It was quite the journey, and a fun story which I’ll share at a later date about how I got connected with director Des Doyle and his crew of ‘can-do’ producers from around the globe, but the outcome is a book baby I am very proud of – Showrunners: The Art of Running a TV Show (please ignore the old title as this is the correct one). It’s out now and can be purchased at:

Amazon US & UK
Barnes and Noble

What is the book exactly?

We like to think of it as the extended cut of the Showrunners documentary that opens in the US on October 31st in the US and VOD. The brilliant film looks at the rise of the showrunner in television with interviews from some of the greatest creatives working in television today including: Joss Whedon, Ron D. Moore, Shawn Ryan, Hart Hanson, Janet Tamaro, Jane Espenson, Robert and Michelle King and many, many more. The book allows us to feature a lot more of the fascinating conversations and insights that just couldn’t fit into  the 90 minute film. Whether you are a student of TV, a fan of certain writers, a TV binge junkie or just someone who is interested in the creative process…we think our book is for you.

Here are some excerpts from the book to whet your appetite:

FilmoriaWorking with Writers

RogerEbert.comBeing Creative within TV’s Act Structure

USA TODAY –  Showrunner 101 and PopCandy’s enthusiastic recommendation of the book HERE 

MTV News –  Joss Whedon: The Unexpected Rebel

EWFirst jobs and Ending Series

IO9Lessons Learned and Applied as a Showrunner

Flickering MythThe Future of TV Writers