TAMAR HOFFS – Writer, Producer
Tamar Simon Hoffs grew up in Chicago and received a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from the University of Chicago, followed by Graduate Studies in painting from Yale University. After moving to Los Angeles, Hoffs entered the filmmaking profession almost by accident when friend, Leonard Nimoy, asked her to join the art department of his indie film, Death Watch (Jean Genet). In 1975 she wrote the feature film, Lepke, starring Tony Curtis, distributed by Warner Brothers. Two years later she teamed with director Andrew Davis to write and produce STONY ISLAND.

In 1980, Hoffs was chosen to participate in the prestigious AFI Directing workshop for women. Her directorial debut, the short comedy, The Haircut, starring John Cassavetes, was selected to be in "Un Certain Regard" of the 1983 Cannes Film Festival. As an award winning director, writer, producer, Hoffs is best known for directing independent films, Red Roses and Petrol (2003) and Pound of Flesh (2010) both starring Malcolm McDowell. Red Roses and Petrol won first prize at the Avignon Film Festival (2005) and was also an Official Selection of AFI, Bangkok, Galway, and Deauville festivals, as well as Toronto's film circuit. Her latest film, Pound of Flesh has gone on to win best dramatic film at Sacramento International Film Festival, and has been purchased by Showtime and EONE Entertainment.

She is married to Joshua Hoffs, MD, and has three children, John, a psychologist, Jesse, an attorney, and Susanna Hoffs, of the 1980s band, The Bangles. She has four grandchildren.