It’s considered one of the toughest jobs in the entertainment industry; the actual duties of which are a mystery to many. Yet, in recent years, because of the rise of social media, it’s become one of the most visible roles within the television world.
A showrunner has the responsibility of overseeing everything that goes into making each episode of a television series, from the creative aspects to the financial and logistical elements. It’s quite a juggling act and one that not many people fully understand.
“The audience is 90% people who don’t know how the soap is made,” says Hart Hanson, who was the showrunner of Bones, The Finder and currently Backstrom.
So, what exactly does a showrunner do?Read More