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

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