Alan Goodman

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Alan Goodman
Alan Eliot Goodman

(1953-02-21) February 21, 1953 (age 66)
EducationColumbia College, Columbia University
OccupationMedia branding executive, Television writer/director/producer
Years active1974–present

Alan Goodman is an American media executive, writer, and television producer. He has worked in media since 1981.

Early life and education[edit]

Goodman began his media career while still in high school as a reporter at The Hunterdon County Democrat in Flemington, New Jersey; when entering Columbia University in 1970, he joined the college radio station, WKCR-FM where he first encountered his future collaborators, Albie Hecht and Fred Seibert.[1]

Cable television[edit]

In 1981, Goodman was part of the team that launched MTV: Music Television, alongside his college radio alum Fred Seibert.[2] Goodman supervised hundreds of animations and their accompanying soundtracks depicting the MTV trademark designed by Manhattan Design.[3][4] Later, Goodman was part of the team that re-launched Nickelodeon,[5] they were also the company's advertising agency, launching VH-1 and Nick-at-Nite.[6]

Goodman worked with MTV Networks, the parent company of both MTV and Nickelodeon, for over 30 years.[7][8]

Writing and production[edit]

Goodman wrote scripts for several television shows including Hey Dude, Clarissa Explains It All, Clifford's Puppy Days and JoJo's Circus, he was the co-producer and show runner for two seasons of Clarissa Explains It All.[9]

During his consulting engagement at BBC America, Goodman wrote and produced entertainment news content and specials for the network.

Goodman created or co-created the television series Kids' Court, The Movie Masters (both with Albie Hecht) Hey Dude, The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo, among others. Goodman co-created the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards.[10]


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