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

How Idris Elba blurred the line between actor and subject in 'Beasts of No Nation'

The actor explains how he and writer-director Cary Fukunaga used Elba's star power on a set of untrained actors to enhance his role as the commandant of a child army.

Youth Lagoon: Trevor Powers uses music to cope with his tragic past

Youth Lagoon's new album "Savage Hills Ballroom" deals with the deaths of a family member and a close friend, but Trevor Powers uses the music to search for answers.

Peaches: From her folk music past to becoming an eclectic artist

While Merrill Nisker a.k.a. Peaches hasn't released an album in several years, she's been keeping busy with making a film, a photo book and performing musicals

Margaret Cho is more reserved than you think

While it seems like the comedian is an open book on stage, she's very calculated in what she reveals about herself — and uses that to her advantage.

The Budos Band keeps sane by having full-time jobs

When they're not touring the world and playing music, saxophonist Jared Tankel is a music attorney and drummer Brian Profilio is a high school art teacher.

Toronto Film Festival: 'Spotlight' and 'Room' pull ahead in the Oscar race

The Toronto festival marks the unofficial start of Oscar season. Kyle Buchanan, a senior editor at vulture.com, talks about which films are getting buzz —good and bad.

Director Denis Villeneuve's dark vision from 'Sicario' to 'Blade Runner'

Director Denis Villeneuve talks about how he created the intense atmosphere in "Sicario" and why he's attracted to making dark films.

Whitey Bulger, Johnny Depp and the benefits of being an actor turned director

Director Scott Cooper and actor Joel Edgerton talk about the benefits of being both actors and directors and the pleasures of working with Johnny Depp on "Black Mass"

‘Transparent's’ Jill Soloway tries to correct gender inequity behind the scenes

Jill Soloway, one of the few women in television who actually runs a show, says she doesn’t take her position lightly.

A once reluctant Jay Duplass is now a happy cast member on 'Transparent'

Duplass, who has mostly been a director, initially resisted the acting gig, but he's now happy to be part of a cultural phenomenon.

Atticus Ross breaks down the score to 'Love & Mercy'

The DVD release of the Brian Wilson biopic provides an opportunity to hear how Ross, an Oscar-winning composer, used the catalog of the great pop music songwriter.

The future of Aretha Franklin's 'Amazing Grace' could see more lawsuits

Aretha Franklin succeeded in preventing the documentary, "Amazing Grace," from playing the film festival circuit, but the singer could end up being sued herself.

Apple unveils new TV set-top box, but is it really 'the future of television?'

The company's CEO, Tim Cook, revealed a new and improved model of Apple TV that integrates Siri and apps. But it still doesn't provide access to Amazon programming.

Black Violin mashes hip-hop and classical to break stereotypes on major label debut

Kevin Marcus and Will Baptiste 'bridge the gap' of classical music and hip-hop and break down the stereotypes they face as African Americans playing violins.

The Comedy Comedy Festival puts a spotlight on Asian American comics

Festival co-founders Jenny Yang and Keiko Agena talk about the inspirations behind the event and how they want to create an opportunity for Asian-American comics to thrive.