The term "showrunner" is relatively new in the long history of the television industry. Where the title "Producer" can now belong to dozens of individuals on a production, particularly in episodic television, the "showrunner" evolved as the one key creative executive to establish and maintain the vital consistent tone in series. A daunting task.
Showrunners constantly juggle the conflicting realms of creativity and management. In this session, the guests will give expert insights into how to be inspiring, imaginative, innovative, efficient and productive working with the team and in particular the Key Creatives; Designers, Cinematographers, Writers, casting directors, and the crucial collaboration with Directors.
Eric Overmyer, writer/executive producer, The Man in the High Castle
Eric is a 4-time Emmy nominee and winner of the Edgar Allan Poe award for The Wire. With a career that spans almost 30 years, his writing credits also include such critically acclaimed shows as Bosch, The Affair, Treme, Boardwalk Empire, Law & Order, New Amsterdam and Homicide Life on the Street to name but a few. Eric is currently the showrunner on the shot-in-BC, Emmy award-winning Amazon series The Man in the High Castle.
Chris Haddock, writer/executive producer, The Romeo Section
Chris Haddock is a screenwriter, producer, director, creator and show runner of the following: The Romeo Section, Intelligence, Da Vinci's City Hall, Da Vinci's Inquest, The Handler, and Mom P.I. He was a writer and producer on the third season of Boardwalk Empire, and his play Helen Lawrence enjoyed productions in Vancouver, Toronto, Brooklyn, Munich and the Edinburgh Drama Festival. He is based in Vancouver.
Kevin Eastwood, producer/director and DGC BC Member
Kevin Eastwood is a Vancouver-based producer and DGC-BC director member. As a producer his credits include the CBC drama series The Romeo Section, the DGC Allan King Award-winning documentary, Haida Gwaii: On the Edge of the World, and the feature films Preggoland, Fido and The Delicate Art of Parking. As a director, Kevin’s credits include the first and third seasons of the acclaimed documentary series Emergency Room: Life + Death at VGH as well as music videos, documentaries and second unit work for episodic television.