Have you ever watched your favorite TV show and thought, “I bet it’s super fun to be TPTB on this program!” or “If I was calling the shots, I’d make these changes…”? If so, then you better get yourself a comfy seat, some popcorn and fire up iTunes because SHOWRUNNERS: The Art of Running a TV Show is available in the US on iTunes on Oct 31, 2014. And yeah, you’re gonna want to see this.
Directed by Des Doyle, SHOWRUNNERS doesn’t just go behind the cameras, but goes inside the scripts and gets under the skin of the men and women driving many of today’s most popular TV shows. The likes of Hart Hanson (“Bones”), Damon Lindelof (“LOST”), Jane Espensen (“Once Upon a Time”), Robert and Michelle King (“The Good Wife”), to name a few, offer up their insight, their experience and yes, sometimes their psychological battle scars of taking the wheel of a production. You need to be creative to convince a network to pony up for your vision, but you also have to thick skin and a staff who has your back when things get tough. Sure, the Hollywood magic is there, but so is the behind the scenes drama and blood, sweat and tears these folks put into their jobs to bring you that show you so dearly love.
If you love your TV shows — and who doesn’t? — then you need to see SHOWRUNNERS; it will change how you view scripted TV forever.
SHOWRUNNERS: The Art of Running a TV Show is available on iTunes for $12.99 on today, October 31, 2014 and in select theaters. The companion book, “SHOWRUNNERS: The Art of Running a TV Show”, by Tara Bennet, is available on Amazon Kindle and in paperback.
And be sure to check out our WonderCon interview with Des Doyle about the movie: http://www.whedonopolis.com/wondercon-2014-press-showrunners-a-documentary-film-interview/