Writing for Television
with Ins Choi
It’s been said that we’re living in a golden age of television. It’s certainly true that serial formats are home to some of the most creative and compelling storytelling happening today. In this class, award-winning writer and show runner Ins Choi will share everything he learned while creating Kim’s Convenience. Okay, maybe not everything, but a lot of things. Participants will together form a writers’ room and learn the steps of creating a tv show, demystifying the process and inspiring them to create their own shows.
Ins Choi was born in Korea, but grew up and currently lives in Toronto, Canada with his wife and two children. He is a poet, playwright, and actor who graduated from the acting program at York University and also holds a Master of Theological Studies from Wycliffe College. As an actor, he has performed with theatre companies across Canada including the Stratford Shakespeare Festival, Soulpepper, and the National Arts Centre. As a playwright, his debut play, Kim’s Convenience, won the Best New Play award and the Patron’s Pick at the 2011 Toronto Fringe theatre festival. It then went on a national tour and was adapted into a TV series of the same name whose fourth season will air Jan 2020 on CBC. (The first three seasons can be found on Netflix.) He is a writer, executive producer, and co-creator of the tv series.
photo credit: Stephen Scott