Creating Personal Connection with Fictional Characters: TV Edition

If you’re anything like us, the characters on your favorite TV show feel like your best friends. In some cases, you’ve known each other for years and you can’t help but think that your life just wouldn’t be the same without these people in it. Sure, they’re fictional characters on your favorite show, but they feel so real.

Think about it, if you can learn to create characters audiences connect to just as fiercely as you connect to your favorite characters, then you may really have something audiences will tune in for season after season.

Join us to find out how it’s done!

This 90 Minute Webinar Will Cover:
  • Creating layered and “real” lead and supporting characters 
  • Four essential elements for more complex characters 
  • How we emotionally identify and get attached to characters 
About Your Host:

Hollis Rich’s career as a television writer/producer spans both half-hour comedy and hour drama, including DOOGIE HOWSER MD, GRACE UNDER FIRE, PICKET FENCES, PARTY OF FIVE. She co-created and was co-executive producer of STATE OF GRACE, a half-hour dramedy featuring Mae Whitman, Alia Shawkat, and Frances McDormand as the off-screen narrator. The critically acclaimed series earned two Humanitas nominations and four Jewish Image Awards for its humorous, authentic depiction of two girls of different faiths growing up in the 1960’s South. Hollis attended UCLA’s Graduate Film School Writers Program and continues to write and develop series television.


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