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A feature-length doc with unprecedented access to today's top TV creators & writers, also known as "Showrunners"
1,218 backers pledged $86,059 to help bring this project to life.

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    1. Creator Showrunners Documentary on November 14

      @Mel DuPont:

      Hi Mel
      We are hoping to get these out in December - we are currently inundated with stuff going on in terms of promoting the film on 2 different continents with only 2 of us to deal with KS rewards - but we do want to fulfill this tier as soon as we can. Thanks for backing us and for your patience.

    2. Creator Mel DuPont on November 14

      When are the USB sticks expected to ship?

    3. Creator Showrunners Documentary on October 31

      @Matt Large:

      Hi Matt we're still working out with our distributors whether its possible to issue the Blu-Rays before Xmas or whether it will be early 2015 - we will try and update on this as soon as we have confirmed information.
      Thanks for backing us and hope you enjoyed the film.

    4. Creator Matt Large on October 31

      What is the plan regarding the Blu-Ray rewards?

    5. Creator Showrunners Documentary on June 27, 2014

      @Seth Burke:

      Thanks Seth - hope you will enjoy the film!

    6. Creator Seth Burke on June 25, 2014

      It's interesting that while this film will probably give all of us some major insight to the ever elusive world of TV, just from following you guys through Kickstarter alone, I have learned so much. From the campaign, to how to run a successful Kickstarter, to dealing with rights issues. It's enough to make a documentary about the making of the documentary! Looking forward to seeing this.

    7. Creator Matt Large on March 12, 2014

      Sorry to bother people but another documentary project I backed here on Kickstarter, "Being George Clooney", is less than 10% of its goal short with only 5 days left. I'm not involved with it at all other than being a backer and thinking it sounded really cool and that backers of Show Runners might like it too like me. Thanks

    8. Creator Showrunners Documentary on February 22, 2014

      Hi Danielle
      Some of the rewards in your tier have been fulfilled such as the digital posters, newsletter signup and Instagram access. The Original Score will available from mid-March for you, the video podcast we're hoping to have out in April. Obviously the USB stick with the film itself will still be a little way down the line as it will be concurrent with the film's later video release.
      Thanks for your support!

    9. Creator Danielle Reynolds on February 21, 2014

      Have rewards been sent out for this yet?

    10. Creator Showrunners Documentary on August 13, 2013

      Hi Christopher - as you may have read in some of our updates we had a long delay in actually receiving our Kickstarter money. As we explained this has had quite a knock on effect to some of our hoped for delivery times. We are currently working on designs for the shirt and the mug and we're hoping to be sending out a survey for the shirts next month. Thanks for backing and bearing with us!

    11. Creator Christopher Kao on August 13, 2013

      Hey what's the deal with the Showrunners shirts and mugs? Just curious, because the reward tier says estimated in May.

    12. Creator Catherine Boerner on June 19, 2013

      Hooray! We will look forward to seeing you there. Just let me know if you need any volunteer assistance with set up or tear down if you are using a facility in the Gaslamp!

    13. Creator Showrunners Documentary on June 17, 2013

      Hi Catherine,
      We are still having a launch event at SDCC and that's not the only thing happening there this year! Stay tuned for a rather lengthy update coming this week!!

    14. Creator Catherine Boerner on June 17, 2013

      Hi guys! For those of us who pledged at the SDCC level are you still going to have a launch event? If not, is there a Plan B?

    15. Creator Showrunners Documentary on May 23, 2013

      Hi Oded
      We're still in post on the film and working our way through clearances which is a mammoth task due to the number of shows we're dealing with. As a result of this we're hesitant to say anything definitive at this stage but we are hoping to have news on this for Comic Con. Thanks for backing us!

    16. Creator Oded Sharon on May 22, 2013

      when is the film going to be available?

    17. Creator Jennfer Feldman on February 25, 2013

      Hey guys this is just to say I'm totally looking forward to more updates. I'm glad to hear that things are still in the works and it's only after a kickstarter gets funded that the real work begins isn't it. :D As long as you can keep updating here and there and make sure to follow through as planned, I won't have to annoy the pants of of Ryan by emailing him and FB messaging him every two seconds. :P But seriously, I am so happy to have been a backer of this project! Good luck with it all from here on out. :D

    18. Creator Showrunners Documentary on February 25, 2013

      Hi Brad,
      Thanks for the comment and we're sorry you feel that we're disrespecting you. At the moment alongside editing, composing, creating graphics and dealing with every studio and network for multiple clearances we have also been finalising the artwork that's going out with the 1st major email update to all our backers.

      Also due to some problems with Amazon payments we will actually only receive our Kickstarter money this week. There are only 3 of us trying to get everything done and as such we have had to prioritize somethings and perhaps we have done that incorrectly. Again our apologies if that is the case but we are trying to do our best under very challenging circumstances.

      Thank you for backing us.
      Des Doyle

    19. Creator Brad Dancer on February 24, 2013

      Hey guys, we want you to deliver the best film as well - but its also not too much to ask to periodically update and let us know how its going You won't convince me you don't have 15 minutes to send a brief update out - we'll be respectful of your time but respect the pledgers by keeping us informed.

    20. Creator Showrunners Documentary on January 20, 2013

      Hi Christopher
      Thanks for backing us and for posting - if you can bear with us a little longer we will be sending out an update with the Personal thank you e-mails in early February. Right now there is a huge amount of work going on to get the film into the post production timeline we want and that is taking all our focus for the moment. We want to deliver the best film we can.

    21. Creator Christopher Kao on January 18, 2013

      Looking forward to the movie. Any updates? Been a little quiet since it got funded.

    22. Creator Samson Clan on December 25, 2012

      This is great! Congratulations and we're looking forward to the finished product.

    23. Creator Aubrey Tate on December 25, 2012

      Congratulations on meeting the goal!! I am so happy to support such a documentary and very much look forward to its release!

    24. Creator Gavin on December 25, 2012

      @Andreas; 90 minutes i think. It says about condensing hours of footage into that on the main page.

    25. Creator Andreas Kuehn on December 25, 2012

      Sweet! In the last few days/hours it really picked up pace and luckily got funded. Looking forward to see the finished product. Do you already have an estimation for the running time of the documentary?

    26. Creator Theresa Smith on December 25, 2012

      YIPPEE!!!1!!1!1!!! :-D

    27. Creator Gavin on December 24, 2012

      CONGRATULATIONS! Can't wait to see it.

    28. Creator Showrunners Documentary on December 24, 2012

      Hi Liam
      Thank you for backing us and helping get us here. Merry Xmas to you too and hope you'll enjoy the film!

    29. Creator Liam Garvo on December 24, 2012

      Congrats on making it guys and gals. Really looking forward to seeing it! Have a happy holiday season and a great new year.

    30. Creator Showrunners Documentary on December 24, 2012

      Hi Emma
      Thank you for the congrats and thanks for backing us - it's an amazing Xmas present!

    31. Creator Emma on December 24, 2012

      Yay! You made it, I'm so glad! Congratulations.

    32. Creator Showrunners Documentary on December 24, 2012

      Hi Jenny,
      Thank you so much for the support and for the kind words - really appreciate it. Fingers crossed we get there and we really hope you'll enjoy the finished film. Merry Christmas and a Happy & Showrunnery New Year!!

    33. Creator Jenny Wine on December 24, 2012

      So proud to support this documentary, I upped my pledge. So close to the deadline and this needs to be made!!

    34. Creator Gavin on December 24, 2012

      Yes I am plus 99% of the showrunners shown I watch or used to watch their shows on a weekly basis so I'm very excited to see behind the scenes. Good luck guys!

    35. Creator Showrunners Documentary on December 24, 2012

      Hi Gavin
      Thank you for the kind words and for backing us - Im guessing if the first few seconds sold you your a Shawen Ryan fan?? Fingers crossed for the goal - it's within touching distance!
      Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

    36. Creator Gavin on December 24, 2012

      I'm in for $75 as I think the world NEEDS to see a documentary like this..... plus the trailer had me sold in the first few seconds. Looks great! Hope you make the goal. Merry Xmas everyone!

    37. Creator Showrunners Documentary on December 24, 2012

      Hi Matthew
      Thank you for the pledge and for helping us spread the word - we greatly appreciate it. Unfortunately we are competing with Christmas but fingers crossed we will get there in the time remaining. Happy Christmas to you!

    38. Creator Showrunners Documentary on December 24, 2012

      Hi Andrew
      Thank you for backing us and we think you will indeed find the film quite insightful. Happy Christmas to you!

    39. Creator Marius Riley on December 24, 2012

      I see it's 16 hours left, and it hasn't cleared $80K. That's boggling to me. I upped my pleadge to $50 and reposted the link and a blurb to, well, everywhere I could think of. I hope you guys make it!

    40. Creator Andrew Purvis on December 24, 2012

      Just backed this. Hope you guys succeed. This looks like an amazing insight into the industry

    41. Creator Showrunners Documentary on December 22, 2012

      Hi Ivey
      Sorry for the delay in replying - please contact us directly via our email address which is and many thanks for backing us!

    42. Creator Showrunners Documentary on December 22, 2012

      Hi Dylan
      Thanks for backing us and for the feedback - a good look inside is exactly what we're trying do with the film - we hope you'll enjoy it!

    43. Creator Showrunners Documentary on December 22, 2012

      Hi Nils
      Thanks for backing us. As you can probably see our Kickstarter has been going quite strongly for the last 36 hours - we're hoping this continues to a successful end on Monday nite. Please spread the word!

    44. Creator Ivey West on December 20, 2012

      Like Romy, we'd like to feature Showrunners on our website. Can we touch base?

    45. Creator Dylan Gray on December 19, 2012

      I really hope you guys pull it off I want to get into the industry and I thought this would be a good look inside

    46. Creator Nils Schuth on December 18, 2012

      Just found you project and backed it right away but there seems to be only a very small chance to succeed.
      What if the Kickstarter fails? Will you try again or did the attention be enough to attract additional funding? Really want to see this film. :)

    47. Creator Showrunners Documentary on December 11, 2012

      Hi Kathy
      The event will be off site so no you wont need a badge.
      Thanks for backing us!

    48. Creator Kathy Flynn on December 11, 2012

      Will the SDCC launch event be on site or off site? In other words, will I need a badge to attend?

    49. Creator Showrunners Documentary on December 10, 2012

      Hi Romy - will be in touch with you tomorrow!

    50. Creator Romy Kraus on December 9, 2012

      Hi guys - if you have press material pls send through -- happy to help where possible to spread the word. Will DM you.

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