Shiny Network
Shiny Network

Shiny New Directors Network

Connects Agencies, Brands & Production with new Directors, across commercial production worldwide

  • Directors 
    - connect with key ad agencies, brands & production companies in commercial production
    - connect with other new and up & coming directors
    - improve your ability to win work
    - improve your ability to get signed


  • Companies with director rosters
    - promote new signings to ad agency & brand producers
    - build contacts with agency & brand producers
    - scout under-represented & new director talent


  • Other companies!
    - connect with under-represented & new director talent
    - build contacts & diversify your pitch lists



Live, weekly Q&As with hard-to-reach industry VIPs provide a unique opportunity to build networks and grow personal contacts. There's a growing archive of Q&As, with contact details for leading VIPs.

Company Members get the Shiny Curated email every month. The list combines a curated list of freelance directors (judged by our +100 industry entry judges), and latest work from Production Company members' new signings.

Company Members automatically gift a membership for an under-represented director when they join Shiny New Directors Network. Members choose which director they want to sponsor from a list of c100 under-represented directors worldwide.

New Director Role Models & curated New Talent Videos are published every week, showcasing high-scoring entries to the Shiny Awards and the directors who made them.

Company Member profiles include information you won't find on their websites or LinkedIn. Profiles help create buzz and give insightful information for directors who want to work with them.

Roadmaps & resources keep Director Members updated with calls for entries, education opportunities and best practises for eg contacting reps.


The Free Tier plan gives access to

  • The weekly 'What's Happening' video report
  • New Director Profiles
  • Selected resources
  • Member chat

Paid membership plans give access to 

  • all features & benefits described above




About us

As you might know, the Shiny Awards connect directors & industry people in real life, in London, LA & New York.
Shiny is run by a small team in the UK with thousands of industry contacts worldwide, many of them actively involved with us right now as judges and mentors.
Caroline Bottomley created the Shiny Awards, and before that, the world's first music video commissioning platform, Radar Music Videos.
Shiny uses diversity metrics and has a DEI advisory board to hold us accountable. The mission behind Shiny is to improve access to knowledge & networking, in the interests of equality & fairness.



Curation with Purpose

  • 70% of the Shiny Awards shortlisted directors come from under-represented backgrounds


And with Proven Success

  • 5 of the 9 directors in this year’s Cannes Lions/ Saatchi’s New Creator Showcase were previously Shiny shortlisted or winners                                                           
  • Last year, +50 directors who started with Shiny went on to achieve significant career wins, ie sign to major production companies or win at major industry awards


This is what Director Members say about Shiny New Directors Network:






Here's a few of the world class industry VIPs we work with.

Dan Curwin, Creative Exec Abi Pearl, Commissioner Becky Owen, Head of Creative Shop, Jen Herrera, US Rep Kate Morrison, Director of Production Nadja Lossgott, Executive Creative Director Jevonne Cortez-Bell, Executive Producer, Toby Allen, Executive Creative Director

Laura Northover, EP Blink Productions UK, Britt Ellis, Commercial Producer USA
Andre Reid-McKinley, Music Video Rep Somesuch UK, Sergio Lopez Ferrero, Global Head of Production Publicis Groupe USA, Jonathan Setanta, Creative Director Lucky Generals USA, Shadeh Smith, Senior Director Atlantic Records USA, Chris Watling, MD Somesuch Worldwide, Mia Powell, New Business Director, Lammas Park UK

Lee Fairweather, Music Rep Compulsory UK, Neil Cray, Head of Production Caviar UK, Luciana Abramzon, Creative EP Landia Mexico, John Moule, Independent Label Music Video Commissioner UK, Sam Davey, Directors Agent OB Management UK, Lexi Corn, Creative Director Iris Worldwide USA, Kelly Broad, EP Harbor Picture Company USA, Andy Roberts, Directors Rep Las Bandas Be Brave UK


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