Drama Financing

The Role of the Showrunner – Breaking the Mould

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.

Each speaker will 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.

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

Who should participate?
For all those involved in creative roles – writing, development and production – including executives working in the development and sustainability of drama series for all networks and platforms

Price:  £400 (+VAT)

 SPEAKERS INCLUDE 

Terence Winter TOKYO UNDERWORLD, VINYL, BOARDWALK EMPIRE,
THE SOPRANOS

David Shore HOUSE, THE GOOD DOCTOR

Soo Hugh PACHINKO, THE TERROR, THE KILLING 

Todd Kessler BLOODLINE, DAMAGES

Maria Feldman FALSE FLAG, FAUDA, NO MAN’S LAND

Cheo Hodari Coker LUKE CAGE, SOUTHLAND

Adi Hasak THE BOX, MARGEAUX, SHADES OF BLUE, EYEWITNESS

Sarah Timberman UNBELIEVABLE, ELEMENTARY, MASTERS OF SEX, JUSTIFIED

Susannah Grant UNBELIEVABLE, A GIFTED MAN, ERIN BROCKOVICH

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All Online Programmes will be conducted in English

History of 2020 Sessions

The Role of the Showrunner – Breaking The Mould 

Dates: 22nd September – 5th November 2020

Our Showrunner workshop series with a dual focus on international trailblazers as well as female creative leaders in scripted drama series.

Sessions focused on creative models and challenges faced by writers and executive producers working in European markets and the new directions being forged by leading women creatives drawn from across the globe.

Each speaker addressed their experience in evolving the creative and management leadership role so essential to the success of original scripted drama series

 SPEAKERS INCLUDED 

David Simon, USA THE PLOT AGAINST AMERICA, THE DEUCE, THE WIRE

Sarah Treem, USA IN TREATMENT, THE AFFAIR

Frank Spotnitz, USA/Europe LEONARDO, RANSOM, MEDICI, THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE

Emma Frost, UK/USA THE SPANISH PRINCESS, THE WHITE PRINCESS, THE WHITE QUEEN, JAMAICA INN

Curro Royo, Spain HERNÁN, DESAPARECIDOS

Malin-Sarah Gozin, Belgium CLAN, TABULA RASA

Veena Sud, USA THE KILLING, SEVEN SECONDS, THE STRANGER

Peter Blake, USA, EL CANDIDATO, ZEROZEROZERO, BILLIONS

Mauricio Katz THE BRIDGE, MANIAC, STATION ELEVEN, ZEROZEROZERO

Erik Skjoldbjaerg, Norway OCCUPIED

Vicki Madden, Tasmania/Australia THE KETTERING INCIDENT, THE GLOAMING

Alon Aranya, USA/Israel YOUR HONOUR, TEHRAN

Ed Guiney & Emma Norton NORMAL PEOPLE

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The Role of the US Showrunner – Meet the Creatives

Dates: 1st July – 12th August, 2020

MediaXchange celebrated 21 years of its Showrunner Drama Exchange by introducing a new online format for connecting with experienced US showrunners

Each session was led by US showrunners and executive producers who shared their creative perspectives and management experience of the development and production process for scripted drama produced for broadcast, cable and streamers

 

 SPEAKERS INCLUDED 

 Erik Barmack CEO, WILD SHEEP CONTENT

 John Wirth  WU ASSASSINS, HELL ON WHEELS, TERMINATOR: THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES

 Liz Craft and Sarah Fain THE FIX, THE 100, DOLLHOUSE

  Mark Goffman THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY, WHITE COLLAR, WEST WING

  Jeff Rake MANIFEST, THE MYSTERIES OF LAURA, BOSTON LEGAL

TJ Brady and Rasheed Newson THE CHI, SHOOTER, ARMY WIVES

Matt Graham  BUTCHER OF BENARES, OLIVER STONE’S UNTOLD HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES 

Zak Shaikh  SULLIVAN & SON, ONE NIGHT

Victor Levin SURVIVOR’S REMORSE, DEVIOUS MAIDS, MAD MEN

Ben Stephenson HEAD OF TELEVISION, BAD ROBOT PRODUCTIONS

 

“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

“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

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