James Shin is the Senior 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. He spearheads all original unscripted and scripted content development and production for film, TV, digital, audio and Broadway. Shin is serving as producer on SB Projects’ upcoming films including FOX 2000’s Untitled K-Pop Film and Chinonye Chukwu’s drama A Taste of Power. Shin’s guidance is also instrumental in growing and executive producing SB Projects’ roster of upcoming television projects, which include HBO Max’s Anna K, FXX’s DAVE, Showtime’s Omniverse, FOX’s Anthem and ABC’s Untitled Selena Quintanilla Television Project. Along with a full project slate, SB Projects recently signed a multi-year, first-look television deal with Amazon Studios, further expanding their television department under the leadership of Shin and Chief Operating Officer Scott Manson.
Previously, Shin served as a development executive at TriStar Pictures, where he was responsible for helping develop music-driven films such as 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 including 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 William Morris Agency in New York City working in their music and TV literary departments.
Growing up in Chicago, Shin performed as a concert soloist on the violin and piano, which continued through high school while he attended 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 an B.A. from Princeton University. He currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife Janet and son Jett.