The Smith Society is a podcast that focuses on the intricacies of storytelling, while giving an open and honest platform for each guest to shine and provide their own insight to empower each listener through the strength of their own experiences.
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Since the beginning of time, secret societies have existed to preserve history, stories, knowledge and folklore. Now, it’s your turn. The Smith Society is the club, and you have the password. This space is for storytellers to pass along their wisdom, retell their stories, and connect with those who have shared experiences. The Smith Society is an intimate look at how creatives who often go against the grain make their presence known. By discovering this secret passageway and diving in, you’ve made a commitment to learn and be a part of something bigger than yourself. This interview-style series is here to focus on our members to strengthen the collective, not the other way around. Our goal is to make the world a better place through sharing experience, struggles, passions, advice and thoughtful stories.
On this episode of The Smith Society we sit down with the wildly creative and brilliant Lee Sung Jin.
Lee Sung Jin is currently the Creator/Writer/Showrunner/Executive Producer of BEEF, a Netflix series starring Steven Yeun and Ali Wong, produced by A24.
Lee's current television development includes: an A24 animated pilot, THE IMMORTAL JELLYFISH, with writer Joanna Calo, designed by artist Lauren Tsai, and NOWHERE, a half hour pilot with Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, Point Grey Pictures and Lionsgate Television, directed by Rhys Thomas (DocumentaryNow, Hawkeye).
His past credits include FX’s DAVE, Amazon’s UNDONE, Netflix’s TUCA & BERTIE, HBO’s SILICON VALLEY, and FX’s IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA.
On the feature side, he is currently writing BARNEY for Mattel, Valparaiso, and Daniel Kaluuya, as well as an untraditional theatrical experience, OMNI, starring Jaden Smith with Kanye West and Scooter Braun producing. He is also a producer on A24's LURKER, written by Alex Russell, with Eli Bush and Chris Storer producing.
We recorded this interview in the fall of 2019.
Lee Sung Jin: instagram.com/beherelater
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