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Kim Bass

writer In Living Color, Sister, Sister, Kenan & Kel; writer/director Kill Speed, Day of Days (2016)

Kim Bass—is an Emmy-nominated, screenplay and teleplay writer who became a member of the Writers Guild of America West in 1989 after selling sketch comedy material to the HBO news parody show, Not Necessarily The News and optioning his first screenplay. 

Also in 1989 Mr. Bass was selected as a participant in the prestigious Warner Brothers Studio Sitcom Writers’ Workshop.  During the past twenty-five years, Mr. Bass has worked as a writer for most if not all the major Hollywood studios and television networks as well as many prominent and independent film and television production companies including:  Warner Brothers Studios; Twentieth Century Fox Studios; Disney Studios; Sony Pictures Studios;  Paramount Studios; Dream Works Studios; New Line Cinema; Film Roman Productions; Act III Productions; Savoy Pictures; The Jackson-McHenry Company; Image Entertainment; HBO; ABC; WB; UPN; FOX Television network; Nickelodeon. 

Mr. Bass has sold over two dozen screenplays.   Mr. Bass has been hired to rewrite several screenplays including A Thin Line Between Love & Hate starring Martin Lawrence.  Mr. Bass has consulted on or rewritten more than fifty teleplays.  Mr. Bass has been nominated for an Emmy Award for “Best Writing” and has received an NAACP Image Award for writer on “Best Comedy Series” for the ground-breaking FOX network sketch comedy series, In Living Color.  Mr. Bass is the creator of the Cable Ace Award-winning Nickelodeon series, Kenan & Kel, and he conceived the ABC/WB hit syndicated sitcom, Sister, Sister for which he shares a “Created By” credit.  Mr. Bass was a creative consultant for two seasons on the WB network’s animated series, Men In Black—The Series.

 As part of an overall writer-producer deal at Twentieth Century Fox Studios, Mr. Bass was a co-producer on the FOX network sitcom, True Colors which starred Nancy Walker and Cleavon Little. 

Mr. Bass became a professional director in 1995 and has since directed five feature-length, independent motion pictures, four of which he also wrote.  The latest films written and directed by Mr. Bass (Junkyard Dog and Kill Speed) were completed in 2010, premiering that same year at the American Film Market.  Each film garnered worldwide distribution in 2011 and 2012.   Mr. Bass was commissioned to write and direct the nationally broadcasted (Black History Month) short film, Missing Miles, a tribute to the late great Jazz legend, Miles Davis.  In 2016 Mr. Bass completed post production on his most recent film, Day of Days, starring Hollywood veteran actor, Tom Skerritt.

Mr. Bass directed the prestigious Key Art Award-nominated ad, 40 Year Old Virgin, for Universal Pictures.

Over the past 25 years Mr. Bass has worked with, written for or directed such Hollywood notables as; Jim Carrey (Ace Ventura Pet Detective), Whoopi Goldberg (Ghost), Gary Busey (The Buddy Holly Story), Eddie Murphy (Coming To America), Tom Arnold (True Lies), Lorenzo Lamas (Renegade), Vivica A. Fox (Independence Day), Brad Dourif (One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest), Martin Lawrence (Bad Boys), Kelly Hu (Scorpion King), Robert Patrick (Terminator), Regina King (Jerry Maguire), Damon Wayans (My Wife And Kids), Red Foxx (Sanford And Son), Arsenio Hall (Coming To America), Brandon Lee (The Crow), Jackie Chan (Rush Hour film franchise), Greg Grunberg (Heroes), Shawnee Smith (Saw film franchise), Norman Lear (Executive Producer of All In The Family), Michael J. Weithorn (Executive Producer of The King of Queens).