, 2022
Nexus Studios has added director Alex Grigg to its commercial roster. He has worked with such clients as The New York Times , BBC, Cartoon Network, Coca-Cola and Mailchimp. Grigg has made a name for... read more
Monday, Mar. 14, 2022 | SHOOTonline
LOS ANGELES --
New Orleans-based filmmaker Abraham Felix has signed with bicoastal production company Curfew for commercial representation. As a director, Felix aims to create work that shifts the culture towards a... read more
Friday, Feb. 18, 2022 | SPW
NEW YORK --
Angela Kohler has joined Bunker for exclusive commercial representation. Kohler is an award-winning director and photographer based in L.A... read more
Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022
The lauded documentary Floyd Norman: An Animated Life gets a new life this month when it moves to The Criterion Channel. Directed by Michael Fiore and Erik Sharkey, the 2016 documentary--which was on... read more
Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022 | SHOOTonline
LOS ANGELES & NEW YORK --
Director Evan Silver and executive producer Ryan Ennis have teamed to launch Reform School. The bicoastal production studio opens with a diverse roster of directorial talent which includes Silver,... read more
Friday, Dec. 10, 2021
“Break a leg” is theatrical slang for good luck. But there’s more than luck involved in breaking successfully into the industry and evolving into a working director. Each step along the way is a... read more
Friday, Dec. 10, 2021
SHOOT ’s 19th Annual New Directors Showcase offers a total of 31 up-and-coming directors. The field includes 15 women and 14 directors who are unaffiliated... read more
Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021 | SHOOTonline
NEW YORK --
SHOOT ’s 19th Annual New Directors Showcase Reel has gone live at NDS. SHOOT online.com . The NDS Class of 2021 offers a total of 31 up-and-... read more
Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021 | SPW
NEW YORK --
SHOOT ® Magazine, the leading publication for Film, TV & Commercial Production and Post, today announced the names of the 31 individual directors who made the final cut to be included in the... read more
Friday, Oct. 23, 2020
With SHOOT ’s 2020 New Directors Showcase Reel having just gone live at NDS.SHOOTonline.com , it’s an apropos time to reflect on what prior... read more
Thursday, Sep. 16, 2021 | SPW
Billings, MT --
Street Heroines --the lauded feature-length documentary on the courage and creativity of female street artists--will screen virtually at the 4th annual Montana International (MINT) Film Festival. The... read more
Wednesday, Sep. 15, 2021 | SHOOTonline
LOS ANGELES & NEW YORK --
Production company ArtClass has signed director Anthony Pellino to its roster for commercial and branded content representation in the U.S. Pellino, who’s turned out work for such brands as Reebok,... read more
Monday, Sep. 13, 2021 | SHOOTonline
BROOKLYN, NY --
In its first additions to the company’s roster since owner/director Steve Giralt founded it five years ago, The Garage has signed three tabletop directors on the heels of moving into a new and larger... read more
Friday, Sep. 10, 2021
For director Theodore Melfi, Toronto is more than just another stop on the festival circuit. Rather it’s proven to be a resounding “go” for his career starting in 2014 when the fest premiered to... read more
Tuesday, Sep. 7, 2021 | SHOOTonline
LOS ANGELES --
Havoc Content has added director Jeannette Godoy to its roster for exclusive representation in the U.S. and Hispanic markets. A first generation Mexican-American filmmaker and storyteller, Godoy... read more
Thursday, Jun. 17, 2021 | SHOOTonline
LOS ANGELES --
Director Lacey Uhlemeyer has joined bicoastal production company ArtClass for commercial and branded content representation in the U.S. Uhlemeyer, an alum of SHOOT ’s 2020 New Directors Showcase, is... read more
Monday, May. 10, 2021 | SPW
NEW YORK --
SHOOT ® has announced that the 2021 SHOOT New Directors Search is open for entries. This will be SHOOT's 19th annual worldwide search to... read more
Friday, Oct. 23, 2020 | SHOOTonline
NEW YORK --
SHOOT ’s 18th Annual New Directors Showcase Reel has gone live at NDS.SHOOTonline.com . The NDS Class of 2020 offers a total of 36 up-and-... read more
Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020 | SPW
Westport, CT --
SHOOT ® Magazine, the leading publication for Film, TV & Commercial Production and Post, today announced the names of the 34 individual directors and the directing duo who made the final cut to... read more
Monday, Mar. 23, 2020 | SPW
Westport, CT --
SHOOT ® announced today that the 2020 SHOOT New Directors Search entry deadline has been extended 90 days from March 31 to June 30 due... read more
Friday, Dec. 27, 2019 | SPW
NEW YORK --
SHOOT ® announced today that the 2020 SHOOT New Directors Search will officially open on January 2, 2020. This will be SHOOT's 18th... read more
Friday, Jun. 7, 2019 | SHOOTonline
NEW YORK --
SHOOT ’s New Directors Showcase Event provided varied industry perspectives during two afternoon sessions, and then an evening display of up-and-coming filmmaking talent with the debut screening of... read more
Tuesday, Jun. 7, 2022 | SHOOTonline
LOS ANGELES --
RSA Films has signed filmmaker Jonny Mass for commercial representation in the U.S. and U.K. Mass--who had previously been with RadicalMedia--has directed campaigns for the likes of BMW, Toyota,... read more
Friday, May. 31, 2019 | SHOOTonline
NEW YORK --
SHOOT premiered its 17th annual New Directors Showcase reel at the DGA Theatre in New York City on Thursday (5/30), followed by a panel discussion moderated by SHOOT publisher and editorial director... read more
Friday, May. 31, 2019
SHOOT ’s 17th annual New Directors Showcase --which was celebrated with an evening screening and panel discussion at the DGA Theatre in NYC,... read more
Friday, May. 31, 2019
Sounding out SHOOT New Directors Showcase alumni to give advice to the next generation of up-and-coming talent has been a mini-tradition of sorts. But this year, a new dimension takes hold as not... read more
Friday, May. 31, 2019
Getting your foot in the door, then opening the door and crossing the threshold are figuratively speaking the first steps to embarking on a career. As for how to best accomplish this--or at least... read more
Thursday, May. 9, 2019 | SPW
NEW YORK --
SHOOT® Magazine, the leading publication for Film, TV & Commercial Production and Post, today announced the names of the 32 individual directors and 2 directing duos who made the final cut to be... read more
Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019 | SPW
LOS ANGELES & Westport, CT --
SHOOT ® announced today that the 2019 SHOOT New Directors Search is officially open now through March 31, 2019. This is SHOOT's 17th... read more
Friday, Jun. 1, 2018 | SHOOTonline
NEW YORK --
SHOOT ’s New Directors Showcase Event provided varied industry perspectives during two afternoon sessions, and substantive exposure that same evening for up-and-coming directors via a screening... read more
Friday, May. 25, 2018 | SHOOTonline
NEW YORK --
SHOOT premiered its 16th Annual New Directors Showcase reel at the DGA Theatre in New York City on Thursday (5/24), followed by a panel discussion moderated by SHOOT publisher and editorial director... read more
Monday, May. 7, 2018 | SPW
NEW YORK --
SHOOT® Magazine, the leading publication for commercial and entertainment production & post, today announced the names of the 33 directors / directing teams who made the final cut to be included... read more
Thursday, Jun. 1, 2017 | SHOOTonline
NEW YORK --
SHOOT ’s afternoon Directors/Producers Forum and evening New Directors Showcase, both held at the DGA Theatre in NYC on Thursday, May 25, offered a wide range of insights and observations, as well as... read more
Friday, May. 26, 2017 | SHOOTonline
NEW YORK --
SHOOT premiered its 15th Annual New Directors Showcase reel at the DGA Theatre in New York City on Thursday (5/25), followed by a panel discussion moderated by SHOOT publisher and editorial director... read more
Wednesday, May. 17, 2017 | SPW
NEW YORK --
SHOOT Magazine, the leading publication for commercial and entertainment motion picture production, today announced the panels and speakers for the... read more
Thursday, May. 11, 2017 | SPW
NEW YORK --
SHOOT ® Magazine, the leading publication for commercial and entertainment motion picture production, today announced the names of the 32 directors / directing teams who made the final cut to be... read more

SHOOT and SPW News Stories

Friday, Aug. 12, 2022 | SPW
NEW YORK --
The Equity & Inclusion Committee of Post New York Alliance (PNYA) will host a special online panel discussion on negotiating pay rates for post-production professionals on Thursday, August 18 th... read more
Friday, Aug. 12, 2022 | SHOOTonline
NEW YORK (AP) --
Jon Batiste, his career soaring after winning multiple Grammys this year, is leaving his perch as bandleader of "The Late Show" after a seven-year run backing up host Stephen Colbert. "We've been so... read more
Friday, Aug. 12, 2022 | SHOOTonline
NEW YORK & LOS ANGELES --
Production company Imperial Woodpecker has signed director Joe Connor for exclusive U.S. representation. Connor's work in music video and commercials has earned honors at the UKMVAs, British Arrows,... read more
Thursday, Aug. 11, 2022 | SHOOTonline
WASHINGTON (AP) --
Whether it's the fitness tracker on your wrist, the "smart" home appliances in your house or the latest kids' fad going viral in online videos, they all produce a trove of personal data for big tech... read more
Friday, Aug. 12, 2022 | SHOOTonline
LOS ANGELES --
Vinnie Hobbs--who exploded onto the scene in 2015, cutting the now-legendary video for Kendrick Lamar’s “Alright,” directed by The Little Homies & Colin Tilley--has joined bicoastal Union... read more
Thursday, Aug. 11, 2022 | SPW
NEW YORK --
The New York based production company often referred to by its shorthand, LAIR has boasted seamlessly integrated production since its inception. This was a no-brainer for us, especially since many of... read more
Thursday, Aug. 11, 2022 | SPW
Secaucus, NJ --
Doug Appleton has been promoted to Chief Creative Director at Perception and Greg Herman has joined the Perception team as the new Creative Director. Formed in 2001 by Co-Founders, Jeremy Lasky and... read more
Thursday, Aug. 11, 2022 | SPW
HOLLYWOOD --
British actor Orlando Bloom, whose role as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador shed light on the plight of Ukrainian children forced to evacuate their country amid the ongoing Russian invasion, will receive... read more
Thursday, Aug. 11, 2022 | SHOOTonline
CULVER CITY, Calif. --
Creative marketing agency Compadre has brought Patrick Jones on board as executive creative director, creative. He will work closely with Curtis Doss, executive creative director, design, overseeing... read more
Thursday, Aug. 11, 2022 | SHOOTonline
NEW YORK --
Latina filmmaker Alina Montero has joined the roster of Easy Mondays for exclusive U.S. spot representation, her first affiliation in this marketplace. The association with the production company... read more
Friday, Aug. 12, 2022
Oscar Wilde famously said, “Life imitates art far more than art imitates life.” There’s some truth to that in Hacks (HBO Max) where we see series artisans benefiting from an on-set dynamic that in... read more
Thursday, Aug. 11, 2022 | SHOOTonline
LOS ANGELES (AP) --
Alan Tudyk owes his teachers more than a few measly apples. In school, he received sound career guidance from those who recognized his nascent talent. The result: The world lost an aspiring hotel... read more
Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022 | SHOOTonline
LOS ANGELES (AP) --
When Katori Hall first pitched the idea to convert her popular play about Black strip club culture into the television series "P-Valley," the Pulitzer Prize winner was either quickly rejected after... read more
Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022 | SHOOTonline
BURBANK, Calif. --
The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) Awards Committee has unveiled the winners of the 2022 HPA Award for Engineering Excellence. The awards will be bestowed at this year’s HPA Awards gala on... read more
Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022 | SPW
LOS ANGELES --
The Golden Trailer Awards (GTA) is pleased to announce the nominees for its 22nd annual awards ceremony, which will be held live... read more
Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022 | SHOOTonline
SHENZEN, China --
Stink Studios has appointed Etienne Chia to run both of its China offices as managing director. He replaces Ramzi Chaabane who is leaving the company. Chia will oversee the creative agency’s... read more
Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022 | SHOOTonline
TORONTO --
The Toronto International Film Festival has selected seven television series--including five world premieres--for its 2022 Primetime program. In addition to series premieres, TIFF will present season... read more
Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022 | SHOOTonline
NEW YORK --
The One Club for Creativity and The 3% Movement have set the initial group of creatives from 17 countries who will serve on the global jury for Next Creative Leaders 2022, a competition recognizing... read more
Friday, Aug. 12, 2022
Commercial production company Ampersand has entered into a partnership with creative management firm MilkToast for U.S. representation covering the East and West Coast markets. MilkToast is headed by... read more
Friday, Aug. 12, 2022
PRETTYBIRD UK has signed 2021 UKMVA award-winning director Lucrecia Taormina . Her ascent as a director started in part when she earned the Best Pop Newcomer award at the 2019 UKMVA’s for her... read more
Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022 | SHOOTonline
NEW YORK (AP) --
The New York Film Festival will celebrate its 60th anniversary with a robust 32-film main slate and a number of hometown tales, including James Gray’s Queens coming-of-age drama “Armageddon Time” and... read more
Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022 | SHOOTonline
TORONTO --
Director Mary Harron’s Dalíland will have its world premiere at the Closing Night Gala for the 47th Toronto International Film Festival on Saturday, September 17, at Roy Thomson Hall. Dalíland tells... read more
Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022 | SHOOTonline
LONDON --
Grey has appointed Laura Visco to serve as chief creative officer for global accounts. Visco will also join the creative leadership team of OpenX from WPP, the company’s bespoke new offering created... read more
Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022 | SHOOTonline
NEW YORK --
The ANA and the 4A’s have unveiled a comprehensive list of guidelines designed to help diverse media suppliers improve and strengthen their partnerships with marketers and agencies. The... read more