The One Film Every New TV Writer Must See

…And it wouldn’t hurt the film types either.

Some showrunner type you may have heard of – Damon Lindelof of LOST

If you want to know what it’s really like to toil in the diamond mines of episodic television, run, do not walk, to SHOWRUNNERS, a documentary that tells the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.

Directed by Des Doyle, the full-length film features the most powerful cast of superstar TV showrunners this side of, oh, Venus, including:

Kurt Sutter, David Shore, Steven S. DeKnight, Mike Royce, Terence Winter, Jane Espenson, Andrew Marlowe, Chris Downey, John Rogers, Bill Prady, Hart Hanson, Matthew Carnahan, Mike Kelley, Dee Johnson, Ronald D. Moore, Jonathan Nolan, Ali LeRoi, Shawn Ryan J.J. Abrams, and Joss Whedon.

If you can’t get a deep sense of what TV writing and production are all about from these doods, well, you ain’t never gonna get.

Oh, there is one itty, bitty hang-up. This baby isn’t finished yet. It needs our help. So get thee over to Kickstarter.Com and cough up a buck or two. You won’t regret it!

More Writer Deals

Ahh, life is good. Especially if you’re one of these guys:

  • Ali Leroi, co-creator of EVERYBODY HATES CRISS, is writing  a pilot for NBC based on the life of, and set to star, singer Cee Lo Green. (Hi, Cee Lo! Fuck you, Cee Lo! Um, see, Cee Lo’s got this great song, and that’s the real title, and…)
  • Gina Fattore, former executive producer of CALIFORNICATION, is set to write and produce the family drama HOLIDAY at NBC.
  • Tim and Michael Hobert (Tim was showrunner of Fox’s ‘TIL DEATH and is co-executive producer of THE MIDDLE) are writing a comedy based on their brotherly selves for CBS.
  • Sri Rao, former head writer of GENERAL HOSPITAL is writing the pilot for NBC’ WHITE HOUSE CONFIDENTIAL, a DOWNTON ABBEY style soap set in the White House.
  • Jason Katims of FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS (where he won a writing Emmy) and PARENTHOOD is working with SIMON KINBERG on the Fox Network spy pilot, ANONYMOUS.
  • Warren Lieberstein & Halsted Sullivan, writers on CARPOOLERS and THE OFFICE have gotten a script order from NBC for a comedy about a divorced father living in a building full of singles.