Richard Timothy "Tim" Kring, is an American screenwriter and television producer, best known for his creation of the drama series Strange World, Crossing Jordan, Heroes, and Touch. Kring is Jewish. He graduated from the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts in 1983. Kring's... MORE
Richard Timothy "Tim" Kring, is an American screenwriter and television producer, best known for his creation of the drama series Strange World, Crossing Jordan, Heroes, and Touch. Kring is Jewish. He graduated from the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts in 1983. Kring's first job as a screenwriter was for the television show Knight Rider. Other early projects included co-writing an episode of Misfits of Science and Teen Wolf Too with Jeph Loeb. Kring and Loeb would collaborate again when producing Heroes. Kring also co-wrote the 2010 book Shift: A Novel with Dale Peck. After the cancellation of Heroes in 2010 Kring created the TV series Touch, a drama focusing on a father who discovers that his mute son can predict future events. The series premiered on January 25, 2012 on Fox and was cancelled after two seasons on May 9, 2013. On February 22, 2014, during its Olympics coverage, NBC announced Heroes is coming back as a 13-episode event miniseries titled Heroes Reborn. It will premiere in 2015 with creator Tim Kring on board. LESS
Conspiracy for Good: How Tim Kring Built a Phenomenon Gamification Co - Concourse Exhibition Center It used to be enough just to give consumers 22 minutes of quality content, once a week, year after year, to be successful. Today, media consumption has dramatically changed. Where TV used to be the distraction, now viewers use second and third screens - a distraction from the distraction. This change, both demographic and technological, forces us to reimagine the nature of storytelling and narrative in an unprecedented way. Viewers today want to lean forward (and you need them to), become part of the action, engage with characters and each other in new and exciting ways, and shape the outcome. But how do we do this without ceding total control to the audience and reducing the main reason they "pay" to be with us in the first place? Join Tim Kring, Transmedia expert and creator of the blockbuster TV programs Heroes and Touch, as he shares his insights about how to tell stories in this new lean-forward era that consumers are willing to pay for with time and money. Key Takeaways:How to use story to encourage participation in the real world.How to build stories for a multi platform universe.How to work with brands now that they are key to reaching an audience.
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