Showrunners: A Documentary Film (Whedon, Espenson, DeKnight) Now Fundraising on Kickstarter

We all have our favorite TV shows, but have you ever wondered what happens in the writers’ rooms and on the set ­ what doesn’t make it onto the screen?

The feature documentary SHOWRUNNERS pulls back the curtain for the first time, illuminating how shows go from the page to the screen according to Joss Whedon (BUFFY, ANGEL, FIREFLY), JJ Abrams (LOST, ALIAS, FRINGE), Bill Prady (THE BIG BANG THEORY), Hart Hanson (BONES), Damon Lindelof (LOST), Kurt Sutter (SONS OF ANARCHY),Jonathan Nolan (PERSON OF INTEREST) and dozens more top television creatives.

CLICK THROUGH to watch the new promo created specifically for the Kickstarter campaign, which launched just this Thursday!
This new promo features Joss Whedon, J.J. Abrams, Damon Lindelof, Jonathan Nolan, Jane Espenson and Bill Prady.

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SHOWRUNNERS, a documentary by Des Doyle, produced by John Wallace and Ryan Patrick McGuffey, is the first ever feature length documentary to explore the fascinating world of US television showrunners and the creative forces aligned around them. These people are responsible for creating, writing and overseeing every element of production on one of the United State’s biggest exports – television drama and comedy series. The film takes audiences behind the scenes of the chaotic world of the showrunner to reveal the incredible amount of work that goes into making sure their favorite TV series airs on time as well as the challenges that showrunners must overcome to ensure a new series makes it onto the schedules at all.

Some of the talent appearing in SHOWRUNNERS include:

JOSS WHEDON – BUFFY, FIREFLY         J.J. ABRAMS – LOST, ALIAS, REVOLUTION

DAMON LINDELOF – LOST                       TERENCE WINTER – BOARDWALK EMPIRE

BILL PRADY – THE BIG BANG THEORY   KURT SUTTER – SONS OF ANARCHY

HART HANSON – BONES                           JANET TAMARO – RIZZOLI & ISLES

SHAWN RYAN– THE SHIELD                     STEVEN S. DEKNIGHT– SPARTACUS

MARK SCHWAHN – ONE TREE HILL        JANE ESPENSON – BUFFY, CAPRICA                       

J.H. WYMAN – FRINGE                               MATTHEW CARNAHAN – HOUSE OF LIES

DAVID SHORE – HOUSE                            DEE JOHNSON – BOSS

DEAN DEVLIN – LEVERAGE                      RON D. MOORE – BATTLESTAR

JAMES DUFF – THE CLOSER                     MIKE KELLEY – REVENGE

                               JONATHAN NOLAN – PERSON OF INTEREST

Official website: http://www.showrunnersthemovie.com

Kickstarter: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/showrunnersfilm/showrunners-a-documentary-film/

Twitter: http://twitter.com/showrunnersfilm

Facebook: http://facebook.com/showrunners

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Post Author: Marsia Powers

Assignment Editor for Fandomopolis and Whedonopolis - Twitter and Facebook @Marsia - Taught to read on super hero comic books by her cool mom who enjoyed Star Trek, James Bond and the original Doctor Who, Marsia is a second-generation SciFi/fantasy aficionado. Marsia went from socializing over the internet in 1999 to organizing in 2003 a combined SciFi/Fantasy/Whedonverse Meetup in Los Angeles that has grown to over 650 members.

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