During a twenty year career in the New York film industry, Sam Hoffman has produced, directed or assistant directed numerous films, shorts, second units and commercials including: “The Royal Tenenbaums,” “School of Rock,” “The Producers,” “Donnie Brasco,” “Dead Man Walking,” and “Groundhog Day.” He recently executive produced Wes Anderson’s “Moonrise Kingdom” for Indian Paintbrush, to be distributed by Focus Features. In 2010, his book Old Jews Telling Jokes, based on his website of the same name, was released by Random House. It is currently in its third printing. The audio book version received the Audie award for the best humor recording of the year. The videos on the website, oldjewstellingjokes.com, have been viewed over 15 million times. In 2012, Hoffman will be making his feature directing debut with a project inspired by the website. He lives in New York with his wife Andrea Crane and their two children.