Tamar Simon Hoffs
American film director, producer and writer
Tamar Simon Hoffs
Tamar Simon Hoffs is an American film director, writer, and producer, best known for directing the indie films Red Roses and Petrol (2003) and Pound of Flesh (2009), both starring Malcolm McDowell.
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  • 2010
    Age 75
    Her next feature, "Pound of Flesh", starring Malcolm McDowell and Angus Macfadyen, is set to be released in 2010.
    More Details Hide Details Hoffs has also directed and produced numerous music videos, notably The Bangles' "Going Down to Liverpool" and "If She Knew What She Wants" (Columbia Records, 1984). In the theater, Hoffs directed the play Ghost Music, with Pam Grier and Nick Cassavetes (Beyond Baroque Theater, 1984). Hoffs is a member of the Directors Guild of America, the Writers Guild of America, west and the Alliance of Women Directors. She is married to Joshua Hoffs, MD, and has three children, John, Jesse, and Susanna Hoffs of 1980s band, The Bangles. She has four grandchildren.
  • 2003
    Age 68
    In 2003 Hoffs wrote, directed and produced Red Roses and Petrol, a feature based on the stage play of the same name by Joseph O'Connor, starring Malcolm McDowell and Max Beesley.
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  • 1989
    Age 54
    In 1989 Hoffs wrote, produced and directed the youth musical Rock n' Read, starring Pauly Shore (MCA- Universal Studios), and Smokin': Somebody Stop Me (Library Video Company / Schlessinger Media, 1999), a series about the dangers of tobacco use.
    More Details Hide Details She served as producer, writer, and voice director on the digital animation series, Horrible Histories, (Scholastic Corporation, 2001), narrated by Stephen Rea.
  • 1987
    Age 52
    In 1987 Hoffs became the first woman to receive the triple director/writer/producer credit on a major studio feature film, The Allnighter, (Universal Studios).
    More Details Hide Details In 1994 she was awarded Doctor of Humane Letters from International University College, Aix-en-Provence in International Education and European Studies.
  • 1983
    Age 48
    Her directorial debut was the short comedy, The Haircut, (Universal Studios, 1983), starring John Cassavetes, an official selection of the 1983 Cannes Film Festival, (Un Certain Regard), Toronto International Film Festival, Telluride Film Festival and Sundance Film Festival, and receiving a commendation from Robert Redford, Sundance Institute.
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  • 1980
    Age 45
    In 1980 Hoffs was chosen to participate in the prestigious AFI Directing workshop for women.
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  • 1974
    Age 39
    In 1974 she co-wrote Warner Brothers' Lepke, starring Tony Curtis.
    More Details Hide Details She later wrote and produced Stony Island, with Andrew Davis (film director), an independent film about young R&B musicians in inner city Chicago. It screened at Sundance Film Festival, Deauville American Film Festival and at the Chicago International Film Festival, where it won the coveted Lincoln Award and commendation from Illinois Governor James R. Thompson.
  • 1934
    Born on October 23, 1934.
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