visualizAsian.com

See. Do. Become. Providing inspiration to AAPIs while empowering them to find their voice and to stand with vigor in everything they do.

Meet Albert Kim, a writer and co-producer for “Nikita,” the hit CW action series

Posted on | April 28, 2011 | 6 Comments

Maggie Q and Albert Kim on the set of "Nikita"

Maggie Q and Albert Kim on the set of "Nikita"

Wow, we’re excited to announce our Second Anniversary show in honor of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month: A one-hour conversation with Albert Kim, a writer and co-producer for the hit CW network action series “Nikita” starring Maggie Q!

We’ll be speaking with Albert on TUESDAY, MAY 10 at 7 pm Pacific Time (10 PM ET). Just register with visualizAsian (it’s free) and you’ll get the information to dial in to our conference line, or listen on our live webcast. If you’ve already registered for visualizAsian calls in the past, you’ll automatically receive the dial-in information via email. Remember, you can always submit questions to our visualizAsian guests in advance and during the livecast.

You missed our show with Albert Kim! But for a limited time you can still register to hear the archived replay MP3 of the conversation.

You may not recognize the name, but if you watch “Nikita” or have watched “Leverage” in the past, you’ve seen him in the front credits.

Here’s Albert’s bio:

Albert Kim is a TV writer, producer, and award-winning journalist. Before his stint the staff of “Nikita,” Kim spent three seasons on the hit TNT show “Leverage,” and has also written episodes of FX’s “Dirt.” But his roots aren’t in television scriptwriting.

Albert’s an accomplished journalist as well. From 2005 to 2007 he was Senior News Director at ESPN, where he executive produced the entertainment news program “ESPN Hollywood.”

Prior to that, he was the Assistant Managing Editor for People, where he oversaw the popular news, gossip, and entertainment columns, and supervised the magazine’s multi-million dollar photo budget. Previously Albert was a writer and editor for Sports Illustrated, Entertainment Weekly, and Details magazines.

A graduate of Princeton University, Albert lives in Manhattan Beach, CA with his wife and two children. Because of his experience in the news side of the media, he’s been a leader in the Asian American Journalists Association, and founded the Asian employees organization at Time Inc. You can follow ALbert on Twitter at @MagicBranch.

We’ll ask Albert what it’s like to go from being an award-winning journalist to writing for a TV show, and learn what it’s like to work in Hollywood. And oh, yeah… what it’s like to work with Maggie Q, the butt-kickingest Asian woman lead actress in all of American TV-dom. (Hell, the ONLY Asian lead actor in all of American TV-dom!)

The Maggie Q version of “Nikita,” a remake of the 1990 Luc Besson French action film “La Femme Nikita” (and a 1993 US remake by John Badham titled “Point of No Return” starring Bridget Fonda, as well as a 1997-2001 Canadian TV series, “La femme Nikita” that aired on the USA network in America), is a stylish, action-packed show about the title character’s mission to bring down the secret government organization called “The Division” that trained her to be a spy and assassin. It’s kept us watching week after week because of its dynamic fight scenes, Maggie Q’s magnetic, gorgeous presence, and the snappy, unpredictable plot and dialog.

We can blame Albert Kim for some of that dialog. “Nikita” finishes up its first season on CW with a finale episode on Thursday, May 12.

Albert was also a screenwriter for the clever drama “>Leverage” on TNT, which features the witty repartee of a terrific ensemble cast led by Jim Hutton. The show returns with a new season on June 26.

If you’ve ever wanted to find out how the writers come up with such fast-moving scripts fpr these shows, here’s your chance.

Please join us for what promises to be a really fun and fantastic conversation with a behind-the-scenes role model for all Asian Americans!

Here’s an extended preview from the beginning of the first season:

REMINDER: Our show with Albert Kim will be on TUESDAY, MAY 10 at 7 pm Pacific Time (10 PM ET). Register with visualizAsian (it’s free) and you’ll get the information to dial in to our conference line, or listen on our live webcast. If you’ve already registered for visualizAsian calls in the past, you’ll automatically receive the dial-in information via email.

You missed our show with Albert Kim! But for a limited time you can still register to hear the archived replay MP3 of the conversation.

Comments

6 Responses to “Meet Albert Kim, a writer and co-producer for “Nikita,” the hit CW action series”

  1. Dr. Peter Whitman
    March 31st, 2012 @ 5:58 am

    Background and definitions.
    Atoms have an equal number of protons and electrons. The number of neutrons is equal or greater than the number of protons, never less. Isotopes of an element have the same number of protons and electrons but different numbers of neutrons. For example two common isotopes of uranium, U235 and U238 both have 92 protons and electrons, and 143 and 146 neutrons respectively.

    With all that, a recent episode of Nikita centered around the bad guys stealing a machinde that produced a very rare isotope of helium, He3 which would make the basis for a cheap source of green energy. The problem with this is that any isotope of the common He4 would have to be He5 or He6, not He3.

    Love the show!
    Sincerely,
    Peter Whitman, Ph.D. (organic chemistry, retired)

  2. Christian
    September 14th, 2012 @ 1:47 pm

    Why did roan have to die he was awesome and you let Percy and roan die without takin anyone with them

  3. Alicia Lewis
    October 25th, 2013 @ 11:41 pm

    Hi I’m a huge fan of the show and no one wants it to end and i dont know if you do but i dont so i want know if it would be ok for me to start a potition to save the show if you are interseted plaese get back to me

  4. admin
    October 26th, 2013 @ 10:55 pm

    Sure, it’d be great if a petition works — good luck!

  5. Ann Marie witter
    December 13th, 2014 @ 3:48 pm

    Mr. Kim, you have written a show where the star, Nikita, is most hated. she is simple and myopic and put all her people in danger. in every show i wish they would get rid of her. it is a good spy show but you need a new star or write her part better. nobody can be that clueless. frustration to see such continuous stupidity.

  6. admin
    December 13th, 2014 @ 4:00 pm

    Thank you for your comment, Anne Marie. The show has now run its course and is no longer broadcast at least in the US. The star, Maggie Q, is currently in a police drama called “Stalker.”

Leave a Reply