Showrunners: The Art of Running a TV Show
This film is the first feature-length 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 States' biggest exports - 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.
Damon Lindelof, Kurt Sutter, Matthew Carnahan, Anthony LaPaglia, Steven S. DeKnight, John Rogers, Chris Downey, Jeff Pinkner, J.H. Wyman, David Eick, Ron Moore, Michelle King, Dean Devlin, Mark Schwahn, Janet Tamaro, Pam Davis, James Duff, Mike Royce, Jamie Tarses, Ben Silverman, Robert King, Michael Wright, Hart Hanson, Shawn Ryan, Jason O'Mara, Martin Scorsese, Terence Winter, Andrew Marlowe, Ali LeRoi, David Benioff, J.J. Abrams, Jonathan Nolan, Joss Whedon, Mark V. Olsen, Ray Romano, Will Scheffer