Thursday, April 23rd-Wednesday, April 29th, 7:30pm
(New York Theatrical Premiere Run)
Des Doyle, 2014, 90 min
Showrunners is the first ever 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 State’s 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.
“An intriguing behind the scenes expose of the men and women responsible for tv’s recent revolution”
Following the screening on Thursday, April 23rd there will be a skype Q&A with director Des Doyle.
Following the screening on Saturday, April 24th there will be a skype Q&A with showrunner Janet Tamaro (Rizzoli and Isles).
Following the screening on Sunday, April 26th there will be a skype Q&A with showrunner Mike Royce (Everybody Loves Raymond, Men of a Certain Age).
Following the screening on Monday, April 27th there will be a skype Q&A with showrunner Mike Kelley (Revenge, Swingtown, Providence).
Following the screening on Tuesday, April 28th there will be a skype Q&A with showrunner Shawn Ryan (The Shield, Mad Dogs).
Following the screening on Wednesday, April 29th there will be a skype Q&A with showrunner Jeff Melvoin (Northern Exposure, Alias, Army Wives).