‘Showrunners: A Documentary Film’ Trailer with Joss Whedon and J.J. Abrams

Damon Lindelof and Jonathan Nolan are also featured in this look at what happens in the writer's room of our favorite TV shows.
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‘Showrunners: A Documentary Film’ Trailer with Joss Whedon and J.J. Abrams

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: A Documentary Film pulls back the curtain for the first time, illuminating how shows go from the page to the screen according to Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly), J.J. 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.

Showrunners: A Documentary Film 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.

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Some of the talent appearing in Showrunners: A Documentary Film include:

  • Joss Whedon - Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly

    J.J. Abrams - Lost, Alias, Fringe

    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 the Vampire Slayer, Caprica

    J.H. Wyman - Fringe

    Matthew Carnahan - House of Lies

    David Shore - House

    Dee Johnson - Boss

    Dean Devlin - Leverage

    Ronald D. Moore - Battlestar Galactica

    James Duff - The Closer

    Mikey Kelley - Revenge

    Jonathan Nolan - Person of Interest

Showrunners: The Art of Running a TV Show was released October 31st, 2014.

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