Since April 2011, Philipp Hoffmann consults and represents production companies in the field of international sales as well as project and corporate marketing. Another focus is the German speaking VOD market, where he offers strategic consulting and handles the online exploitation for rights holders. In order to focus on these activities he has setup RUSHLAKE MEDIA GmbH in 2013. The company handles the digital distribution of a growing number of films and is running its own VOD service called KINO ON DEMAND.
For the CREATIVE EUROPE/ MEDIA program of the European Union he evaluates applications for financial support as an external expert and has been a member of a MEDIA expert group on the future of film distribution in Europe. For the Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, the Toronto International Film Festival, the European Film Market in Berlin and others he has been moderating industry events and panels on Video-on-Demand.
Philipp conducts seminars about world sales and distribution as well as international marketing at various programs and schools, such as the Media Business School (Ronda/Spain), University of Popular Music and Music Business (Mannheim/ Germany), NIPKOW Program (Berlin), ifs internationale filmschule (Cologne/ Germany) and at the German-French Masterclass (Ludwigsburg/ Paris).
In 2007, he spent six months at Film Movement in New York, before returning to his former employer “The Match Factory” where, since October 2007 until March 2011, he worked as the Head of Marketing. During this time, he oversaw the international marketing and the festival premieres for several successful and award-winning films such as Golden Globe winner WALTZ WITH BASHIR, SOUL KITCHEN, Academy Award nominee AJAMI and DESERT FLOWER.
Philipp Hoffmann studied Film with a specialization in Production at the ifs internationale filmschule in Cologne and graduated with a B.A. in Film Studies in 2005.