John Hoffman is Discovery Channel’s Executive Vice President of Documentaries and Specials where he oversees all development activities in the alternative and specials area. Before joining Discovery, Hoffman served as CEO of The Public Good Projects, a non-profit production company he founded in 2013 focusing on health issues. His company’s first film, Sleepless In America explored the sleep loss epidemic in the U.S., airing on National Geographic Channel in 2014, with Hoffman serving both as director and executive producer.
Earlier, Hoffman was a part of HBO Documentary Films for 17 years where, in addition to his executive role as vice president, he most recently executive produced and directed The Weight Of The Nation, a four-part documentary series about families struggling with obesity. Other notable HBO documentaries on which Hoffman served as a producer include The Alzheimer’s Project; Addiction; All Aboard! Rosie’s Family Cruise; Last Letters Home: Voices Of American Troops From The Battlefields of Iraq; A Rape In A Small Town: The Florence Holway Story; My Architect; In Memoriam: New York City, 9/11/01; Lalee’s Kin: The Legacy Of Cotton; the Sundance and Berlin Film Festival Award-winning filmParagraph 175; A Little Curious; Emmy-winning Children In War; Cancer: Evolution To Revolution; and the Emmy and Academy Award-winning film One Day In September, among others.
Hoffman’s work has received numerous awards, including five Prime Time Emmy awards, a Peabody, two duPont-Columbia awards, among others.