Definition of showrunner in English:


Syllabification: show·run·ner
Pronunciation: /ˈSHōˌrənər


chiefly North American
  • The person who has overall creative authority and management responsibility for a television program: the vision of the show as a whole does not come from the freelance or even the staff writer, but from 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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