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Famous Public Relations Pros in TV & Film

Reading Time: 2 minutes While not all glamor and glitz, PR is an oft-portrayed profession in TV and film….

Written by Joe Robison
Last updated 1 year ago

Reading Time: 2 minutes


While not all glamor and glitz, PR is an oft-portrayed profession in TV and film.

Part of the reason may be that PRs act as a messenger between the main characters thoughts and actions for the audience. The PR helps key characters clarify and tell their story the to media and, in effect, to the viewing audience.

Here is a list of ten fictional public relations professionals portrayed in TV and film:

  1. Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) – “Scandal” (2012-2018): Olivia Pope is a high-powered crisis management expert who runs her own PR firm, Pope & Associates.
  2. Shauna Malwae-Tweep (Alison Becker) – “Parks and Recreation” (2009-2015): Shauna is a reporter and public relations specialist in the town of Pawnee, Indiana.
  3. Edina Monsoon (Jennifer Saunders) – “Absolutely Fabulous” (1992-2012): Edina is a PR agent representing celebrities, though her personal life often overshadows her professional success.
  4. Stuart Smalley (Al Franken) – “Saturday Night Live” (1975-present): Stuart Smalley is a self-help guru and public relations consultant who often hosts a talk show segment.
  5. Sidney Falco (Tony Curtis) – “Sweet Smell of Success” (1957): Sidney Falco is a struggling press agent trying to make a name for himself in New York City’s cutthroat world of entertainment PR.
  6. Kitty Sanchez (Judy Greer) – “Arrested Development” (2003-2019): Kitty is a PR executive for the Bluth Company, working closely with the dysfunctional family at the center of the series.
  7. Fletcher Reede (Jim Carrey) – “Liar Liar” (1997): Fletcher Reede is a career-focused attorney and public relations expert whose life changes when he is magically compelled to tell the truth.
  8. Diane Lockhart (Christine Baranski) – “The Good Wife” (2009-2016) & “The Good Fight” (2017-present): Diane Lockhart is a powerful attorney and PR strategist who often represents high-profile clients in crisis.
  9. Samantha Jones (Kim Cattrall) – “Sex and the City” (1998-2004): Samantha is a successful PR executive in New York City, managing the public images of various clients while navigating her own personal life.
  10. Eli Gold (Alan Cumming) – “The Good Wife” (2009-2016): Eli Gold is a cunning political strategist and PR consultant who works for the Governor of Illinois and later becomes a series regular.

These characters portray various aspects of public relations and crisis management in the entertainment industry, demonstrating the challenges and rewards of the profession

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