Kim’s Convenience actors Andrew Phung and Paul Sun-Hyung Lee among local nominees for Canadian Screen Awards

January 16, 2018Kim's Convenience, Never Steady, Never Still

Victoria Ahearn/ Calgary Herald Kim’s Convenience actors Andrew Phung and Paul Sun-Hyung Lee and Peter Oldring of CBC’s radio/web series This is That are among the Calgarians or former Calgarians who earned Canadian Screen Award nominations. Calgarian Andrew Phung received a nomination for best supporting or guest actor in a series for his role in … Read More

Thunderbird Receives 22 Canadian Screen Award Nominations

January 16, 2018Atomic Cartoons, Beat Bugs, Great Pacific Media, Heavy Rescue: 401, Industry News, Kim's Convenience, Never Steady, Never Still, Thunderbird Releasing

News Release/ Thunderbird Entertainment  The Canadian Screen Awards nominations were announced at a press conference in Toronto today. Vancouver’s Thunderbird Entertainment received 22 nominations across the companies. The Kim’s Convenience team received a total of 12 nominations, including Best Comedy Series, and Best Performance by an Actor and Actress in a Comedy Series. In the film category, Never Steady, … Read More

Canadian Screen Awards 2018

January 16, 2018Industry News, Kim's Convenience, Never Steady, Never Still

CBC NEWS Literary revamp Anne, crime drama Cardinal, TV sitcom Kim’s Convenience and historical drama film Hochelaga, Land of Souls are among the top contenders for the Canadian Screen Awards. Organizers unveiled the latest nominees Tuesday in Toronto for the annual celebration of excellence in film, television and digital media productions. The awards are administered by the Academy of Canadian Cinema … Read More

The 16th Annual ACTRA Awards in Toronto Nominees

January 12, 2018Kim's Convenience

Actra Toronto/ Cision  TORONTO, Jan. 12, 2018 /CNW/ – ACTRA Toronto is very proud to announce the nominees for the 16th Annual ACTRA Awards in Toronto, a celebration of the 75th anniversary of ACTRA. The ACTRA Awards in Toronto will take place at The Carlu on Saturday, February 24, 2018. Nominees for Outstanding Performance – Male: Richard Clarkin — Morgan in The Drawer Boy (Open City … Read More

John Doyle’s favourite Canadian performances of 2017

December 20, 2017Kim's Convenience

John Doyle/ The Globe and Mail With the bad, comes the good – and this year on Canadian TV, there are performances to be appreciated. Well, you can’t please everyone. Heaven knows that truism hits us like a mallet to the head at this time of the year. The other day I was asserting ” Ten … Read More

The Best Of Broadway (And Off-) 2017: Kim’s Convenience

December 18, 2017Kim's Convenience

Jeremy Gerard/ Deadline The Best of 2017 (* indicates still running): *Farinelli and the King (Belasco Theatre) *A Room In India (Park Avenue Armory; closes Wednesday) If I Forget (Roundabout Theatre Company) *Junk (Lincoln Center Theatre) A Doll’s House, Part 2 (Golden Theatre) The Glass Menagerie (Belasco Theatre) Mary Jane (New York Theatre Workshop) Jesus … Read More

Kim’s Convenience stars go back to school in St. John’s

October 3, 2017Kim's Convenience

Jeremy Eaton/ CBC News Gonzaga graduate Nicole Power shares stories at alma mater, gets key to hometown  You wouldn’t think that the town of Logy Bay-Middle Cove-Outer Cove would have much in common with a fictional Korean-family-run convenience store in Toronto but on Tuesday night those two worlds met head on. Kim’s Convenience star Nicole Power … Read More

Kim’s Convenience combats the idea that ‘anybody non-white’ can’t play a significant role onscreen

September 26, 2017Kim's Convenience

Q with Tom Power/ CBC Radio Paul Sun-Hyung Lee and Jean Yoon accepted their roles on Kim’s Convenience because they felt that, in a landscape of very white television, it’s an honour to amplify stories about immigrants. Kim’s Convenience is a show about a family of Korean-Canadians who own a convenience store in Toronto, and the comedy in their everyday lives. … Read More

Why CBC’s Kim’s Convenience is particularly important for Vancouver at this point in time

September 18, 2017Kim's Convenience

Craig Takeuchi/ The Georgia Straight The success of CBC’s comedy TV series Kim’s Convenience could not have come at more crucial time for Vancouver—with the only regret being that it didn’t arrive sooner. Amid racially charged debates over Vancouver’s overheated real-estate market, anti-Asian sentiment has risen to one of the most disconcerting levels in recent decades. In 2015, Mayor … Read More