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Kim's Convenience "Writers Talking TV" Oct. 10

September 26, 2017

Kim’s Convenience is a hit Canadian comedy about the Kims, a Korean-Canadian family who run a convenience store in downtown Toronto. The WGC is very pleased that co-showrunners Ins Choi and Kevin White are coming to Writers Talking TV on Oct. 10 to take us behind the scenes of writing the show. So, #OKseeyou there! But make sure you RSVP to reserve a seat.
 
 
What: Kim's Convenience co-showrunners Ins Choi and Kevin White talk about writing the show with host Jeff Biederman; episode screening; audience Q&A
When: Tuesday Oct. 10, 2017, 7 p.m. [Doors open at 6:30]
Where: TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King St. W., Cinema 4
RSVP: Free and open to the public, but please RSVP to make sure you have a seat. Email Elizabeth Ingold, e.ingold@wgc.ca
 
 
Kim's Convenience is broadcast on CBC Tuesdays at 9 p.m.
More about the show from CBC:
 
KIM'S CONVENIENCE is the funny, heartfelt story of The Kims, a Korean-Canadian family, running a convenience store in downtown Toronto. Mr. and Mrs. Kim ('Appa' and 'Umma') immigrated to Toronto in the 80's to set up shop near Regent Park and had two kids, Jung and Janet who are now young adults. However, when Jung was 16, he and Appa had a major falling out involving a physical fight, stolen money and Jung leaving home. Father and son have been estranged since.
 
Now, Appa and Umma run the store along with Janet who is studying photography at art school. Meanwhile Jung, who secretly stays in contact with Umma and Janet, is trying to turn his life around and recently landed a job at a car rental agency. The world of KIM'S CONVENIENCE is real, colourful and urban - a diverse landscape of people and places and at the heart is the Kim family and their store. While the family continues to work and live, finding humour in the everyday tasks of running the store, they long for the day when the rift between Appa and Jung is mended and the family is whole once again.
 
The series stars Paul Sun-Hyung Lee as Appa, Jean Yoon as Umma, Simu Liu as Jung, Andrea Bang as Janet, and Andrew Phung as Kimchee. KIM'S CONVENIENCE is based on the award-winning play by Ins Choi, who also adapted it for television. Kevin White serves as showrunner, and co-created the series with Choi, who both hold executive producer credits along with Ivan Fecan and Albert Schultz.

 



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