Arts and Culture

What is a TV Showrunner?

Posted on: Wed 11 Sep 2019

J.J Abrams, David Lynch, Tina Fey, Phoebe Waller-Bridge. These are all household names famous for being the creative minds behind many unforgettable shows.

All these people are TV Showrunners, but what exactly is a showrunner? What are their roles and why don’t we know more about them?

Darren Paul Fisher, Head of Directing, Department of Film, Screen and Creative Media at Bond University joins Breakfast’s Zoe Kounadis and Tom Mann to explain more.

Produced by Zak Stuart
Image Sourced: Institute of Production and Recording


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