The Role of the Showrunner – Breaking the Mould
The autumn edition of our webinar series, THE ROLE OF THE SHOWRUNNER – BREAKING THE MOULD, will deliver 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.
Analysing interpretation of the dual role – managing all departments, as well as being the creator of the vision of the show and sustaining that vision through the development, writing and production process.
Each speaker will offer perspectives on their varied approaches, from the creation of the concept and pitching, through establishing the key creative team, managing the writing process and collaborating with the director and production heads.
Accumulate techniques and processes to apply to your own work at home.
Dates: Twice a week, each Tuesday and Thursday on September 14 + 16, September 21 + 23, September 28 + 30, October 5 + 7
Time: 8 x 60mins sessions – 4-5pm (UK BST)
Venue: Zoom Webinar
Who should participate?
For all those involved in creative and executive roles across the writing, development, production and sustainability of drama series for linear broadcasters, networks, OTT and on-demand platforms
Price: £400 (+VAT)
For any queries please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
ANNOUNCEMENTS RE SPEAKERS AND TOPICS FOR SEPTEMBER
WILL BE UPDATED HERE
History of the March/April 2021 sessions
Speakers included the following – click here for content
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
History of Our 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
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
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
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.”
“Even after 20 years, you’re always learning.”
“There’s nothing more powerful to a showrunner than a truly invested writer.”