Showrunner Summit 2019

Oslo Series Days 24 – 26 September

The Role of the Showrunner


Howard Gordon is an Award Winning television Creator and Showrunner who as a writer, producer and author includes credits in some of TV’s most iconic series. Gordon co-created the breakout series Homeland, which is one of the biggest hits in the global market place with numerous wins and nominations from Prime time Emmys, Golden Globes, WGA and the Producers Guild.

A twenty-five year industry veteran, Gordon first gained national attention for his award-winning work on Fox’s ground breaking series The X-Files, for which he won multiple Golden Globes. His contribution to the original 24 garnered equally wide local and international recognition including an Emmy for Primetime Drama.

Other credits include Tyrant, Legends, Angel, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Beauty and the Beast, Sisters and Spenser: For Hire. He created the innovative 1999 drama Strange World, and the Fox series, The Inside.

Also an accomplished author, Gordon released his first novel, Gideon’s War in 2011 and quickly followed it up with the sequel, Hard Target, which was released in 2012.


Founder and Chief Executive of Mandabach TV, Caryn Mandabach is a multi-award winning television producer whose ground-breaking US hits include Nurse Jackie, Roseanne, Third Rock from the Sun and That 70s Show. More recently, Mandabach is the proud executive producer of period gangster epic Peaky Blinders. Having set up the production company in 2006, Caryn divides her time between London and LA. 

Sessions providing insight into the visiting Experts’ multi-faceted experience and knowledge encompassing the industrialised models of the US creative process as led by the Showrunner, the dissection of different writers’ room models, as well as successful management strategies for creative teams.
Tickets include access to the full Series Days Festival

Additional Speakers

Anna-Klara Carlsten
Line Producer 

Gjermund Stenberg Eriksen

Julie Andem
Creator, Writer and Director

Programme Schedule

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Past Editions

Todd Kessler


Vince Gilligan



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