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Submarine, Gravitas prep “Showrunners” for October

Gravitas Ventures and Submarine Deluxe are pairing up to distribute Showrunners, the feature-length documentary that explores the rising power of the TV showrunner. (Pictured: Sons Of Anarchy helmer Kurt Sutter)
July 25, 2014

Gravitas Ventures and Submarine Deluxe are pairing up to distribute Showrunners, the feature-length documentary that explores the behind-the-scenes process of making a hit show and explore the rising power of the TV showrunner.

Submarine will be handling the yet-to-be-determined date of the Des Doyle directed film’s theatrical release in October, and Gravitas Venturas will distribute it to VOD on the same day.

The Black Sheep/Romark/Junto Production, financed by the Irish Film Board and to the tune of $86,059 by Kickstarter backers, features such influential television showrunners as J.J. Abrams (Lost, Fringe, Person Of Interest), Josh Whedon (Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D), Jane Espenson (Once Upon A Time), Matthew Carnahan (House Of Lies), Hart Hanson (Bones), Ronald D. Moore (Battlestar Galactica, Outlander) and Kurt Sutter (Sons Of Anarchy, pictured above) among others.

The producers are John Wallace and Rock Shaink, with coproduction by Ryan Patrick McGuffey. Showrunners is exec produced by Jason Rose, Jimmy Nguyen and Christof Bove.

Showrunners is a unique film that reveals some of the never-before-seen inner workings of the television business. We are excited to be collaborating with Gravitas to bring this film to both big and small screen audiences,” said Dan Braun, co-president of Submarine Deluxe, in a statement.

Check out the trailer below:

About The Author
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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