We are excited to kick off our 2023 Elevate Series with CKA Member Chil Kong! Listen in as the highly-regarded Consulting Producer of Nickelodeon’s Bossy Bear gives a unique behind-the-scenes look and discusses how Nickelodeon was able to incorporate elements of the Korean American experience into the animated show. Chil also touches upon his thoughts regarding the importance of identity in his career, increasing Korean American visibility in the media, and the growth of Korean American talent on larger network productions.

This video is a part of CKA’s 2023 Elevate Series, a series that includes brief interviews to elevate leaders for greater impact in their respective sectors and industries.

In this exclusive interview, CKA had the opportunity to sit down with Chil Kong, Viva Lee, Jaba Keh, and Jayden Ham, the voices behind the beloved characters of Nickelodeon’s new series Bossy Bear. The young actors candidly share their experience working on the show, their celebrity inspirations, and the impact of Korean American culture on their lives. We’re thrilled to see young Korean Americans represented in such a big way.