In the Writing Room on KIM’S CONVENIENCE
For our first ever comedy room, eight participants were given the opportunity to spend a day with KIM’S CONVENIENCE Co-Creators, Ins Choi and Kevin White, to pitch stories, punch up jokes, and draft a standalone episode of the CBC hit. On Saturday, April 22, Ins Choi and Kevin White will take us through their process of leading the room. How does a “room” write a show? How do you find and develop the best story? How does it all come together? The “room” will join Ins & Kevin on stage to break the final act beat of their standalone KIM’s CONVENIENCE episode, giving our delegates a chance to look inside one of the funniest writing rooms in Canada. The session will conclude with a moderated Q&A with the audience.
Co-Creator/Writer/Executive Producer, KIM'S CONVENIENCE
Ins Choi was born in Korea, grew up in Scarborough and now lives in Toronto with his wife and 2 children. The stage play, KIM’S CONVENIENCE, debuted at the 2011 Toronto Fringe Theatre Festival before opening Soulpepper’ Theatre Company’s 2012 season. Since then it has toured to eleven Canadian cities and will be in New York this July. Ins is a co-creator, a writer and an executive producer for the tv show KIM’S CONVENIENCE.
Co-Creator, KIM'S CONVENIENCE
Kevin White is a writer and showrunner who has worked on some of Canada’s top scripted comedies including THIS HOUR HAS 22 MINUTES and CORNER GAS. Currently he is a co-creator with Ins Choi of KIM’S CONVENIENCE based on Choi’s award-winning play. In addition Kevin’s been a writer and executive producer on SCHITT’S CREEK which last year won him a Canadian Screen Award for Best Comedy Series. He was also an executive producer and co-creator of CBC’s INSECURITY and CTV’s DAN FOR MAYOR.
Partner, TV Eh?
For over 15 years, Greg David has been a television critic for TV Guide Canada, the country’s most trusted source for TV news. He has interviewed television actors, actresses and behind-the-scenes folks … literally hundreds of TV people over the course of his career. He is a past member of the Television Critics Association and currently a partner at TV-Eh.com, a website devoted to spotlighting, supporting and celebrating the Canadian television industry.