Showrunners & Creators

SFA Assembly Room

What is a showrunner? Same thing as the creator? Not exactly. What happens when the showrunner and the creator are the same person, versus two separate people. How does the balance of power work? Ultimately, a creator is the ruler of the universe of his or her show. The showrunner acts more like the CEO of the production, overseeing the complete scale of the operation. How does it help or hurt the series and the creative process to have have one person fulfill both roles or divide them?

Panelists: Michael Rauch, Andrew Lenchewski, Dmitry Lipkin, Dan Bucatinsky, Tim Doyle, Kevin Biegel, Mike Royce

Moderator: Andrew Miller