MASTERCLASS: Showrunner Training



This 5-day intensive Masterclass is designed to introduce writers and producers the creative and practical skills to become a professional showrunner on an international stage.

What is a showrunner? Showrunners are high-level writer-producers who oversee every aspect of a show’s development and production. They supervise the writers, designers, casting departments and directors of photography. They shepherd shows from conception and writing through principal photography and post. Showrunners are the sole “captain of the ship”, they are responsible for every creative and practical decision affecting the show.

A showrunner system, which is lacking in Singapore, not only puts visionary writer/producers at the helm of each series, it creates an apprenticeship system that educates younger writer-producers.

Through this programme, participants will be inspired and introduced to the fundamentals of showrunners, the importance of a showrunner system and how to apply it in their work.

The skills that participants will acquire from this Masterclass:

  • TV Storytelling
  • How to Manage a Writers Room
  • Understanding the whole production flow
  • Basics of Principal Photography & On-set Production


Who Should Attend

This highly intensive Masterclass is optimal for Media Professionals with at least 1 year of experience in the media industry who want to explore the area of showrunner in a media production.


(Duration) Date

(5 Days) -

Registration Closing Date: -



9:30am to 5:30pm


Fees (Inclusive of 7% GST)

Application Fee: S$53.50 -Waived-

Full Course Fee*: S$4,066.00

*This course is supported for up to 90% subsidy under the IMDA Talent Assistance Specialised Training Grant (T-Assist). Terms and conditions apply. For more information, click here


Trainer Profile

Chad Gervich is a television producer, bestselling author, and award-winning playwright. He has written, produced and developed series, pilots and projects for nearly every network and studio in Hollywood, including E!’s After Lately, starring Chelsea Handler, Disney’s hit sitcom Dog With a Blog, Food Network’s Cupcake Wars, and ABC’s Wipeout. He also spent 5 years as a development executive with The Littlefield Company at NBC and Paramount Studios, and has taught and worked with TV producers around the globe.

Chad consulted on two Singaporean TV shows: Mediacorp/Channel 5’s reality-competition show The 5 Search, and the hit comedy Spouse For House, which has won three Asian Television Awards: Best Comedy, Best Comedy Screenplay and Best Performance in a Comedy.

Chad is also the author of bestselling books Small Screen, Big Picture: A Writer’s Guide to the TV Business, Psych’s Guide to Crime Fighting for the Totally Unqualified, and How To Manage Your Agent: A Writer’s Guide to Hollywood Representation.



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