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

A photographer who uses his van as a rolling camera

Still cameras are getting smaller and more digital. At the same time, Ian Ruhter sees his artwork moving in the opposite direction.

'Song Exploder': Dissecting the theme from John Oliver's show

Hrishikesh Hirway is the creator of the podcast "Song Exploder," in which artists take apart their own songs. Dave Hill of the band Valley Lodge explains how "Go" made its way to HBO.

Foxygen's inspirations, from the Beatles to '70s rock to Limp Bizkit

The duo behind LA's Foxygen has been making music together since middle school. They share their childhood past on the heels of releasing "...And Star Power."

Director Dobkin on how personal life influenced 'The Judge'

Director/Producer David Dobkin talks about the painful, real life stories that led to the creation of "The Judge," and the magic of Robert Downey Jr.

OK Go hopes 'Hungry Ghosts' captures the feel of their middle school mixtapes

The band has connected with millions through their viral videos and they hope "Hungry Ghosts" connects with listeners on an emotional level.

'Whiplash' director Damien Chazelle on how virtuosity is bloody painful

'Whiplash' director Damien Chazelle talks about the blood, sweat, and tears required to become a true artist, and how he brought that physicality into 'Whiplash'

Stuart Murdoch has secrets for surviving while on tour

Belle and Sebastian have been touring around the world for about 20 years. The band's singer lets us in on how he keeps sane on the road.

Trans-Pecos Festival brings the world to the small Texas town of Marfa

Fans and musicians flock to the West Texas desert town for a weekend festival that's become a staple for this unlikely cultural hub.

Gracepoint: David Tennant on breaking into US television

David Tennant, star of the U.K series "Broadchurch," says that starring in the U.S. remake, "Gracepoint," was the perfect opportunity to break into U.S. television.

Are 'Gotham' and other comic book TV shows just a fad?

FOX's Batman prequel is the latest trend in comic book television shows that are popping up on the fall schedule. But has this genre been exhausted?

Kevin Smith says 'Tusk' is the only movie he's ever made while stoned

The director says he came up with his new film while under the influence, which is why coming up with weed strains is the perfect marketing tie-in.

LA band Allah-Las discovered their sound at a record shop

Digging through stacks of vinyl is how some enthusiasts discover new music. But with L.A. garage-rockers Allah-Las, it's how the band actually formed.

'Levitated Mass': Doug Pray's doc follows the journey of LACMA's rock

The filmmaker's documentary, "Levitated Mass," follows a 340-ton boulder from Riverside to Los Angeles as the basis of Michael Heizer's monumental artwork.

Converse hosts a pop-up studio for up-and-coming LA bands

Being in a band is not cheap. The sneaker company is helping artists cut the cost with Rubber Tracks — a pop-up studio that lets bands record for free.

An only-in LA multicultural musical mashup

The Latin alternative band La Santa Cecilia blend their sound with Yuval Ron’s Israeli ensemble for a collaborative performance at the Voices of LA festival.