meaghan kimballMeaghan Kimball is an award-winning producer, writer, and director with a proven track record in the competitive field of broadcast television and digital media. She has demonstrated leadership in developing and executing journalistic segments and promos with cross-functional teams for HBO, History Channel, Current TV clients like Rock the Vote and American Express, and advertising agencies such as McCann Erickson. Kimball’s spot for HBO GO earned the Silver Mark Award. She has interviewed numerous influencers, including the cast from the HBO original series Entourage, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Claire Danes, Susan Sarandon, and The New York Times Berlin Bureau Chief Richard Bernstein. Kimball’s debut documentary, Blau Jeans, won several awards on the film festival circuit, including Grand Remi Award Worldfest Houston International FilmFestival, Best Feature Documentary Rhode Island International Film Festival, and Best International Documentary ITV Festival Los Angeles. Kimball has been interviewed about her documentary by BBC World View, has guest lectured at University Of California, Department of European Studies San Diego and has been a finalist for the Alexander von Humboldt German Chancellor Fellowship. Kimball holds an M.F.A. in Screenwriting from the American Film Institute and a B.F.A. in Film and Television from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. She is a native San Franciscan and has also lived in Los Angeles, Berlin, and New York. She currently resides in New York and is a writer-producer for HBO Creative Services.

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“When I started the project, I began it as a cultural documentary to see how American culture had an effect on the European and German psyche, in their lives growing up with movies and songs. And that led me to this big cloud of anti-Americanism. I discovered why they love us and why they hate us. There are certain characteristics that have come to be known as ‘American’ that Germans in this film really articulate. Some are wonderful virtues and others are not so nice.” (