Matt Hoffman

HMS Co-founder and Executive Producer

Matt is a multiple Emmy Award winner who earned a degree in television management from The Newhouse School of Communications at Syracuse University.

He supervises and directs HMS' major multicamera shoots for broadcast specials, including HMS' latest multi-Emmy winning public television special CHICAGO VOICES featuring Renée Fleming, John Prine, Jessie Mueller and many others. In 2015 he directed the PBS primetime special FIRST YOU DREAM: THE MUSIC OF KANDER & EBB. He also directed A CHRISTMAS CAROL – THE CONCERT, three UNDER THE STREETLAMP specials, and the concert film CELTIC WOMAN: EMERALD, which was released on DVD, Blu-ray and on iTunes after its PBS airing in 2014.

In 1990, Matt was awarded his first Emmy for directing WHY AM I HIDING, a groundbreaking documentary about the survivors of sexual assault hosted by L.A. Law's Susan Ruttan. In 2007 Matt won two Emmy Awards for directing and editing GETTING THERE, a dance performance documentary featuring Jump Rhythm Jazz Project. In 2012 he won for directing the electrifying performance documentary DANCE FOR LIFE which critics called "nothing short of stunning." Matt also has Emmy nominations for directing and/or editing HANDEL'S MESSIAH ROCKS in 2009, REALITY OF A DREAMER: THE RIVER NORTH DANCE COMPANY in 1994 and JUST PASSING THROUGH in 1996, and for his videography in RIVER NORTH RISING in 2000.

Matt's Broadway press-footage directorial credits include: THE BAND'S VISIT, ANASTASIA, DEAR EVAN HANSEN, BANDSTAND, WAITRESS, FUN HOME, SUNSET BOULEVARD, THE GREAT COMET, and many others.

Matt serves on the advisory board of Lucky Plush Productions.