Want to be a showrunner? Paddy MacRae says ‘make a killer cup of tea’

The showrunner life is made up of early starts, late nights, and not a lot of free time. But it's worth it, says Paddy MacRae.

Paddy MacRae is a screenwriter, producer and showrunner. He has held multiple roles in scripted development at Matchbox Pictures since 2015 (The Slap, Clickbait, Stateless) and has worked across projects including Barracuda, Glitch, Nowhere Boys, Seven Types of Ambiguity and all three seasons of Wanted for Channel Seven & Netflix.

He is currently completing production on his first original series, the 10 x one-hour drama Irreverent, for Netflix and NBC Peacock as EP, writer & creator.

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Silvi Vann-Wall is a journalist, podcaster, and filmmaker. They joined ScreenHub as Film Content Lead in 2022. Twitter: @SilviReports