Kim Waltrip is a Producer and Director. Some of her projects include the revolutionary trio of films "The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby" Him, Her and Them - starring Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, Viola Davis and William Hurt. The films "Him" and "Her" Premiered at the Toronto Film Festival and "Them" was in competition in the Un Certain Regard category at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. Other projects include,"Hit & Run" starring Dax Shepard, Kristen Bell and Bradley Cooper- "Back in the Day" starring Michael Rosenbaum, Morena Baccarin, Harland Williams and Nick Swardson ~ "Expecting Mary" - "Adopt a Sailor" - "An Evergreen Christmas" - "I Didn't Come Here to Die" - "A Thousand Cuts" the PBS special "Diahann Carroll, The Lady, The Music, The Legend," and a variety of music videos. She wrote and directed a children's video "Griffin Goes to the Grand Canyon" and she has directed television commercials and web ads for "Integrated Wealth Management". This year she served as a juror at the prestigious Palm Springs International Short Fest.
Kim's career began in New York City in 1976 as a model for the Wilhelmina Agency. She traveled the world living in Paris, Milan, Cannes, Munich and Zurich.
In 1998 after the death of her friend Sonny Bono, Kim moved to Palm Springs where she began work as the District Director for Congresswoman Mary Bono. There she helped establish the "Mary Bono Walk for Children's Charities," the "First Annual 44th Congressional District Mock Congress," the "Congressional Art Competition"was the liaison for the "Triangular Adoption" program which required detail discipline and a commitment to go to sea with the U.S. Navy in celebration of Assault Helicopter Warship's duties.
She also established and produced the Semper Fi Memorial Honor Detail "Again They Serve" which took the top award in all services of the military and established the "Congressional Recognition for Service to the Country" for fallen military members. She has served on the Board of the Olive Crest Homes for Abused and Neglected Children's Foundation, who honored her with the "Angel of the Year Award". She is a former Board Member of Palm Springs Women in Film and Television and was honored with the "Diva Award" at the Broken Glass Awards in 2012.
She had served on the advisory board of CBS local 2 for four years, the Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards, the Tour de Palm Springs and is a former board member of the Indian Wells Rotary Club. She organized the Concert for Katrina, the Hurricane Sandy Relief Benefit, numerous golf tournaments and a variety of other charitable galas.
Kim was honored with the "Aide de Camp" award by the Semper Fi Memorial Honor Detail, the "Woman of Distinction" in the Arts 2009 by American Pen Women. and the Appreciation Award from the Semper Fi Memorial Honor Detail again in 2011. "Kim and Jim Productions" received a proclamation from the City of Palm Springs declaring August 24th "Kim and Jim Day," she has been award the Congressional Recognition for Service to the Community, the "Desert Visionary Award" by the Women's Leaders Forum and the 2013 Woman of Distinction Award by the California State Assembly, District 42. She also received the Entrepreneur of the Year award by Palm Springs Life Magazine in 2013.
Jim Casey is Vice Chair of Kim and Jim Productions, working with Kim Waltrip to produce award-winning entertainment, while running his own tremendously successful firm,Integrated Wealth Management.
In one of his most successful film productions to date, Casey served as Executive Producer for the critically-acclaimed film Hit and Run, featuring Kristen Bell, Kristen Chenowith, Tom Arnold, and Bradley Cooper. He has also produced the autobiographical piece Diahnn Carroll: The Lady, The Music, The Legend featuring the entertainer as herself, as well as Adopt a Sailor with Bebe Neuwirth. Casey has also produced many other films, plays, and entertainment productions.
In 1987, Jim Casey began his career on Wall Street and moved to Los Angeles in 1989 where soon after he started Integrated Wealth Management.
In 2001, Casey's love for finance and entertainment finally merged when his firm was hired by The Screen Actors Guild Foundation to manage that organization's financial growth. Soon he began to manage the The Screen Actors Guild Foundation, The Motion Picture Players Welfare Club, American Federation of Television & Radio Artists (AFTRA), and The Actors Fund.
In 2006, just a few years after Casey's purchase of a second home in Palm Springs, California, Integrated Wealth Management opened a branch office in downtown Palm Springs. Casey's involvement as a Board Member for the Palm Springs Film Festival, and the presence of many of his Los Angeles and Orange County based clients who had retired to the Coachella Valley made this a natural next step for Integrated Wealth Management. Soon, the firm's Coachella Valley business was booming, necessitating both a move to a larger Palm Springs office and establishment of a new branch office at the heart of the Valley's upscale “El Paseo” shopping district in 2009.
Integrated Wealth Management's growth has been stellar, with a major increase in assets under management every year since 1996. Integrated Wealth Management consistently appears on the "Medical Economics" magazine annual list of “The Best 150 Financial Advisors for Doctors.” In both 2005 and 2006, Casey earned a coveted spot on the “Bloomberg Wealth Manager” annual ranking of America's Top Wealth Managers. In 2009, for the fifth consecutive year, “Wealth Manager” magazine named Integrated Wealth Management to its list ofTop Wealth Managers.
Casey strongly believes in sharing success with others, and in helping the communities in which he works and lives to flourish. He regularly donates money and time to The Screen Actors Guild Foundation, The Palm Springs International Film Festival, and The Palm Springs Art Museum. Casey is also a board member of The Deane F. Johnson Alzheimer's Research Center at UCLA and is a board member of Desert AIDS Project. He is co-chair and major sponsor of Desert AIDS Project's 'Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards' annual fund-raiser and has personally helped to raise $1.4 million for the cause. Casey also appears frequently on TV as an economic analyst and has been interviewed in numerous financial publications.