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

Chapman University's film department shows its stuff at the multiplex

The Orange County-based school has launched a production company that will make low-budget films for the marketplace, debuting with a psychological thriller, "The Barber."

Laura Marling used the city of LA to inspire 'Short Movie'

The British singer-songwriter says she's never stayed in one place for more than a month. But she spent an entire year in Los Angeles to record her latest album.

Twin Shadow doesn't see being a pop star as a bad thing

The latest album from George Lewis Jr. marks the transition from an indie sound to pop, but according to the artist, it's part of a natural progression.

ASCAP director Paul Williams wants fair pay for songwriters in the digital age

How is the music industry affected, specifically songwriters, as streaming music becomes the new normal? ASCAP director Paul Williams says the system is broken.

Musician-attorney Joe Escalante says the 'Blurred Lines' jury 'got it wrong'

The punk rock bassist, who also owns a record label, says the verdict means lawyers will now dictate how music should sound.

Clint Eastwood on 'American Sniper' connecting with audiences

"American Sniper" has become the top grossing movie released in 2014. The director talks about its success and why he thinks the film resonates with audiences.

Robert Christgau on a lifetime of listening

The so-called "Dean of Rock Critics" talks about the first time he knew he wanted to write about music, and why pop music is still important.

Wayne Federman's film fest lets comedians geek out on movies

The comedian hosts his fourth annual film festival, where he lets fellow funny people choose movies that inspired them.

Composer Jake Heggie on the long life of 'Dead Man Walking'

On the eve of its L.A. premiere, the opera's composer reveals the reasons why the opera he wrote 15 years ago is still so powerful and resonant.

Diversity among TV writers is down from previous years

The Writers Guild of America, West examined the 2013-2014 TV season and found there was a drop in women and minority writers on scripted shows.

'The Fade Out': Ed Brubaker on Hollywood in the 1940s

The graphic novelist heard stories from his screenwriter uncle about Hollywood in the noir era, which inspired his popular series.

'Focus': another box office disappointment for Will Smith

The actor’s latest film continues a string of poor performances at the box office. Could this be the end of his reliability to bring audiences to the theater?

'Blurred Lines' trial: Robin Thicke sings part of his defense in court

Thicke, Pharrell Williams and the rapper T.I. have been sued by Marvin Gaye's children for allegedly violating the copyright of the late singer's "Got to Give It Up."

Gabriel Kahane's 'The Ambassador' is LA history in a song cycle

Los Angeles has inspired many musicians to write songs about the city, but singer-songwriter Gabriel Kahane has gone above and beyond with his album, "The Ambassador."

'Song Exploder': Breaking down the theme to 'House of Cards'

Hrishikesh Hirway of the podcast "Song Exploder" tracks how the theme music has changed to match the show's sinister developments.