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'Showrunners' a lively snapshot from TV's creative front lines
'Showrunners' a lively snapshot from TV's creative front lines

They used to be called head writers. But in an era of ambitious television series with cinematic sweep, that one-dimensional title wouldn't begin to convey the all-encompassing nature of the job. Today's show runners oversee every aspect of writing and production, and they're second only to stars as the highest-profile figures in TV. More than two dozen of them talk about the nuts and bolts of their work, as well as its joys and tsoris, in an engaging new documentary. The first directing effort of Des Doyle, a longtime assistant cameraman, "Showrunners" is a lively snapshot of the not-always-easy intersection of art and commerce. Seen in their natural habitat of...

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