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305SRU zkouška 2 2 hodiny výuky týdně (45 minut), 32 až 42 hodin domácí příprava anglicky, česky zimní

Garant předmětu

Jméno vyučujícího (jména vyučujících)


Course Description

The term “showrunner” appeared in the US at the turn of the 20th century to denote a new type of profession that came into existence simultaneously with the rise of the Second Golden Age of Television, and its content is, simply put, the manager of the show.

The role of the showrunner as a specific profession at the intersection of producing, screenwriting and directing is not established in the Czech Republic yet. While we do not see the role listed in the end credits in the Czech TV environment or discussed by the academia, showrunners do exist in the Czech environment – primarily in the sense of being the final creative decision makers. Most of them are referred to as ‘creative producers’ and employed in TV channels or private firms. The purpose of the subject is to explain and understand the reality of the current showrunners and try to live it in practice.

Výsledky učení

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course students will:

-learn about the various practical and theoretical models of showrunnership, general procedures for producing TV shows home and abroad, the functioning of screenwriting teams (writers’ room) and the historical developments in TV and Internet series

-develop their own series, from the theme all the way to the presentation of the show to the broadcaster

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Recommended Reading

BENNET, Tara. Showrunners, The Art of Running a TV Show book. London: Titan Books, 2014.

DOUGLAS, Pamela. Writing the TV Drama Series: How to Succeed As a Professional Writer in TV. Studio City: Michael Wiese Productions, 2014.

KEATING, Gina. Netflixed: The Epic Battle for America’s Eyeballs. New York: Portfolio/Penguin, 2013.

EDGERTON, Gary. The Columbia History of American Television. New York: Columbia University Press, c2007.

SEPINWALL, Alan. The Revolution Was Televised: The Cops, Crooks, Slingers, and Slayers Who Changed TV Drama Forever. New York: Simon & Schuster, c2015.

WOLK, Alan: Over The Top: How The Internet Is (Slowly But Surely) Changing The Television Industry. [New York, New York] : Alan Wolk, [2015] c2015.

SHAPIRO, Seth: Television: Innovation, Disruption and the World's Most Powerful Medium. New Amsterdam Media LLC, 2016.

STRUNK, William, WHITE, E. B.: The elements of style with revisions, an introduction, and a chapter on writing. Toronto: Longman, 2000.

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Hodnoticí metody a kritéria

Students will be evaluated on their contribution and efforts to the class, practical work and the colloquial examination. Mandatory attendance 75%.

The course grade will be calculated as follows:

Participation in discussion - 30%

Practical project development - 50%

Colloquial examination - 20%


The course is taught in English.

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