Kim Hershman, Attorney and Advocate

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Kim Hershman is seen at a video shoot at KTLA on Jan. 21, 2020. (KTLA)

Kim Clayton Hershman has been an executive in the entertainment industry for more than 20 years. As a business affairs consultant, her clients include major studios, networks and production companies, as well high-profile producers, actors and executives. Prior to her work as an independent consultant, Hershman worked in legal and business affairs, and as a creative executive, at studios and networks including HBO, Showtime, ABC and NBC. However, the work of which she is most proud is advocating for those who don’t have the voice, means or platform to advocate for themselves. This advocacy started as a student at Yale and continued in her profession, where she has advocated on behalf of those subjected to employment discrimination, pay inequities and retaliation. In her community, she is helping to address systemic racism in the school district and stepped in to serve as a guardian to four orphaned children.  Most recently, Hershman championed the cause of a homeless Yale alum and his spouse. This effort has led her to recommend policy changes that are being implemented by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority and the Mayor of Los Angeles. She is now producing a documentary that will humanize the homeless population, create awareness, and serve as a practical call to action: “If not us, then who?” Hershman is the mother of two amazing young men who will be starting college in the Fall. Hershman is a cum laude graduate of Yale University, and earned a JD from Yale Law School. 

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