Kimberly Condict and Tina Lee have a lot in common: They’re creative and engaging, they went to the University of Oklahoma and they at least considered a career in event planning. And one couldn’t exist without the other: Condict created Lee, and put her at the heart of a show called A Perfect Affair — the latest comedy series optioned by Amazon Studios.
“The lead character plays like my life if it had gone down a very dark path,” Condict said.
Instead, Condict’s path led to Los Angeles, where she joined the Groundlings (she has completed the first three levels) and worked as the writers’ PA for The New Girl during the show’s first season.
“I felt very fortuitous that I ended up at that show,” Condict said. “It’s a series that anybody can relate to. These are real people with specific funny things happening to them. There’s so much comedy to be mined from the reality of life, and definitely my goal is to showcase the funny ways people deal with being human.”
Here’s more information about Condict’s series:
A Perfect Affair
By Kimberly Condict
Concept: A type-A event planner in Oklahoma City faces the chaos of her eccentric employees, and her deadbeat ex, as she works to build her business into a national brand.
Why we love it:This is a smart ensemble comedy centered around a female protagonist who is multi-layered and unpredictable, in a setting that’s unusual and authentically portrayed. It will be fun to watch Tina Lee manage her not-so-perfect life and the colorful people in it. Taking her business to the next level will take us down many comedic avenues, from smaller soirees in her hometown to large-scale national events. The writing is edgy and funny and we think audiences will relate to someone doing their best to have it all yet somehow always falling short.
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