'Showrunners' Trailer Goes Behind the Scenes of Running a TV Show

May 20, 2011
Source: Movieline


While we're content with staying within the realm of strictly movie news, there's always something exciting happening on the small screen too. Obviously we've highlighted shows like The Walking Dead, and other items from series gaining a lot of buzz, but those instances are few and far between. But as a big fan of alot of work being done in television right now, I'm excited to highlight this trailer for a new documentary called Showrunners, which goes behind the scenes of several different TV series, and talks the minds like Damon Lindelof from "Lost" and David Shore from "House M.D." about what it's like to run a TV series.

Here's the trailer for Showrunners courtesy of Movieline (via SlashFilm):

Directed by Des Doyle, Showrunners is a feature length documentary film about the fascinating world of television showrunners – the writers and producers of US television drama and comedy series. Featuring interviews with showrunners, actors, network execs, casting directors and many more. It is an in depth exploration of the making of modern American television. Such names from the world of TV also include Mike Royce and Ray Romano from "Men of a Certain Age," Ben Silverman from "Ugly Betty" and "The Tudors" and many more. This looks like a really engaging documentary, but we don't know when it might be seen just yet. Check out the film's Facebook page for updates and stay tuned here for the latest news. Look good?

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Reader Feedback - 3 Comments


 From the moment I became interested in the film and tv industry, writing for television is what really sucked me in. So this documentary definitely appeals to me. Hadn't heard about it till now for some strange reason so thanks! 🙂

Neuromancer on May 20, 2011


Hadn't heard about the film, and it has the potential to be interesting but what an awful trailer! That trance music the whole time? Yikes. Haha.

CisforCinema on May 23, 2011


I developed an appreciation for showrunners through the Simpsons DVD commentaries. As lame as that sounds, I think this is a great concept, and because of my love for the (early) Simpsons showrunners, I will be checking this out as well as hoping they have some showrunners for TV-animation as well.

Voice of Reason on May 23, 2011

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