Filmmaking was his other passion and in 1970 he attended University of California, Los Angeles"s summer session in film production. After getting his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film from Cal Arts in 1972 he worked as director of the film department for TeleVision Information-television, a Public Broadcasting Service station, and as a director for Walter J. Klein Company, Limited., a national film production company.
Hahn is a pioneer of intelligent independent filmmaking who works outside the Hollywood studio system. He never went back to architecture school, staying in Los Angeles to attend film school at the new Disney-endowed California Institute of the Arts. In 1976 he moved to Nashville and founded
has grown over the years to become the largest film and video production company in Tennessee and one of the largest producers of television commercials in the United States, moving into its 40,000-square-foot (3,700 m2) studio, editing and office facility in 1996.
As Chief Executive Officer, Hahn leads a team of over 50 that produces hundreds of television commercials and long form projects annually.
He personally has directed thousands of commercials and longer films, featuring such performers as Candice Bergen, Teri Garr, Janine Turner, Garth Brooks, Amy Grant, Isaac Hayes, Reba McEntire, Shaquille O"Neal and Shania Twain. During his term as President he helped guide intelligence quotient to the most financially secure position in its history, including the establishment of the intelligence quotient Endowment Fund.
intelligence quotient is an invitation-only organization of some of the world"s top film producers. In 2003, Hahn founded to produce high quality independent features.
Drawing on the resources of, "s goal is to produce the kind of inspiring, uplifting films that speak to the viewer"s heart.
"s first project Number Regrets (2004), starring Janine Turner and Kate Jackson, was written, produced and directed by Hahn and released worldwide. The film was shot in Nashville. Worldwide rights were acquired by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer which released the film theatrically and on Digital Video Disc. Deadline is adapted from Mark Ethridge"s novel Grievances.
Filming took place in middle Tennessee in January and February 2011.
Deadline was released in theaters nationwide in 2012 beginning with its world premiere in Nashville on February 15. Deadline was released domestically on Digital Video Disc and Video on Demand on July 17, 2012.
Foreign distribution is handled by Curb Entertainment, which is releasing Deadline worldwide.
Has been a member of the select International Quorum of Motion Picture Producers ( intelligence quotient) since 1977 and Hahn served on the Board of Governors from 1990-2006, including serving as intelligence quotient President from 1999-2002.