James Shin is the Executive Vice President of Film & Television at Scooter Braun’s SB Projects, a diversified entertainment and media company at the intersection of film, television, technology, brands, culture and social good. Shin spearheads all original unscripted and scripted content development and production for film, TV, digital, audio and Broadway.
Most recently, Shin served as Executive Producer for FX Network’s most-watched comedy series DAVE, which recently received a second season order, as well as Co-Executive Producer for Netflix’s Ariana Grande tour documentary Excuse Me, I Love You, which was the platform’s second most-watched movie upon release. SB Projects also produced YouTube’s Justin Bieber: Seasons, whose premiere episode is YouTube’s most-watched debut episode ever, and follow-up documentary Justin Bieber: Next Chapter. SB Projects also has several upcoming projects in active development including 20th Century Studios’ Untitled K-Pop Film, Chinonye Chukwu’s A Taste of Power, HBO Max’s Anna K, Nickelodeon’s Untitled BeatBuds series, Amazon Studios’ comedy series The Undesirables and Untitled Lady Macbeth musical feature film, and YouTube’s Demi Lovato docuseries Demi Lovato: Dancing with the Devil. Along with a full project slate, SB Projects recently signed a multi-year, first-look television deal with Amazon Studios and a first-look podcasting deal with Spotify, further expanding their visual and audio media department under the lead of Shin and Chief Operating Officer Scott Manson. In 2019, Shin was named one of Variety Magazine’s New Leaders.
Previously, Shin served as a development executive at TriStar Pictures, where he was responsible for helping develop music-driven films such action comedy Baby Driver with Lily James and Kevin Spacey and crime drama Money Monster starring George Clooney and Julia Roberts. Shin also served as an in-house music supervisor at Sony Pictures Television, where he worked on music and soundtracks for critically acclaimed series that included AMC crime drama Breaking Bad, NBC sitcom Community and Showtime period drama Masters of Sex. While at Sony Pictures, he also helped launch the career of American Acapella group Pentatonix after they won the third season of The Sing Off on NBC.
Shin began his career in entertainment at the prominent William Morris Agency in New York City working in their music and TV literary departments.
Growing up in Chicago, Shin played as a concert soloist on the violin and piano, which continued through high school while attending the highly regarded Phillips Academy Andover. There he performed with the likes of jazz vocalist and conductor Bobby McFerrin and prolific cellist Yo-Yo Ma. Shin holds a BA from Princeton University. He currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife, Janet, and their two children.