WonderCon 2014 – Jane Espenson on “Showrunners” Documentary Panel

On Saturday, April 19th at 4:30pm the TV Guide will again have their Fan Favorites Showrunners panel, this time featuring the documentary film Showrunners and a Q&A with panelists from The X-Files, The Big Bang Theory, Arrow, Once Upon A Time, Husbands, The Librarians and Revolution.

In addition to the Q&A, Director Des Doyle, will be premiering EXCLUSIVE clips from the upcoming documentary feature Showrunners .  The panel takes place on Saturday, April 19th at 4:30pm in Room 300DE. The official online WonderCon program for the event.

Click here to watch Trailer for “Showrunners”

The panel includes: Jane Espenson (Once Upon a Time, Husbands and our beloved Buffy), Rockne S. O’Bannon (Revolution and Farscape),  Chris Carter (The X-Files and The After), Steve Callaghan (Family Guy),  Marc Guggenheim (Arrow), Andrew Kreisberg (Arrow), Steven Molaro (The Big Bang Theory) and John Rogers (Leverage and  The Librarians).  TV Guide L.A. Bureau Chief, Michael Schneider will be moderating.

Whedon-verse talent that was interviewed for Showrunners include Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly), Steven S. DeKnight (Spartacus: War of the Damned) and, of course,  Jane Espenson (Once Upon A Time)

The documentary also features interviews with JJ Abrams (Lost), Damon Lindelof (Lost), Matthew Carnahan (House of Lies), Chris Downey (Leverage), John Rogers (Leverage),  Hart Hanson (Bones), Mike Kelley (Revenge), Robert and Michelle King (The Good Wife),  Ali LeRoi (Everybody Hates Chris), Ronald D. Moore (Battlestar Galactica), Jeff Melvoin (Army Wives), Jeff Pinkner (Fringe), J.H. Wyman (Fringe, Almost Human), Bill Prady (The Big Bang Theory), Mike Royce (Men of a Certain Age), Shawn Ryan (The Shield), Janet Tamaro (Rizzoli & Isles), Terence Winter (Boardwalk Empire),  and many others.

Showrunners is the first ever feature length documentary film to explore the fascinating world of US television showrunners and explores 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’s biggest exports –television drama and comedy series,” explained director, Des Doyle.  The film intends to show audiences the massive amount of work that goes into ensuring their favorite TV series airs on time, as well as the many challenges that showrunners have to overcome to make sure a new series even makes it onto the schedule at all.

For more information on the Showrunners documentary go to www.showrunnersthemovie.com  @showrunnersfilm facebook.com/showrunners

About Feature Documentary Showrunners

Showrunners is a Black Sheep Productions / Romark Films / Junto Entertainment production with the participation of the Irish Film Board/Bord Scannán na hÉireann and support from Kickstarter.  Written and Directed by Des Doyle, Producers: John Wallace and Rock Shaink, Co-Producer: Ryan Patrick McGuffey, Editor: John Murphy, and Executive Producers: Jimmy Nguyen, Jason Rose, and Christof Bove.

About TV Guide Magazine’s Fan Favorite Panels

TV Guide Magazine returns to WonderCon for its second Fan Favorites Showrunners panel. “Stars in their own right, showrunners play a major role in every issue of TV Guide Magazine,” Schneider says. “We’re proud to regularly celebrate their achievements in our pages, at TV Guide Magazine events and via functions like WonderCon. We’re also excited to help unveil Showrunners, a labor of love that spotlights the brains behind some of our favorite television programs.”

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