CBC ANNOUNCES FALL 2017 BROADCAST PREMIERE DATES FOR NEW AND RETURNING TELEVISION SERIES

August 16, 2017Kim's Convenience, Thunderbird Films

CBC, Canada’s public broadcaster and the number-one media brand in Canada,* today announced broadcast premiere dates for its fall 2017 television season, featuring a uniquely Canadian lineup of new and returning series including Canada’s most-watched homegrown drama and comedy series, MURDOCH MYSTERIES and KIM’S CONVENIENCE.** New original series launching on CBC this fall include the highly anticipated miniseries ALIAS … Read More

Kim’s Convenience

July 13, 2017Kim's Convenience, Thunderbird Films

Lindsey Vodarek / Eye on Canada Blog Kim’s Convenience came to the small screen in Fall 2016 as part of a new slate of developments from CBC. Roughly 20% of Canadians are foreign-born and Asia is the largest source of immigration. Canadians continue to celebrate cultural heterogeneity and the public broadcaster is transforming to reflect that. CBC dives directly … Read More

‘Hawaii Five-O’s Daniel Dae Kim & Grace Park Are Saluted In ‘Kim’s Convenience’ Rap

July 10, 2017Kim's Convenience, Thunderbird Films

Jeremy Gerard / Deadline News about the departure of Hawaii Five-O co-stars Daniel Dae Kim and Grace Parkfound its way to New York Saturday night. Korean-born playwright and actor Ins Choi scored bigtime with his play Kim’s Convenience, which had its debut at Toronto’s Soulpepper Theater and has gone on to vie with Schitt’s Creek as Canada’s most popular sitcom as it heads into its … Read More

Congratulations to the 2017 Leo Award Winners

June 8, 2017Atomic Cartoons, Beat Bugs, Industry News, Kim's Convenience, Thunderbird Films

Thunderbird is thrilled to announce that Netflix Original Beat Bugs took home the award for Best Animated Program or Series at the Leo Awards this weekend. Sonja Bennett also won Best Screenwriting for her episode of Kim’s Convenience – “Rude Kid”. Chelah Horsdal won for Best Supporting Performance for Man in the High Castle, and Ken Johns … Read More

CBC SETS 2017-18 PRIMETIME SCHEDULE; PLUS NEW, RETURNING AND CANCELLED SERIES

May 24, 2017Kim's Convenience, Thunderbird Films

Under-21 soccer players, life-altering legal cases, the true cases taken on by Canadian detectives and adaptations of three Canadian novels are among the new series coming to CBC’s broadcast lineup during the 2017-18 season. Familiar faces returning to Canadian screens this year include Kristin Kreuk, Allan Hawco, Paul Gross, Charlotte Sullivan, Enuka Okuma and Eric … Read More

THUNDERBIRD AWARDS NEWS

May 1, 2017Atomic Cartoons, Beat Bugs, Game of Homes, Great Pacific Media, Highway Thru Hell, Industry News, Kim's Convenience, Man in the High Castle, Some Assembly Required, Thunderbird Films

The Thunderbird Group has been busy! Over the weekend, Beat Bugs won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing in a Preschool Animated Program. The program received 5 nominations, including Outstanding Directing and Outstanding Main Title. Series creator Josh Wakely attended the event, along with some of the Atomic Cartoons team. Congratulations to everyone involved! … Read More