Showrunners : The Art of Running a TV Show

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  • Creator PBS
  • Format Videos, Slides, Films
  • Contributors
  • Publication [Place of publication not identified] : PBS, [2012] New York, N.Y. : Distributed by Infobase, 2018. ©2012
  • Physical Details
    • 1 online resource (1 video file (1 hr., 28 min., 7 sec)) : sound, color


  • A documentary that explores the world of U.S. television showrunners and the creative forces aligned around them. Features Joss Whedon, JJ Abrams, Damon Lindelof, and others.


  • Originally released by PBS, 2012.
  • Streaming video file encoded with permission for digital streaming by Infobase on June 01, 2018.
  • Streaming video file.
  • Closed-captioned.


  • The Art of Running a TV Show: Introduction (3:00); Showrunners of Hollywood (3:32); Writing is the Heart of a TV Show (21:28); The Politics of Making Television (13:23); The Show Runner as Producer (19:34); Rise of the Showrunner (7:00); Endings are the Hardest Things to Do (16:00); Credits: The Art of Running a TV Show (3:12)
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