The Cultured Podcast

TCP 036 - Writing for TV, With Felicia Henderson

April 15, 201829 min
A prolific TV creator, writer and producer, Felicia Henderson is responsible for some of the most iconic small-screen characters of the last few decades. She joins Michelle on The Cultured Podcast to detail her legendary career and reveal the common thread that knits her wildly diverse shows together. She and Michelle explore Felicia’s propensity for writing familial relationships and how she creates a range of characters, from fantastical to realistic. As the co-creator and executive producer of BET’s The Quad, Felicia shares how this groundbreaking series depicts a diverse range of African American experiences within the campus of a historically black university (HBCU). Felicia chats about her own collegiate experience as part of Delta Sigma Theta Incorporated and the significance of Greek life in African American culture. The conversation leads to the importance of representation in media. Michelle digs into Felicia’s work with television renditions of comic books and how Felicia is living out her childhood dreams by working on Marvel’s “The Punisher.”

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