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Show Runners

Education and Training Requirements

High School

Many show runners start out as screenwriters or other types of writers, so it’s a good idea to take as many English and writing classes as possible, as well as get involved in theatrical productions and take film history or filmmaking classes, if they are offered. Since show runners manage the entire production, it’s a good idea to also take courses in business management, mathematics, psychology, speech, computer science, and social studies to build your knowledge and skills in these areas. Mastering a foreign language will come in handy if you manage workers who do not speak English fluently or if you work on a production that shoots in a foreign country.

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