About Us

Max Weissman
Executive Producer/President
Founder of Departure Films, Max has produced a wide variety of projects for clients including Discovery, Peacock, NBC, VH1, A&E.  As an Executive Producer, he has created such shows as Battle on the Beach, Get Out of My Room, Flip This House, The Vanilla Ice Project, Create the Escape, Rev Run’s Renovation; Vacation House For Free; and Million Dollar Contractor.  Max has spent over 20 years polishing his unique and accomplished style in the fast changing world of reality television.  He’s also an award winning editor for HBO’s Original Programming division for shows like Eagle Scout (Cable Ace Award & Emmy Nominee), and Roe vs. Roe.
Matt Levine
Executive Producer
Coming from the talent agency and broadcast network side, Matt joined Departure Films to help build and grow the company.  Prior to Departure, Matt was an Emmy winning producer at Gotham TV, a Manager at NBC Entertainment working with SNL and Conan O’Brien, and at HBO’s Original Programming.  Matt began his career in the mail room at The William Morris Agency and then as an Assistant in the Theatre and Motion Picture Department.  At Departure Films, he oversees the development of new series and pilot production and is proud to have been part of the creation of over 50 series in the lifestyle, crime, paranormal and kids genres.
Timothy Robbins
Executive Producer
As a New York Producer with almost 30 years in the business, Tim worked his way up the ladder from PA to Location Manager to EP on commercials, movies, and scripted- and reality-television. Early career feature and TV production credits include work on: Sidney Lumet’s 100 Centre Street, Law and Order: SVU, Finding Forrester, Donnie Brasco, Ransom, One Night Stand, Devil’s Advocate, City Hall. Since working 2011-2012 to establish the the decade-in-the-making Project Rebirth documentary installation at the WTC 9/11 museum, Tim’s been a Producer on HBO’s Real Sex and Cathouse series, served as Line Producer on A&E’s emmy-winning Paul McCartney Live In Red Square and directed dozens of promos, interstitials, and wrap-arounds. At Departure as a producer for 15+ years, and after long stints hunting ghosts, chasing stolen cars, building escape rooms, and renovating other people’s houses, he’s currently an EP on HGTV’s series Battle on the Beach and Build It Forward.
Katie Smalheer
Business Affairs Director
Anne Dahlie
Justin Bosch
Technical Director/Online Editor

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