John Hoffman is vice president of HBO Documentary Films and was named to this position in June 2006. He is also Executive Producer of The Weight of the Nation, a four-part series and large-scale public health campaign presented by HBO and the Institute of Medicine in association with the CDC, NIH, Michael & Susan Dell Foundation and Kaiser Permanente. An award-winning television producer, Hoffman has been associated with HBO since 1996, having spearheaded some of the network’s most noteworthy and critically acclaimed documentaries as an independent producer. Hoffman’s HBO credits include: Two-time Emmy® winner The Alzheimer’s Project (series producer, 2009); Addiction, an Emmy® Governors Award winner (produced by, 2007); Emmy® nominee Last Letters Home: Voices of American Troops From the Battlefields of Iraq (executive producer, 2005); A Rape in a Small Town: The Florence Holway Story (executive producer, 2004); Emmy® and Dupont-Columbia Award-winner In Memoriam, New York City, 9/11/01 (producer, 2002), and Academy Award® nominee Lalee’s Kin: The Legacy of Cotton (supervising producer, 2001). Prior to HBO, Hoffman created and produced the award-winning Nickelodeon series Allegra’s Window from 1993-96. As the executive director of AIDSFILMS from 1987-90 he produced six multi-award winning documentaries, including the PBS special AIDS: Changing the Rules. He is a graduate of Cornell University.
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