Columbia University Alumni in Entertainment Interview, Screening & Networking Soiree
Meet our special guest, Cassius Michael Kim, CC’02, a filmmaker and world traveler, as he discusses his post-university entrance into the entertainment industry and international journalism. From interviewing celebrities at the Sundance Film Festival to swimming with sharks in the Galapagos, to climbing an active volcano in the South Pacific, Kim's career has taken him places he never expected.
The event will be emceed by Jeanie Ahn, BC ’02, an on-air reporter and senior producer at Yahoo! Finance, as well as a classmate and longtime friend of Kim, as she guides us through his journey and addresses the challenges Asian-Americans face in entering an industry where they have been historically underrepresented.
View curated clips from our alumni’s favorite work and learn about what really happened behind the scenes.
Discover what goes into creating an international documentary series and feature film.
Meet people actively working in the entertainment industry as producers, directors and actors.
Refreshments and snacks are included and a cash bar will be available.
Special Guest: Cassius Michael Kim 'CC 02 – Director/Producer/Writer
Cassius is an alumni of Columbia College and a member of the Asian Columbia Alumni Association, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in 2002. He helped create and launch the CNN Original Series, The Wonder List with Bill Weir, a show devoted to examining most beautiful places around the world and how they are changing. He was the senior producer for the documentary program over its three seasons, lead producing half of the show’s twenty episodes — from locations as diverse as Vanuatu, Madagascar and Egypt.
Prior to joining CNN, Cassius worked at ABC News, on the programs Nightline, What Would You Do? and 20/20. Cassius has directed and produced content for MTV, Fuse Music Channel, Billboard and more.
Cassius began his career at the independent film production company This is that, where he worked for renowned producers Ted Hope (co-head of movies at Amazon Studios), Anthony Bregman (Likely Story) and Anne Carey (Archer Gray).
He is currently filming and producing a documentary for HBO, with noted filmmaker Marc Levin, about Mayor Michael Tubbs and the city of Stockton, California.
Kim is also in development on a feature film, a psychological thriller titled, "Broken Nights".
Interviewer: Jeanie Ahn, 'BC 02 - Reporter/Producer/Journalist/Host
As an on-camera host and senior producer at Yahoo! Finance, Jeanie Ahn reports on consumer news with stories that empower viewers to take control of their finances.
With a background producing long-form human interest stories at ABC News on shows like 20/20, What Would You Do? and NY Med, she is passionate about bringing real stories and real advice to real people. Skilled in developing multimedia content for both long and short-form videos, her journalism career that started at ABC News has given her opportunities to work with some of the industry's best, such as Diane Sawyer, Barbara Walters, and Katie Couric.
In front of the camera at Yahoo!, Jeanie hosts a Women and Money series interviewing top women in business, and reports live on-air on both national and local news. Behind the camera, she leads a team of personal finance producers who report on everything from managing student debt, to growing your wealth, and building your career.
Jeanie Ahn is an alumni of Barnard College, Class of 2002.
Date: Friday, March 22nd from 6PM – 9PM
Location: The Columbia University Club of New York (Shared with Penn Club), 30 West 44th Street, NY, NY 10036
6PM – 7:30PM: Networking/Meet & Greet, Soft Drinks/Cash Bar, Snacks
7:30PM: Interview/Screening Starts
9PM: Interview/Screening Ends
9PM - 9:30PM: Cash Bar/Soft Drinks + Networking
$35 (regardless of membership status or club affiliation)