Katja Blichfeld is the brains behind Vimeo’s popular new web series “High Maintenance," which features New Yorkers in all their strange glory. Katja and her husband write, direct and produce the show and they recently were awarded a 2015 Writers Guild Award for their episode "Rachel." But Katja's first love was casting. In 2014, she won an Emmy for her casting on 30 Rock. But success didn't happen overnight for Katja. In this interview, she shares the ups and downs--and all the delightful moments in between--of her journey.
UPDATE: High Maintenance has been picked up by HBO!
Current City: Brooklyn, NY
What are you listening to right now? Marc Maron's WTF podcast - the Jenny Slate episode
What piece of media opened your eyes? Thomas Vinterberg's 1998 film "Festen"
Who is your career role model? I'm still kind of looking for one!
What is a tool you can't live without? My Vitamix blender
How do you take your coffee? Black
Who is your spirit animal? RuPaul Charles
CLIPS FEATURED IN SHOW:
Sex in the City Opening Theme Song
30 Rock Opening Theme Song