What is a Showrunner?

Introduction A showrunner is the leading producer of a television series. In the United States they are credited as an executive producer and in other countries, such as Canada or Britain, simply as a producer. A showrunner has creative and management responsibility of a television series’ production through combining the responsibilities of employer and, in… Read More

What is a Television Producer?

Introduction A television producer is a person who oversees one or more aspects of video production on a television programme. Some producers take more of an executive role, in that they conceive new programs and pitch them to the television networks, but upon acceptance they focus on business matters, such as budgets and contracts. Other… Read More

On This Day … 07 September

Events 1927 – The first fully electronic television system is achieved by Philo Farnsworth. 2019 – Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov and 66 others are released in a prisoner exchange between Ukraine and Russia. People (Births) 1855 – William Friese-Greene, English photographer, director, and cinematographer (d. 1921). 1894 – George Waggner, American actor, director, and producer… Read More

On This Day … 06 September

Events 1642 – England’s Parliament bans public stage-plays. People (Births) 1885 – Otto Kruger, American actor (d. 1974). 1890 – Clara Kimball Young, American actress and producer (d. 1960). 1909 – Michael Gordon, American actor and director (d. 1993). 1917 – John Berry, American-French actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1999). 1925 – Andrea Camilleri,… Read More

On This Day … 05 September

People (Births) 1912 – Frank Thomas, American voice actor, animator, and screenwriter (d. 2004). 1916 – Frank Shuster, Canadian comedian, actor, and screenwriter (d. 2002). 1918 – Luis Alcoriza, Mexican actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1992). 1920 – Fons Rademakers, Dutch-Swiss actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2007). 1921 – Jack Valenti, American businessman, created… Read More