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I like talking to the creative people who have jobs that folks outside of the industry bubble don't necessarily understand. Last month, for example, I talked with Michael Spiller about what it means to be a directing producer on "The Mindy Project." Jonathan Lisco has a more glamorous and identifiable job. He is, after all, the showrunner on AMC's new drama "Halt and Catch Fire" and we've all learned to revere the showrunner. However, Lisco didn't create "Halt and Catch Fire." The '80s-set computer drama was created by Chris Cantwell and Chris Rogers, but The Chrises don't have a lengthy TV background, so Lisco was brought in as writer, executive producer and showrunner for the first season as part of an overall deal he signed with AMC. Lisco has been a creator -- Fox's "K-Ville" was the first series to shoot in New Orleans after Katrina -- but his »


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