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

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.

Sundance 2016: 'Spa Night' filmmaker Andrew Ahn tells his Asian-American story

For his first feature, the writer-director says he wanted to explore "what it means to be gay and Korean-American — all the cultural clashes that go into juggling different identities."

Savages wants to make you think and dance at the same time

Singer Jehnny Beth and drummer Fay Milton talk about why they started the band, their aggressive stage shows, and the stereotypes of being a female musician.

'Youth' composer David Lang was tasked to make people cry with his score

"Youth" is the first film score for the Pulitzer Prize-winning composer, and it's garnered him an Oscar nomination for best original song.

Alicia Vikander planned on law school before acting took off

The native of Sweden appeared in six films in 2015 and one of them, "The Danish Girl," has landed her an Academy Award nomination for best supporting actress.

Central Casting celebrates 90 years of placing background actors

Jennifer Bender, executive vice president of the agency, talks about the company's long history and what it takes to be an extra.