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Todd Hoffman

Part-Time Lecturer

Affiliated Divisions:

Peter Stark Producing Program

Work Phone: (213)740-3304

Todd Hoffman is a twenty-year veteran of studio and independent filmmaking, television packaging and agenting.  Over the last several years, Hoffman has emerged as one of the most successful packagers and sellers of intellectual property in the film and television business, representing some of the most influential and exciting media brands, including 60 Minutes, McClatchy, National Public Radio, New Republic, New York Magazine, and The New York Times.  As the Head of ICM’s Media Rights Department, Hoffman packaged and sold ten pilots last year, two of which are now on the air.  In his career as an agent, Hoffman was involved in the packaging, finance, and distribution of over 35 films with a total box office of over $3 billion.  Additionally, he distinguished himself in the representation community by guiding the careers of such creators as Stan Chervin (Academy Award nominated screenwriter of Moneyball), Bob Nelson (Academy Award nominated screenwriter of Nebraska), and Vince Gilligan (iconic creator and Executive Producer of Emmy Award winning Breaking Bad), all of whom he now manages.

Hoffman began his career as a development executive with producer Craig Baumgarten, eventually moving to a producing deal with Davis Entertainment at 20th Century Fox.  With John Davis, he produced six films over the next three years.  After producing a pilot with Imagine Entertainment for UPN, he signed a two year first look television deal with Viacom Productions.  Hoffman joined The Broder Kurland Webb Uffner Agency in 2000 to run their Independent Film Division, eventually moving to the studio side, where he represented writers and directors.  In 2006, the agency merged with ICM, where Hoffman continued to represent an eclectic list of writers, directors, actors and media brands.

In 2013, Hoffman left the agency world to partner with Robert Friedman in Bungalow Media + Entertainment, a new production and management company which produces content across multiple platforms.  The company has joint ventures with Horizon Media and The Cisneros Group, and in its first six months of operation, set up a dozen studio projects in film and television.

Hoffman is a native of Washington, D.C.  He received his BA from Brown University and his MFA from USC’s Peter Stark Motion Picture Producing Program, where he also has been an Adjunct Professor for 17 years, teaching “Independent Producing”.  He lives in Santa Monica with his wife Amy and their daughters Avery and Sophie.