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Watch: What Indie Filmmakers Can Learn from Showrunners

Watch: What Indie Filmmakers Can Learn from Showrunners


If you’ve ever been told that a jack-of-all-trades is the master of none, then you’ve been lied to – or you’ve yet to meet a showrunner.

“Showrunning is like painting a painting, while writing a novel, while doing your taxes,” showrunner Matthew Carnahan (“House of Lies”) quips in the documentary “Showrunners.”

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Sound familiar? Independent filmmakers are effectively showrunners, often wearing several hats and managing almost every aspect of their project. As a result, more filmmakers and writers are finding work in traditional and digital media because of their ability to understand so many elements of the production process. The DSLR-wielding producer/director/editor of today will most likely be the showrunner of tomorrow.

In episode 7 of Raindance’s “Step & Repeat” (above), showrunner and director Daniel Oron explains how producers and filmmakers alike can succeed in their projects while managing multiple departments, people, and creative elements.

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