James Kim Assistant Producer, The Frame

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James Kim is the Assistant Producer on KPCC's new arts and entertainment program, The Frame.

Prior to that, James worked a year-long internship with "Off Ramp," during which he produced a story about losing his first language that won Best Feature awards from Associated Press and the L.A. Press Club, and a story about an 84-year-old rapper that was a finalist for a National Entertainment Journalism Award, as well as from the L.A. Press Club.

James has also interned with APM's "The Dinner Party" and with Marfa (TX) Public Radio. He's also been a production assistant with KCRW's "Strangers" and has recently been a fill-in producer at "Marketplace."

James has a B.A. In Anthropology from Cal State Long Beach, where he minored in Music and Film.


Stories by James Kim

Lianne La Havas breaks down her deeply personal album "Blood"

For her 2015 album, “Blood,” she teamed up with a Jamaican producer to expand her sound and explore her Jamaican roots, and it’s earned Lianne La Havas a Grammy nomination for “Best Urban Contemporary Album.”

Jennifer Jason Leigh on 'Anomalisa' sex scenes: 'intimate, awkward, uncomfortable'

Jennifer Jason Leigh talks about how she almost gave up on acting, the awkward and intimate sex scene in "Anomalisa," and how acting in a Quentin Tarantino​ film and Charlie Kaufman film changed her life.

Hollywood ramps up for campaign season—and we don't mean the Oscars

Actors and other industry types have a history of endorsing political candidates, but this year both Democrats and Republicans in the business are torn between who to endorse.

Samantha Bee brings a female perspective to late night TV

L.A. Times TV critic Mary McNamara says "Full Frontal with Samantha Bee" is off to a good start, but laments that it's only a weekly show.

Bobby McFerrin performs a rare concert with his son Taylor McFerrin

The McFerrins had never performed a full concert together until recently at the Valley Performing Arts Center, and then they treated the audience to a live interview.

Sundance 2016: Jason Lew moves from in front of to behind the camera

The former actor made his directorial debut at Sundance with "The Free World," which fits in with Lew's desire to explore issues relating to identity.

'Baskets' co-creator Jonathan Krisel: 'What I like is the absurdness of reality'

The writer and producer is attracted to making and working on shows with an offbeat sense of humor, including: "Portlandia," "Tim & Eric" and his latest, "Baskets."

'Mad Max' sound designer Mark Mangini was inspired by 'Moby Dick'

Mangini and his partner David White have an Oscar nomination for making the massive truck that Charlize Theron's character drives sound like a living beast.

Idris Elba of 'Beasts of No Nation' takes home 2 SAG Awards

The actor won in the TV category for "Luther," but his film win in the supporting actor category puts a spotlight on his omission from the Academy Awards nominations.

Larry Klein: Working with Joni Mitchell led to a new path as a producer

After collaborating with Mitchell on several albums, Klein became a go-to producer for many artists. Now he's a Grammy nominee for pop music producer of the year.

Mavis Staples on her famous family, her new album, and her former suitor, Bob Dylan

Mavis Staples has been singing professionally since the 1950s, and at 76 she's still going strong with a new album and an HBO documentary on the way.

Foals: From playing house parties to selling out arenas

The British band's lead singer, Yannis Philippakis, talks about why they love playing live. On the horizon: the Coachella Music Festival.

How the Motion Picture Academy plans to move past #OscarsSoWhite

The Academy recently announced a plan to double its number of women and diverse members by 2020. But are those goals aggressive enough?

'The Big Short' producers on making the financial crisis a 'cinematic experience'

Producers Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner took home the top honor at the Producers Guild of America awards, making "The Big Short" an Oscars favorite.

John Cale of Velvet Underground fame re-imagines 'Music for a New Society'

The musician and producer was asked to perform his 1982 album in concert, which led to him revisiting and updating the original recording.