Peter Hankoff is a writer, director and producer who’s spent the last 18 years making documentary programs for the likes of National Geographic, History Channel and Discovery Channel. He began as a professional writer when paid $25 for an article published in FILM COMMENT. Investing wisely, he bought more typing paper and continued writing. He has made scores of television documentaries as well as having had dozens of screenplays and projects in development at the major studios and networks over the years. He continues to write when not in production. If there’s anything he’s learned, it’s that history is made up of troublemakers and real estate.