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The Role of the Showrunner

– Breaking the Mould
3rd edition

Twice a week, 23rd March – 15th April, 2021 on each Tuesday and Thursday
8 x 60 mins sessions – 4 – 5pm (UK)
Online on Zoom Webinar

Who should participate?

For all those involved in creative roles – writing, development and production. As well as executives working in the development and sustainability of drama series for all networks and platforms




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Join the first 2021 edition of our webinar series, THE ROLE OF THE SHOWRUNNER – BREAKING THE MOULD, for a new set of stimulating discussions. Providing inspiration, by comparing and contrasting the best practices shared by Showrunners of successful limited and returning drama series worldwide.

Delivering acute analysis of the dual role – managing all departments, as well as being the creator of the vision of their show and sustaining that vision through their writing and development team.

Eight sessions, each with a different speaker, offer perspectives on their varied approaches, from the creation of the concept and pitching, through development and production. Accumulate techniques and processes to apply to your own work at home.

“Even after 20 years, you’re always learning.”

Jed Mercurio

“There’s nothing more powerful to a showrunner than a truly invested writer.”

Vince Gilligan

“It’s important to have people who are absolutely willing to say you’re wrong or who have a totally different perspective than you do on everything. Fresh ideas are hard to come by, and good ones are even harder.”

Shonda Rhimes