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Hoff-SkullsPress1SAN FRANCISCO, July 12, 2011 — Lions, whales, elephants, even human bodies… If you need a skeleton of any creature on the planet, who you gonna call? Hoff Productions announces an extraordinary 3D project for 3net exploring the incredible family business Skulls Unlimited.

Owner Jay Villemarette, his wife Kim, and their four kids are the world leaders when it comes to bones. Based in Oklahoma City, they legally and ethically obtain animal remains and process them into natural works of art. “This is just the perfect project for us, 3net, and 3D,” said President and Executive Producer Michael Hoff. “The visuals are just amazing. You feel like you can just reach out and touch them.”

Hoff-SkullsPress2During this one-hour pilot, the team will work on everything from a human head to a giant humpback whale to an entire 400lb Barbary Lion. “When Hoff came to us with this project, we knew it was just right for our network,” said 3net’s VP – Development & Production Tim Pastore. “Hoff knows how to deliver sensational visuals and smart information. They also have a great track record with new technologies like 3D.”

3net anticipates airing the Skulls Unlimited pilot fourth quarter of 2011. The Producer/Director for Hoff Productions is Julia Dorn. The Director – Development & Production for 3net is Don Bland. 3net is a joint venture between Discovery Communications, IMAX, and Sony. 3net can be seen on DirecTV.

About Hoff Productions:

Hoff Productions has offices in the San Francisco Bay Area and New York City. Hoff is one of America’s leading international producers of factual television. Founded in 1993 by President and Executive Producer Michael Hoff, Hoff Productions is a pioneer of highly rated programming and unique non-fiction series formats. Clients include 3net, Discovery Channel, National Geographic Channel, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery, WEtv, The Weather Channel, Fine Living Network, The Military Channel, FOX, TLC, The History Channel, TruTV, The Science Channel, Discovery Health Channel, TV One, Travel Channel, PBS, Voom HD Networks, Speed Channel, NGC Wild, and HGTV. Hoff also produces commercials, interstitials, infomercials, promotions, and content for clients like TBS and Paramount Pictures.