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Irish Documentary ‘Showrunners’, featuring Joss Whedon and JJ Abrams, Lands US Distribution Deal at Comic Con
22 Jul 2013 : By Kevin Cronin
Joss Whedon and JJ Abrams feature in Irish documentary 'Showrunners'.

Dublin director Des Doyle and Wexford producer John Wallace of Black Sheep Productions scored a major victory at Comic Con in San Diego in signing a distribution deal with Submarine Entertainment for their documentary ‘Showrunners’ - which boasts interviews with such Hollywood heavyweights as ‘Avengers’ director Joss Whedon and ‘Star Wars Episode 7’ director JJ Abrams.

The Irish Film Board-funded documentary examines the pressure of running a major TV show, with the term ‘showrunner’ referring to the person with overall responsibility for the smooth running of such a large-scale production.

Dublin-based freelance editor John Murphy also worked on the documentary, whose credits include ‘When Ali Came to Ireland’ and ‘Ras Tailteann’.

Other high-profile interviewees include Terence Winter (‘Boardwalk Empire’), Damon Lindelof (‘Lost’), Ronald D. Moore (‘Battlestar Galactica’), Bill Prady (‘The Big Bang Theory’), Hart Hanson (‘Bones’), Jane Espenson (‘Once Upon A Time’), Matthew Carnahan (‘House Of Lies’), Robert and Michelle King (‘The Good Wife’), Shawn Ryan (‘The Shield’) and David Shore (‘House’).

Submarine’s Co-President Dan Braun said: ‘We are very excited to be working with Des Doyle and the team on their amazing behind the scenes documentary ‘Showrunners’, which reveals the seductive, yet terrifying, world of being in charge of running a television show. The unprecedented access and attention to detail they achieved in this film is impressive and unique.’

Des Doyle, a graduate of Film Production in DIT, has worked with artists such as U2 and Sinead O’Connor and directors Jim Sheridan and Barry Levinson.

John Wallace’s assistant directing credits include ‘One Hundred Mornings’, ‘Garage’, ‘Inside I’m Dancing’, ‘Laws of Attraction’ and ‘Intermission’.

‘Showrunners’ is a co-production between Black Sheep Productions, Romark Entertainment, and Junto Entertainment, produced by John Wallace and Rock Shaink.

The documentary was co-produced by Ryan Patrick McGuffey and executive produced by Jimmy Nguyen, Jason Rose, and Christof Bove.




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