The Role of the Showrunner 2023

Returning for a sixth edition, this online series provides inspiration and insight by contrasting best practices as shared by US and international showrunners and executive producers of TV drama series

In each one-hour session a selected theme from each speaker’s creative process and experience will be examined.  With topics ranging across the creation of the concept and pitching, the role of the creative producer, writing and writing room perspectives, collaborating with directors and creative partners, as well as navigating the paths through development, adaptation and production in the global marketplace

The unique value of the live sessions lies in providing an online forum for attendees to directly ask their questions of these international trailblazers

Speaker announcements below. Speaker bios will be updated HERE

With a CEO who was an original founding member of Women in Film and TV UK, diverse representation is of great importance to MediaXchange.  While on this occasion women are underrepresented more than is usual for our programmes, as colleagues we all recognise the demands of active projects on availability. We are appreciative of the sharing of skills and creative process of all the speakers, showrunners, writers and producers, who contribute their expertise and insights to our programmes.



Who should participate?
Producers, Writers and all those involved in creative, executive and production roles for drama series

NOTE: MediaXchange supports initiatives for inclusion and diversity. We are interested in hearing from Producers Associations, Writers Guilds, Government Agencies and other initiatives supporting the advancement of the creative skills and business interests of their members

Fee Options:
Showrunning Forensics: £450 (+ VAT) per participant

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For more details contact: [email protected]

All Online Programmes will be conducted in English 

The programme is supported by Screen Ireland through the Screen Stakeholders Funding Scheme

“Inspirational and fun, the Showrunner series is at its best when it’s all nuts & bolts. Surprisingly candid and very useful.”

Trygve Allister Diesen, Director, WISTING, Norway

Tips from the showrunners were very useful for the day-to-day life of the writer’s room, the set, dealing with executives, and how to pitch a good idea.”

Rosane Svartman, Head Writer / Director, TV Globo, Brazil

“Really informative sessions.  Great speakers.  Brilliant insight into their shows and how they run them.”

RUTH CATER, PRODUCER, blue ink films, ireland

“A fun, fascinating and informative dive into the world of showrunning, giving multiple perspectives on the role and its challenges.”


“very insightful, educational and interesting.  The speakers bring with them ton of professional experience and advice to share.”

chern hsien lee, senior supervising scriptwriter, mediacorp, singapore

In light of continually expanding opportunities provided by the international markets, please contact us to review your corporate interests and projects for coproduction to build business and creative strategies to expand your international presence