Collected from a truly expansive exploration of television’s most creative minds, Showrunners is an insider’s guide to creating and maintaining a hit show in today’s golden age of television. The official companion to the documentary Showrunners, this highly informative book features exclusive interviews with such acclaimed and popular showrunners as Joss Whedon, Damon Lindelof, Ronald D.Moore, Terence Winter, Bill Prady, Shawn Ryan, David Shore, and Jane Espenson.
About the Author
Tara Bennett is the author of a variety of movie and TV companions, including 300: The Art of the Film and several official companions to the hugely successful TV show 24. She also writes regular articles for many publications including SFXand Lost: The Official Magazine, as well as contributing to popular website SciFi.com.
"This book really does have something for everyone. Whether you’re a huge fan, an aspiring writer, or just a casual viewer, you will learn way more than you ever thought you could." - Fanbolt
"A documentary in book form" - Cinema Sentries
"As fun and entertaining as your favorite television show." - Entertainment Buddha
"I recommend it to anyone who’s a fan of TV and wants to know more about the behind the scenes world." - Movie Waffler
"An invaluable tool for the aspiring TV writer." - The Slanted
"By turns informative and entertaining" - Next Projection
"The wealth of experience in the book is worth it for anyone who is even remotely thinking of a career in the industry." - Indiewire
"Tara Bennet does a great job of capturing both the delights and dramas in the life of a Showrunner." - Fangirl Nation
"The companion book to the documentary, Showrunners: The Art of Running a TV Show, features even more fascinating questions and answers from the top showrunners in the industry." - Suvudu
"This is fantastic, honest, and intriguing book – and coming from someone who has a read a lot of industry books, this one backs it all up" - City of Films
"A great book full of great facts on your favorite television shows straight from the individuals who ran them!" - BGG
"I was engulfed by the stories of Joss Whedon and J.H. Wyman to the point of reading nearly a hundred pages in one night. If you are at all interested in becoming a writer for TV or for film, this book is for you." - Nerdology
"I would highly recommend this read to anyone who enjoys watching television shows." - MuggleNet