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Peter Kimball Adjunct Instructor School of Communication

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Brown University - B.A. German Studies, cum laude

American University - M.F.A. Film & Electronic Media

Peter Kimball is an award-winning writer, filmmaker, and scholar. As a director, his short films have played at festivals around the world and won such awards as Best-of-Fest at the Rochester International Film Festival, Best Comedy at Love Your Shorts Festival, and Best Screenplay at DC Shorts. His film “Shenanigans” was reviewed favorably by the Washington Post Express and Washington City Paper. He has worked professionally as a screenwriter in Los Angeles with experience in book adaptation, rewriting, and writing for hire. He has worked with a number of major production companies and has had multiple script options. His feature scripts have placed highly in top screenwriting competitions, including the quarter-finals of the Nicholl Fellowship, the semi-finals of Slamdance, and the finals of Francis Ford Coppola’s American Zoetrope Competition. He is also the only two-time winner of the DC Shorts Screenwriting Competition. He has worked for the Associated Press, Hyphen Literary Management, and the Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

Peter received his B.A. with Honors from Brown University with a concentration in German Studies and an M.F.A. in Film and Electronic Media from American University. His particular areas of academic interest are the dialectics of humor and contemporary European Cinema. He currently teaches at American University and George Mason University.
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Fall 2021

  • COMM-105 Visual Literacy

Spring 2022

  • COMM-105 Visual Literacy