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Showrunners: The Art of Running a TV Show

Showrunners: The Art of Running a TV Show
Your Price: $18.95 CDN
Author: Tara Bennett
Publisher: Titan Books
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 248
Pub. Date: 2014
ISBN-10: 1783293578
ISBN-13: 9781783293575
About the Book:

Every television show has a creative voice who guides it to screen. The industry calls them the showrunners. Impresarios of the small screen, their function to write, manage, facilitate, and execute the idea has long been taken for granted by audiences...but not anymore.

In this official companion book to the documentary Showrunners, you'll get an insider's guide to creating, writing, and running a scripted television series in today's Golden Age of Television, in the words of some of the biggest talents of the industry.

Showrunners: The Art of Running a TV Show expands on the interviews featured in the acclaimed documentary, and includes exclusive conversations covering every facet of the business, from getting your first break to running multiple series. This highly informative book features interviews with such acclaimed and popular showrunners as Joss Whedon, Damon Lindelof, Ronald D. Moore, Terence Winter, Bill Prady, Shawn Ryan, David Shore, and Jane Espenson.

What people say:

"An invaluable tool for the aspiring TV writer." - The Slanted

"This book really does have something for everyone. Whether you're a huge fan, an aspiring writer, or just a casual viewer, you will learn way more than you ever thought you could." - Fanbolt

About the Author:

Tara Bennett is the New York Times Bestselling author or co-author of several movie and TV companion books. She has also written nearly a thousand interviews and features for print and online publications such as: SCI FI Magazine, Total Film,, and Fandago/ She is also a U.S. Editor for the world's premiere sci-fi/fantasy publication, SFX Magazine. She is also an adjunct professor at Rowan University in New Jersey, teaching Film and Television studies. Before starting her writing career, Tara worked for almost a decade as a television producer on the east coast for outlets such as CN8 and Comcast. She then used her expertise to transition into writing full-time about the industry with a focus on scripted dramas and genre-related films. She has recently returned to television, developing and executive producing the docu-series Creator-Owned.