The Show Runner
An Insider’s Guide to Successful TV Production
by Cy Chermak
Cy Chermak will charm readers with his humor as he takes us into the world of television show business’ dealing with writers, directors, actors and the networks. His producing credits include the iconic TV series CHiPs, Ironside, The Virginian, The Bold Ones, Barbary Coast, and Kolchak: The Night Stalker, among others.
During his 30-year career in television, Cy also worked as a freelance writer (Bonanza, Star Trek: The Next Generation, and dozens of others), a Story Editor (Rescue 8 and The Virginian), and has been nominated for three primetime Emmys, the Writers Guild of America Award, and the Humanitas Prize. Mr. Chermak is also the proud recipient of the NAACP’s Image Award.
In this memoir, Cy reveals his real-life experiences, lessons learned, regrets, and many delights.
The Show Runner released
August 1, 2017
Note from the Author..
I want to answer for you that often asked question; what does a producer really do? I’m going to take you along with me as a hypothetical partner.
We’ll produce a show together, working at every step that goes into creating a TV series, and getting its episodes onto the air. Along the way, I’ll share some reminiscences that are by turns funny or frightening. Your head might spin ... your stomach might churn ... you might never watch TV quite the same way again.
But I’m sure that when the ride is over, you’ll wish you could get back in line to take it again!
You will know what it is like to be THE SHOW RUNNER.