Alan Goodman

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Alan Goodman
Born Alan Eliot Goodman
(1953-02-21) February 21, 1953 (age 65)
Flemington, New Jersey, US
Education Columbia College, Columbia University
Occupation Media branding executive, Television writer/director/producer
Years active 1974–present

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

Cable television[edit]

In 1980 Goodman was part of the team that launched MTV: Music Television, alongside his college radio colleague Fred Seibert.[1] Goodman supervised hundreds of animations and their accompanying soundtracks depicting the MTV trademark designed by Manhattan Design.[2][3] Later, Goodman was part of the team that re-launched Nickelodeon.[4] They were also the company's advertising agency, launching VH-1 and Nick-at-Nite.[5]

Goodman worked with MTV Networks, the parent company of both MTV and Nickelodeon, for over 30 years.[6][7]

Writing and production[edit]

Goodman has written scripts for several television shows including Hey Dude, Clarissa Explains It All, Clifford's Puppy Days, JoJo's Circus, and Generation O!. He was the co-producer and show runner for two seasons of Clarissa Explains It All.[8]

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.[9]

Early career[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.[10]

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