Every television show has a creative voice who guides it to screen. The industry calls them the showrunners. Impresarios of the small screen, their function to write, manage, facilitate, and execute the idea has long been taken for granted by audiences…but not anymore. In this official companion book to the documentary Showrunners, you'll get an insider's guide to creating, writing, and running a scripted television series in today's Golden Age of Television, in the words of some of the biggest talents of the industry. Showrunners: The Art of Running a TV Show expands on the interviews featured in the acclaimed documentary, and includes exclusive conversations covering every facet of the business, from getting your first break to running multiple series. Featuring such celebrated and popular showrunners as: Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly, Dollhouse) Damon Lindelof (Lost) Ronald D. Moore (Battlestar Galactica) Terence Winter (Boardwalk Empire) Bill Prady (The Big Bang Theory) Shawn Ryan (The Shield, The Unit) David Shore (House) Jane Espenson (Caprica, Husbands) Plus a foreword by Hart Hanson (Bones).