Show Runner: Producing Variety and Talk Shows for Television

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"This lively, informative book covers all aspects of show-running variety and talk shows to television. Filled with examples from actual shows, it covers making, pitching, and selling a pilot: production development; a show runner's duties and weekly schedule; working with other members of a production's staff and crew; producing a season of shows, and much more. It also defines the roles played by the many producers whose credits we see on the screen (line producer, field producer, executive producer, etc.) and their interactions with the show
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Overview

"This lively, informative book covers all aspects of show-running variety and talk shows to television. Filled with examples from actual shows, it covers making, pitching, and selling a pilot: production development; a show runner's duties and weekly schedule; working with other members of a production's staff and crew; producing a season of shows, and much more. It also defines the roles played by the many producers whose credits we see on the screen (line producer, field producer, executive producer, etc.) and their interactions with the show runner." Additionally, this book covers show running as a career, discussing the job's pleasures and hard realities, including selling oneself, finding work, negotiating for a percentage of a show's profits, and more.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781879505773
  • Publisher: Silman-James Press
  • Publication date: 1/15/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 177
  • Sales rank: 965,390
  • Product dimensions: 6.04 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Defining the term "producer" 1
2 Making a successful pilot 15
3 Selling the show 33
4 The show runner's weekly schedule 73
5 Floor producing a season of shows 109
6 Mickey mouse-club 115
7 A career as a non-fiction producer 131
8 My story 149
9 Finding a job 161
10 The bottom line 167
11 In closing 173
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    Posted August 1, 2009

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