ShootersInc Unveils Extensive New Directorial Roster

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Company Signs 7 Directors & Positions Itself For An Integrated Future

Last Updated: May 15, 2013 6:00 pm GMT
(New York & Philadelphia--May 15, 2013) ShootersINC, the creative multi-dimensional content company, has unveiled an extensive new Directorial roster, including the signing of seven Directors. Joining the company is a diverse group of talent: Directors Robert Adamo, Kris Magyarits, Rob Markopoulos, Ira Rosensweig, Judy Starkman, Julian van Mil and Scott Whitham.

To view the Directors’ reels at ShootersINC: http://www.shootersinc.com/directors/

“We thought long and hard about launching and managing our own Directorial roster,” says Ray Carballada, President of ShootersINC family of companies, which also includes ShootersNYC, ShootersTV and DIVE. “We have some definite opinions on what the marketplace is demanding of us today and will be in the future. The only way we could satisfy that need is to provide a truly integrated product. Adding Directors is a key step, but it is critical that we are managing the jobs from concept through distribution now, which creates more value for our clients.”

“Just as the process of production and postproduction has come together,” adds Anne Marie Starker, Vice President of Business Development for ShootersINC, “so has our clients’ desire for a company that can meet their creative service challenges from beginning to end. We are thrilled with the group of talent we have found for our initial Directorial roster, which enables us to offer our clients an amazing overall creative experience.”

Executive Producer Jim Huie, who also collaborates with EPs Cris Andrei and Carolyn Jefferson, believes this initial ShootersINC Directorial roster includes an incredibly diverse group of talent. “We looked at our clients’ objectives, what type of work they were asking us to produce, and we intentionally searched for Directors that fit those areas,” explains Huie. “That was a really interesting process. We’ve built reels for each one of our Directors that are targeted at the work we believe our clients will be producing in the foreseeable future.”

This strategy has already reaped success with projects booked for Capri Sun and Lancaster County Tourism before the ShootersINC Director roster was officially launched. “We put the word out that we were doing this, and showed some select clients the reels,” concludes Huie. “In a short time, there has been a tremendous response to the talent and we couldn’t be more excited.”

ShootersINC Directorial Roster/Bios:
Director Robert Adamo: He’s got the outdoorsy charm of a Daniel Boone, the rock-n-roll attitude of a Vince Neil, and the creative precision of a Richard Avedon. Rob Adamo’s style is craftsman chic, it’s down-home sophistication, it’s high-end grit. He’s just as comfortable remodeling his log cabin studio as he is shooting an editorial layout for a fashion magazine. No matter what project he’s working on, Rob approaches everything with authenticity. No egos, no diva moments, nothing but hard work and a passion for capturing those magic images that happen when you’re completely invested in the assignment. Rob has shot for national brands everywhere: from Hood Milk to Harley Davidson. He’s delivered award-winning campaigns for top advertising agencies including BVK and Pyper Paul + Kenny. Rob has also created cutting-edge editorial for numerous magazines such as “Time,” “The Atlantic” and “BHG.”

Director Kris Magyarits: Kris brings years of broadcast experience as Creative Director and now Director. In that time he has developed a keen eye for detail combined with a loose, docu-style approach can be seen is his recent national work for Transitions Lenses and Sysco Foods. Clients can bring him a kernel of an idea and he’ll immediately see it as a complete project before it ever begins. Kris’ ability to juggle all the moving parts of a production allow him to experiment creatively and his editorial experience helps him do so without ever losing sight of the finished product.

Director Rob Markopoulos: Rob works on directing and conceptualizing original programming and high-profile promotional image campaigns. His clients include the NFL, ESPN, FOX, ABC, Reebok, Lifetime, HBO, the Food Network, and many more. Rob’s work has earned him numerous awards and nominations including a Gracie Award, several Emmy nominations and recognition at Film Festivals across the nation. Constantly expanding and building on his creativity, Markopoulos partnered with Shooters to focus on commercials. His creative endeavors have paid off with spot work for various healthcare institutions, Dick’s Sporting Goods, the ASPCA, Comcast, PA Lottery, Capital Blue Cross, numerous professional sports teams, as well as a total rebranding of Comcast SportsNet for the Boston region.

Director Ira Rosensweig: Ira got his start in comedy writing and directing commercials and short-form content for MTV Networks, where projects for Nickelodeon and Spike TV allowed him to work with talent such as Jack Black and Alec Baldwin. “The Spike Action Study,” which he produced, directed, and edited for Spike TV for the 2006 Network Upfront, won Promax and Broadcast Design Awards for best short film or music video. Ira was also honored with the 2007 Promax Rocket Award, which recognizes the best new producer in promotions worldwide. In 2008, Ira optioned a short to the Farrelly Brothers for their anthology feature “Movie 43” and wrote a comedy screenplay that was commissioned by MGM. Currently, he is developing “My Own Worst Enemy,” a feature he will direct for Offspring Entertainment and Ineffable Pictures, and “Think Tank,” a series he co-created and is about to direct for producers Chris Moore and Bob Roback's The Media Farm. He continues to produce and direct commercials as he preps his feature directing debut, “Guidance,” for Depth of Field Productions. Ira is represented by WME Entertainment and Prolific Entertainment.

Director Judy Starkman: Judy’s curiosity about people, cultures and lifestyles, and how public spaces bring us together, has long been her personal obsession. As a documentary and commercial filmmaker, she’s known for her unique perspective using a variety of different media to visually convey the story of our diverse lives. She is drawn to characters and lifestyles which are unique, unexposed and, most importantly, utterly authentic. Judy is also an accomplished still photographer, specializing in environmental portraits. She began her career in London as a journalist where for five years she traveled throughout Europe writing and shooting feature documentaries for both British and American networks, including ABC, CBS, CNN, and SKY-TV. Judy moved to Los Angeles in 1995 to direct "Hollywood Men," a four-hour documentary series for the British network, ITV—which was nominated for a BAFTA award—and "Hard Time," a series she wrote and directed about underage female drug offenders, was nominated for a Peabody Award.

Director Julian van Mil: Julian thrives in directing both live-action and digital worlds. Seamlessly bridging these realms, he brings a unique perspective to every piece he takes on. Born into a family of fine artists and musicians, he is known for his holistic approach to each project. Decades of experimenting in every cinematographic and digital effect known to man, has given Julian a vast toolbox to pull from, resulting in some amazingly complex and impressive spots. Beginning in web design as a teenager, he quickly graduated to motion-graphics, and within a couple years directed his first live-action feature film. Involved in every aspect of his work, van Mil crafts visually arresting and memorable stories.

Director Scott Whitham: After receiving his first 8mm camera when he was 12 years old, Scott Whitham knew he was going to be a filmmaker. Some 20 years and 300 projects later, Scott has earned scores of directing awards for companies such as Comcast, National Geographic, Campbell’s Soup, Sprint, A&E, Bristol Myers Squibb, Mattel, Lockheed Martin and Disney. He also actively works on documentaries plus writes and directs for industrial and corporate clients. Scott has a chameleon-like ability to identify with his talent — actors or real people. If he is directing children, he becomes a little boy. If he’s working with seniors, he becomes an older man. This ability to empathize makes for a better process and enhances the final product. Scott’s ability to grasp assignments and solve problems in virtually any category makes him one of the more versatile directors around. However, it’s his collaborative, affable nature and work ethic that keeps him busy and has clients asking for him time and again.

ShootersINC http://www.shootersinc.com is a fully integrated content company that blends talent, technology and client service to provide a superior level of quality and creativity. We provide production, editorial, visual effects, graphic design, finishing and sound design for advertising, television, feature film and branded entertainment.

ShootersNYC http://www.shootersnyc.com is the New York content creation division of ShootersINC, We offer a unique integrated approach by providing production and post with our directors, creative editors, visual effects artists and graphic designers for advertising, television, web/digital and feature films. For more information, contact Managing Director Jeff Beckerman at jeff@shootersnyc.com.

DIVE http://www.divevisual.com is the visual effects and picture finishing division of ShootersINC, led by veteran Visual Effects Supervisor Mark O. Forker, working in feature films, television shows and commercials. One of the east coast’s premier visual effects and finishing services, DIVE works in collaboration with content creators to produce Visual Effects, Digital Intermediates and Main Titles by coupling creative continuity and expertise with cutting edge pipeline and workflow. For more information, contact DIVE VP Business Development, Bob Lowery bob@divevisual.com.

ShootersTV http://www.shooterstv.com develops and produces non-fiction television for clients up and down the channel lineup. They're a division of the ShootersINC companies and one of the producers of Food Network's hit “Restaurant: Impossible.” With mature businesses in advertising, branded entertainment, visual effects, and on-air promotion, they offer clients added value with a 360-degree approach to content creation during every phase of development, production and marketing. ShootersINC clients include A&E, Lexus, The Weinstein Company, and Scripps Networks Interactive.

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