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showrunner Line breaks: show|run¦ner
Pronunciation: /ˈʃəʊrʌnə/

Definition of showrunner in English:


chiefly North American
The person who has overall creative authority and management responsibility for a television programme: from the character arcs to the look of the show and even the soundtrack, it’s all down to the word of the showrunner
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  • The showrunner reads every version of each script written by each staff member.
  • Watch the shows that impress you, that are in the same genre as your pilot, then send a query letter to the showrunners who created those shows.
  • The best showrunners I know put out shows they'd like to watch and are in tune with the viewing audience.

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