James Kim Associate Producer, The Frame

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

James previously worked as Assistant producer on the show and as an intern with KPCC's "Off Ramp." There, 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

Recycling on TV is a 'trend that's not going anywhere'

"MacGyver" on CBS and Fox's "The Exorcist" and "Lethal Weapon" are some of the many reboots debuting on the small screen this fall.

Why 'Luke Cage' creator made his superhero costume a hoodie

Cheo Hodari Coker made an intentional choice to set the new Netflix show in Harlem. And have the superhero costume be a dark hoodie.

Local Natives: From high school rock band to selling out theaters

The Los Angeles indie band has been playing together for more than a decade. Now Local Natives is getting ready for its world tour.

Versa-Style aims to educate kids with hip-hop dance

Co-founder and artistic director Jackie Lopez wants to use the dance company to teach kids the social and political importance of hip-hop music and dance.

After years off screen, Eddie Murphy takes a dramatic turn in 'Mr. Church'

The comedy legend is best known from his roles in films like "Beverly Hills Cop" and "The Nutty Professor," but there’s nothing funny about his latest role.

'Moonlight' director: 'There is no code switching in this film'

The film follows a young boy in Miami and his journey into adulthood. And for filmmaker Barry Jenkins, he doesn't shy away from showing his real life struggles on the big screen.

Telluride: 'Bleed For This' brings an unknown boxer's story to the screen

Vinny Pazienza was a rising star in the boxing world — until a car accident nearly halted his career. Miles Teller and Aaron Eckhart talk about the challenges of portraying real people on screen.

Telluride: Casey Affleck reflects on working with Joaquin Phoenix, Christian Bale and others

The actor stars in the new drama, "Manchester By The Sea," and talks about his more than twenty years of acting and the people he's worked with along the way.

The Duffer Brothers on early failures before 'Stranger Things'

Matt and Ross Duffer grew up their whole lives thinking they would make movies. But it took the failure of their debut film for the brothers to make the hit TV show, "Stranger Things."

Julia Holter uses her classical training to make indie pop music

The experimental Los Angeles musician studied classical composition at California Institute of the Arts. But she's enough of a pop artist to play at FYF Fest.

Herbie Hancock and the importance of reinventing himself

The jazz pianist has performed and worked with Miles Davis, Paul Simon and Christina Aguilera, and now with genre-busting musician and producer Flying Lotus.

'Lovesong': Another intimate film from director So Yong Kim

The latest film from the indie director — her fourth — is about two friends whose relationship is transformed when they embark on a road trip.

Natalie Portman and the importance of having women as directors

The actress directs her first feature film, "A Tale of Love and Darkness," and talks about how directing has made an impact on her as a woman.

Travis Knight moves from corner office to director's chair for 'Kubo and the Two Strings'

The president and CEO of the stop-motion animation studio Laika has overseen several films, but the company's latest film marks his directing debut.

Sundance Directors Lab: A bootcamp for the next great directors

It's a place where independent filmmakers like Paul Thomas Anderson, Miranda July and Quentin Tarantino got their start — and where the next great directors may become even greater.