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John Kim

Korean-American writer and director of film and television

John Kim

John Woochong Kim is a Korean-American writer and director of film and television.

He began writing plays and fiction in high school as well as performing. In college, he wrote for all three local papers, including the award winning college publication City on a Hill. He graduated with honors in Literature with a minor in Creative Writing, studying under novelist James D. Houston, play write George Hitchcock, and poet Lynn Luria-Sukenick.

He then attended USC’s school of Cinema-Television, where he studied under instructors including Ivan Passer, Frank Pierson, and Franklin Daniel. His graduate work was screened at a number of national festivals, including the San Francisco Independent film festival and the New York Asian-American film festival.

His screenplays have also received notice in a number of national competitions and fellowships, including placements in the Motion Picture Academy’s Nicholl Fellowship, and Austin Screenplay competition and Sundance Screenwriter’s Lab. His most recent project, the television pilot “Urban Defender,” written with co-creator Will Griffin, placed in the Semifinalist round of the Screen craft television competition and is currently a finalist in Stage 32’s Diversity fellowship.

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