“U.S.-China Cultural Ambassador”
As president of Entertainment Finance, LLC, Kim was dedicated
to developing and financing mainstream international feature films and co-productions. She has been responsible for reviewing and determining
the viability of hundreds of feature film
investments with A-list talent and international distribution and has created relationships with producers and executive producers
who are responsible for hundreds of recognizable titles.
Kim is frequently asked to speak, moderate, and emcee at film events, business summits, and
entertainment performances. In October 2015 and 2016, she spoke on a film development panel in Hollywood at the International
Family Film Festival. In May 2016, she was a guest speaker on film investment panels in Monte Carlo and at the Cannes Film
Festival and a panelist and judge for the 11th Annual Southeast European Film Festival (SEEFEST). She has
also been a guest speaker on a film financing panel and served as a judge during AFM (American Film Market) in November 2014
and 2015 as well as been a panelist and pitch session judge on panels held during Sundance in January 2015 and 2016. At
the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), she was a guest speaker on a film financing and a film development panel,
both of which were live-streamed worldwide by Toronto Eco on September 7, 2014.
who speaks Mandarin fluently, is also recognized
as an honorary “U.S.-China Cultural Ambassador” by all levels of media in China and is often invited to emcee
high-level U.S.-China related business events. In September 2012, she was invited to serve as Master of Ceremonies for the
China-U.S. Energy Summit in Houston and introduce former president George W. Bush as the keynote speaker. In October
2011 she emceed the Silicon Valley Innovation and Entrepreneurship Technology Forum, where she conducted a one-on-one 30-minute Q&A session with former president Bill Clinton in front of an audience of 1,000 people.
role as a cultural ambassador, Kim works with celebrities, directors, producers, singers, and television broadcasters in Hollywood
and in China and has acted as a bilingual television host, an emcee and press spokesperson for a variety of music concerts
and performances, including the CCTV-broadcast “Global Spring Festival” at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, the debut U.S. tour of China’s Twelve
Girls Band, a judge at Chinese performance competitions held at UNESCO headquarters in Paris, and the principal organizer
for cultural and photography exhibits.
On February 24, 2017, Kim emceed the first ever Oscar “China
Night Party,” which was held by the American-Chinese CEO Society at the Beverly Hills Wilshire Hotel, where she presented
Louis Gossett, Jr. with a Lifetime Achievement Award. In December 2016, she emceed
the Hollywood Entertainment Technology Festival held at The Los Angeles Film School. In May 2014, she emceed the premiere
and moderated the director and cast Q&A session for “Farewell My Concubine, The Beijing Opera,” the first
Beijing opera film shot in 3D, which was presented by Shanghai Film Group, Shanghai Media Group, China Movie Channel and Dolby,
among others, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. Prior to these events, she emceed
a televised performance with Jackie Chan.
Additionally, Kim serves as co-chair of the China-U.S. Business Summit held
annually in Los Angeles, New York, and other major cities, and has emceed the Summit’s Opening Ceremony for 7 years
in a row as well as either spoken at or moderated the Summit’s annual Entertainment Forum, including such panels as
“Film Investment: Show Me the Money” in 2015 and the “The Changing Face of the Film Industry” in 2014,
She has also served as an ambassador to two Chinese cities, the beautiful, unique, and mountainous
Zhangjiajie, which has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and serves as a topographical backdrop in James Cameron’s
film “Avatar,” and Jiangsu Province’s Maoshan, the birthplace of Chinese Taoism.
Kim graduated summa cum laude with
a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Chinese Studies from the University of California, San Diego. She has also studied business in
the MBA program at UCLA’s Anderson Graduate School of Management.