Disney ups Hoffman

Gregg Hoffman, who has served as director of production since 1995, has been named VP of production for Walt Disney Pictures. He reports to David Vogel.

Hoffman has been with the studio since 1994, when he joined as a creative executive. During his stint he worked on a number of films, including the summer release “George of the Jungle,” the John Hughes holiday film “101 Dalmatians” and “Operation Dumbo Drop,” and direct-to-video titles “Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves” and “Jungle Book: Mowgli’s Story.”

“I have a 7-week-old baby, so as I enter the family film era of my life, it’s important that I work on films for my son that in later years won’t cause him to be beat up in school,” Hoffman joked.

He joins a production team that includes VP Allison Brecker and senior VPs Bernie Goldmann and Michael Roberts.

“Gregg has an excellent background in developing and producing films, and will be a valuable addition to our production team here at Disney,” Vogel said in a statement.

Before Disney, Hoffman was VP of creative affairs for Universal-based Dayjob Films, where he was involved in development. Before that, he worked in a similar capacity for PRO Filmworks, working on such films as “Apartment Zero,” “Bad Influence” and “Only You.” He also co-produced “Only You” and served as music supervisor for the film.

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