SHOWRUNNERS

By Des DOYLE

BLACK SHEEP PRODUCTIONS - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2014

A Showrunner is the person or persons responsible for overseeing all areas of writing and production on a television series and ensuring that each episode is delivered on time and budget. This film explores that world.

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Zurich FF 2014
Edinburgh 2014
    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • IRELAND, USA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 87 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Des DOYLE
    • Synopsis
    • "Showrunners" is the first ever feature lenght documentary film to explore the fascinating world of US television showrunners and the creative forces aligned around them. These are the people responsible for creating, writing and overseeing every element of production on one of the United State's biggest export - television drama and comedy series.
      Often described as the most complex job in the entertainment business, a showrunner is the chief writer / producer on a TV series, and in most instances, the show's creator. Battling daily between art and commerce, showrunners manage every aspect of a TV show's development and production: creative, financial and logistical.
      Featuring interviews with the showrunners behind Lost, Boardwalk Empire, Big Bang Theory, The Good Wife, Sons of Anarchy, Spartacus, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Battlestar Galactica, Persons of Interest and Firefly.
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