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

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.

Kate McKinnon: 'I can't do an impression of someone I don't like'

The "Saturday Night Live" cast member and "Ghostbusters" star has done impressions of Hillary Clinton, Justin Bieber and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Director Patricia Rozema's "Into the Forest" wasn't easy to get made

The post-apocalyptic film stars Ellen Page and Evan Rachel Wood, but its small, intimate scope and two female leads made it difficult to find financial backing.

'Bleak House': A tour inside Guillermo del Toro's creative man cave

The director behind "Pan's Labyrinth" and "Hellboy" owns a house filled with artifacts he has collected throughout his life, many of which will be on display at LACMA.

Donald Trump and the GOP's controversial convention playlist

The bands Earth, Wind & Fire and Queen are unhappy about their songs being used at the Republican National Convention, but their permission isn't required.

Singer Irma Thomas: New Orleans' soul queen still strong after 60 years

"The Soul Queen of New Orleans" released her first song in 1959 and is still releasing and performing music, with an upcoming performance at The Hollywood Bowl.

Musicians are getting political after recent police shootings

Jay-Z and Miguel have each released protest songs in recent days, and Nas and Usher have revived and older but relevant track of theirs. Culture critic Lorraine Ali is surprised there hasn't been more.

Tour manager Jim Runge and the unglamorous life of the rock 'n' roll roadie

He's traveled the world with The Black Keys, Wilco and Lucinda Williams, but the rock lifestyle definitely has its low moments.

How Prince gave singer Kandace Springs her big break

The 27 year-old musician just released her debut full-length album, "Soul Eyes," on Blue Note Records after some early help from The Purple One.

'Made in LA' artist, Martine Syms on how entertainment industry constructs identities

The LA artist is featured in Hammer Museum's "Made in LA" for her fictitious television pilot that explores how the entertainment world affects how we behave and think.

The many different "Shades" of Jennifer Lopez

The actress, singer, and entertainer juggles producing and acting in her show "Shades of Blue," performing a residency in Las Vegas, and being a mother of two.